Club History

Raleigh Rugby Vipers 2007Since 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 full-size pitches, Raleigh Rugby hosts 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, Boys and Girls divisions and consistently post winning records.