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.









Press Releases

Over 40 Past U.S. Eagles and U.S. Rugby Hall of Famers to Attend this Year’s Induction Dinner

San Diego, CA (June 27, 2019) — The United States Rugby Foundation and USA Rugby invite you to join them in helping honor the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Class of 2019 at this year’s U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame

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United States Rugby Foundation Accepting 2019 College Scholarship Applications

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Do you know a rugby playing high school senior who will be heading to college in the fall and will be playing rugby for his or her college team? If you do, then please encourage him or

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United States Rugby Foundation Establishes The Prusmack Award

San Diego, CA (April 17, 2019) – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: To honor A. Jon Prusmack, who did more than anyone to make rugby sevens in the U.S. the success that it has become and who passed away in December, the

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Make Your Plans Now for the 2019 U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Dinner

San Diego, CA (April 12, 2019) – You can now support the Hall of Fame Class of 2019 by reserving your spot at this year’s U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Dinner. The eight newest members of the United States Rugby

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U. S. Rugby Foundation Partners with The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company as Part of Multi-Year Fundraising Campaign

San Diego, CA (March 21, 2019) – Penn Mutual has partnered with the United States Rugby Foundation to support a multi-million-dollar USRF campaign benefiting grassroots rugby across America.MAXIMIZE YOUR RUGBY LEGACY Did you know that you can leverage your cash donations

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Eight Will be Inducted into the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame in it Class of 2019

They will be recognized at the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Induction Dinner on Friday, July 26, 2019  San Diego, CA (March 20, 2018) – The United States Rugby Foundation is pleased to announce the U.S. Rugby Hall of Fame Class of 2019.  Vaea AnitoniBob

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