Growing the Community
Howard Men's Rugby is focused on the growth and development of rugby into HBCUs and showcasing the ability and potential of Black excellence in rugby. Our athletes are committed on the pitch and off the pitch to building the rugby community at Howard University in Washington D.C.
2023 Gettysburg 7s Champions
Captain & Founder Daniel Davillier featured on the Rugby Swag Show Podcast (Ep. 66)
Coach Tito MIranda featured on the Greaux Rugby Show Podcast
Focus of the HBCU Rugby Section of the book This is Rugby: The Story, Culture, and Future of American Rugby by Adam Hughes
Crossover gear partnership Platinum X Howard Men's Rugby
The fourth competitive HBCU men's team and first in the Mid-Atlantic
Captain Daniel Davillier (he/him) a legal communications major with a minor in sports administration of the Class of 2023. Davillier, along with the women's+ team captain, is a co-founder of the Herd Rugby Team at Howard University. He grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and began playing rugby in his freshman year.
Davillier is a 3-time Louisiana High School State Champion with the Jesuit New Orleans "Bleu Jay Rugby." He commands the pitch in his experience as a scrumhalf.
Davillier is also a Howard Hilltop Sports Reporter. He is proud to attend Howard and is excited to continue to grow rugby. Davillier is has found that at Howard, many former football and basketball players have gravitated to rugby. He is excited continue to introduce athletes to the sport he loves.
2022 - 2023 Roster