Harvard Rugby Football Club

Established 1872

The Official Site of HRFC

The Official Site of HRFC

Established in 1872, the Harvard Rugby Football Club (HRFC) is one of the school’s oldest athletic team and the first rugby club in North America. The club enjoys a full membership of more than 50 Harvard students, fielding three teams that compete throughout the fall and spring on a weekly basis. The team participates in the Ivy League, about which more can be found here: http://www.ivyrugby.com

As one of the top programs in New England, the HRFC is often nationally ranked. The team has recently gone to the National Sweet 16 in 2011, 2007, and 2003. Harvard also competes annually in the Ivy League Tournament, winning it in 2007. In May of 2011, after having succeeded in the Sweet 16, the squad made it to the National Final Four.

Also, the HRFC recently competed in the Ivy League Seven’s Tournament, winning second place to a very strong Dartmouth squad.

The HRFC is one of the largest club sports at Harvard and welcomes new members of all skill levels. An athletic and social club, the HRFC prides itself on providing motivated players with a rewarding and memorable undergraduate experience.

Interested in donating to HRFC? Check out our Alumni page for more details!

Looking to learn more about the sport? Visit the following site to learn about Rugby basics, including positions, rules, and tactics: http://www.irbpassport.com/?page=beginners&p=1

Like to find out more about Harvard Rugby? Check out these videos to learn about the program and it’s history:


Latest Game Report

Harvard vs. Cornell

Type: League
Location: Home
Date: 10/25/14
Time: 2:00PM
Outcome: Loss
Score: 12-51