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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...

NERFU (New England Rugby Football Union) seeks proposals from member clubs and allied organizations to host either the 2020 NERFU Cup and/or the 2020 Atlantic North Competitive Region (ANCR) Championship, both to be held in May.NERFU Cup is an invitation only, two-day tournament with...

College Champion and Challenge Playoff Results

Thursday November 14th, 2019



Two exciting weekends of college rugby in New England come to a close with Holy Cross the University of New Haven reigning supreme. Thanks to all players, coaches, refs and volunteers for making this another successful year!College ChampionsDateHomeScoresAway11/2/19U of Maine-...

Open Letter to College Players on Dues Increase

Wednesday September 11th, 2019



As your club prepares to play rugby this fall, I wanted to shed some light on the increased fees that some of you have already seen or will see when you register with USA Rugby as a player, coach, admin, etc.The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has an agreement in place with USA Rugby...

Fall Schedule Update

Thursday August 29th, 2019



We hope you're as excited about the upcoming Fall season as we are. Many clubs have already hit the fields with practices and pre-season matches. Regretfully, the USAR CMS has not yet been updated with tables and so our own website remains outdated. However, full league schedules have been...

We want to thank all the participating clubs and hosts for another great rugby sevens season. Beantown has won the series for women and the Lowell Highlanders are on top for men.WOMENBoston 7sNewport 7sUnion PointEric WhiteWorcesterTOTALBeantown 121722222285Boston...

NERFU 7s Series Update, Round 2

Thursday July 11th, 2019


Here are the standings after the recent Newport 7s Tournament.Women's NERFU 7s SeriesBoston 7sNewport 7sTOTALBoston 172229Providence22022Beantown 121719Burlington17017Team Pretty12012Boston 201212Albany All Butts077Beantown 2202North Shore202Seacoast202Men's NERFU...

Men's NERFU:Mystic 1Lowell HighlandersBoston 1WolfhoundsSouth ShoreWorcester (DQ in 5/6 consolation match)Men's Open:Mystic 2ProvidenceOld GoldMITTIE - Boston 2 and Wolfhounds 2N/ATIE - Ironsides and New LondonN/AWomen's Northeast Series:Boston 1Beantown...



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