Highlander Men Improve to 3 – 0!

MATCH REPORT: September 24, 2016 @ Greensburg Rugby On a cool and overcast Saturday afternoon, the Highlanders traveled east to Mammoth Park, Mt. Pleasant, PA to face brother club – the Greensburg Maulers. The Highlanders consider Greensburg a brother club because when the Maulers were looking to get things rolling again, it was the Highlanders […]


Lady Highlanders Open Up with Win!

MATCH REPORT: September 17, 2016 v. Akron Women’s Rugby Club On the last weekend of the summer, the women of Akron traveled to Pittsburgh looking to spoil the start of the Highlander season. The Highlander women were chomping at the bit to get on the pitch to get into action due to scheduling conflicts prevented […]


Highlander Men Beat Pitt City!

MATCH REPORT: September 17, 2016 v. Pittsburgh Rugby Club (D3) The Highlanders looked to continue their winning ways as they hosted Pittsburgh Rugby Club (D3) who were coming off a 29 – 15 loss at the hands of the Greensburg Maulers in week 1. On a cool and overcast day, the Highlanders eagerly anticipated to […]


Highlanders Announce Partnership with ESSMC

The Pittsburgh Highlanders are extremely pleased to announce their partnership with Eastern Suburban Sports Medicine Center (ESSMC) as the official physical therapy and athletic training provider for the Club. ESSMC has more than 30 years’ experience helping patients in their rehabilitation from injuries and illness as well as assisting them in living more comfortable and […]

Pittsburgh Highlander Rugby

The Pittsburgh Highlander Rugby Football Club (PGHHRFC) is a federally registered 501(c) 3 non-profit charitable organization structured to foster the sport of amateur Rugby Union in the United States. The club was founded 1983 as the Westmoreland Highlanders in Latrobe, Pennsylvania before moving to the Pittsburgh area in 1994. Currently, the club is fielding competitive men and women’s sides that participate locally in both 15’s and 7’s competitions.

Under the direction of USA Rugby, the club’s play an annual competitive schedule organized by the Midwest Rugby Territory and is represented locally by the Allegheny Rugby Union. During the summer months, both men and women’s sides participate in regional 7’s tournaments. The Highlanders currently field a roster of more than 70 active men and women in addition to hundreds of alumni in the Pittsburgh area and all over the country.

How Can I become involved?

If you are interested in trying out the club as a player, please feel free to contact us or just come out to a practice. Currently, we are practicing every Tuesday & Thursday evening at our pitch near Pittsburgh’s Southside. The address is 725 Mountain Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. We are there from about 7:00pm until 9:00pm. Anyone is welcome to join, whether you have experience in rugby or not.

Club Officers

Bill Marnell -- Club President
Neil Reynolds -- Men's Vice President
Gerri Russell -- Women's Vice President
Kevin Dell -- Club Treasurer
Andrew Chapman -- Match Secretary