Club History

“A CHAMPIONSHIP TRADITION”


JerseysOnPitchSince the foundation of Raleigh Rugby Football Club in April 1981, we have provided athletic and educational opportunities relating to rugby football for Triangle area residents on a local, national, and international level. We are a non-profit corporation and recognized as a tax-deductible charitable organization by the IRS.

In 1996 the club purchased 15.5 acres of red clay and pine trees, with the goal of developing a first-class rugby facility to include two full-size pitches. August 2001 saw us begin play on a pitch complete with Bermuda sod and 60-foot tall posts. The second pitch followed shortly after. With two all-weather pitches, the Raleigh RFC intends to host regional tournaments and select-side competitions on a regular basis.

As one of the premier clubs in the Southeast, the Raleigh Rugby Club competes in the North Carolina Youth Rugby Union and the Mid-Atlantic Conference. With a playing membership of over 150 men, women and youth, we are able to field competitive sides in the Men’s, Women’s and Youth divisions and consistently post winning records.

RRFC CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY


  • Venom: MAC Champions
  • Venom: DI Nationals #3
  • Rattlesnakes U19: State Champions
  • Rattlesnakes U15: Carolina Cup Champions
  • Rattlesnakes U19: Runner Up State Champions, Tiger’s Invitational Tournament Champions
  • Rattlesnakes U15: Carolina Cup Champions
  • Venom: Div 2 National Champs
  • Venom: MARFU Champions
  • Rattlesnakes U19: Runner Up USA South Regionals, National Ruggerfest Champions
  • Venom: Div 2 National #4
  • Venom: MARFU Champions
  • Vipers: MARFU #3
  • Rattlesnakes U19: National Ruggerfest Champions
  • Venom: Div 2 National Champs
  • Venom: MARFU Champions
  • Vipers: MARFU #4
  • Vipers: Div 2 National Champs
  • Vipers: MARFU #2
  • Venom: Div 2 National Champs
  • Venom & Vipers: England Tour
  • Vipers: Div 2 National Championships Round of 8
  • Vipers: MARFU Champions
  • Venom: Div 2 National Champs
  • Sir Walter Raleigh: Charity Sevens Champs
  • Venom: Charity Sevens Champs
  • Vipers: St. Patrick’s Day Rugby Tournament – Savannah , GA – Bracket Winners
  • Vipers: VRU and Ed Lee Cup Champions
  • Old Boys: Triad Outback 7s Champs
  • Sir Walter Raleigh: Charity Sevens Champs
  • Old Boys: Triad Outback 7s Champs
  • Vipers: VRU and Ed Lee Cup Champs
  • Sledge-O-Matic: Charity Sevens Champs
    Vipers: MARFU Champions
  • Vipers: Div 2 National Championships Round of 8 (Finished 7th Nationally)
  • Vipers: VRU and Ed Lee Cup Champs
  • Vipers: RWC 99′ Scotland Tour
  • Sir Walter Raleigh: Charity Sevens Champs
  • Vipers: VRU and Ed Lee Cup Champs