Rugby Prepares for the New Season

Lindenwood University rugby players run down the field during a match. (file photo)

The rugby team has high hopes for the rest of the season despite losing eight seniors. There are a few players that returned from last year, but according to rugby coach Trevor Locke they do not have as many players as they did last year.

“We just don’t have the numbers this year,” Locke said. “But what we do have is new kids that are eager to learn.”

Locke and his team are excited to see how the rest of the season will go with 12 new players. A large amount of new players affects most teams the same way because of the coach not knowing what to expect. The players are not only new to the game, but also to each other. The returning players are excited to be a bigger part of the team and teach the new players.

“I’m looking forward to playing more this year,” sophomore Connor Hodgkins said. “Everyone works so well together.”

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