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We’d like to remind our members that a Level 200 Coaching Certification Clinic is being hosted by Burlington Rugby and the Vermont Youth Rugby Association this Saturday (April 5th) in Essex Junction, VT. This is a great way for coaches to take care of requirement #4 on the list below. Remember, in...

2014- 2016 NERFU Board Adds Final Members

Thursday March 27th, 2014



The positions still open after the NERFU Annual General Meeting were filled at the recent March Board Meeting. John Cochenour was appointed to fill the Men's Club Division 4 Director position and can be reached at john.cochenour@gmail.com. Jeff Sperling was elected to the board to fill the open...


BOULDER, Colo. – The USA Rugby voted to adopt the IRB’s newest revision to the ongoing scrum engagement global trial: non-verbal communication to indicate to the scrumhalf when the ball can be placed into the scrum.Effective March 1 at all college and club matches, referees will discuss in the...


Two top-level 7s clinics will be held in New England next month. The Serevi Co-Ed Academy will be first up on March 1st and 2nd at Harvard University. The following weekend (March 8th) features the Alex Magleby 7s Clinic at Dartmouth College. Details on both clinics follows:Serevi Co-Ed USA Rugby...

2014- 2016 NERFU Board Members Elected

Tuesday February 18th, 2014



Members of the the 2014-16 NERFU Board were elected at last week's AGM:President: Neil FoleySecretary: Open Position*Treasurer: Shannon WallaceExecutive Director of Clubs: Mike MartinMen Club Division I: Brett WillisMen Club Division II: Brad DufresneMen Club Division III: Bob...

Final NERFU AGM Reminders

Friday February 07th, 2014



NERFU AGM- This Saturday A final reminder to all of our clubs that the NERFU AGM will be held this Saturday (February 8th) in Worcester, MA at the DCU Center. The meeting will begin at 10am and each club is expected to send at least one representative to the AGM. If you haven't yet done so, club...


7s Director - Job Specification If approved at the 2014 Annual General Meeting, the New England Rugby Football Union (NERFU) Geographical Union (GU) will add a 7s Director position to the list of board officers. The 7s Director will support the development and organization of the...


Kyle Frederic Dandrow, of Marshfield, peacefully passed away on January 18th, 2014 at the age of 28. He was the beloved son of Robert V. and Cathy A. (Canon) Dandrow. He is survived by his parents, his brother Craig T. Dandrow and wife Dara A. Reppucci, his sister Renee M. Dandrow, his grandmothers...


The agenda and by-laws have been posted by the Executive Committee for the 2014 NERFU Annual General Meeting. Clicking on the links below will allow you to view and download each document. The NERFU AGM will be held on February 8th in Worcester, MA at the DCU Center. The meeting will begin at 10am and...

Nominations Saught For Doc Laurence Award

Friday January 17th, 2014



The NERFU Board is looking for nominations for the 2014 Dr. Robert L. Laurence Award. The Robert L. Laurence award was introduced to NERFU in 1999 by former Executive Director of Colleges, Christopher Fauske. Mr. Fauske's desire was to have the Union acknowledge a College Administrator...


Dear NERFU Clubs, Happy New Year! We hope all of you had a nice Holiday and survived the storm. We would like to remind you that NERFU will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the DCU Center in Worcester on Saturday, February 8, 2014. The meeting will start promptly at 10am. Member clubs should plan...


The following message is from the organizers of the 2014 Fort Lauderdale Ruggerfest:Ahoy all, I am helping the Fort Lauderdale Ruggerfest sign teams up for their event starting Fri night Feb 21 thru Sun Feb 23 pm. We feel that we are positioned to be the premier pre-season competitive tournament...

Berkshire To Host High School Girls NIT

Tuesday December 17th, 2013



The Berkshire United High School Rugby Club will host the 15th annual Girls’ High School National Invitational Championship on Saturday-Sunday, May 17-18, 2014, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and the beautiful Berkshires.The 24-team Championship is organized by the National Girls’...


Henniker, NHThey say in New England if you don’t like the weather wait a minute. Well that was the case during the NSCRO Men's Northeast Play-offs, November 16-17th. Saturday’s NSCRO semifinal matches featured great weather- sunny and 60 degrees. The first semi-final featured Central...

NSCRO Women's National Championship

Friday December 13th, 2013



The following trophies and awards were handed out following at the NSCRO Women's National Championship, held on Nov. 23-24 in Cherry Hill, NJ.Player RecognitionNSCRO "All-NSCRO Championship XV" Team - selections were made by USA Rugby Selectors Kristin Aliberto and Emily Tunney along with...


After 15 years of serving as the Head Coach for the Men's and Women's Rugby teams, Chris Reed has decided to step down so he can spend more time with his family. Chris will remain on campus in his normal full-time role as Director of Annual Giving and still handle much of the Colby-Sawyer Rugby team's...


NERFU fall league play wrapped up this past weekend with some highly anticipated clashes. Men's D1 featured the battle of the unbeaten as NYAC made the trip north to battle Boston, both clubs had remained undefeated throughout the course of the fall campaign, setting up an epic clash. Men's D3...


BOSTON MACCABI RUGBY TO JOIN WITH SLATER FOUNDATION AND BOSTON CITY COUNCILOR TITO JACKSON TO PROVIDE 1,000 TURKEYS AND THANKSGIVUKKAH BASKETS FOR BOSTON FAMILIES IN NEEDBoston Maccabi Rugby, a community service based rugby team serving the Greater Boston area, announced that they will...

NERFU Women's NSCRO End of Season Report

Wednesday November 20th, 2013



NERFU D3 College/NSCRO Women’s league play closed on October 27 with Franklin Pierce defeating Johnson State to clinch the #2 spot in the North and earn the opportunity to play in the NSCRO Northeast Regional Championship alongside new NERFU program North #1 University of New England (UNE) and...

The North Shore Youth Rugby Football Club Invites Schools, Club & Town Program Teams (age 12-18) to register now for the 2nd Annual Topsfield Winter Indoor Flag Rugby 7’s TournamentRegistration fee: $85 per player (incl. T-shirt)USA Rugby compliance is required.Don’t miss out on the...



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