2018 Mardi Gras Tournament

Welcome to the 38th Annual “Throw Me Something, Rugger”
Mardi Gras Rugby Tournament

New Orleans, LA
February 3, 2018

The New Orleans Halfmoons Rugby team will be hosting their annual “Throw Me Something, Rugger!” Tournament on February 3, 2018. 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!


Tournament Location

LaSalle Park — 6600 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA:  Google maps  //  Lasalle Park map

Click here for the 2018 SCHEDULE of matches!

Where to Stay

The tournament has reserved a block of rooms at Ramada Metairie-New Orleans Airport- call 504-833-8201 ask for the Mardi Gras Rugby block. $105 per night plus tax (Friday and Saturday nights). Parking is free.  Cut-off date for block rate is January 12, 2018.

The block at the Holiday Inn – Downtown Superdome (330 Loyola Ave, New Orleans, LA70112) for $179/night with a 2 night minimum is now EXPIRED. You can call 504-581-1600 ask for New Orleans Women’s Rugby Club block but it ended Dec 22 so they will likely not give you the discounted rate.

Other options:

Two ways to enter:

  1. Online:  Fill out the online entry form & pay via the yellow “Donate” PayPal button on the righthand bar. Make sure to put your team name in the PayPal note!
  2. By mail: Fill out the 2018 Throw Me Something entry form and mail it and a check to the address on the form.
Enter by: December 1 December 29 January 19
Entry Fee $300 $350 $400

Teams Entered

Women’s Club Women’s Collegiate Men’s Combined
Atlanta Harlequins
Pineapple Gang
Memphis Flamingos
Kansas City Jazz
Louisiana Lagniappe
Minneapolis Menagerie
Omaha Goats
U. of Arkansas
W. Carolina U.
Crescent City Rougaroux
Ragin Cajuns
Crescent City Blues
Baton Rouge

FRIDAY:  Pre-tournament welcome party along the parade route! We’ll be set up along famous St. Charles Avenue at the intersection of Washington Ave (NEUTRAL GROUND SIDE) to watch Krewe of Oshun & Krewe of Cleopatra roll. BYOB (you can drink in public in NOLA!) and don’t forget your best costume!

SATURDAY: Tournament social will be at Handsome Willy’s right near the downtown parade routes! Social will start at 8pm with the first keg free and we’ll have drink specials after that.

Don’t forget to check out the parade schedule.  There are multiple parades all over town each day, make sure to wear your best costume and go catch some beads!  http://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/schedule.html

Contact Brittany Vegso at NewOrleansWomensRugby@gmail.com with any questions!

Check out the Tournament site on Facebook!

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