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The New Orleans Rugby Football Club was created in 1973 by a group of college teammates who wanted to pursue their sport at a different level, and hoped to pass on the joy of the game and camaraderie of its culture to their children. 

A generation later, the club has earned recognition as a top regional team and national contender. The club won the Division II USA Rugby national championship in 2011, the Division III national championship in 2012 and in Division I landed berths in the national final four in 2013 and the national championship round in 2014.

Today, our players range in age from college students to seasoned veterans with “Old Boy” status. Our club members coach and mentor the growing network of high school and youth rugby in our region. We also proudly support the professional NOLA Gold, an inaugural team in Major League Rugby. 


Our club strives to build ties across these generations to build rugby culture on and off the pitch. The club is based in New Orleans, a world-renowned crossroads and bucket list destination for any traveling side. 

NORFC currentl;y fields a D2 and D3 team in the True South Geographic Union (South Pool), USA Rugby South

Practice Information

Open to players of any size, shape, or experience. 

Practice is Tuesdays  from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Gretna Rugby Pitch (850 Gretna Blvd) and Thursdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm at Farnet Field, Harrison Ave and Marconi Dr.  Contact Club President, Jimmy Rehkopf ( for more information.


2024 True South D2 Rugby Champions

2024 True South D3 Rugby Champions

2023 True South D2 Rugby Champions

2023 True South D3 Rugby Champions

2019 True South D2 Rugby Champions

2014 USA Rugby D1 National 2nd Place
2013 USA Rugby D1 National 3rd Place
2012 USA Rugby D3 National Champions
2012 USA Rugby South D1 Champions
2012 USA Rugby South D3 Champions

2011 USA Rugby D2 National Champions
2008-2012 Deep South Rugby Champions



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