Welcome to
Portland Rugby Club

The heart of Maine rugby

Without motivation there is no sacrifice,

without sacrifice there is no discipline and without discipline,

there is no success.

Lifetime friendship, born from a common goal.

Welcome to Portland Rugby Club

Founded in 1969, Portland Rugby Club is Maine's premier rugby club.The club's long history makes it one of the supporting pillars of New England Rugby, routinely fielding two men's sides and one women's side each weekend, encompassing players of all ages and levels of experience.

Men's Rugby

A dominant force in Division 2. Come join our young and ambitious team.

Women's Rugby

PWRFC is a Division II team made up of women in the greater Portland area. Learn More.

Youth Rugby

Developing the next generation of Portland rugby stars. Learn more.

Mini Rugby

Want to try Rookie Rugby at your school or rec program? Get in touch.

Be part of Portland's
most exciting team!

For the past 45 years
we've been growing character.

One team. One club. One family. When you pull on the Portland jersey you become part of something special. Friendships formed on the rugby field last a lifetime.

Teamwork. Discipline.
Leadership. Growth. Honesty.
These are our values.

About PRFC
Maine's premier rugby club.

Portland men's team is consistently challenging at the top of NERFU Division 2 while the women's teams also competes in Women's Division 2. Both teams have their primary league season during the Fall, and enjoy competitive "friendly" fixtures with teams from all leagues throughout the rest of the year. We welcome new players anytime, allowing novices to pick up the game and learn at their own pace. More experienced players should easily fit in with our well-seasoned squad. If you're brand new to the game, here's a few thoughts on how to make a start.

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Leadership Team

  • James Canon

    PRFC since 2001. President since 2012. NorCal native with rugby roots in Redwood H.S. and Humboldt State. Now gone completely native.

  • Tom Lovering
    Head Coach

    PRFC since 1994. Head Coach since 2010. Welsh or English or something. USAR 300 Certified.

  • Nick Marchant
    Club Captain

    PRFC since 2010. Currently in his fifth year with the club, Nick is our new captain for the 2015-16 season.

  • Brian Boyt
    Club Secretary

    PRFC since 2011. Eats, sleeps and drinks PRFC. Well, mostly just drinks. Contact Brian for fixtures.

  • Jeremy Hammond

    PRFC since 2012. Holder of the purse strings and director of wealth management for the club. Usually injured.

  • Matt Winch
    Assistant Coach

    PRFC since 1995. Played almost every position during his playing career, now sharing his wisdom with the current crop. Also S&C consulting for those that will listen.

Ready to join the excitement?
New players are welcome all the time, whatever your level of experience.

Club News

Fall Season Right Around The Corner, Schedule Confirmed

The 2016-17 Division 2 season is fast approaching, with full squad training kicking off on Tuesday, August 16th, at Quinn Field in Deering Oaks.

Portland Rugby's Second "Pig and Beer on the Pier"

BBQ on the Maine State Pier with beer, live music and games is the best way to usher in the summer and celebrate Portland Rugby.

Get Your Tickets Today!

Tickets are available for $20 at PigAndBeer.com.

Spring Update

Preparations are already underway for the Spring season with the squad training on Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Westbrook High School gym. New players are welcome all the time, with attendance mandatory for returning players.

New Club Shop Open

The club has inked a new partnership agreement with Zoti Sports for the coming season to provide a full line of on-field and off-field apparel.

Fall D2 Schedule Finalized

The off season saw yet another league restructuring, with the Atlantic Premiership clubs returning to also compete in Division 1, bumping the bottom clubs, Hartford, Portland and Amoskeag, back down to Division 2. So, despite a 3-5 record in D1, we find ourselves back in our old division.

Portland Rugby Presents: Pig & Beer on the Pier

Portland Rugby presents: "Pig & Beer on the Pier" - our first public festival and pig roast to benefit the Men's, Women's and Youth clubs. The event will be held Saturday May 9, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Maine State Pier.

We couldn't operate without
the help of these great companies

  • Koa Labs
  • Horizon Solutions
  • Zoti Sports
  • Grittys
  • Majella
  • Pats Pizza

Want to partner with Portland RFC? Please contact our Club President to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

Home FieldMen's SocialWomen's Social

Kennedy Park

Address: 100 Fox Street, Portland, ME 04101

Pat's Pizza Old Port

Address: 30 Market Street, Portland, ME 04101

Fore Play Sports Pub

Address: 436 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101