Austin Huns – USN Kenya


The Austin Huns are a American Rugby Union team based in Austin, Texas.  In June 2017 they became U.S. Division 1 National Champions beating New York Athletic Club 27-23 in the final match.

The Huns Rugby Football Club was formed in 1972.

The Austin Huns Rugby Club has competed in all 3 National USA Rugby 15s divisions and the National 7s division.

In 1993, the Huns competed in the Division II National Championships hosted in Mobile, Alabama. They lost in the semi-final to Santa Rosa Rugby Club 18-15 with Santa Rosa subsequently winning the final. In 1994, the Huns hosted the Division II National Championships in Austin, Texas (won again by Santa Rosa RFC) and in 1995 hosted both the Division I & II National Championships in Austin, Texas.

In 2016, the Huns announced that they would start moving towards professionalism. The Austin Huns are one of the teams of the Major Rugby Championship, a one-off friendly series of games to take place in the spring of 2017. The friendly games were set to include the Austin Huns, the Glendale Raptors, Rugby Utah, the Dallas Griffins, and New Orleans RFC.

In February 2017, it was reported that the Huns were also planning to launch a professional league with existing clubs in 2018 after the exclusivity deal between PRO Rugby and USA Rugby expires. The competition is reportedly being called “Major League Rugby” and will include the Major Rugby Championship clubs, as well as Seattle Saracens, Chicago Lions, Houston Strikers, and Kansas City Blues. In June 2017, they beat New York Athletic Club in the U.S. Division 1 final to become National Champions.

In March 2016, the Huns announced their partnership with the Paris-based Top 14 club Racing 92.