To promote the growth and development of the game of Rugby
MORRIS RUGBY CORPORATION

BRUINS RUGBY

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PRACTICES

The 2013 Bruin sessions will begin Tuesday, June 4th from 6:30-7:30 pm for Owls, 6:30-8:00pm for Falcons, Hawks & Eagles. Any participating in the tackle program will have practice until 8:30pm. Location will be at the Byram Intermediate School near the basketball courts. Practices will continue there every Tuesday and Thursday evening through July 20th.  Practice sessions will be held weather permitting. Please check your emails for any updates. Please confirm your email address and contact information with our registrar during uniform hand outs. 

Players will be divided into their divisional teams on Tuesday, June 4th.  PLEASE come to practice ready to play. Cleats, shorts and a water bottle are needed.  Bug spray and sunscreen may be useful. Please make sure we have your child’s registration form before practice. For safety reasons, NO child will be permitted on the field if they are not on the roster. Parents are encouraged to stay during all practices for our younger players.

GAMES

Tournaments are held every Saturday.  Matches will begin at 9am (please arrive to all tournaments for 8:30am) Games generally last till 12 noon ~ TACKLE GAMES will begin AFTER the flag games. Directions to the different venues are posted on our website. Please let your coaches know week to week if you will be available to play. Our game schedules are due weekly to the hosting towns. The number of games we play will be based upon the number of available players we have scheduled.

UNIFORMS

Uniforms will be distributed BEFORE our first practice. Location & time TBA. We will make sizing adjustments at the first couple of practices as needed.  Please be patient with us during this time.  All of our players are important to our league and all deserve the one on one attention given at this time.

JUMP IN COACHES

Extra help is always needed! As our players grow to age 14, we tend to lose some amazing coaches that have become a part of our Rugby Family!  If you are interested in helping us out let us know. Prior experience is not needed.  We will teach you what you need to know even if you have never coached or played rugby before! 

HOME MATCH

The home team sponsors light food & drink for our guests & players.  Extra hands will be needed during OUR home tournament which is scheduled for Saturday, July 13th at BIS (Byram Intermediate School).

TEAM PICTURES

Location & time slots TBA.

HUDSON FARMS CHARITY

This year we will be participating in a local charity walk. Please consider walking for our team. More information to follow….

TEAM HISTORY

In the spring of 2002 Alex Ciaraffo and Wayne Lumkong decided their children need to learn the sport that both of them had enjoyed for years. Alex started playing rugby at West Virginia University and later found his way to Morris RFC. Wayne learned his rugby in Trinidad and later played for Rutgers and then Union RFC. Along they way they pick up a new comer to the neighborhood Peter Arnold who played in that far off rugby mecca of New Zealand.

With great support from the Morris Flag Rugby program the Byram Bruins began canvassing the local towns for recruits, Byram, Andover, Sparta, Newton, Ogdensburg and Alamuchy for players. Shortly, the program had near 50 players and a team in every age group the Flag Rugby program offered. The Bruins competed in 3 town tournaments that year and the Youth Flag Rugby Festival. The players and parents were energized and so with the help of friends, neighbors and the support of Morris Flag Rugby and the town of Byram, Bruins rugby was born.

Byram, Stanhope, Netcong, Hopatcong, Andover, Sparta & Newton are ALL participants on the Bruins Rugby Team.

BYRAM INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

The season starts June 12, 2017

First game June 17, 2017

Tournament July 22, 2017

Bruins Youth 2017 Registration

U12 Boys Match Write Up For 4/2/2017

April 3, 2017

The Morris U12 Boys side played away against the Union Mud Turtles this past Sunday with 21 boys taking the pitch.  The U12s fielded two full sides, alternating periods of play, and both dominated the contest against the Mud Turtles.  With a lopsided tally in the range of 57 – 7 the U12s pounced on…

Morris Men’s Team Clothing Drive

March 26, 2017

MORRIS RUGBY MEN’s TEAM CLOTHING DRIVE FUNDRAISER Saturday April 8, 2017 1:00p *DONATIONS ARE BEING COLLECTED  AT THE PLAYOFF GAME 18 Pocono Rd. Denville, 07834 Contact Blaze Feury for additional info., or to make alternate arrangements if you cannot donate on this date (862)377-4687 feury.blaze@gmail.com       We will be reimbursed for every pound we collect!  All items donated must be in good, usable condition.  The clothing & other items collected are NOT SHREDDED! Acceptable Items: Clothes & Shoes: Men’s, Women’s, Kids, *Non-Sneaker Shoes* Accessories: Belts, Purses, Belts, Hats Toys: Small Hard or Soft Toys (below 14” in size) Linens: Bedsheets, Blankets CD’s/DVD’s: In appropriate cases, no copies or loose…

2017 Mennen No Field Dates

March 26, 2017

2017 Special Event Schedule No Mennen Field Availability April 22 & 23              North American Grappling Association                      8:00am – 9:00pm both days April 29                                All County Garage Sale 8:00am – 5:00pm June 10                        New Breed Grappling Tournament                                                      8:00am – 9:00pm June 16 & 17                           Relay for Life 9:00am June 16 thru 12:00midnight June…