To promote the growth and development of the game of Rugby

About us

MISSION STATEMENT

To promote the growth and development of the game of Rugby by providing education about and facilitating participation in the traditions of Rugby, amateur sport, citizenship and sportsmanship, on the local, national and international level.

STATEMENT OF INTENT

In order to achieve our mission, The Morris Rugby Corporation will serve as the proactive organizing and governing body for men's and women's Rugby in the County of Morris and the State of New Jersey. We will promote participation in the sport by managing adult level programs and by establishing a youth program. We will further promote participation by establishing a scholarship program for local collegiate Rugby players. We will provide playing and training facilities for our programs. We will seek to host and promote regional, national and international competition. Finally, we will promote and participate in worthy community service activity, and from this activity seek positive recognition for our organization, our membership, and the sport of Rugby.

PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Play for enjoyment.
  • Play hard but fair.
  • Play by the laws of the game.
  • Be committed to your team. Attend all practices and matches.
  • Never argue with the referee. Control your temper at all times.
  • Work equally hard for yourself and your team.
  • Be a good sport. Applaud all good play whether by your team or your opponent.
  • The goals of the game are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good.

COACH CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Positively reinforce the actions of players.
  • Lead by example.
  • Be honest with yourself and players.
  • Create an enjoyable environment in which to play the game.
  • Develop team respect for referees.
  • Give all players the opportunity to participate in the game
  • Insist on fair play and discipline.
  • Be reasonable on the demand on players' time, energy, enthusiasm.
  • Encourage sportsmanship.

SPECTATOR / PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Applaud the performance of both teams.
  • Be positive with the referee.
  • Acknowledge the efforts of the referee.
  • Let players play their game, not your game.
  • Praise efforts, not results.
  • Set an example for the players.
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Morris Lions High School Boys Volunteer

November 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Morris Lions High School Boys Volunteer

A cold and windy Saturday morning in November saw the Morris Lions High School Boys team turn out to help the Denville Beatification Department with the Canna bulb harvest. The boys, assisted by Head Coach Karl Matthews, worked hard for 3 hours to dig, lift and remove the large leaves of the plants. Meanwhile Andrea…

. . . . but we don’t want the Irish!!

November 3, 2018 | Comments Off on . . . . but we don’t want the Irish!!

It was Long Island’s turn to host the Olde Boy Palooza.  But L.I. Ralph was not there!!  My Mom always used to say that apple pie without cheese is like a hug without a squeeze.  This was a very similar situation, but I am too lazy to think of a word that rhymes with Ralph,…

Morris Lions place 3rd in NJ Fall 7’s Series

November 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Morris Lions place 3rd in NJ Fall 7’s Series

Morris Lions finished strong to secure 3rd overall in the NJ Fall 7’s series. Consisting of five tournaments in September and October each with pool play deciding seeding for the finals. Points are awarded at each tournament to determine the standings. Going into the final tournament Morris Lions stood joint 3rd in the U19 bracket.…

Morris Rugby Store Opens November 2nd

November 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Morris Rugby Store Opens November 2nd

Morris Rugby Winter Store Opens on November 2nd and stays open until November 16th. Order some Christmas gifts early! ORDER HERE

Morris Masters Felled by Canadian Goose Excrement…Lots of It

September 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Morris Masters Felled by Canadian Goose Excrement…Lots of It

The Harvard of New Jersey left our captain unprepared.  Oh, he may have learned the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow (both African AND European), but his miscalculation of the incubation period of cryptosporidiosis (“crypto”) proved to be the undoing of the Morris Masters on that fateful Saturday in Bayonne, NJ.  Morris, you see, had…