MATCH REPORT: October 22, 2016 @ Cleveland Crusaders (D3) On a cold, damp day in late October the undefeated Highlanders (5 – 0) would travel to eastern Cleveland to take on the second place Crusaders (4 -1). This match was effectively for first place in the division, even though the Highlanders would likely remain on […]
MATCH REPORT: October 15, 2016 vs. Cleveland Rovers On a cool and sunny fall day, the Highlanders looked to exact revenge on a tough Cleveland Rovers side who beat them out for the division championship by one league point at the conclusion of the 2015 – 2016 competition cycle. Although the Highlanders split the home […]
MATCH REPORT: October 8, 2016 @ Akron Rugby Club On what ended up being a very nice, fall day, the Highlander men (3 – 0) traveled to northeastern Ohio to take on a tough Akron (2 – 1) side at their beautiful pitch. Akron, just off a lost to the Cleveland Crusaders, look to improve […]
MATCH REPORT: October 8, 2016 v. Cleveland Iron Maidens Saturday is a rugby day, and on this rugby day, the Highlander Women looked to get back to their winning ways as the Cleveland Iron Maidens came into Pittsburgh looking to spoil the party. From the opening whistle the Highlanders controlled almost every aspect of the game […]
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.
Bill Marnell -- Club President
Neil Reynolds -- Men's Vice President Gerri Russell -- Women's Vice President Kevin Dell -- Club Treasurer Andrew Chapman -- Match Secretary