Grizzlies take on Charlotte in first rugby match


The Nashville Grizzlies Rugby Football Club played its first match on Saturday Oct. 7 against the Charlotte Royals in Charlotte, N.C.

The Royals won 37-14. Shannon Bustillos, who has been playing for thirteen years and coaching for six years and was one of the founders of Marquette University’s Division I women’s rugby team, coaches the Grizzlies.

“What I really like about this team is that they epitomize all the best qualities of the sport.  There are experienced athletes, guys who have never played a team sport, and guys of all shapes and sizes," she said. "It’s great to be around a group that has such a high level of camaraderie.  Everyone is really supportive and dedicated, even more so than many established teams.”

Join the Grizzlies for a fund-raiser beer bust at The Chute on Sat. Oct. 14 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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