MATCH REPORT: April 15, 2017 @ Cleveland Rovers This past weekend, the Highlanders (10 – 0) traveled to a much improved this spring, Cleveland Rovers. Although only sporting a 6 – 5 record, the Rovers are a powerhouse club with more than 60 players, many of whom have high level experience. Throughout their history, the […]
MATCH REPORT: April 8, 2017 v. Akron Rugby Club Following the bye week, the Highlanders (9 – 0) would once again enjoy home cooking as they played host to an always tough Akron Rugby Football Club coming in with a record of 2 – 6 – 1. In their previous meeting back in October, the […]
MATCH REPORT: March 25, 2017 v. Greensburg Maulers After a long, four month break from league competition, the Highlanders were eager to back onto the pitch in order to continue their dominant stretch of not losing a league match since early October 2015. After going 8 – 0 in the fall portion of the season, […]
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 […]
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