Rattlesnakes (Youth Tackle U-12 & U-14)

In 2016, Raleigh Rugby Football Club added Youth Tackle Rugby. It’s a fun, easy way for kids to learn and fall in love with the fastest growing sport in the country. The rules are simple, the game is easy to learn, and minimal equipment is required.

Spring 2017

Age Group Description:
U-12 (5th & 6th graders) – Born in 2002 or 2003 (Coed)
U-14 (7th & 8th graders) – Born in 2000 or 2001 (Coed) ** As of now, U-14 will just play with our U-12 players until we have enough to field a whole team.
High-schoolers – please visit our JV/Varsity page

Practice Details: Starting 2/01 on Thursdays from 6:00pm-7:30pm at Poole Road Rugby Complex.

  • Mandatory Tackle Clinics will be held on 2/4 & 2/11 from 1pm-4pm at Poole Road Rugby Complex
  • Mouth guard, soccer cleats, rugby shorts, & water are required

Equipment:

  • Players will need to practice in rugby shorts & soccer cleats. Also, make sure player brings water to every practice/clinic.
  • Players will need black rugby shorts & socks (no other colors on shorts/socks) for games. (visit World Rugby Shop to purchase rugby gear)
  • Tennis shoes/sneakers are NOT allowed.
  • For colder weather games, a long sleeved black shirt worn under their jersey is allowed.
  • No jackets or sweaters are to be worn over/under their jerseys on game days.

Dues & Registration: For dues payments ($125) & registration please click here.

  • $125 (includes USA Rugby Registration-CIPP & warm up t-shirt)
  • One Parent/Guardian & Player are required to participate in Spring Fundraiser and also help with concessions at one home game. Spring Fundraiser TBD, ideas welcome.
Date Time Description Location
3/4, 3/5 Ruggerfest* Matthews Sportsplex
1505 Tank Town Rd.
Matthews, NC 28105
3/12 2PM-6PM Clayton Clayton High School
600 S Fayetteville St.
Clayton, NC 27520
3/18 12PM-6PM NC @ Virgina Pouncey Tract Park
4747 Pouncey Tract Rd.
Glen Allen, VA 23059
3/26 2PM-6PM Raleigh Poole Road Rugby Complex
4/2 2PM-6PM Clayton Clayton High School
600 S Fayetteville St.
Clayton, NC 27520
4/9 12PM-6PM Southern Pines* National Athletic Village
201 Airtool Dr.
Southern Pines
4/16 Easter
4/23 2PM-6PM Clayton Clayton High School
600 S Fayetteville St.
Clayton, NC 27520
4/30 2PM-6PM Raleigh Poole Road Rugby Complex
5/6 TBA Carolina Cup* National Athletic Village
201 Airtool Dr.
Southern Pines
5/27-5/28 Memorial Day Tournament*
All Age Groups (10U-HS)
Clayton High School
600 S Fayetteville St.
Clayton, NC 27520

*State Wide Event