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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 

FURFC - Rich in History. Still Going Strong!
Visit the DiMenna-Nyselius Library and see 54 years of club history!


Read the FOFR 2016 "State of the Union" at this link.
Exciting news about Grauert Field Improvements, and the 
Ciacci-Pascale Rugby Scholarship Fund.

FOFR President, Bart Franey '67 and FOFR Scholarship Chair John O’Neill '71

 We had a great turnout for our third annual Rugby Fest Homecoming, Sat. Oct. 22, 2016 and announced a $20.000.00 donation in support of our teams. Thank you to our donors and corporate sponsors.  Alumni & fans cheered our Red Ruggers to a hard fought victory over UCONN. This year we added a few new wrinkles. 

In addition to club and alumni matches, we honored our sponsors, as well as Fr. Jeffrey von Arx, S.J. and Director of Recreation & Club Sports John Paladino for their service to Fairfield and support of rugby.  We heard from Rob King ’80, Past President of the FURFC and current Vice Chairman of USA Rugby; and recognized Paul Sheehy ’85, FU Athletic Hall of Fame 2016 and USA Rugby Eagle. We welcomed Pete Fallon ’65, FURFC Founder and our first Captain, along with Frank Quinn ’66, our first President.

We also recognized the birth of COBRA (City of Bridgeport Rugby Alliance) for youth touch rugby clinics at Grauert Field, under the leadership of Red Rugger Bob Ehlers, ‘79 and Men’s coach Marc Downes. COBRA is supported by the FOFR, the town of Fairfield Rugby Club, and Fairfield University.  What a day!
Check out these great photos of Rugby Fest 2016 at www.coolrugbyphotos.co

Men's Rugby Team Moves Up To Division 1A and Joins the Liberty Rugby Conference

Visit the FOFR website store to support the FURFC with a donation or merchandise purchase.

The FURFC Men are members of the newly formed Liberty Rugby Conference and the Women are members of the Tri-State Collegiate Rugby Conference, www.tristaterugby.com, and both play under the requirements of USA Rugby, www.usarugby.org. Practices are held 3-5 days a week with games played on Saturdays (men) & Sundays (women).

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

Visit Our FURFC Gold Sponsor
  Visit Our FURFC Silver Sponsor
Pat O'Keefe '84
 Marion Equity Partners
Our Silver FURFC Sponsor
Bill Egan '67
Visit Our FURFC Bronze Sponsor
Certified Public Accountants & Services
Rich Papscoe '89
Visit Our FURFC Bronze Sponsor
Peter Ferrara '73