Division 3

The Blackthorn Rugby Football Club (Elkins Park, PA) was founded in 1971 by Marshall Sturm, John Galante, and Bob Kirkpatrick. Sturm had been a member of the Penn State Rugby Club and then played for Whitemarsh R.F.C. After playing several seasons for Whitemarsh, Sturm decided to form a club.

A rugby club whose heart and soul were established in 2011 by a small group of rugby fanatics. They began to build on the dream of a full-on club and it has come to fruition!  The club became a Recognized Member of the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union in September 2012.

Harrisburg RFC, established in the autumn of 1969, now moves into its fifth decade. Club growth now includes men's, women's, old boys, old girls and high school teams. Harrisburg is currently fundraising for a Rugby Complex. Updates and donations at http://www.gofundme.com/harrisburgrugby

The Hibernian Rugby Football Club, based in Levittown, PA was founded on January 21, 1976 by former Blackthorn RFC players along with some enthusiastic novices to the game.  The club’s name is derived from Latin “Hibernia”, which the Romans called the wild and unconquerable island now known as Ireland.

The Jersey Shore Rugby Football Club (JSRFC) was founded during the summer of 1986. Three members of the South Jersey RFC became tired of the long trips to Cherry Hill and beyond for practices and matches and were considering rugby retirement. After the spring season, and before retirement, these three friends and assorted other rugby enthusiasts began practicing and playing touch rugby at a school field in Ocean City.

Media Rugby Men’s Football Club played its first game in the spring of 1978. Three high school friends who were returning to the Media, PA area from college and had played collegiate rugby started the club. In the mid 1980’s Media assimilated Marple Rugby football club into its fold and continued to grow. In the 1990’s and early 2000’s Media grew into a regional powerhouse.

The Northeast Philadelphia Rugby team, also known as the Irish, was founded in 2011 and were admitted to the EPRU as Recognized Members on February 6, 2012. In a short two years, the Irish went undefeated and won Division 4. In Fall 2014, they moved up to Division 3 and look to further establish themselves against greater competition.  Contact infoatneprugby [dot] com

Phoenixville White Horse Rugby Football Club is a Division 3 Senior Men's Rugby team who play in Phoenixville, PA. In May 2015, the team won the Mid Atlantic Conference (MAC) Division 4 Championship and moved up to Division 3. New players of all skill levels are always welcome!

Established in 1978 the Reading Rugby Football Club competes in the Eastern Penn Rugby Union. Currently the team competes at the Division III level against teams from the Mid-Atlantic region of the US and the National Competitive Region 4 (NCR4). Reading also fields a competitive 7s side. Although the club has seen success at the local and national levels, the true heart of the club has always resided in its players. Reading Rugby has never wavered on its commitment to sportsmanship, competition, and camaraderie.

The Wilkes-Barre “Breakers” Rugby Football Club was founded in 1973. Coal mining became a popular trade at the turn of the 19th century in the Wyoming Valley of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Wilkes-Barre rugby adopted the the name, heritage and traditions of the region.

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