New partnership with Tyler Hoplites RFC announced


We are pleased to welcome Tyler Hoplites RFC into the Ruck Science family of sponsored rugby clubs. Tyler Hoplites are now eligible to start receiving donations as part of our broader sponsorship program, which we hope will eventually reach every amateur rugby club in the USA.

Keep reading to learn more about the Tyler Hoplites RFC, and how Ruck Science will be working with them to help their club grow.

About sponsorship

The partnership between Ruck Science and Tyler Hoplites means that every time team members or supporters make a purchase from you’ll be supporting the club. Just use the code TYLERHOPLITES at checkout and 10% of your order will go to Tyler Hoplites.

While this is a non-traditional sponsorship arrangement, it means that team members and supporters can benefit the club to the tune of $1000 or more per annum. That’s a significant contribution that the club can then use for any club-related expenses such as new training kit, transport costs, or any of their other financial responsibilities. And best of all?

Getting started

If you want to support Tyler Hoplites RCF, you can get started with three easy steps!

  1. Sign up for an account on our website for $10 worth of credits towards your first order and lifetime access to all our training programs.
  2. Follow our Facebook page where there are monthly announcements about free samples.
  3. Use the coupon code TYLERHOPLITES and you’ll get:
    • $10 off your first purchase
    • Linked to our club for life so your donations to come us

About the club

Tyler Hoplites RFC’s playing philosophy is that possession is key, and their opponents leave the field describing them as “classy, humble, but intense.” If that sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, why not consider joint the Hoplites?

Membership is open to new players, experienced players, and players who fall somewhere in between. They are keen to attract players who want to take their game to the next level, as well as those who just want to play for fun and fitness.

With a men’s and women’s side, coaches Derek Fisher and Jim Rapp are always looking for new recruits, and practice is held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:45pm to 9:15 pm at 16987 Paluxy Drive, Whitehouse, TX 75791

After practice, players often get together and socialize at the nearby Garage Bar.

Club history

Founded in 2017 by Trai Griffin, Jake Cardwell and coach Derek Fisher, Tyler Hoplites might be a club in its infancy, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t got big plans! Built on the core values of Discipline, Respect, Integrity, Passion, and Solidarity, Hoplites RFC take their name from heavily-armed ancient greed foot soldiers – famed and formidable fighters.

Tyler Hoplites RFC in action

While there isn’t any game film available right now, we do have some training video to share with you:

How to support Tyler Hoplites RFC  

If you’re interested in helping supporting Tyler Hoplites RFC, you can: 

  1. donate directly through the donation page of their website
  2. get to an event – check out their calendar page for information
  3. enter TYLERHOPLITES as your rugby club when you checkout on 

Get in touch with the club

Reach out and connect with Tyler Hoplites via their website, by email:, by phone: 847-691-2320, or via social media: