Raleigh Rattlesnakes Middle School Rugby

Raleigh Rugby Middle School Boys

In 2016, Raleigh Rugby Football Club added middle school rugby. It’s a safe, fun, easy way for kids to learn and fall in love with the newest Olympic sport. While playing at our gorgeous, Bermuda grass facilities, your kids are encouraged to have fun while being groomed into being the best rugby players they can be. Our youth tackle rugby teams prepare your kids for the next level. Give your kids the opportunity to move up through the teams in our organization, and be a part of the fastest growing sport in the US.

The Rattlesnakes’ Middle School Rugby team includes boys not in high school and ages 14 and under, unless in 9th grade. Minimal equipment is required and fun is expected.


**Player must be 14 years old or younger on September 1st, 2019 and still in middle school, in order to be eligible for Middle School rugby. High school freshman ages 14, must register for our high school boys team.**


  • Mandatory Team Practices on Tuesdays & Thursdays starting 1/14/20.
  • Practices times are from 6:30-8:00pm. Players are expected to start warming up promptly at 6:30pm.
  • Practice Location – Poole Road Rugby Complex 
  • Mouthguard & cleats are required for practices. We suggest players bring plenty of water.

Player Registration & Dues:

  • All returning and new players must register through our website prior to practicing
  • Annual dues are $150 and cover your players through July 31st, 2020, as well as include USA Rugby registration and liability. Dues may be paid through our website. If you have trouble paying, please reach out to our youth director, Sunny Myers, to make payment arrangements. Full and partial scholarships are also available to those in need.
  • With the exception of Carolina Ruggerfest during the 15s season, tournament fees will be split amongst players attending tournament (average $15-$20/player per tournament).

Interested players are welcome to come check out two practices before signing-up. To register, please visit our player registration page or for more info, contact us.

Spring 2020 Game Schedule:

Date Time Team Versus Result Location
Feb. 23rd 2pm Raleigh Clayton Scrimmage Raleigh Poole Road Rugby Complexl
Mar. 1st 2pm Raleigh Redhawks Scrimmage Raleigh Poole Road Rugby Complex
Mar. 7th & 8th All Day Carolina Ruggerfest Sportsplex, Matthews, NC
Mar. 15th 3:00pm Raleigh Clayton Raleigh Poole Road Rugby Complex
Mar. 21st or 22nd 4:00pm Raleigh Southern Pines Greensboro, NC
Mar. 28th or 29th 1:45pm Raleigh Redhawks Corinth Holders High School, Wendell, NC 
Apr. 4th or 5th 1:45pm Raleigh TBD Southern Pines, NC
Apr. 18 & 19th All Day Gonzaga Rugby Classic (tentative) Leesburg, VA
Apr. 25th All Day International Youth Tournament Richmond, VA
May 3rd 12:15pm Raleigh CJRA 1 Columbia, SC
May 9th & 10th TBD Semi-Finals (Saturday) & Finals (Sunday) Columbia, SC