Where is UORFC's home Rugby pitch?
The University of Oregon Rugby Football Club's home pitch is at Riverfront Field. Riverfront Field is located at the end of Agate Street by the Willamette River at the foot of the Autzen Bridge. Take a look at our schedule and our social media accounts to get the dates of our upcoming home matches.
What conference does the UORFC compete in?
The University or Oregon Rugby Football Club competes in the Northwest Collegiate Rugby Conference (NCRC) for both 7s and 15s rugby. The NCRC is a Division 1-AA rugby conference. Other teams in the conference include the University of Washington, Western Washington University, Washington State University, Eastern Washington, Gonzaga University, Boise State University, University of Idaho, Oregon State University, and Western Oregon University.
how do i become a member of the uorfc?
To become a member of the University of Oregon Rugby Football Club you must be enrolled as a University of Oregon student and be in good academic standing with the University. You must also be registered as a member of the club through USA Rugby and University of Oregon Club Sports. Future members are encouraged to come tryout for the club at the beginning of the academic school year but we still accept new members into the club throughout the year. Get in contact with us through the contact us tab to let us know of your interest and to help get you out on the pitch.
i'm in high school, how can i get involved?
The University of Oregon Rugby Football club has many high school rugby players and people come to visit the University of Oregon every year. If you are in high school and are interested in joining the UORFC when you become a student at the University or Oregon, let us know about it. When you come to visit the campus or come for your IntroDucktion and Orientation, we would love to meet with you. Get in contact with us through our contact us page and submit a form.
When and Where Do UORFC Practices take place?
The University or Oregon Rugby Football Club practice times and locations vary term to term. The UORFC has to work with the UO Rec Center and other club sports teams to gain practice times and field space. Typically, the UORFC practices Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 5pm to 7pm at the UO Rec Center turf fields.
do i need any previous experience playing rugby?
No previous experience is required to come out and tryout for our club. Many current members of the club have had little to no previous experiences playing rugby. We have a A side and a B side that play on match days, so everyone gets experience and playing time to grow and develop as rugby players. Many different skill sets developed in football, wrestling, soccer, and other sports transition very well into rugby. Please do not hesitate to give rugby a try. It is always great to try something new.
how much is membership dues?
Membership dues are $500 for the entire year. Membership dues go towards gear, travel, and other club operating expenses.