2020 Mardi Gras Tournament

Welcome to the 40th Annual “Throw Me Something, Rugger”
Mardi Gras Rugby Tournament


New Orleans, LA
February 15, 2020

The New Orleans Halfmoons Women’s Rugby team will be hosting their annual “Throw Me Something, Rugger!” Mardi Gras Tournament on February 15, 2020. The tournament is 15’s rugby and is open to both women’s and men’s teams, each with club and collegiate.

**$100 Cash Prize for the 1st place winner** of the Men’s and Women’s Club Brackets!!

Please note that this is a USA Rugby sanctioned tournament so all teams must be in compliance and good standing with USA Rugby.  Motley teams are acceptable, but all players must be registered with USA Rugby and a Motley Roster form submitted one month prior to competition. International teams are also welcome, provided you get international tour clearance from your respective governing body.

Teams are guaranteed at least three games (weather permitting) during the one day of competition with plenty of parades, partying, and general debauchery in the great city of New Orleans. Come on down to the Big Easy and enjoy the amazing atmosphere, food, and rugby that we have to offer!

There will be a pre-tournament welcome gathering Friday night 7pm at Bayou Beer Garden on the back patio.  Captains can check in here or at the registration tent at least 1hr before your first match.

Saturday night social 8pm until the free beer runs out at Fontaine Palace.

***Please note, registration will close on Jan 30th or when all the brackets fill up, whichever comes first, so don’t delay!***


How to Enter

  1. Online:  Fill out the online entry form and pay via Venmo @Halfmoons-rugby or PayPal (yellow Donate button on the right side of the website) or a check payable to “New Orleans Halfmoons Women’s Rugby Club” can be mailed to 2120 N. Prieur, New Orleans, LA 70116.
  2. Paper:  Complete the 2020 entry form* and mail a check to the address on the form (*email neworleanswomensrugby@gmail.com to get a copy of the paper form).
  3. MOTLEY TEAMS:  This is a USA Rugby Sanctioned event and all teams must be in good standing with USA Rugby in order to be eligible to participate.  Motley teams are allowed as long as individual players are in good standing with USA Rugby, the Motley team has a level 200 Certified coach, and they submit the following Motley Club Tournament Roster form
  4. SINGLE PLAYER REGISTRATION: In an effort to create more opportunities for women to compete, female players may now register as single players. The cost is $15 per player, non-refundable. The deadline for single player registration is January 15, 2020. CIPP number must be included on registration form (online entry form link above). There is limited availability.


Deadline before Sept 1st Sept 1 – Nov 30 Dec 1 –  Jan 15 Jan 15- Jan 30
Entry Fee $275 $350 $400 $450


Enter by: Jan 15th  Registration Closed til next year!
Entry Fee $15

Tournament Location

NEW LOCATION this year!! We’ve expanded to FOUR fields, behind the UNO Lakefront Arena:

The address to the Arena is 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans, LA 70122.  The tournament will take place on the soccer fields behind the arena.  Please only park in the designated parking areas:

UNO Map  

Where to Stay

There no tournament hotel this year but we’ve got the low down on a few different locations:

HI New Orleans Hostel, Canal Street, New Orleans, LA  – $149 – Available in 4, 6 and 8 bed dorms all which can be made into private rooms for the teams

Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome$199 –  Two night minimum

Wyndham Garden Baronne Plaza New Orleans $185 – Three-night minimum

Extended Stay America – New Orleans – Metairie $95

The Quisby -$90

Some other options:

Teams Entered

Memphis Flamingos
New Orleans Halfmoons
New York Village Lions
Atlanta Harlequins
Chattanooga Queens
Battleship RFC
 Women College
Pittsburg State University
Indiana University
University of Central Florida
Tulane University
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama
Southern Illinois University


High Country Rugby Club
Waterloo County Pirates
The Highwaymen
Mud Dogs (BRRFC)
Men College
Pittsburg State University
Southern Illinois University
New Orleans
University of Louisiana Lafayette 

Georgia Tech

Tulane University 

Contact us at NewOrleansWomensRugby@gmail.com with any questions!

Check out the Tournament site on Facebook!


5 thoughts on “2020 Mardi Gras Tournament

  1. Mike McMahon says:

    Are you considering adding an Old Boys (over 40) division. We are a team from
    Canada that would love to leave the great white North for a weekend and play some rugby.

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