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 HS Boys Complete Regular Season – moving on to Playoffs

May 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Morris Lions HS Boys Complete Regular Season – moving on to Playoffs

Although the weather continues to try to disrupt the High School Boys games nothing could dampen spirits as a successful regular season came to close. Making up a March cancellation on Mother’s Day is not ideal and yet again the match was moved due to weather and field closures. In less than perfect conditions for…

Morris Masters May 12, 2018: CT Grey #20 A Lot; Motley Less

May 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Morris Masters May 12, 2018: CT Grey #20 A Lot; Motley Less

Ruggers from all over the world gathered to celebrate the date on which Mrs. O’Herlihy dramatically improved the trajectory of Morris’ own Cal O’Herlihy’s life by promising to be with him through the best and worst of times.  The latter was exemplified by the performance of the Motley crew with which Cal and several other…

Morris Lions soar with U16 win and ranked #41 after hard fought battles

May 8, 2018 | Comments Off on Morris Lions soar with U16 win and ranked #41 after hard fought battles

On the Unami Park pitch that epitomized the Mudturtle name of Union Rugby the Morris Lions played some superb rugby. Not the conditions for a free flowing or fast game the first game saw the High School Boys lose narrowly 10 – 7. However, the B side/U16’s followed with a magnificent 32 – 29 victory. …

DENVILLE DAWGS 20th Anniversary Reception

May 6, 2018 | Comments Off on DENVILLE DAWGS 20th Anniversary Reception

For 20 years, children and their parents have been playing Rugby and joining the Morris Rugby Community. Come out and see the history of the program as we unveil the The Denville Dawgs 20th Anniversary Exhibit in Denville’s Municipal Building! Monday, May 14, 2018 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Presentation at 7pm Denville Municipal Building, 1 St. Mary’s Place, Denville, New…

Away Game results in Home Win for High School Boys

April 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Away Game results in Home Win for High School Boys

Yet again Spring Rugby served up more weather-related challenges. With late notice that the Bergen Rugby pitch was closed they asked if we could move the game to a Morris venue. With the amount of rain in previous days the Pocono Road field was also closed so the game was moved to Mennen. On what…