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SUNY Plattsburgh Men's Rugby Sports Club

About the Men's Rugby Club

The club is a member of the newly formed GU Empire Rugby Conference. During the fall, they participate in the Empire. Rugby Conference league games. The spring schedule will consist of either scrimmages or tournaments. Funded by the Student Association.

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Men's Rugby 2014

All home games at rugby field across from Sibley parking lot and behind four high rise dorms Defrenburgh, Wilson, Whiteface & Moffitt.

Date Away Team Home Team Time Win-Loss
9/13 St Lawrence  Plattsburgh  1:00pm  Win 12-0
9/20 Plattsburgh Clarkson  1:00pm  Win 38-12
9/27 Potsdam Plattsburgh  12:00pm  Win 31-12
10/4 Plattsburgh Paul Smiths  1:00pm  Loss 18-26
Regional Play Offs
10/18 #4  St Lawrence #1 Plattsburgh  12:00  Win 12-5
10/25  #2 Potsdam Plattsburgh  1:00  
11/1   Upstate NSCRO Championship    

 In their 2001 season, the men's rugby team was undefeated in league play and won the NYS Rugby Conference Championship that qualified them for the NE Regional in Mass. (Fourth place). In 2002, the team placed second in the NYS Rugby Conference Championships and Brandon Lobrutto was named to the NE All Star team. Again in 2005, the rugby team was undefeated in league play, won the NYS Rugby Conference Championship and qualified for the NE Regional in Mass. (fourth place).

In the Fall of 2006, Plattsburgh State Men's Rugby club moved from Division III NYS Rugby Conference to Division II League playing Hamilton, Colgate, RPI, Union Oswego, and Siena. In the spring of 2009, the men's team took first at the NYS Rugby Collegiate Upstate Tournament beating Hamilton, Geneso and Buffalo State in the championship game 10-0.

The men's and women's rugby teams sponsor the TNT Rugby Tournament. The profit from this tournament is donated to the Tony Santandrea Memorial Scholarship fund through the College Foundation. At the Rugby field, remembrance plaques and trees have been planted to remember Tony Santandrea and Trevor Green, rugby players, who died as students and Billy Erwin, a rugby alumnus who died in the World Trade Centers on 9/11.

Contact Information


Karen Waterbury, Recreational Sports Associate Director
312 Memorial Hall
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh NY 12901

Phone: (518) 564-4150
Fax: (518) 564-4155