Wilkes-Barre Men

The Wilkes-Barre “Breakers” Rugby Football Club began in 1973. The Breakers got our name due to this region of the United States that we live and play rugby in. The Wyoming Valley region of Pennsylvania was at one time famous for mining coal. The Breakers adopted the heritage of this region and our colors are black and red. The black symbolizes the coal from the mines and the red stands for the blood of the miners who died in the mines. Our logo shows the skull of a miner with his hard hat on, and the crossed pickaxe and sledgehammer symbolize the tools of his trade. Like the miners before us, the club has upheld a strong tradition through hard work and dedication.

One of our main goals is to promote the great sport of rugby. Rugby is not like any other sport. It is the only sport where you get to punish the other team, and then make friends with them afterwards, over a brew of course. The social aspect of rugby is just as important as what happens on the pitch. The traditions that we uphold off the pitch are the same traditions practiced world wide. Rugby has been referred to as the world’s largest fraternity.

In the Fall of 2015, the Breakers went 6-0 in Division 4 league play having a +347 point differential and look forward to moving to Division 3.

EPRU Division:
Membership Status: Full, Good Standing
Year Founded: 1973
Mailing Address
United States

Team Contacts

Administrator Position E-mail Cell Phone
Dan Messinger President dmessstu@comcast.net 570-690-5616
Ian Bukowski Match Secretary I_bukowski@yahoo.com 570-417-6532
Jack Bukowski Head Coach wlef04@epix.net 570-417-3162