STA Saints Rugby is a club sport affiliated with Saint Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park, Kansas. Started in 2007, Saints Rugby has won 14 Kansas State Rugby Championship titles. In 2022, we finished 4th in the nation out of 2,500 rugby clubs. We have built an amazing team culture that creates great players and incredible young men. Come join our Saints Rugby family!
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St Thomas Aquinas Saints Rugby Team 2023
Saints vs SLUH at Lindenwood Tournament, March 2023
Coach Kluempers led the Saints Rugby family of players, managers, coaches, trainers, and parents in celebrating the 2023 season at the annual Rugby Banquet on Wednesday, May 31.
The Saints played a tough schedule this year against a high level of competition (10 nationally ranked teams). The team traveled many miles to play rugby in Tulsa, St. Louis, Denver, and Houston. Saints Rugby finished the season 2nd in the state of Kansas and 8th in the Boys High School Rugby National Championships in Elkhart, Indiana.
These team awards were presented at the Rugby Banquet, voted on by the players and the coaches:
Congratulations to all of these young men! Many thanks to seniors Cooper Mogren and Austin Turner for their leadership, and we wish them the best as they head off to college this fall.
All players and coaches who are going to Rugby Nationals need to complete an online registration form by this Friday, May 12.
You will need your USA Rugby ID # to complete the form.
Coach would like to have this completed by the end of this week! It will not take each player long to do this. Coach already has a copy of everyone’s Driver's License ID, which will be needed at Nationals for check in.
Message from Rugby Nationals Committee:
Congratulations and welcome to the 2023 Boys High School Rugby National Championships.
All players and coaches must follow these instructions to complete their registration on the Rugby Nationals website:
Book your Hotel for Nationals TODAY!!
Online reservations will end soon and you will have to call to make arrangements after that. Here are the links:
Courtyard by Marriott (team hotel)
(If you previously booked a room using the first set of links sent out on GroupMe, your reservation has been transferred to Courtyard.)
Home2 Suites (not player hotel - but just next door)
(Team stayed at Home2 Suites in Houston -- worked well to be able to use the grills on their patio to cook meals for the team!)
Sales are now open for the 2023 Egg My Yard fundraiser! This annual Saints Rugby fundraiser is a favorite of families and our rugby players.
Rugby players help the Easter Bunny deliver candy-filled eggs on Saturday night, and kids wake up to a yard filled with Easter eggs on Sunday morning.
People can register and pay online through our Eventbrite site at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/570169952677.
Registration will be open until March 31 or until we sell out. We’ll turn off sales at 200 houses or 10,000 eggs, whichever we hit first. The last 2 years we’ve sold out before the deadline, so if you know of people who want to order eggs, encourage them not to wait.
Boys will be delivering eggs on Saturday, April 8, after dark. Underclassmen ride with the upperclassmen. It’s a good time for the boys, the parents of these kids also enjoy it, and of course the big smiles of the little kids waking up to a yard full of eggs is priceless!
We will deliver to the cities of Olathe, Overland Park, Shawnee, Lenexa, and Leawood.
25 eggs for $25
50 eggs for $50
100 eggs for $75
Parents: View the Sign Up Genius to contribute plastic eggs and Easter candy to fill them!
The Rugby Players and Rugby Parents each have a GroupMe set up for quick messages, reminders, and match updates.
To be added to the Player GroupMe, contact Coach Kluempers.
To be added to the Parent GroupMe, contact Michelle Middendorf or another parent.