05 Sep 2013

Northeast Rugby Olympic Development Academy Completes Phase 1

September 05, 2013

Joshua Smith, Director of New England Academy Operations for the Northeast Rugby Olympic Development Academy (NRODA), filed this report as they wrap up Phase 1 of their inaugural season:  "On May 26th we ran a try out at Malden Catholic for roughly 60 players, testing each player..

28 Aug 2013

Brains Over Brawn: Don't 'Tough Out' a Concussion. Know the 5Rs

August 28, 2013

USA Rugby has launched a very important new concussion policy- "Brains Over Brawn: Don't 'Tough Out' a Concussion. Know the 5Rs".  This policy aligns with the IRB's guidelines and messaging concerning concussion management.USA Rugby and NERFU have made player welfare and safety their top priori..

28 Aug 2013

Two Level 1 Referee Courses Scheduled for Early September

August 28, 2013

The New England Rugby Referee Society (NERRS) has announced two Level 1 Referee courses scheduled in early September. They will both be held the weekend after Labor Day in the following locations: September 7 at Dartmouth College in Hanover NH September 8 in Melrose MA To register for..

27 Aug 2013

Men's D3 Club Schedule to Change

August 27, 2013

The Boston Irish Wolfhounds have had to drop out of Men's Club Division 3 for the fall. This will obviously have ramifications on the fall league schedule. Any changes to schedule is currently being looked at. Please contact your Division Director, Jeff West if you have question in the meantime. Fur..

23 Aug 2013

USA Rugby Member Registration Now Ready For NERFU Members

August 23, 2013

USA Rugby's 2013-2014 Membership Registration will now process NERFU dues. Feel free to go ahead and register. Please help spread the word to other members of your club. Everyone must be registered before they take part in matches this fall.  To register for any role with USA Ru..

16 Aug 2013


August 16, 2013

IMPORTANT: Please DO NOT REGISTER with USA Rugby for CIPP until notified. USA Rugby opened up registration yesterday but they have NOT placed NERFU dues on the registration system yet.Anyone that registers before our union dues are added will have their registration voided and they will have to go b..

06 Aug 2013

Level I Referee Course- August 24th

August 06, 2013

Here's your chance to get certified as a ref as the fall season starts: There will be a Level 1 course at Southington High School in Southington Connecticut on August 24 (Saturday), 2013. The course leader is Richard Parker.Eligibility: This is the entry or introductory level course to rugby referee..

26 Jul 2013

NEW Scrum Engagement Process Effective August 15th!

July 26, 2013

Scrum Engagement Process – Effective August 15, 2013From our friends at the New England Rugby Referee Society (NERRS):The International Rugby Board Council has announced the implementation of a global trial of the “crouch, bind, set” scrum engagement sequence, which is aimed at enhancing playe..

23 Jul 2013

Belles, Beantown & Middlesex Straigthen Hold on Play-off Spots

July 23, 2013

Congrats to both the Boston Belles and Middlesex for claiming the top prize at the Princeton 7s this weekend. For Middlesex, the championship victory pulls them to within 6 points of the top spot in the NRU 7s Qualifier Standings just behind Old Blue. For the Belles it means a tighter grasp on ..

20 Jul 2013

NERFU 7s Updates: NRU Qualifiers, Worcester 7s, Gate City 7s

July 20, 2013

 With the New Haven 7s and Cape Cod 7s under our belts here in New England we turn our attention to the NRU Club 7s Qualifiers for the men and women and a shout out from Charles River about their tournament in August, plus if your looking for some last minute 7s action this weekend, Worcester w..