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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Let’s Go Ran-gers!!

April 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Let’s Go Ran-gers!!

NO!! For you troglodytes that are fans of a certain NHL team on the wrong side of the Hudson, I am NOT referring to them.  FIE!!  A pox on you.  I just have one thing to say: 19-94 (clap . . . clap . . . clap-clap) Nev-er-more (clap. . . clap . . .…

Rent-A-Rugger Fundraiser

April 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Rent-A-Rugger Fundraiser

By popular demand, the Morris Men’s Rent-a-Rugger Fundraiser is back for the 2018 championship run! Immediately following the 3pm playoff game at Pocono Field, the Men of Morris will be auctioning themselves off for your money. Ruggers will advertise their skills and services they are willing to offer, along with a minimum bid and buyout…

A Study in Recycling

April 17, 2018 | Comments Off on A Study in Recycling

Between our game last week on Randall’s Island and this week’s game at Center Island Field in Oyster Bay, I could not help but notice how the 2 NY cities deal with the restoration of artificial turf fields. At Randall’s Island, the City Forefathers and Fivemothers had already decided that they needed to resurface the…

Morris Men played their first playoff match of 2018

April 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Morris Men played their first playoff match of 2018

By the grace of the Rugby Gods, we were granted the best weather of the year as Morris played their first playoff match of 2018 this past Saturday, April 14th.  The Empire GU Quarter Final tilt was a match-up of eighth seeded Syracuse Chargers and the top seed of the conference Morris.  It took Morris…

Big Win for Morris Lions HS Boys against the 2017 State Champions

April 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Big Win for Morris Lions HS Boys against the 2017 State Champions

On another cold Sunday at Pocono Road the Morris Lions High School boys met the reigning state champions in our second league game of the Spring season. The Bridgewater team are clearly not as strong this year but couldn’t be under estimated. During the week the team build up had focused on continuing to execute…