Austin rugby team brings home national club title

The Austin Huns not only locked down their first national club rugby championship late Saturday in Glendale, Ariz., but they pulled it off with maximum flair.

Trailing the traditional powerhouse New York Athletic Club 23-20 with only minutes left in the U.S. Division I men’s finals, the Huns made one final charge to take the lead and wrap up a 27-23 victory.

Former All-American and U.S. Eagles national player Hanco Germishuys was selected most valuable player. Germishuys was strong all night and started to set up the winning possession by crashing through three defenders. Lomani Tongotongo broke the gain line to set up wing Sani Taylor for the winning try.

“I’m speechless. It’s unreal for me,” Germishuys, 20, told of the MVP award. “We put so much hard work in here, each and every one of these guys deserve all of this. Every guy in this team had a…

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