• 8th Annual AIG NYC Rugby Cup

    On Saturday June 6th we hosted the 8th Annual AIG NYC Rugby Cup where over 800 student athletes made up 67 teams and came together to celebrate the youth rugby community in NYC and to compete in the biggest flag rugby tournament on the East Coast. The morning weather threatened to spoil the fun but the drizzle couldn’t […]

  • Introducing the Go Forward Award

      Last year at the AIG NYC Rugby Cup we introduced Green Cards for the first time. Referees and volunteers were on the look out to award them to players showing exceptional sportsmanship during a match or on the sidelines. A player must go above and beyond the minimum standard of fair play, discipline and […]

  • Just 5 days to go before the AIG NYC Rugby Cup!

    It’s not too late to support this fantastic event! Make your donation of just $15 to provide a jersey for one of the 840 players competing this Saturday and the NYC Rugby Cup. We couldn’t make this event happen without the support of some amazing volunteers, and we’re pleased to announce that an overwhelming number of […]

  • Kiwi in the Big Apple!

    This year Play Rugby USA celebrates our 10th Anniversary – a decade of Developing Youth Through Rugby. We owe so much of our success over the last ten years to the hard work and passion of our office staff who provide admin support for our programs, as well as our Youth Development Mentors who work […]

  • A Magnificent British Experience

    (photo credit: Sky News) We began 2015 with some excitement when Mark Griffin, the Founder and CEO of Play Rugby USA was awarded an MBE, Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE), in Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year Honours List. This past weekend Mark traveled back to the UK to accept his award, […]

  • NYC Rugby Cup Battle of the Boroughs

    On Saturday June 6th we host the 8th Annual AIG NYC Rugby Cup, the largest annual flag rugby event on the East Coast! Each year we work to make the NYC Rugby Cup more engaging and rewarding for players, coaches and fans and as with anything, in order to keep getting bigger and better it does […]

  • 10th Anniversary Gala makes history, smashes records!

    On Tuesday May 12th we celebrated a decade of Developing Youth Through Rugby at our 10th Anniversary Gala held at the Manhattan Penthouse. Over 200 supporters were present for what proved to be our most successful fundraising event to date, helping us raise a record smashing $145K. These funds are critical to ensuring we’re able […]

  • 2nd Annual Women in Rugby Day

    On Saturday, April 11th we hosted the 2nd Annual Women in Rugby Day on Randall’s Island! This event, launched in Spring 2014, was created to foster the growth of women’s rugby in NYC and highlight the player pathway that now exists for girls thanks, in part, to the programs provided by Play Rugby USA. Young […]

  • Join us for our 10th Anniversary Gala!

    For the past decade Play Rugby USA has fulfilled our mission of Developing Youth Through Rugby by empowering underserved urban youth to embrace a life of vitality. Serving thousands of boys and girls of all ages and abilities in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco we work daily to provide them with choices and opportunities […]

  • Women’s History Month

    This year Play Rugby USA celebrates a decade of Developing Youth Through Rugby! Countless individuals have contributed to our success, and in honor of National Women’s History Month & International Women’s Day on March 8 we look back at the incredible women who have helped us fulfill our mission over the past decade, and take a […]

  • You’re invited! Join us at these Winter tournaments throughout March.

    This year we’re celebrating our 10th Anniversary of Developing Youth Through Rugby! We began our first after-school rugby programs in public schools in 2005 and a decade later we’ve worked in partnership with over 250 schools and mentored over 10,000 underserved, urban youth nationwide! We’ll formally commemorate this milestone on Tuesday May 12th at our […]

  • Play Rugby USA makes a splash at Vegas 7s

    Play Rugby USA had impressive representation at the HSBC Sevens World Series in Las Vegas last weekend! Several Youth Development Mentors (Sean, Marcus and Nate) took the field with The Northeast Rugby Olympic Development Academy. Our own Director of Coach Development, Dom Wareing, lent his expertise and helped guide the team to an impressive 5-1 record, losing in the final […]