Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union


TEAMS AND CONTACTS

  • Women’s College
  • Women’s Club
  • Men’s Club
Women’s College

Women’s College Coordinator: Rachel Grispon & Scott Stratton

Email: wcolepru@gmail.com

Albright College Women

Albright College Women’s Rugby was founded in 1995. The Albright Lions compete in the Small College-Division III League. In 2014, we joined the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO).

EPRU Division: Women’s College, Small College / NSCRO

Year Founded: 1995

Membership Status:

Full, Good Standing

Mailing Address:

PO Box 15234
13th & Bern Streets
Reading, PA 19612
United States

Contacts:

President:

Aliyah Robinson – aliyah.robinson@albright.edu

Coach:

Lance Orndorf – ljorndorf@gmail.com – 610-762-3963

Match Secretary:


DeSales University Women

DeSales University Women were founded in 2014 and admitted to the EPRU as Recognized Members in March 2014. DeSales began playing competitively in Fall of 2014 in the Small College Division replacing Millersville who joined MARC.

EPRU Division: Women’s College, Small College / NSCRO

Year Founded: 2014

Membership Status:

Full, Good Standing

Mailing Address:

DeSales University
2755 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA 18034
United States

Contacts:

President:

Coach:

Adriana Russo – AR0033@desales.edu – 917-741-0800; Morgan Ruel – mr6910@desales.edu – 973-600-1402

Match Secretary:


East Strousburg University

EPRU Division:

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Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Angela Horner – ahorner1@live.esu.edu – 609-752-6376

Coach:

Melissa Rosenkranz – melissarosenkranz@yahoo.com – 610-730-2375

Match Secretary:

Lindsey Goodenough – lgoodenoug@live.esu.edu – 607-342-6283


Franklin and Marshall College Women

Established in 1975, the Franklin and Marshall Women’s Club Rugby team has a history of success. Currently, the team is in a critical time of growth and change.

EPRU Division: Women’s College, Small College / NSCRO

Year Founded:

Membership Status:

Full, Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Women’s Rugby
Athletics & Rec, PO Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604
United States

Contacts:

President:

Ashley Manifold – amanifol@fandm.edu – 302-535-0572

Coach:

Ashley Letten – aletten@fandm.edu – 717-586-4430

Match Secretary:

Theza Friedman – tfriedma@fandm.edu


Gettysburg College Women

The Gettysburg Women’s Rugby Club was formed by co-founders, Ashley Binter and Debora Pfaff in 1996. During that year the team practiced unofficially with the men’s team under the guidance of their coach, holding in-house competitions.

EPRU Division: Women’s College, Small College / NSCRO

Year Founded: 1997

Membership Status:

Full, Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Campus Recreation
300 N. Washington St., Box 400
Gettysburg, PA 17325
United States

Contacts:

President:

Erin Boyle – boyler01@gettysburg.edu

Coach:

Sara Brensinger – sarabethbrens@gmail.com

Match Secretary:

Emma Lavoie – lavoem01@gettysburg.edu


Juniata College Women

The Hellbenders are Juniata College Women’s Rugby team and have been in existence for over 37 years. Named after Pennsylvania’s state amphibian, the Juniata Hellbenders are always “ready to bend hell.” The Hellbenders emphasize creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for any person interested in rugby. Hellbender Rugby continues to stay competitive while building connections with others.

EPRU Division: Women’s College, Small College / NSCRO

Year Founded: 1983

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Mailing Address

1700 Moore Street
HuntingdonPA 16652

United States

Contacts:

President:

Yamilex Lopez – lopezyx18@juniata.edu – 623-703-7137

Coach:

Jules Slater – slatejc17@juniata.edu

Match Secretary:

Emma Ashlin – ashlieg19@juniata.edu


Kings College Women

The King’s College Women’s team was formed at the beginning of the 2016 fall semester by a group of female students. What were recreational touch rugby sessions quickly turned into more formalized and drill-oriented practices. Eventually, a committed group of students voiced their interest in forming an official women’s team. Through support from the college’s administration, the athletic department, and student affairs, the King’s College Women’s RFC was formed.

EPRU Division: Women’s College, Small College / NSCRO

Year Founded: 2016

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Desiree Scott – desireescott@kings.edu – 570-983-5900 (Captain) & Gwen Wertheimer – gwendalynwertheimer@kings.edu – 484-764-5121 (Captain)

Coach:

Christine Black – cmargheriteblack@gmail.com – 443-771-0525

Match Secretary:


Lafayette College Women

Lafayette College Women’s Rugby team competed in Division II in the Mid Atlantic Rugby Conference in 2012-2013, but transferred to the EPRU’s Small College Division in January 2014.

EPRU Division: Women’s College, Small College / NSCRO

Year Founded: 1992

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Lafayette College Recreation Services
134 Kirby Sports Center
EastonPA 18042

Contacts:

President:

Nicole Segalini – segalinn@lafayette.edu – 908-209-8906

Coach:

Rachel Grispon – rachelriccardo@gmail.com

Match Secretary:

Janely Correa – correaj@lafayette.edu – 708-623-9214


LaSalle University Women’s Rugby

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President:

Coach:

Rec Director – Rob McIntosh – mcintosh@lasalle.edu

Match Secretary:


Lehigh University Women’s Rugby Football Club

The dedicated girls on the Lehigh University Women’s Club Rugby Football Club (LUWRFC) have been determined to improve their program every year. The team was founded in 1994 and has quickly become a competitive team in the area. These girls have gone to Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union (EPRU) Playoffs for the past three consecutive years, despite the fact that many of the new players did not have the opportunity to play rugby in high school.

EPRU Division: Women’s College, Small College / NSCRO

Year Founded: 1995

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Women’s Rugby
641 Taylor St.
BethlehemPA 18015

Contacts:

President:

Olivia Valenta – orv222@lehigh.edu – 732-853-5475

Coach:

Alex Arp – ana418@lehigh.edu – 717-386-2096

Match Secretary:

Ariel Deljanin – ard222@lehigh.edu


Loyola University Women’s Rugby

Loyola University Maryland’s Rugby Program was founded in 1976 and celebrates its 45th anniversary in 2021.   The Loyola Women’s program began in 1980 but only played until 1984.  The Women’s team was recently resurrected as a 7”s Program and was able to play two matches before Covid-19 shut things down.   The Women look forward to the resumption of rugby and to competing again as soon as possible as a member of the EPRU.  Loyola Men’s Program completed 2020 with a #1 National Ranking in NSCRO for 15’s  and its 7’s Program finished 3rd in the 2019 NSCRO national 7’s tournament held in Philadelphia in conjunction with the  CRC 7’s championships.

EPRU Division:

Year Founded: 1980-84; 2019

Membership Status:

Mailing Address:

Loyola University Women’s Rugby

c/o Kenneth Ames – RadNet

7253 Ambassador Road

Baltimore, Maryland 21244

Contacts:

President:

Coach:

Kathleen Malcotti – malcottik@gmail.com; Kenny Ames – kenneth.ames@radnet.com

Match Secretary:

Gianna Calciano – gjcalciano@loyola.edu – 570-878-2403


Marywood University Women’s Rugby

Marywood University Women’s Rugby formed as a varsity program in 2018. In its inaugural season, Marywood posted an 11-10 overall record between the fall and spring as a member of the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference and NSCRO. Led by head coach John Gulden, the Pacers joined the EPRU in 2020.

EPRU Division:

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Field Location:

Pacers Athletic Field

2300 Adams Ave.

Scranton, Pa 18509

Contacts:

President:

n/a

Coach:

Woodrow Cole – wrcole@marywood.edu

Match Secretary:

n/a


Millersville University

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Coach:

Match Secretary:

Jordyn Yerger – jmyloves2swim@aol.com – 484-788-2657


Neumann University Women’s Rugby

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Shippensburg University Women’s Rugby

EPRU Division: Women’s College, Small College / NSCRO

Year Founded: 1978

Membership Status:

Full, Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Jennica Pearson – jennicapearson@gmail.com – 610-823-1773

Coach:

Matt Lissner – jmlissner@ship.edu – 360-349-946

Match Secretary:


Susquehanna University Women

The Women’s Rugby Club is a Small College club sport open to students of all experience levels.  The club competes with teams from the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union.  Practices and matches are held during both the fall and spring semesters

EPRU Division: Women’s College, Small College / NSCRO

Year Founded: 1997

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Campus Center, Box 73
SelinsgrovePA 17870

Contacts:

President:

Bayley McClure – mcclure@susqu.edu – 484-269-4600

Coach:

Nikki Synder – 570-847-0064

Match Secretary:

Abbie Boyer – boyeral@susqu.edu – 215-859-3949


Swarthmore College Women

Their number one priority is to, “have fun playing rugby! But we also take ourselves seriously on the field.

EPRU Division: Women’s College, Small College / NSCRO

Year Founded: 1986

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Swarthmore Rugby

C/O Max Miller, Swarthmore Health and Wellness

500 College Ave.

Swarthmore, PA 19081

Contacts:

President:

Hannah Bartoshesky – swatwrugby@gmail.com – 734-353-7568

Coach:

Brian Weston – bweston1@swarthmore.edu – 215-668-8472

Match Secretary:

Chloe Savage – swatwrugby@gmail.com – 339-927-2356


University of Pennsylvania Women’s Rugby

UPenn Women’s Rugby is a club sport completely governed by its members. We’re a very welcoming team and are open to players of all experience levels. We aim to learn and grow not only as a group but as individuals as well, all while having fun. Due to our experiences on and off the pitch, we tend to think that we’re not only a team but a family as well.

EPRU Division:

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Contacts:

President:

Gabrielle Culbreath – gculb@sas.upenn.edu; General Email – upennwrfc@gmail.com

Coach:

Adam Dick – upennwrfccoach@gmail.com

Match Secretary:

Margarita Ortiz – mo1298@sas.upenn.edu


University of Scranton

EPRU Division:

Year Founded:

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Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Catherine Torres – catherine.torres@scranton.edu – 347-806-3748

Coach:

Match Secretary:

Kirsten O’Reilly – kirsten.oreilly@scranton.edu – 516-661-9022


Ursinus College Women

We are a laid back; hard-working rugby team that loves to come together and play the greatest sport around. We welcome all players – from beginners to experienced ruggers! There are generally three to four practices a week and games normally fall on Saturdays. There is also a good amount of inter-rugby hanging out and team bonding. Come out and have some fun!

EPRU Division: Women’s College, Small College / NSCRO

Year Founded: 1998

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1000, Main St.
CollegevillePA 19426

Contacts:

President:

Brooke Segich – brsegich@ursinus.edu – 609-437-1863

Coach:

Max Friel – maxwell.friel@gmail.com – 610-507-6106

Match Secretary:

Shura McCartin – almccartin@ursinus.edu – 678-925-3014


Widener University Women

EPRU Division:

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Contacts:

President:

Micalah Morrison – mmmorrison@widener.edu – 540-294-5399

Coach:

Danna Kutchner – danna_kutchner@yahoo.com – 267-699-8374; Alyssa Bauer – abauer91@outlook.com – 610-597-3829

Match Secretary:

Casey Ventresca – cmventresca@widener.edu – 856-577-3454


York College Women’s Rugby

EPRU Division:

Year Founded: 1987

Membership Status:

Mailing Address:

441 Country Club Road
York, PA 17403

Contacts:

President:

Madelyn Knerr – mknerr@ycp.edu – 484-219-6305

Coach:

Amber DeFabio – adefabio@yorkjcc.org – 717-873-9363

Match Secretary:

Baily Bisci – bbisci1@ycp.edu


Women’s Club

Women’s DII Coordinator: Mel Lawrenson

Phone: 484-515-7976

Email: mkahler3@gmail.com

Women’s DIII Coordinator: Jean Solecki

Phone: 610-505-7189

Email: soleckijm@gmail.com

  • Women’s Division 1
  • Women’s Division 2
  • Women’s Division 3
Women’s Division 1

Philadelphia Women

Philadelphia Women’s Rugby Football Club (PWRFC) was founded in 1976, making it the most established women’s rugby club in the Philadelphia area. PWRFC fields both a Women’s Club Division I and Women’s Club Division III 15s side in addition to both a competitive summer 7s team and social summer 7s team. Philly DI competes in the DI East league (Albany, Boston, Charlotte, DC Furies, Northern Virginia, Philly, and Raleigh) and Philly DIII competes in the EPRU DIII league consisting of Lehigh Valley, South Jersey, and York/Lancaster. With over 55 active players and four coaches, PWRFC supports all levels of play and always welcomes new players!

We are based in Philadelphia with a centrally located practice facility at Kingsessing Recreation Center and all home games are played in Fairmont Park. We practice on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and play a competitive schedule against teams up and down the east coast. Philadelphia Women’s Rugby is made up of a group of over 55 players with various levels of experience. Some have played for many years, while others just joined us this year. PWRFC aims to support all levels of play and aspirations. Email recruiting@pwrfc.org to join us today!

EPRU Division: Women’s Club Div 1

Year Founded: 1976

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

PO Box 8034
PhiladelphiaPA 19101

Contacts:

President:

Kelsey Howarth – president@pwrfc.org – 908-528-2025

Coach:

Match Secretary:

Lucy Dawson – matchsec@pwrfc.org – 908-577-8120


Women’s Division 2

Brandywine Women

Founded in 1999, Brandywine Women’s Rugby Football Club (BWRFC) is based out of the Brandywine Valley in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Nicknamed the “Riot”, Brandywine is a full member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union and competes within Division Two on both a regional and national level.  The Club plays year round, fielding both a competitive side for 15s in the fall and spring as well as a social side for 7s during the summer.  While the majority of the Club’s players have a significant amount of rugby experience, having played in high school and/or college, Brandywine strives to create a social team environment that welcomes athletes of all ages and skill levels.

EPRU Division: Women’s Club Div 2

Year Founded: 1999

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Stephanie Ottino – president@brandywinerugby.org – 609-405-1547

Coach:

Nick Abell – coach@brandywinerugby.org – 484-798-9958

Match Secretary:

Tobin Chidester – matchsec@brandywine.org – 610-324-2019


Doylestown Women

As of October 2001, the Doylestown Women’s Rugby Football Club (DWRFC) gained recognized membership in the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union (EPRU)

EPRU Division: Women’s Club Div 2

Year Founded: 2001

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

54 Kingwood Avenue
FrenchtownNJ 08825

United States

Contacts:

President:

Rachel Dayton – rdayton129@gmail.com – 267-566-9222

Coach:

Mary Merlo – mmerl585@yahoo.com – 215-300-9507

Match Secretary:

Kate McKenna – kathrynacoyle@yahoo.com – 267-475-5636


Harrisburg Women

Harrisburg Women’s Rugby Club is a part of the Harrisburg Men’s Rugby Club which was established in 1969.  Nicknamed the Harlots, Harrisburg Women continue to raise the level of competition in the EPRU Division 2 by developing skills on the pitch and building team bonds and friendships off the pitch. The Harlots play hard while enjoying and embracing the spirit of the game.  Harrisburg has represented the EPRU at D2 Women’s Nationals in 2007 and has made MARFU championships many times in recent years.  Contact HRFC at harrisburgrugby@

EPRU Division: Women’s Club Div 2

Year Founded: 2002

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

PO Box 161
Federal Square Station
HarrisburgPA 17108

Contacts:

President:

Jeff Cook – president@harrisburgrugby.com – 717-554-8525

Coach:

Scott Stratton – sstrattonrugby@gmail.com – 717-215-7552

Match Secretary:

Erin Strelec – erinstrelec@gmail.com – 717-599-9303


Northeast Philadelphia Women

The Northeast Philadelphia Irish Ladies are closely related to their men’s side, the Northeast Philadelphia Irish, and compete as a part of the EPRU Women’s Club division. The club was admitted to the EPRU as a Recognized Member on February 6, 2012.

EPRU Division: Women’s Club Div 2

Year Founded: 2012

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Danielle Menditto – neprugbypresident@gmail.com

Coach:

Vikki Crosier – zephnpep@gmail.com – 267-716-1013

Match Secretary:

Katie Webb – NEPmatchsecretary@gmail.com – 267-581-8960


Phoenixville White Horse Women

Phoenixville White Horse Women were created as the sister club to White Horse Men’s RFC. The Women of White Horse are committed to promoting rugby and developing the growth of the sport in and around the Montgomery and Chester County areas, and to provide a competitive and social outlet for women of all ages and walks of life. WHWRFC prides themselves in fostering team spirit, camaraderie and sportsmanship and welcomes all interested club members, both on and off the field. White Horse Rugby Club is also affiliated with the Phoenixville Mustangs, a high school club for boys. In May 2015, the team won the MAC Division 3 Championship! If you are interested in joining our team, contact whitehorsewrfc@gmail.com.

EPRU Division: Women’s Club Div 2

Year Founded: 2014

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Samantha Tretter – whitehorsewrfc@gmail.com – 215-817-2026

Coach:

John Hammer – coach.whitehorsewrfc@gmail.com – 484-653-8842

Match Secretary:

Maura Quigley – secretary.whitehorsewrfc@gmail.com – 610-324-8947


Women’s Division 3

Lehigh Valley Women

The Lehigh Valley Women began in the Fall of 1976 as the Maulie Maguires and were one of the first women’s teams on the East Coast.  Twenty years later the team folded but re-formed in Fall of 1999 as the Lehigh Valley Vultures with the support of the Lehigh Valley Men’s team. The club folded again in 2005, but is now back in the EPRU having been admitted as an Associate Member in November 2012.

EPRU Division: Women’s Club Div 3

Year Founded: 1999

Membership Status:

Associate, Good Standing

Mailing Address:

PO Box 21662
Lehigh ValleyPA 18002

Contacts:

President:

Dave Young – president@lvrfc.org

Coach:

Match Secretary:

Katherine Minyety – minyety@gmail.com – 917-216-7950


Philadelphia Women’s Rugby DIII

Philadelphia Women’s Rugby Football Club (PWRFC) was founded in 1976, making it the most established women’s rugby club in the Philadelphia area. PWRFC fields both a Women’s Club Division I and Women’s Club Division III 15s side in addition to both a competitive summer 7s team and social summer 7s team. Philly DI competes in the DI East league (Albany, Boston, Charlotte, DC Furies, Northern Virginia, Philly, and Raleigh) and Philly DIII competes in the EPRU DIII league consisting of Lehigh Valley, South Jersey, and York/Lancaster. With over 55 active players and four coaches, PWRFC supports all levels of play and always welcomes new players!

We are based in Philadelphia with a centrally located practice facility at Kingsessing Recreation Center and all home games are played in Fairmont Park. We practice on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and play a competitive schedule against teams up and down the east coast. Philadelphia Women’s Rugby is made up of a group of over 55 players with various levels of experience. Some have played for many years, while others just joined us this year. PWRFC aims to support all levels of play and aspirations. Email recruiting@pwrfc.org to join us today!

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 8034

Philadelphia, PA 19101

Contacts:

President:

Kelsey Howarth – president@pwrfc.org – 908-528-2025

Coach:

Kristin Aliberto – coach@pwrfc.org – 267-536-9805

Match Secretary:

Lucy Dawson – matchsec@pwrfc.org – 908-577-8120


Reading Women Rugby

Reading Women’s RFC was created as the sister club to the Reading Men’s RFC. We are committed to promoting and growing the sport while creating an atmosphere of inclusiveness and competition. We are located in the Berks County area.

EPRU Division: Women’s Division 3

Year Founded: 2019

Membership Status:

Associate

Mailing Address:

179 E Wyomissing Ave

Mohnton, PA 19540

Contacts:

President:

Shane Waddy – stwaddy@hotmail.com – 610-587-5192

Coach:

Spike Eggleston – spike.eggleston@gmail.com – 484-804-3283

Match Secretary:

General – readingrugbyff@gmail.com


South Jersey Women

The South Jersey Women were formed in the summer of 2014 and admitted as Recognized Members in August. As of Fall 2015, the team will begin competitive play in Division 3 of the Mid Atlantic Conference. Players of all skills levels are welcome to join the club.

EPRU Division: Women’s Club Div 3

Year Founded: 2014

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Ivy Wiggins – ivywigs4@gmail.com – 856-906-9999

Coach:

Christopher Kevenaar – kevenaar88@yahoo.com – 856-473-2033

Match Secretary:

Nina Bolden – sjwmatchsecretary@gmail.com – 856-366-5307


Wilmington Women’s Rugby Club

EPRU Division: Women’s Division 3

Year Founded:

Membership Status:

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Lorraine Avery-Easterwood – president@wilmingtonrugby.com – 570-407-3447

Coach:

Match Secretary:

Steph Forbes – womensmatchsecretary@wilmingtonrugby.com


York and Lancaster Thorns Women

We emphasize building camaraderie on and off the pitch and try to provide a positive environment so every player, no matter the skill level, can thrive.

It’s never too late to join.. Come out to practice and have some fun. We welcome all ages(above 18) and skill levels…NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!!

EPRU Division: Women’s Club Div 3

Year Founded: 2005

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 42
ColumbiaPA 17512

Contacts:

President:

Steph David – thornsrugby@yahoo.com – 570-527-4936

Coach:

Michael Capp – michael.capp414@gmail.com – 610-764-6198

Match Secretary:

Jess – thornsmatchsec@gmail.com


Men’s Club

Men’s DII Coordinator: Mike McCandless

Phone: 215-964-7793

Email: mccandless2m@gmail.com

Men’s DIII Coordinator: Dominick DiSabatino

Phone:

Email: disab4220@gmail.com

Men’s DIV Coordinator: Ray Fritz

Phone:

Email: njrayray@gmail.com

  • Men’s Division 1
  • Men’s Division 2
  • Men’s Division 3
  • Men’s Division 4
  • Men’s Non-Division
Men’s Division 1

Schuylkill River Exiles Men

Schuylkill River Exiles Rugby Club was founded in 1995 and is the only Men’s Division I club that trains and plays in Philadelphia. Since its inception in 1995, the club’s accomplishments are a source of pride and the foundation on which it builds its future.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division I

Year Founded: 1995

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

2411 N. American St.
Philadelphia, PA 19133
United States

Contacts:

President:

David Codell – david.codell@gmail.com – 610-742-0200

Coach:

Match Secretary:

Ryan McHugh – rmchugh04@gmail.com


Men’s Division 2

Doylestown Men

The Doylestown Rugby Football Club (Men’s Division) was formed in December of 1974 by Jo Stefano, Tony Stefano, Matt Tyksinski, Gary Mount, and John Tomlinson (JT). Through the Doylestown Maennerchor Society, they gained access and built a rugby pitch on Cold Spring Creamery Road, Buckingham Township. In January of 1984, John Tomlinson was again instrumental in the formation of the Doylestown Junior Rugby Football Club (High School Boys).

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division II

Year Founded: 1974

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

P.O.Box 543
Doylestown, PA 18901
United States

Contacts:

President:

Michael Bondar – president.mens@doylestownrugby.com – 267-614-1313

Coach:

Michael McCandless – mccandless2m@gmail.com – 215-964-7793

Match Secretary:

Dylan Pellegrino – matchsecretary.mens@doylestownrugby.com


Montgomery Bucks Men

Montgomery Bucks RFC was formed in 1988 as a high school program for UK Ex-pats whose children did not have a team to play for in the Lansdale/Hatfield, PA area. The club was started as North Penn RFC and in 2021 was rebranded as Montgomery Bucks RFC to unify all our teams.

Since those humble beginnings Montgomery Bucks RFC now includes a youth flag rugby program, U13/U15,  two PA State Championship high school programs, and our Men’s team who have been highly competitive in Division 3 are looking to make a name for the club in Division 2 of the EPRU.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division II

Year Founded: 1988

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 285
Lansdale, PA 19446
United States

Contacts:

President:

John Lock – john.e.lock.iii@gmail.com – 215-285-7143

Coach:

Christian Lewis – christianlewis418@gmail.com – 215-527-1313

Match Secretary:

Tyler Smith – tylerscottsmith@gmail.com – 267-372-4997


Old Gaelic Men

Old Gaelic RFC was formed in the winter of 1975 and became a Full Member of the EPRU in February 1987. The club participated in the Division 3 National Club Championship Series in 2010 and 2011. In May 2015, the club won the Mid Atlantic Conference (MAC) Division 3 Championship and moved to Division 2 in Fall 2015. The club plays matches in Hershey, Dillsburg and Mechanicsburg.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division II

Year Founded: 1975

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

712 Bower Road
Shermans Dale, PA 17090

Contacts:

President:

Alex Diegel – diegelam@gmail.com

Coach:

Dan Roth – rothcomputer@hotmail.com

Match Secretary:

Brian Hart – the.8of.harts@gmail.com – 717-265-6159


Philadelphia Whitemarsh Men

Philadelphia Rugby Club was founded in 1961 in Philadelphia. The Whitemarsh Rugby Football Club started in 1967 in Whitemarsh Township Montgomery County Pennsylvania.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division III

Year Founded: 1961

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Ed Curran
5 Somerset Lane
Malvern, PA 19355
United States

Contacts:

President:

Ryan McLean – joseph.ryan.mclean@gmail.com – 610-513-3854

Coach:

Tim Day – timday0419@gmail.com

Match Secretary:

Collin Johnston – collinjohnston20@gmail.com – 610-392-3431


Phoenixville White Horse Men

Phoenixville White Horse Rugby Football Club is a Division 3 Senior Men’s Rugby team who play in Phoenixville, PA. In May 2015, the team won the Mid Atlantic Conference (MAC) Division 4 Championship and moved up to Division 3. New players of all skill levels are always welcome!

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division II

Year Founded: 2002

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

P.O Box 26025
Collegeville, PA 19426
United States

Contacts:

President:

Eoin Beck – eoin1171@gmail.com – 610-400-3247

Coach:

Dan Pickerskill (D2) – danpicks@gmail.com – 484-576-3039; Jason Michener (D3) – jmichener@gmail.com

Match Secretary:

Rhett Lebus (D2) – rhett.lebus@gmail.com; Nathaniel Haberle (D3) – nhaberle@gmail.com


Roses Rugby Men

The Roses Rugby Football Club, (Roses RFC), is a rugby union team based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania that was founded in 2000. The club competes in, and is governed by, the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union and USA Rugby.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division II

Year Founded: 2000

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Mike Capp – michael.capp414@gmail.com – 610-764-6198

Coach:

Kevin Laporte – kevinalaporte@gmail.com – 717-515-3145

Match Secretary:

Ed Prichard – edwardpritchard@gmail.com – 717-723-5921


South Jersey Men

South Jersey RFC is a Division II member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union. Located in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, just a ten-minute drive from Philadelphia, and 40 minutes to the Jersey Shore, the team is always looking for new players to join the ranks.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division II

Year Founded: 1969

Membership Status:

Full, Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Adam Zuckerman – president@southjerseyrugby.org – 609-923-0964

Coach:

Andrey Biryukov – ostap65@netzero.net – 609-230-3387

Match Secretary:

Tim Cumming – matchsecretary@southjerseyrugby.org – 856-261-7113


Wilmington Men

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division II

Year Founded: 1974

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

PO Box 30606
Wilmington, DE 19805
United States

Contacts:

President:

Lorraine Avery-Easterwood – president@wilmingtonrugby.com – 570-407-3447

Coach:

headcoach@wilmingtonrugby.com

Match Secretary:

Rob Shutt – matchsecretary@wilmingtonrugby.com


Men’s Division 3

Blackthorn Men

The Blackthorn Rugby Football Club (Elkins Park, PA) was founded in 1971 by Marshall Sturm, John Galante, and Bob Kirkpatrick. Sturm had been a member of the Penn State Rugby Club and then played for Whitemarsh R.F.C. After playing several seasons for Whitemarsh, Sturm decided to form a club.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division 3

Year Founded: 1971

Membership Status:

Full, Good Standing

Mailing Address:

United States

Contacts:

President:

John Porter – jjporter3487@icloud.com – 856-266-8632

Coach:

Jim Andruskiewicz – jandruskiewicz1@gmail.com – 570-881-3427

Match Secretary:

Kevin McIlhinney – kevinmcilhinney@gmail.com – 215-370-6587


Brandywine Men

The Brandywine Rugby Football Club was formed by West Chester University graduates who wanted to play rugby while still continuing their careers. The club’s founding father, Scott Johnson, grabbed some mates and moved around from the elementary schools and parks to play their favorite sport.

The BRFC has been in the National Elite 8 in 2009, 2010, and 2011, and came in second in the nation in 2008. In 2001, the team traveled to Scotland as part of their tour — a far cry from the days the club didn’t have their own field or enough players for a game.

EPRU Division:

Year Founded:

Membership Status:

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Sean Lonsinger – seanlonsinger32@live.com – 484-888-0603

Coach:

Joseph Cassidy – jpcdu@hotmail.com – 610-299-4074

Match Secretary:

Walt Rogers – wrogers1321@gmail.com – 484-888-9054


Delmarva Men

A rugby club whose heart and soul were established in 2011 by a small group of rugby fanatics. They began to build on the dream of a full-on club and it has come to fruition!  The club became a Recognized Member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union in September 2012.

Delmarva is looking to expand their membership in both players and supporters, so please feel free to contact us at DelmarvaRugbyClub@Yahoo.com and find out what rugby and rugby culture are all about!

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division III

Year Founded: 2012

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

22595 Ramble Road
Lewes, DE 19958
United States

Contacts:

President:

TJ Cornell – timothyjcc@gmail.com – 704-677-6636

Coach:

Match Secretary:

Justin Herrera – jth277@humboldt.edu – 925-457-6989


Harrisburg Men

Harrisburg RFC, established in the autumn of 1969, Celebrates is 50th year in 2019. Club growth now includes men’s, women’s, old boys (HOBOS), old girls (HOGS) and high school teams. Harrisburg is currently fundraising for a Rugby Complex. Updates and donations at http://www.gofundme.com/harrisburgrugby

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division III

Year Founded: 1969

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

PO Box 161, Federal Square Station
Harrisburg, PA 17108
United States

Contacts:

President:

Jeffrey Cook – Cookjj2@gmail.com – 717-554-8525

Coach:

Scott Strelec – hrfc.strelec@gmail.com – 717-951-8149

Match Secretary:

Scott Strelec – hrfc.strelec@gmail.com – 717-951-8149


Hibernian Men

The Hibernian Rugby Football Club, based in Levittown, PA was founded on January 21, 1976 by former Blackthorn RFC players along with some enthusiastic novices to the game.  The club’s name is derived from Latin “Hibernia”, which the Romans called the wild and unconquerable island now known as Ireland. The original club logo was adopted from the Ancient Order of Hibernians, but was later changed in the 1977/78 season to the crest of the Province of Connaught, Ireland.  This Province of Ireland, as it turns out, is the homeland to the ancestors of most of the Club’s Founding Fathers.  The team’s colors are Black and White with Royal Blue trim.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division III

Year Founded: 1976

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Todd Mason – mase.rugger07@gmail.com – 215-206-6028

Coach:

Matthew Pashley – matt.pashley@gmail.com – 267-566-9307

Match Secretary:

John Vella – shortyjv30@netscape.net – 267-566-0657


Jersey Shore Men

The Jersey Shore Rugby Football Club (JSRFC) was founded during the summer of 1986. Three members of the South Jersey RFC became tired of the long trips to Cherry Hill and beyond for practices and matches and were considering rugby retirement. After the spring season, and before retirement, these three friends and assorted other rugby enthusiasts began practicing and playing touch rugby at a school field in Ocean City.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division III

Year Founded: 1986

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 31
Ocean City, NJ 08226
United States

Contacts:

President:

Alex Brigden – aredskins@gmail.com – 609-226-9211

Coach:

Dr. John Zimmerman – drzimmerman@verizon.net – 609-412-6283

Match Secretary:

Rich Moder – coachmoder@gmail.com – 609-703-9147


Lehigh Valley Men

The Lehigh Valley Rugby Football Club is a non-profit corporation. Founded in 1998, the Club represents men’s and women’s rugby in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas. The Club also takes an oversight role for the High School and Youth teams. The men’s team is a Full Member of the EPRU.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division III

Year Founded: 1998

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

PO Box 21662
Lehigh Valley, PA 18002
United States

Contacts:

President:

Nick Szmodis – president@lvrfc.org –

Coach:

Steve Cooper – stevenacooper10@gmail.com – 216-633-0741

Match Secretary:

Nate Sheptock – mensmatchsecretary@lvrfc.org


Media Men

Media Rugby Men’s Football Club played its first game in the spring of 1978. Three high school friends who were returning to the Media, PA area from college and had played collegiate rugby started the club. In the mid 1980’s Media assimilated Marple Rugby football club into its fold and continued to grow. In the 1990’s and early 2000’s Media grew into a regional powerhouse. Media Rugby grew from its humble beginnings into the premier Division 1 club in the EPRU, moving from division 3 up to the top echelon of Division 1’s men rugby and was nationally ranked in USA Power Rugby as one of the top 10 teams in the nation. In 2008 the club was inducted in the Media Area Sports Hall of Fame. In Fall of 2016, Media dropped out of Division 2 league play due to lack of numbers. The team will return to league play in 2017

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division III

Year Founded: 1978

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1085
Media, PA 19063
United States

Contacts:

President:

Brendan Brower – brendanfbrower@gmail.com – 973-647-5407

Coach:

Rick Van Luvender – rjvanluvender@verizon.net – 610-312-3621

Match Secretary:

Austin Keith – austin.keith@aol.com – 610-787-2418


Northeast Philadelphia

The Northeast Philadelphia Rugby team, also known as the Irish, was founded in 2011 and were admitted to the EPRU as Recognized Members on February 6, 2012. In a short two years, the Irish went undefeated and won Division 4. In Fall 2014, they moved up to Division 3 and look to further establish themselves against greater competition.  Contact info@neprugby.com.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division III

Year Founded: 2012

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Brian Nunn – bpnunn91@gmail.com – 215-787-8298

Coach:

Match Secretary:


Philadelphia Gryphons Men

The Philadelphia Gryphons Rugby Football Club (RFC) is a sports organization dedicated to encouraging participation, building athleticism, and improving our community through the sport of Rugby.  We work to foster a diverse environment that welcomes all athletes, regardless of sexual orientation, age, race, or fitness level.  We are a member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union, competing in Division III play. phillygryphons@aol.com.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division III

Year Founded: 2004

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

1229 Chestnut Street, #180

Philadelphia, PA 19107

United States

Contacts:

President:

Andy Kinney – president@phillygryphons.club – 814-558-2476

Coach:

Phill Calhoun – coach@phillygryphons.club – 301-221-2591

Match Secretary:

Mike Slossar – matchsec@phillygryphons.club – 856-630-7125


Reading Men

Established in 1978 the Reading Rugby Football Club competes in the Eastern Penn Rugby Union. Currently the team competes at the Division III level against teams from the Mid-Atlantic region of the US and the National Competitive Region 4 (NCR4). Reading also fields a competitive 7s side. Although the club has seen success at the local and national levels, the true heart of the club has always resided in its players. Reading Rugby has never wavered on its commitment to sportsmanship, competition, and camaraderie. Always with an eye to the future, Reading Rugby extends a challenge to anyone who would like to join and become part of something not because it is easy, but because it is hard.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division III

Year Founded: 1978

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Ross Harter – ross.harter@gmail.com – 717-634-4526

Coach:

Kerry Griffith – kerry@millerbuilderssupply.com – 484-256-3029

Match Secretary:

Luke Sutliff – lukedsutliff@gmail.com – 484-638-0653


Schuylkill River Men DIII

EPRU Division:

Year Founded:

Membership Status:

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Dave Codell – david.codell@gmail.com – 610-742-0200

Coach:

Match Secretary:

Ryan McHugh – rmchugh04@gmail.com


Wilkes-Barre Men

The Wilkes-Barre “Breakers” Rugby Football Club was founded in 1973. Coal mining became a popular trade at the turn of the 19th century in the Wyoming Valley of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Wilkes-Barre rugby adopted the the name, heritage and traditions of the region.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Division III

Year Founded: 1973

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Broc Wenrich – wenrichbroc@gmail.com – 717-468-3213

Coach:

Jack Bukowski – bukorugby@gmail.com – 570-417-3162

Match Secretary:

Ian Bukowski – I_bukowski@yahoo.com – 570-417-6532


Men’s Division 4
Men’s Non-Division

Wharton Wharthogs

For over 30 years, the Wharton Rugby Football Club has represented the University of Pennsylvania on the pitch in heated competition against American rivals such as the Harvard Business School, Stanford University GSB, and the Kellogg School at Northwestern, as well as international competition such as the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), the Smurfit School of Business at University College-Dublin, and the London Business School. The Wharthogs, or “Hogs” as we are known, have traditionally been among the strongest teams at their level in the United States and have experienced success in both national and international tournaments such as the MBA World Cup, held every spring at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

EPRU Division: Club Men, Non-Division

Year Founded: 1883

Membership Status:

Full,Good Standing

Mailing Address:

300 Jon M. Huntsman Hall
3730 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Contacts:

President:

Sebastian Apud – President – sapud@wharton.upenn.edu – 240-888-1257

Coach:

Ben Charles – Match Secretary – charb@wharton.upenn.edu – 267-401-8649

Match Secretary:

Craig Wilson – Head Coach – wilson.j.craig@gmail.com – 281-382-0864


Wild Rovers Men

The Wild Rovers are an invitation-only Over 35 men’s rugby team

EPRU Division: Club Men, Non-Division

Year Founded: 2014

Membership Status:

Recognized, Good Standing

Mailing Address:

Contacts:

President:

Kenny Burke – President – lostlion10@icloud.com – 717-364-9002

Coach:

Dwight Hare – Match Secretary – Hare12y@yahoo.com – 717-887-4269

Match Secretary:

Sean Robinson – Head Coach – sean.p.robinson@verizon.net – 717-576-2328