According to the OW Women’s Rugby Club… “A woman's place is in the maul.” Isn’t that an encouraging sentiment? Today, the Ruck Science team is happy to announce that the University of Oklahoma Women’s Rugby Team is going to be taking advantage of our sponsorship program. The partnership is already underway, which means if you make a purchase on ruckscience.com, you can donate to the Roses today!

Who are the OU Roses?

The University of Oklahoma Women's Rugby Team is a Division 1 Collegiate Club Team. This means that while the OU Roses are in fact affiliated with the University of Oklahoma, you do not have to be a student to play. The Roses are always looking forward to working with new recruits, and they invite anyone to come out to rugby practice.

The Roses will hold open practices every Tuesday and Thursday, from 6:30-8:30 at the pitch, located at the corner of Chautauqua and GT Blankenship. There is no experience necessary to get out and play for the Roses. The best part of rugby is there is a position for all kinds of athletes. "Saturday’s a Rugby Day" is more than just a chant. It is essentially a rugby law. Rugbaes gotta work off the pitch too.

PS - for a quick laugh take a look at the FAQ section of the Roses’ website. Some great banter!

Q: Will it hurt?
The honest answer? Yes. You will be tackled by an opposing team at which point your body will hit the ground, and there will be some stinging...

 

Why the partnership?

Many Roses players are already using nutritional supplements to enhance their performance, reduce recovery time and perform better in the gym and on the rugby field. Ruck Science’s sponsorship program lets the Roses use their collective buying power to directly benefits their rugby club. Up to 20% of every purchase made on ruckscience.com using the Rugby Club field “OU Roses” will be donated back to the club on a monthly basis.

Many female rugby players also find that supplement companies don’t understand their needs. We like to think we “get it.” That’s why our product testing team includes an even split of male and female players. While everyone is different, our female testers have told us they prefer the effects of products like BeetElite for its natural energy and low caffeine content compared with pre-workout powders.

Supporting the Roses

There are two ways to do this. #1 is to make sure that when you buy something from the Ruck Science online store, tell us that you want your donation to go to the Roses. This is simpler than it sounds. During the checkout process, we’ll ask you to fill out a field titled “Rugby Club,” simply enter “OU Roses” or something similar and the Roses will receive a donation of up to 20% of the value of your order. For more about our sponsorship program, check out these materials and have a look at the clubs who are already signed up with us.

Find OU Women's Rugby Online

For more information about playing for or supporting the OU Women's Rugby, we encourage you to check out their website and social media profiles listed below: