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. Get in touch.

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 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
    President

    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.

  • Ben Brennan
    Club Secretary

    PRFC since 2012. UMO to PRFC. For fixtures, he's your man. Seen here wondering if he remembered to book the refs.

  • Adam Croteau
    Treasurer

    PRFC since 2012. A man with hidden depths who once had a recording contract. Now he just records your debts. Pay up, or he will hunt you down.

  • 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

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.

Spring Schedule Firming Up

The men's team has scheduled a number of pre-season games which, weather permitting, will provide a good tune up for the opening league game on April 4th. The current schedule is posted below, but stay tuned for additional games to be tagged on later in the season.

Spring

Portland wrap up the season with 2-2 league record

Portland experienced both the highs and the lows in their first season back in Division 1, coming away with a 2-2 record in league play.

Training Moves To Memorial Stadium

With the fading daylight we have moved training to the fllodlit Memorial Stadium at Deering High School. The time slot has also changed, with training on Tuesday now beginning at 8pm and on Thursday at 7pm.

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

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


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