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Who are the Friends of Fairfield Rugby?

We are players, past and present.
We are fans and supporters, always.
We are keepers of the tradition.
We are holders of the history.
We are the Friends of Fairfield Rugby

Plans are being made for upgrades to Grauert Field.
Visit our website often for details on our latest project.

Congratulations to the recently named student-athletes to the
Liberty All-Conference Rugby Team!

Joe DeCaro '20 First Team
Nick Lapponese '23 Second Team
Andrew Pearl '20 Honorable Mention

Mark Downes and John Minogue talk with Chris Turner about their recent trip to Europe.
Watch the video on youtube at this link.

Red Ruggers European Tour
In other recent news, the Fairfield University men's rugby team toured Europe during Christmas break. Under the leadership of club president Ryan Handelman '20, the Fairfield University men's rugby team recently returned from a six day rugby tour of Barcelona, Spain and Montpellier, France. Expertly managed by Active Sports Travel, the team was also accompanied by Director of Rugby Tom "Oakie" O'Connor '75 and his wife Mary Lou '83 as well as Assistant Coach Marc Downes and Lori & Bo Minogue (parents of John Minogue '22). As a result of the team's success (1-1) on the pitch, the 24 club members came away with many positive outcomes including improved skills and new social experiences incumbent with their international rugby experience. In addition, the ruggers had many other unique opportunities including a service project running a youth rugby clinic, several cultural activities and tours, enjoying Spanish and French cuisine, and countless team bonding opportunities all contributing to "a trip of a lifetime."

Rugbyfest 2019 Celebrations

Fairfield University women mark 25 years of rugby at Rugbyfest event

The women of Fairfield University rugby hosted a cocktail party on October 19, 2019 to celebrate the team's 25th anniversary. See the photos of the event at this link.

50 years of rugby on Lt. Hans Grauert Memorial Field

Red Ruggers past and present celebrated the 50th birthday of Grauert Field at the 2019 Rugby Fest.

Red Rugger Alumni take on the Fairfield Yankees at 2019 Rugbyfest

Fairfield University Red Ruggers vs the Fordham RFC at Rugbyfest
A great selection of photos for viewing and for sale are available at this link.

The Fairfield University Women's Rugby Alumni have formed a group on Facebook.

In case you missed it: FURFC - Rich in History. Still Going Strong! was at the DiMenna-Nyselius Library recently. If you were unable to see it, we have a slideshow of the exhibit at this link.

Our 55th Anniversary and Hall of Honor Induction
took place on October 20, 2018.

Visit our photo gallery for slide shows of the
Alumni Game and Hall of Honor Induction.


FOFR thanks the following companies for their support of Fairfield University Rugby!

Visit Our FURFC Platinum Sponsor
Pat O'Keefe, 1984
  Visit Our FURFC Gold Sponsor
Joe Herman, 1980
Towne LLC
FURFC Silver Sponsor
Brian McGarvey, 2002
Visit Our FURFC Silver Sponsor
Tom Fanning 1978
Visit Our FURFC Bronze Sponsor
Peter Ferrara 1973