2019 Mardi Gras Tournament

Welcome to the 39th Annual “Throw Me Something, Rugger”
Mardi Gras Rugby Tournament

New Orleans, LA
February 23, 2019

The New Orleans Halfmoons Rugby team will be hosting their annual “Throw Me Something, Rugger!” Tournament on February 23, 2019. The tournament is 15’s rugby and is open to both women’s and men’s teams, each with club, collegiate, and, new this year, high school divisions. Please note that this is a USA Rugby sanctioned tournament so all players must be CIPP’ed.

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!


How to Enter

  1. Online: Fill out the online entry form and pay via PayPal (yellow Donate button on the right side of the website).
  2. Paper: Complete the 2019 entry form and mail a check to the address on the 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 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 31, 2019. CIPP number must be included on registration form. There is limited availability.


Enter before February 3 after February 3
Entry Fee $400 $450


Enter by: January 31
Entry Fee $15

Tournament Location

La Salle Park
6600 Airline Dr, Metairie, LA 70003

Where to Stay

Tournament hotel block info:
Ramada Inn Metairie-New Orleans Airport
Feb 22-23
$109/night and free parking!
Cut-off date for block Feb 1, 2019

Space is limited!

Hotel phone: 504-833-8201

Ask for “Mardi Gras Rugby 2019” block rate

Other options:

Teams Entered

Women’s Club
KC Jazz
Augusta Furies
Life University
Men’s Club
Waterloo Co. Pirates (Canada)
The Highwaymen
Savages RFC
Women’s Collegiate
Tulane University
Men’s Collegiate
Pittsburg State University

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

Check out the Tournament site on Facebook!

5 thoughts on “2019 Mardi Gras Tournament

  1. 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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