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It is a challenging time for all of our clubs to try and stay as active and as involved as they can without physically being back out on the pitch. However that hasn't stopped any of them from trying! Let's take a closer look at our Worcester Men's Rugby Club who have been busy making a...


COVID-19 really threw a monkey wrench into all our rugby plans in 2020. But it is not stopping clubs from making the most of the situation and ensuring rugby is still part of our lives.Providence Rugby is a star example of a NERFU club that remains persistent in the face of adversity. A crack team of...

Northeast Academy Men's Vs Utah Warriors Selects

Wednesday September 02nd, 2020



[SAVE THE DATE!] Northeast Academy Men’s Vs Utah Warriors Selects on November 7th 2020 at the Real Salt Lake Academy Stadium. ⁣⁣Kick off is at 7pm. ⁣⁣⁣⁣More details coming soon! ⁣⁣⁣⁣Any questions? Please contact: ⁣⁣Tom Clark:...

NERFU Stands With Transgender Players

Friday August 21st, 2020



World Rugby's path to ban transgender women from rugby eschews values of inclusiveness and solidarity we hold dear in New England. This is not what rugby is about. Therefore NERFU joins players and unions around the world in standing against World Rugby's decision. We will be persistent...


As we quickly approach the middle of August, we want to continue to keep you updated on what is going on in our respective states and what that means for rugby in New England. At this time, it is bittersweet to say that not much has changed. Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York...


After gathering information from most of our member institutions we have concluded that operating this fall with a competitive 15s season is not possible this year, because of this, we will be canceling our scheduled season and playoffs for all three collegiate divisions. Practice and other team...

7/15/2020 NERFU COVID-19 State Return to Rugby UpdateAs promised, we are going to bring you through a quick rundown on what is going on and the do’s and don’ts in regards to returning to rugby in New England! At this time, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York...

NERFU Update on 2020 Fall Competition

Thursday July 02nd, 2020


We hope during these uncertain times you are safe and doing what you can to remain healthy and active within your means. We would like to take this time to let you know how we are planning for the Fall 2020 senior club season with COVID-19. We realized a number of weeks ago that because we serve a large...


The Senior Club Rugby Council is seeking nominations for its representative on the USAR Board of Directors and to the USAR Nominating Committee. The Senior Club Rugby Council is seeking a diverse pool of candidates for each role that meets the qualifications outlined below. Member Unions have the...


Senior Club Member Unions elect nine members to represent Executive Committee, five standing committee chairs paired with four administrative officers.Chair positions will lead senior club community across five standing committees including Eligibility, Discipline, Competitions,...


Hi NERFU Membership,I hope you're all staying safe, sane, happy, and healthy! We miss rugby, but even more - we miss you!UPDATE on the USA Rugby re-organization effort. Progress IS being made!Last week, the Senior Club Rugby Council approved the new Terms of Reference that details the...


Due to lingering concerns about the COVID-19 health crisis, both summer 7s rugby competition and NERFU Cup, which had been moved from May to August, are cancelled. Additionally, the NERFU Management Committee will review the feasibility of continuing fall 15s competition for senior clubs and...


The Free Jacks Academy "Learn to Play" sessions start TODAY and are free to join! It is not just for beginners either, they have added in some progressions to keep players having fun and challenging themselves. The Free Jacks Academy exists to increase the opportunities to learn,...


We’re all aching to lace up our boots, jog onto the pitch, and tackle somebody, but we’re going to have to wait a while longer. Thanks to the global pandemic, spring rugby season was a wash and things aren’t looking great for the summer either. We’re still cautiously...


World Rugby has announced that, with immediate effect, it will no longer be possible to score a try by grounding the ball against the post protector. World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said: “World Rugby’s mission is to make the game as simple, safe and enjoyable to play as...


NERFU Members,On Sunday Mar 29, The USA Rugby Congress voted to ratify the USA Rugby Board of Directors approval to move USA Rugby into Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. While there are a lot of unknowns, we want to assure you that the NERFU Board is staying abreast of the situation and receiving...

COVID-19 Update

Thursday March 12th, 2020



(Originally posted 3/12/2020; Updated 3/21/2020)LATEST USA RUGBY STATUS AND UPDATES: https://www.usa.rugby/2020/03/coronavirus-covid-19-status-and-updates-usa-rugby/ NERFU Membership,As many of you may have already seen, USA Rugby has made the determination that the 2020 Spring...

NERFU (New England Rugby Football Union) is pleased to announce the winning bids to host the NERFU Cup Tournament and the Atlantic North Competitive Region (ANCR) Championships.The ANCR Championships will be held Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 and will be hosted by Boston Rugby Football Club at the...

NERFU AGM Agenda & Directions

Saturday January 25th, 2020


We look forward to seeing everyone Saturday, February 15 for the Annual General Meeting. A reminder to all clubs, we require attendees to RSVP by completing a quick form here.Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020Start time: 10am (continental breakfast will be available from 8:30am-10am)Location:...

Clubs must RSVP for this year's AGM, Feb 15

Wednesday January 15th, 2020



CLUB REPRESENTATIVES ARE REQUIRED TO RSVP - REGISTER HEREThis year's AGM will be held on February 15, 2020. We've also had a change of venue and the meeting will be held at the Hogan Center Ballroom at College of the Holy Cross campus in Worcester, Massachusetts. We ask that clubs arrive at...



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