Pittsburgh Highlander Rugby

The Pittsburgh Highlander Rugby Football Club is registered non-profit charitable organization structured to foster the sport of amateur Rugby Union in the United States. The club was founded in 1983 as the Westmoreland Highlanders in Latrobe, Pennsylvania before moving to the Greater Pittsburgh area in 1994. The club expanded in 2015 and is currently fielding three competitive sides: Division II Women as well as Division III and Division IV Men.

Under the guidance of USA Rugby, the club plays a yearly 15’s league schedule organized by the Midwest Rugby Territory and participates locally within the Allegheny Rugby Union. During the summer months, the club participates socially in local 7’s tournaments. If you are interested in learning more information about our teams or joining the Club, please feel free to visit our contact page. We typically practice on Tuesday & Thursday evenings near Pittsburgh’s Southside. You should visit our Schedule page for our practice and game schedules.

The Highlanders currently field a roster of more than 70 men and women from all walks of life in addition to more than 300 alumni around Pittsburgh and all over the country. As a non-profit charitable organization, the Club is always looking to support the sport of rugby at all levels and the City of Pittsburgh in any way they can. If you have a local business or charity that the Highlanders can help support, please feel free to contact us!