10 of the Best Places to Play Rugby in New York

10 of the Best Places to Play Rugby in New York

Rugby is an intense way to get active, get fit & meet new people. The clubs below are for amateur players in New York, why not check one out today?

1. New York Rugby Club

The oldest rugby club in the US, fielding competitive men’s, women’s, high school girls & boys teams. Founded in 1929 to further a tradition of excellence, sportsmanship & fun, on & off the field.

1397 Second Avenue
PMB 119
New York, NY 10021

E-mail info@newyorkrugby.com


2. ​Brooklyn Rugby Club

A 501(c)3 non-profit committed to growing the sport of rugby in Brooklyn. Represented by two competitive 15s sides, men & women, as well as a 7s program in the summer. Rugby teaches key life skills & values including teamwork, respect & self-discipline, which makes a rugby team a great resource for any community.

Red Hook Fields
155 Bay St
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Practice Field
594 Clinton St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

E-mail chairman@brooklynrugby.com


3. Village Lions Rugby Football Club

Among NYC’s top rugby clubs, fielding competitive men’s, women’s, & old boys sides, active on both the 15s & 7s circuits. The club welcomes all players, regardless of their skill level. Welcoming veteran players & encouraging new players to come give it try.

Game Field
Wards Meadow Loop
New York, NY 10035

Training Field
692 Concourse Village W
Bronx, NY 10451

E-mail recruitment@villagelions.org


4. Rockaway Rugby Club

The spring 2017 season marks the 43rd year for the club. This is a social sports club with their home field in Gateway National Recreation Area: Fort Tilden Unit. Established in 1974.

Gateway National Recreation Area
26 Hudson Rd
Highlands, NJ 07732

Phone 516-662-9600


5. White Plains Rugby Football Club

A 501c(3) organization with the goal of developing the sport of rugby & support of the local community.

E-mail info@wprfc.org


6. Old Blue Rugby

Founded in 1963, by Columbia University Alumni with the goal of playing rugby at the highest level possible. Old Blue is made up of amateur players, coaches & administrators with a pro attitude & ethos.

Columbia University
Baker Athletic Complex
533 W 218th St
New York, NY 10034

E-mail info@oldbluerugby.com


7. Long Island Rugby Football Club

LIRFC has a membership of approx 150 players including their adult men’s, adult women’s, old boy’s & youth colt’s teams. Their player diversity is showcased through members maintaining roles of civilian leadership. A 501 (c) (7) non-profit organization with a vision to promote rugby at the youth & amateur level.

​Game Field
Center Island Beach Field
466 Bayville Ave,
Bayville, NY 11709

Practice Field
John J Burns Park
4990 Merrick Rd
Massapequa Park, NY 11762

Phone 303-961-6747
E-mail longislandrugbyclub@gmail.com or longislandwomensrugby@gmail.com


8. Buffalo Rugby Club

A welcoming club where any player who turns up to training & pays their fees gets game time on Saturdays.

290 Jewett Parkway
Buffalo, NY 14214

E-mail secretary@buffalorugby.org


9. Empire GU Rugby

Governing over 50 men’s & women’s clubs in NY State, parts of NJ & CT.

E-mail men@empiregurugby.com or women@empiregurugby.com


10. NYC Touch Rugby

Home of NYC Touch Tournament.

E-mail nyctouchrugby1@gmail.com


If you know of another great place to play rugby that isn’t listed above, let us know & we’ll add it to our next list.


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