The State Hornet

Underdog Sac State rugby team has fun while doing what it loves

Kayla Oliverio

March 20, 2013

Rugby may have started in England, but the rugby club at Sacramento State is making the sport its own. Rugby is an intense and complex contact sport, combining catching, stealing and scrums; huge team on team shoving matches. However, with rookies making up nearly half the roster, the club doesn’...

Rugby player gets invited to play for chance at Olympics

Sacramento State senior business major Jeff Gillingham took up rugby three years ago and now has a chance to make the U.S. Olympic team.

JJ Williams

April 4, 2012

Sacramento State is not known as an athletic powerhouse or a breeding ground for professional athletes, but every now and then a Hornet standout gets their opportunity to continue playing in the big leagues. Senior business major Jeff Gillingham is a former San Joaquin Delta College football player who ...

Nationally ranked rugby club ready for title run

Hornet Rugby club members run drills in the warm sun on the rugby field behind Yosemite Hall on Friday. The 40-member club has been ranked as high as No. 9 in the nation this season.

JJ Williams

March 14, 2012

Sacramento State’s men’s rugby club is looking to shed light on the sport by playing a hooligans’ game like gentlemen. The men’s rugby club is continuing its winning tradition with an 8-3 record on the season and battling every week to stay as one of the top-25 clubs in the nation. “Sac State ha...