Play Rugby at Fairfield University

Recruitment and Scholarship

Learn about the many benefits of playing rugby at Fairfield University. In its more than fifty year history, Fairfield Rugby has built a powerful legacy of excellence on and off the field.  Our players, coaches, administrators and alumni field a formidable team in support of the program - and each other.

View or download more information about joining Fairfield University’s Rugby Football Club (PDF, 515 kb)

Meet Our Coaches

Fairfield has actively pursued top level coaches with outstanding credentials on an international level.  Players can hone their skills and elevate their game with the insight and experience only such professional coaching can provide.

Ben Kelly - Playing and coaching in Australia, Europe and the U.S., Ben is the founder of BKAthletics and CrossFit Performance, a high performance fitness facility in Fairfield, CT. Email Coach Kelly at  of Fame 
View or download Ben’s resume (PDF, 58 kb)

Marc Downes - Bringing a wealth of experience playing in both the U.S. and internationally, Marc has been coaching the Fairfield Rugby Club since 2010. Email Coach Downes at 
View or download Marc’s resume (PDF, 95 kb)

Jack Wallace - The head coach Fairfield U's Women's Team coach since 2015, Jack has extensive playing experience throughout New England. Email Coach Wallace at 
View or download Jack's resume (PDF, 350 kb)

Eric Anahory - Eric has been coaching Fairfield U’s Women’s team since fall of 2016. A 2015 Hall of Fame inductee for the Village Lions RFC of New York, Eric’s goal is to pass down his passion for the sport to a new generation of players. Email Coach Anahory at
View or download Eric’s resume (PDF, 383 kb)