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

Newly promoted to Division 1 and looking to make an impact. Come join our young and ambitious team.

Women's Rugby

PWRFC is made up of women of all ages and skill level in the greater Portland area. Learn more.

Youth Rugby

Developing the next generation of Portland rugby stars.

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 newly promoted to NERFU Division 1 while the women's teams currently competes in 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.

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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.

  • Colin Talbot
    Team Captain

    PRFC since 2008. Captain since 2012. Rugged scrum half raised through the PRFC system, with a detour through Northeastern.

  • Nick Marchant
    Vice Captain

    PRFC since 2010. Relative newcomer to the game, but growing in leaps and bounds. Using his wrestling pedigree to great effect.

  • Jeff Dalzell
    Club Secretary

    PRFC since 2010. Maine rugby through and through. Portland Youth, UMO, PRFC. For fixtures, he's your man. Also amphibious.

  • Steve Stewart

    PRFC since 2006. The Surly Canadian, hailing from Halifax, with time in PA. Fitness role model. Pay up, or he will hunt you down.

  • Tobin Piker
    Assistant Coach

    PRFC since 2009. Pennsylvania transplant now enjoying the way life should be. Nurturing new talent off the field, but still won't quit playing.

  • 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

Club News

Fall (and Spring) Schedule Confirmed

PRFC now has their full league schedule confirmed for their first season in NCR3 Division 1. It will also include two cross-over games with teams from the newly formed Atlantic Rugby Premiership, although the results of these games will not count towards either team's league standing.

Portland just miss out on Springfield / Acton double

In a grueling weekend of rugby, Portland travelled to the Springfield Sevens tournament this Saturday, where they clinched the social division cup, then headed to Acton 10's the following day, where they played all the way through to the final only to come up short against the Boston Irish Wolfho

Mixed Results at Worcester 7's

Portland struggled in the early rounds of Worcester 7's, dropping games to South Shore and Boston Maccabi, but then rallied to pick up some hardware, winning the Bowl final. The team's final record was 2-2 on the day.

Portland defeats Hartford in NERFU Semi-Final

Portland defeated Hartford Wanderers 26-14 in front of a packed Fox Street crowd to advance to the NERFU Division 2 finals.

NERFU Playoffs Begin

Portland men's team gets their Spring season in to high gear tomorrow (4/19) as the host Hartford Wanderers (CT) in the New England RFU Division 2 Semi-Finals.

PRFC Team Store

The club has lined up a new partnership with Triton Performance Apparel to supply club kit and teamwear, which includes a new team store that allows you to order your own training and leisure wear.

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

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

Home FieldPost Match Social

Kennedy Park

Address: 100 Fox Street, Portland, ME 04101

Pat's Pizza Old Port

Address: 30 Market Street, Portland, ME 04101