Texas A&M scored on the final play of the game to beat Baylor 26-19 in the championship match of the Red River 7s over the weekend.
Tha tournament, hosted by the Houston SaberCats MLR team, was the official qualifier and championship for the DIA conference.
LSU has a chance to make a massive statement this weekend with a clash with 2016-17 D1A finalists Life Running Eagles.
This game will feature several of the very top college players in the country, including Life's Harley Wheeler and Duncan van Schalkwyk, and LSU's Brennan Falcon. It will kick off at 1pm EST and will be shown LIVE on FloRugby.com.
The Oklahoma at Baylor game will be live-streamed on FloRugby kicking off at 2pm CT, 3pm ET on Saturday.
This is the latest in a series of live-streams by FloRugby of Red River Conference games.
As usual it's a bit of a hedge maze to navigate the US DI college, but we've still got to navigate it.
Right now we have 70 teams in D1A, the most ever. They are split into the following conferences (or not conferences). We've got some links to more detailed articles if you want them.
If you're wondering why there's no confirmation on what teams are in what DIA conference, it's because there are still some decisions to be made.
College Station, Texas (Texas A&M Release) – The Texas A&M Men’s Rugby Club has announced that former Aggie Rugby halfback Ryan Marshall has joind the program as their Backs Coach for the 2017-2018 rugby season.
Marshall returns to the Aggie Rugby family after coaching the Katy Barbarians RFC high school squad for four years.
The University of Arkansas has won the Red River Conference 7s, defeating Texas A&M 17-12 in the final.
Baylor's defeat of LSU in the Red River Conference final puts the entire DIA playoff picture into some muddiness as we await the latest rankings.
(This article contains some changes from the original based on what teams will be playing in the playoffs ... basically we shouldn't have had Arkansas State in there, sorry -AG)
Baylor University has won the Red River Conference championship, scoring a try at the end of the conference final Saturday in Austin, Texas to beat LSU 25-22.
It's championship time for the Red River Conference, as Baylor takes on LSU in Austin, Texas.
The game is part of a big day of rugby at the Austin Huns field in Austin, in which University of Arkansas plays Texas, Texas Tech plays Houston, and Oklahoma plays Texas A&M.
It's not too early to look at the DIA playoff scenarios, and in fact we're almost at a point where the playoff teams could be mostly confirmed.
Here's the rundown:
Rugby East. Penn State won the Rugby East and will go to the Varsity Cup instead. The rest of the teams in Rugby East are playing 7s or the Varsity Cup, so we won't see a Rugby East team in the playoffs at all.
LSU can clinch the Red River South with a win over Texas A&M this weekend, but in fact it's pretty much a foregone conclusion win or lose.