Originally founded in 1960, the Boston Rugby Football Club honors a 59 year tradition of playing quality rugby in New England and nationally. The BRFC is proud of its past achievements and continually strives to maintain its prominent status in the 100,000+ member USA Rugby Football Union.
In 1996, the coming together of two rugby forces in New England heralded the birth of a new rugby powerhouse in Boston. The Beacon Hill Rugby Club, formed in 1968 by several former BRFC players, rejoined the BRFC to create today's strengthened club.
The focus of Boston Rugby Football Club is to provide an environment that fosters individual player growth and leads to success at all levels. This includes a commitment to a strong coaching staff and providing plenty of challenging rugby for all players.
Our Senior side moved to NERFU Division II starting in the Fall, 2017. Our Under-19 side competes against local and international teams throughout the summer. We also field an Old Boys side each spring and fall.
Boston Rugby Football Club continues to be a positive contributor to the rugby community, with many members serving on rugby boards and coaching various youth, high school and college teams. New members are always welcome, regardless of prior rugby experience. See the recruitment page for more details.
Number of Sides: 2 Men's; 1 "Old Boys"; 2 Sevens; Under-19
Number of Members: 100+
Colors: Black, Blue, White, and Gold
New England Champions
1970*, 1971, 1972, 1973*, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980*, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985*, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1994*, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013
Eastern RFU Champions
1983, 1985, 1987*, 1988
Div. 1 National Championships
Final Four - 1983, 1985
Elite Eight - 1997, 2000, 2013
Div. 3 National Championships
Champions: 3rd Side – 2000
Semi-Finals – 2010, 2011
Blue Conference Champions - 2008
Northeast Sevens Champions
USA Rugby Sevens National Championships
Qualified – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
NERFU Cup Series 7s Champions - 2016
BRFC Hall of Fame
Class of 2010:
Class of 2012:
Class of 2016:
Dr. Lyle Micheli