True South Division (West)
he True South Geographic Union (GU) was formed in August of 2012; It consists of the member clubs from the former Deep South and MidSouth Local Area Unions (LAU). The name ‘True South’ was chosen to represent the joining together of these two Southern organizations and our geographic position at the ‘true’ Southern point of the United States.
Our membership consists of senior level clubs. However, we also accept youth, HS, and college clubs who either do not have not yet joined a State Rugby Organization (SRO) or College Conference. We welcome them during their period of growth and transition.
The Birmingham Vulcans, established in 1967, are a Rugby Union club competing in Division II of the USA Rugby True South Union. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, the team plays year-round competing in 15’s and 7’s competition. Under the umbrella of the Birmingham Rugby Club Foundation is Central Alabama Youth Rugby with programs for players ages 6 through 19.
The New Orleans Rugby Football Club was created in 1973 by a group of college teammates who wanted to pursue their sport at a different level, and hoped to pass on the joy of the game and camaraderie of its culture to their children. NORFC currently fields a D2 Team in the True South Geographic Union (South Pool).
The Montgomery Yellowhammers, founded in 1984 recently joined the True South western division this year. Looking to expand the club and to begin competing at a higher level Montgomery is looking forward to the competition the True South has to offer and looking forward this season.