About USRF

From its origins as the Bay State Rugby Foundation, the Foundation grew under Fritz’s guidance and the leadership of Dick Poulson of the Washington Rugby Club and Joe Walsh of Boston and M.I.T. Today, the Foundation continues to build on this bold vision through its programs and activities. Rugby is now played by over 4,700 men’s, women’s, masters, girls and boys clubs in the United States with the greatest growth coming in the formation of new youth and high school rugby programs.

Our Mission

To promote amateur rugby football throughout the United States by making grants and awards; by sponsoring programs for the development of youth and amateur rugby; and by operating the United States Rugby Hall of Fame and funding other events honoring the history of American rugby.

Clubs

2500

Players

125000

Donors

2000

Funds

2200000

Press Releases

The U.S. Rugby Foundation Announces Free Admission for the 2020 U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Virtual Induction Ceremony presented by Penn Mutual

San Diego, California (October 12, 2020) – This year’s U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony presented by Penn Mutual on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 8:00 Eastern time will be virtual and free of charge for the global rugby community.

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Salute this Year’s Honorees by Taking an Active Part in the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Presented by Penn Mutual

San Diego, California (October 7, 2020) – Do you want to be a part of this year’s Induction Ceremony? I mean, really be a part of it? Well, now you can. First, join us for the virtual induction ceremony on Saturday,

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Penn Mutual Signs On as Presenting Sponsor of U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

San Diego, California (September 28, 2020) – The United States Rugby Foundation is pleased to announce that long-serving rugby supporters, The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, will be the presenting sponsor of this year’s virtual U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony,

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The 2020 U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Re-scheduled as Virtual Event on Saturday, November 14, 2020

San Diego, California (September 15, 2020) – The U.S. Rugby Foundation announced that the 2020 U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony presented by Penn Mutual will be a special virtual celebration on Saturday, November 14, 2020 beginning at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. This

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U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Dinner Scheduled for August 14, 2020 to be Rescheduled

San Diego, California (July 7, 2020) – The U.S. Rugby Foundation announced the postponement of the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Dinner scheduled for August 14, 2020. The dinner, honoring the six latest members of the Hall of Fame, was to be

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U.S. Rugby Foundation Announces Latest Ball Grant Recipients

San Diego, CA (June 3, 2020) – The United States Rugby Foundation has helped introduce rugby to thousands of children by providing size 4 and 5 rugby balls to youth and high school clubs, schools and community programs throughout the

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