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Last weekend (November 3-4th) the NERFU Men's NSCRO Final Four featured the top four regular season clubs in New England: Babson College (MA), Bowdoin College (ME), Eastern Connecticut State University (CT) and New England College (NH).In the first semifinal of the weekend, New England College...


Men's Division 3 Play-offs took center-stage in New England this weekend. As the top four clubs after league play faced off. Both matches were hard-fought and showcased great rugby. Maccabi fell victim to a Seacoast comeback and New London County needed overtime to get their victory. NLC and...

IThe 2013 NSCRO Women's Small College National Playoffs are moving forward at a fast pace.2 teams have secured a berth in the National Championship event set for Nov. 23-24 in Cherry Hill, NJ. While 6 others are still in the hunt with an eye on the prize of being crowned the National Small College...


Norwell Crash Victim Remembered by Friends, Teammates By Ruth ThompsonWicked Local NorwellDan Breen loved to play rugby.Friends and teammates of the 23-year old Scituate resident, who recently played for the South Shore Anchors Rugby Football Club (RFC), said he was dedicated to the sport,...

Help Support Alberto

Sunday October 13th, 2013



Rugby, while played world-wide, is an incredibly tight-knit community… and when a rugby player and their family are in need, our community really comes together.We received word from a former NERFU member, James Cunningham (past Providence Men's RFC Captain), that a teammate from his current...


Three clubs from the Boston area were the focus of several articles this past week:The Harvard Business School, which fields a Men's Division 3 Club, celebrated their 50th anniversary this past weekend. The Boston Globe covered the alumni match in their Metro Section on Saturday: Harvard rugby...


Another great weekend (10/5/13) of rugby around New England. Here are some of the scores being reported so far*…Women's Premier LeagueBeantown 34-0 New YorkMen D1 ClubBoston 33-13 Mystic RiverBoston Irish Wolfhounds 43-12 MiddlesexWomen D1 ClubAlbany 22-15 MonmouthBoston 69-19 Village...


The members of the Eastern Connecticut State Men's Rugby Club were highlighted recently in the Hartford Courant: When Community Needs Help, Eastern's Rugby Club Is ThereLori Riley6:41 p.m. EDT, September 21, 2013WILLIMANTIC — The leaks in the parish hall started off small. But eventually,...


Scores so far for the weekend of 9/28/13.*Women's Premier LeagueBeantown 12-19 DC FuriesMen D1 ClubNYAC 65-8 Middlesex
Boston 37-20 Old Blue
Boston Irish Wolfhounds 22-17 White PlainsWomen D1 ClubBoston 29-17 ProvidenceWomen D2 ClubBurlington 0-22 Beantown IIMen D2 ClubAlbany 29-42...

Weekly Scores

Monday September 23rd, 2013



Scores from around NERFU and the Northeast for the weekend of 9/21/13.*Men DI Club
Boston 38-8 Boston Irish WolfhoundsMystic River 38-17 MiddlesexOld Blue 29-19 White PlainsWomen DI Club
Albany 31-24 Providence
Village Lions 32-5 MorrisBoston 50-24 MonmouthMen DII ClubPortland...


Dear NERFU Clubs,USA Rugby rolled out a new Competitions Management System (CMS) as our season started here in New England. The USA Rugby CMS is intended to be used by clubs to submit rosters electronically, as well as report match data (substitutions, cards) and results (match scores, player...


Important message from the New England Ref Society concerning getting refs assigned to your matches and how that is effected by the CIPP compliance of both the home and visiting teams.Dear Teams, It is that time of year again when we all need to renew our CIPP. I know this is a struggle, especially for...


Joshua Smith, Director of New England Academy Operations for the Northeast Rugby Olympic Development Academy (NRODA), filed this report as they wrap up Phase 1 of their inaugural season: "On May 26th we ran a try out at Malden Catholic for roughly 60 players, testing each player in 40 meter, YoYo,...


USA Rugby has launched a very important new concussion policy- "Brains Over Brawn: Don't 'Tough Out' a Concussion. Know the 5Rs". This policy aligns with the IRB's guidelines and messaging concerning concussion management.USA Rugby and NERFU have made player welfare and safety their top...


The New England Rugby Referee Society (NERRS) has announced two Level 1 Referee courses scheduled in early September. They will both be held the weekend after Labor Day in the following locations: September 7 at Dartmouth College in Hanover NH September 8 in Melrose MA To register for either...

Men's D3 Club Schedule to Change

Tuesday August 27th, 2013



The Boston Irish Wolfhounds have had to drop out of Men's Club Division 3 for the fall. This will obviously have ramifications on the fall league schedule. Any changes to schedule is currently being looked at. Please contact your Division Director, Jeff West if you have question in the meantime....


USA Rugby's 2013-2014 Membership Registration will now process NERFU dues. Feel free to go ahead and register. Please help spread the word to other members of your club. Everyone must be registered before they take part in matches this fall. To register for any role with USA Rugby go to the USA...

IMPORTANT: Please DO NOT REGISTER with USA Rugby for CIPP until notified. USA Rugby opened up registration yesterday but they have NOT placed NERFU dues on the registration system yet.Anyone that registers before our union dues are added will have their registration voided and they will have to go...

Level I Referee Course- August 24th

Tuesday August 06th, 2013



Here's your chance to get certified as a ref as the fall season starts: There will be a Level 1 course at Southington High School in Southington Connecticut on August 24 (Saturday), 2013. The course leader is Richard Parker.Eligibility: This is the entry or introductory level course to rugby...


Scrum Engagement Process – Effective August 15, 2013From our friends at the New England Rugby Referee Society (NERRS):The International Rugby Board Council has announced the implementation of a global trial of the “crouch, bind, set” scrum engagement sequence, which is aimed at...



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