The Austin Rugby Club, founded in 1967, is one of the most prestigious and successful clubs in the United States. Located in beautiful Austin, the club owns and maintains over 30 acres in a secluded yet convenient East Austin location that includes three regulation pitches, a 1500 sq. ft. clubhouse, field concession port, two changing rooms and a weight room. The facilities are available to rent as well for social gatherings, corporate outings, or sporting events.
The Austin Blacks have enjoyed a long history of success on the field, but none greater than the achievements of the past 2 decades. Since 2000, the Austin Blacks have dominated the rugby landscape in Texas and the US. The Blacks have the distinction of finishing as National Championship Runner-Up on multiple occasions since 2000: 2001, 2003, 2007, 2015 and 2016.
During that same period Austin had an impressive run of Division 1 Sweet 16 appearances (2000-2008, and 2010-2016), and were D1 Texas Champions 14 out of the last 16 years. Since 2010 when the second side team became eligible for the National Playoffs, that team has finished top 8 nationally every season. In fact the Blacks have sent multiple teams to the Round of 16 playoffs simultaneously, multiple times in the last several years, a first for any club in the US.