23 May

CT Rugby Girls Championship Weekend and More!

Girls Rugby State Championship - Saturday, May 27, 2023 at Ridgefield High School:

Girls D1 Championship

10 AM - Aspetuck v Greenwich 

Girls Consolation Matches

11:30 AM - Southington v Trumbull

1:00 Southington B v Simsbury (20 min halves)

2:00 Southington B v Ridgefield (7s) 

Please spread the word and come out to support the girls on Saturday at Ridgefield!

Boy's Playoff Schedule

Stay tuned for more information on the Boys playoff schedule and seeding when teams return from Nationals. The Finals for all divisions will be played on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at Staples High School.

8 AM - 2 PM Froshmore Tournament across two fields

3:30 PM - D2 Championship in the Stadium

5 PM - D1 Championship in the Stadium

As our regular season comes to a close and playoffs begin to pick up, we look forward to seeing you in the stands and on the sideline in support of Connecticut Rugby!

16 May

Referee Level 1 Course at Nichols College June 3

Nichols College in Dudley, MA will be hosting a referee level 1 course. All those interested in signing up can do so by going to the course catalog on Rugby Explorer

For more information, please contact CT Rugby Vice President, Matt Giuliano.

2 May

Elite 15s Tournament by UBS Panther Rugby

UBS Panther Rugby will be hosting an Elite 15s Tournament June 15-18, 2023 for Varsity, JV, and Middle School Levels. See the below description or click here for more information on how to register.

On behalf of Panther Rugby Academy, I am extending this announcement and personal invitation to you to bring your elite 15s youth clubs to beautiful north-central Tennessee in June to participate in the 1st Annual UBS Panther Elite 15s Rugby Tournament. 

We are super excited to get teams on board and to host teams like yours at our rugby-designated venue. Beyond the high quality competition, we plan to have food and entertainment over this 3-day event.

We are casting a net far and wide so that youth clubs from all over the country can kick off their summer season in a great atmosphere. Players can shake off the academic year and meet new or familiar competitors who may be future teammates in college or beyond. Please use the TEAMS link for signing up.

If you have any players who could/should participate in this event to expand or boost their rugby experience, but who do not have a club with whom to attend, please see the link for INDIVIDUAL registration for a Pather Rugby Academy Camp and assignment to a PRA team that will also be participating. Such players are highly encouraged to sign up! Panther Rugby Academy is a certified USA Rugby National Development Program with organizers and coaches who are highly knowledgeable in the game of rugby and how to help players optimize their rugby skills and achieve their rugby goals.

The event is being hosted in Hendersonville, TN, just north of Nashville. For many teams, the venue is only about a 1-day drive. For others, the Nashville International Airport (BNA) is a major airport that has >100 non-stop flights, serves as a hub for Southwest Airlines, and offers many ground transportation options.

We look forward to seeing you in June!

8 Mar

West Point Women's Rugby to Host Camps Summer 2023

For more information on how to register, click here

8 Mar


The New England Free Jacks are hosting a 2 day event for the U18 Open Trials – 2023 Junior Jacks side which will participate in the MLR U18 Eastern Conference Championships. These trials will consist of skill and technical based rotations which will be lead by Free Jacks High Performance Staff. This trial is free to attend and is open to any high school players across the New England region. Check-In will take place at 11:00am.


Saturday March 18th (11:00am – 2:00pm) Veterans Memorial Stadium MA

Sunday 19th March (11:00am – 2:00pm) Coginchaug Regional High School, CT

For more information, click here.

4 Jan

2023 High School Nationals Applications to open soon

After a successful 2022 season, the spring 2023 rugby season is right around the corner! If you are interested in registering your team for the 2023 National Championships, follow the below link on how to apply.


1 Dec

USA Rugby Announces New High School Rugby Program Grant Recipients

The US Rugby Foundation (USRF) and USA Youth & High School Rugby (USAY&HSR) have partnered in an effort to increase the number of high school rugby programs throughout the United States. With the USRF providing the funding (a $100,000 grant) and the USAY&HSR doing the vetting process, the goal is for at least 20 new high school rugby programs to be created over the next two years.

A key mission and function of this program is to drive sustainable growth and legacies for the entire community to benefit from. As such, applications that were submitted to USAY&HSR were assessed based on the following criteria: governance structure, financial plan and budget, rugby development plan, and fields/equipment.

Both USRF and USAY&HSR are excited to announce the five new programs that have been selected to receive a grant to help them form their new rugby program:

Scotland Chapel, Scotland, Pennsylvania

Worcester High School, Worcester, Massachusetts

San Juan RFC, Farmington, New Mexico

Warren Easton, New Orleans, Louisiana 

Loyola High School, Los Angeles, Southern California

If you are hoping to create a rugby program in a high school close to you and you missed this application round, there will be another application window made available in the coming weeks. We encourage you to apply!

Congratulations to the selected programs. We look forward to seeing your success on the pitch!

3 Oct


Please register for Varsity Initiative, a program designed to help varsity programs at high schools in the US streamline their play without worries of insurance liability. Apply to Varsity Initiative using the link below.


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