Thank you for your interest in Gonzaga Rugby!
Gonzaga Rugby welcomes all interested student-athletes. No rugby experience is necessary, and because rugby requires a variety of skills and physical abilities, there is a position suitable for almost all potential players.

Our experienced coaches prepare players for competition by instructing them on rugby skills, proper technique and conditioning for safe play, and the rugby tradition of sportsmanship.

Our goal is to ensure that all players can play in a safe and enjoyable environment. To do this we have put in place a number of policies and procedures, including a “confidence in contact” program that all players must complete at the start of every season. Coaches will always do their best to ensure that players learn how to play the game safely.

Rugby at Gonzaga is a 'self-cut' sport. This means that no player will get cut for ability. However, players may be dropped from the program due to lack of commitment and communication; poor academic performance; or disciplinary issues. The coaches understand there are times when absences are unavoidable and in these cases, athletes should communicate their absence to the coaches as soon as possible.

In terms of equipment, all you need is a mouth guard and cleats/rugby boots. Rugby shorts and practice pennies will be issued to you after you register. It’s also important to note that one of the keys to Gonzaga Rugby’s success on and off the field is support from the families of both current players and alumni. If you'd like to learn more about the proud history of Gonzaga Rugby, please click here

We look forward to welcoming you to the Gonzaga Rugby family!  


Lee Kelly
Director of Gonzaga Rugby
Interested in Rugby? Here are some useful sites and books to help you understand more about the game.

Rugby 101

Links to Other Rugby Sites
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