The Austin Rugby Club, founded in 1967, is one of the most prestigious and successful rugby clubs in the United States. Located in beautiful Austin Texas, the club owns and maintains over 30 acres in a secluded yet convenient East Austin location that includes three regulation pitches, a 1500 sq ft clubhouse, and two changing rooms. The facilities are available to rent as well for social gatherings, corporate outings, or sporting events.The Austin Blacks have enjoyed a long history of success on the field, but none greater than the achievements of the past decade. Since 2000, the Austin Blacks have dominated the rugby landscape in Texas and the US. The Blacks have the distinction of finishing as National Championship Runner-Up on three separate occasions in the 2000′s: 2001, 2003, and 2007. During that same period Austin had an impressive run of nine straight Division 1 Sweet 16 appearances (2000-2008), and were Division 1 Texas Champions 10 out of the last 12 years. Since 2010 when the Division 3 team became eligible for the National Playoffs, that team has finished top 8 finish nationally two out of the last three seasons. In fact the Blacks have sent both the D1 and D3 teams to the Round of 16 playoffs simultaneously, twice in the last three years. A first for any rugby club in the US.