Steve Swatzyna was inducted into the Memphis Rugby Hall of Fame in 2016 for his playing ability and consistent contributions to the sport of rugby in Memphis.
Oscar Wilkins was inducted into the Memphis Rugby Hall of Fame in 2016 for his playing ability and for establishing the sport of rugby to Memphis.
Ralph started his athletic career playing football in Memphis for Booker T Washington high school where he excelled as a safety. He was so good that he was recruited and attended Grambling State University and played under the famous Eddie Robinson. He returned to Memphis and found rugby as an outlet for his talents at […]
Dr. Peter Jones
Peter Jones was born in Palmerston North, New Zealand and, like most young boys growing up in New Zealand, rugby became an important part of his life even at this early age. He began playing rugby in 1950 at the tender age of 10. This began an almost 65 year involvement with rugby in numerous […]
Ken stated playing rugby in Memphis in 1968 the first season the Wanderers was formed which was the first rugby club in Memphis. He was one of the original players of the sport and like many of the players at the time came from a football background. With that football experience, desire to find a […]
Ken Oliver played for Dry Gulch, serving as club president, captain and coach for many of the years the club was in existence. Here are a few thougths from his wife, Janice. “Skip Harrison was Ken’s roommate and was playing for Dry Gulch. He asked him to come out and watch and think about playing. […]
Phil started playing rugby in Memphis in 1971 by way of the University of Florida where he attended graduate school there and started the University of Florida Rugby Club. Phil came to Memphis to take a job at the University of Tennessee Medical School. His had aquired several years experience playing rugby in Australia prior to coming to […]