ROT Rugby motto is 'Come and Take It' from Republic of Texas Gonzoles Battle Flag 1835.

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ROT Takes On Deadwood Saturday Sept 13 @ 3:30PM!

We have a home game this Saturday 9/13/2014. We need you to come out and participate. We need all of you that can make it. We'll be short if you don't show up. That would suck for a home game.

The new jerseys will be in so bring your money if you haven't already paid. Socks are included with your jersey. Please order black shorts today if you don't have some. No money no jersey.

GAME: 3:30 kickoff. Be at Lake Highlands Park at 2:30 so we can distribute jerseys to those who have paid and get organized for the game.

Weather should be fairly cool.

N Buckner Blvd & E Lake Highlands Dr, Dallas, TX 75218 ‎

Social afterwards: OT Tavern

3606 Greenville Ave. # A Dallas, TX 75206

Dallas Touch

There is a very active Touch Rugby contingent in Dallas and Farmers Branch. They still play every Sunday morning at Lake Highlands in Dallas at 9:30AM until about noon.

If you are fit and can play touch, come practice, if you are not, even better, you'll fit right in! All are welcome, women and children too. Dallas Touch is promoting youth development to hopefully have kids represent the USA at the World Touch Tournament. We are actively recruiting females for an all girls team. Bring out your daughters, seriously! Touch has co-ed divisions and Dallas Touch plays co-ed, male and female together, so you can bring your wife or girlfriend (or even both) for a run.

Past Photos of the French Quarterfest!

Virginia Cardinals v Battleship Old Boys - 50+ Match
ROT (Dallas/Fort Worth Area) v Baton Rouge with Battleship Friends - 35+ Match
David Weiskopf's Facebook
David Hobb's ROTten Photos

What is ROT Rugby?

ROT Rugby is the Republic of Texas Old Boys Rugby Team. We formed to provide a venue for die hard ruggers 35 years and older to continue to play rugby. We are the guys who just couldn't hang up the boots. The ages of ROT range from 35 up to 65. We enter tournaments and play competitively. We've placed 2nd in 2011 and 3rd in 2012 at the Little Rock Tournament in Arkansas. We've also competed in the Dallas (DARC) Mudfish Tournament and played in the final match against a bunch of punk kids. We lost that one, but we drank a lot of beer aftewards.... just to show them who was boss. Last year we traveled to New Orleans for the New Orleans French Quarterfest and will be doing the same in April 2013. All good ruggers love a road trip!

Come and Take It

ROT Rugby recruiting 35+ ruggers, flying the Texas and Gonzoles Flag

How Do I Get On This Team?

It's easy to play for the Rottens. Shoot Joe Kelly an email joekelly(at) and he'll get you squared away. You may also subscribe to the mailing list. Send an email to majordomo(at) with "subscribe rottens end" in the first line of the email body. This email list will keep you up to date on upcoming Rotten events and remind you to check back on this web site.

Our current player base is mostly comprised of North Texas players. Though we are certainly not limited to the Dallas / Fort Worth area. We have Yankee transplants and guys coming up from South and Central Texas to play.

Sponsor ROT - jerseys, t-shirts, web site

Advantages of Sponsoring ROT in a word, "ADVERTISING". Exposure to countless potential customers through jersey ad placement, t-shirt print ad space and world exposure through the internet. See the links below for the sponsorship pricing grids.

The goal is to get sponsors for the t-shirts first, get them printed and give them away free to all ROT members who attend games or tournaments. The number of t-shirts printed will be based soley on sponsorship dollars.

Jerseys, everyone's favorite subject. We will have a team set AND personal jerseys. Once all sponsor ad spaces are filled, we will start taking personal orders, before ordering the team set. The personal jersey numbers (on the back) will be in increments of 5, representing our age brackets. 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60 if we have any requests.
T-Shirt and Jersey Sponsorship

Web site advertising. Google "Texas Old Boys Rugby" and see how close to the top we are. Mutual linking to your business web site will increase your SEO (search engine optimization) placement. This is easily done by sponsoring the web site.
Web Site Sponsorship

How Do I Sponsor?
Just send Joe Kelly an email joekelly(at) with your intentions and we'll get somebody right on collecting your sponsorhip dollars and ad space filled!

Remember, Everything is Negotiable!

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