In an unprecedented showing of solidarity, the three largest rugby clubs in Pittsburgh joined together to watch some fantastic international rugby competition. Players, coaches and alumni from the Pittsburgh Harlequins and Pittsburgh Rugby Club joined the Pittsburgh Highlanders at their sponsor bar, Claddagh Irish Pub, to watch the first round of the Six Nations Championship […]
On a cold January day, with the spring collegiate and senior seasons approaching quickly, rugby players and coaches began to shake off their rust as the Pittsburgh Highlanders held a women’s winter skills camp at the Greentree Sportsplex in Pittsburgh’s west hills. Highlander coaches, veterans and alumni, many of whom coach at various levels around […]
The Highlander Men are working hard this winter to prepare for a very exciting spring 2017 season. The club has gone a perfect 8 – 0 during fall league play and now sits atop the Midwest Eastern – East division and second overall in the Midwest Eastern Conference. The club will play 4 remaining league […]
This past Saturday, the Highlanders celebrated a very successful 2016 year by awarding some of their best and brightest stars at the Annual Awards and Holiday Dinner hosted by Claddagh Irish Pub. During the year of 2016, the Highlanders were able to go undefeated in league play in both the spring and the fall, boasting […]
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. Starting in February 2017, we will be practicing indoors every Friday evening. The men will be training at Greentree Sportsplex at 9:00pm located at 600 Iron City Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Women’s training location and time will be announced soon.
Once the weather breaks, in April, both sides will be training at Phillip Murray Field near Pittsburgh’s south side. The address is 725 Mountain Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. We will be there every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7:00pm until 9:00 pm.
Anyone is welcome to join, whether you have experience with rugby union or not.
Bill Marnell -- Club President
Neil Reynolds -- Men's Vice President Gerri Russell -- Women's Vice President Kevin Dell -- Club Treasurer Andrew Chapman -- Match Secretary