Highlanders Rugby

The Pittsburgh Highlanders RFC (PGHHRFC) is a rugby union football club founded in Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in 1983. The club moved to the Greater Pittsburgh area in 1994. The Highlanders are a Division III men's club and play a schedule within the Allegheny Rugby Union and Midwest Territory. The club has approximately 300 alumni and a current roster of active and social members from a variety of backgrounds and rugby experience, from law enforcement to teachers and marketing executives. The club is an incorporated not-for-profit organization and is active within our community. We actively support the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, the American Cancer Association and the Pittsburgh Blood Bank.


US Eagles vs. All Blacks Viewing Party & Fundraiser | 11.01

Not heading out to Chicago to catch the game in person? Then why not join the Pittsburgh Highlanders RFC on Saturday, November 1st at 2:00pm as they enjoy the game at The Claddagh - Pittsburgh in Southside Works.
Enjoy the USA Eagles take on the New Zealand All Blacks Live from Soldier Field while enjoying great beer specials and great company.
We will also be having a great Club fundraiser with great prizes!

Annual Highlander's Halloween Party | 11.08

Due to the big rugby weekend on October 31/November 1st, we've decided to give everyone an extra week to enjoy their Halloween costumes.

We will be holding our annual Halloween Bash on the Saturday, November 8th at 9:00pm.

Please join us at sponsor bar Excuses Bar & Grill for an evening of fun with your favorite local rugby club!

Getting Involved

Aside from playing and practicing rugby, participating in team social and fundraising events, the club is also very active in local charities throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. If you have a unique charity or need that you think the Highlanders can help you with, please contact us.

PGHHRFC is always looking to help local businesses advertise and grow. If you have a sponsorship or advertising opportunity that you'd like to have the club help you with, please contact us.

Supporting the Fight Against ALS

Nominated by the Erie Rugby Club, the Highlanders accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in support of the fight against ALS.

The Highlanders nominated South Pitt RFC, Greensbug RFC and the Allegheny Women's Rugby Club.

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