Founded in 1872, the Harvard Rugby Football Club is the oldest Rugby Club in the United States. With three competitive sides and over 60 members, the team is one of the largest club sports at Harvard University. The HRFC competed in the Ivy League Conference, which has held championships from 1969 to 2009; since then Harvard has claimed four titles in 2007, 2003, 1994, and 1984, winning a National Title in 1984.

In 2009, Harvard joined the newly founded Ivy Rugby Conference, in which they compete with the other seven Ivy League schools both during the fall and spring seasons. While the HRFC hasn’t claimed an Ivy League title since the birth of this new conference, they have consistently finished among the top, as evidenced by their second place finishes in the fall of 2015 and 2013. Regardless of performances on the pitch, the HRFC ultimately prides itself on breeding fine gentlemen ready to lead their respective fields.

The HRFC is one of the largest club sports at Harvard and welcomes new members of all skill levels. An athletic and social club, the HRFC prides itself on providing motivated players with a rewarding and memorable undergraduate experience.

Want to find out more about Harvard Rugby? Check out these videos – as well as our team charter and code of conduct – to learn about the program’s culture and history: