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Welcome to the official home of STA Saints Rugby and Heartland Youth Rugby. Here you can find info about each of the rugby teams, as well as info about the game of rugby, sponsor acknowledgement, rugby alumni events, and more.

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What the Heck is Rugby?

This fall, Joe Best, St. Thomas Aquinas junior and Saints Rugby team member, wrote all about it for the Aquinas student publication The Shield. Read all about rugby from a player's perspective:

Do you need a character building outlet for the stress and frustration of high school and life in general? Then rugby is just what you need! As a diehard athlete, I have played many sports during my grade school and high school career. Basketball and track were my grade school passions as well as one game of football eighth grade year. My first experience of high school sports was cross country during the fall, failing basketball tryouts in the winter (pain), and track and field during the spring as a sprinter and javelin yeeter. Sophomore year was all contact sports, playing an actual season of football during the fall and then finally trying rugby for the first time in the spring.

I had known about rugby freshman year, but I had chosen to run track instead, since I missed it eighth grade year due to Covid-19. That was probably the worst mistake I have ever made. Of all the sports I have ever played, whether on a real team or just for fun, rugby is the most exciting and addictive! No contest. If you are someone who daydreams about breakaway touchdowns and absolutely destroying someone with a perfectly timed tackle, I am telling you: look no further than rugby. 

Read more on The Shield website...

Joe Best playing for Saints Rugby

Rugby players don't mind the mud


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