Here’s what’s new and noteworthy in the world of Morris Rugby…
mawrs-square High School Girls Vying for EGRL Championship Tomorrow at 2nd Annual MAWRS

The much-anticipated Mid-Atlantic Women’s Rugby Showcase (MAWRS) returns to Bundt Park in Lebanon, NJ tomorrow! College scouts from 35 top programs will be in attendance to witness over 360 players competing in U14, U18 and U23 matches over two days.

On Saturday at 9:30 am, our HS Girls take on Doylestown in the inaugural Elite Girls Rugby League championship match sponsored by Rugby New York. Come out and support the girls, then check out the US Women’s Rugby Foundation pop-up museum celebrating 50 years of women’s rugby in the USA!

rugbynj-allstars-2022 9 High School Boys Named to Rugby New Jersey’s All-Star Squad

Congratulations to the following Morris Rugby players selected for Rugby NJ’s HS Boys All-Star team: Andrew Gomez, Ayden Gomez, Connor Gilfillan, Evan Rothery, Isaac Gamboa, Ivan Gomez, Oliver Acuna-Casey, Shane Elvin and Tiyaan Pillay!

This Sunday, June 12th, the team will play in the all-star tournament hosted by Rugby New York at JFK Stadium in Hoboken, NJ. Come out and support the boys at 11 am for the first match against Rugby NY, followed by a playoff match at 2 or 3 pm. View the press release or visit Rugby New Jersey’s website for more information.



Congratulations to Our Graduating Seniors & Best Wishes in College!

High School Girls
Catherine Mignone – Harvard
Emily Dobbs – Virginia Tech
Riley Sibilia – Mount St Mary’s
Alissa Eisenhart – West Point

High School Boys
Nick Butterworth – Idaho State
Tyler Inserra – Arizona State
Andrew Gomez – Clarkson University
Finn O’Shaughnessy – San Diego State
Connor Gilfillan – University of Michigan
Jonathan DeSimone – Purdue
Nicholas Doumbe – St Bonaventure
Shane Elvin – St Bonaventure
Jacob Brennan – St Bonaventure
AJ Sweeney – County College of Morris
Patrick Feehan – Virginia Tech
Dennis Pappa – TBD

hsboys-team-selfie Morris Rugby Seeking Head Coach for High School (U18) Boys Team

The coaching committee has announced the search for a new Head Coach to lead the Boys U18 Division in their 15s and 7s endeavors. The successful applicant will lead training, selection, conditioning, and strategy with the help of an Assistant Coach and will help facilitate tournament, league, fundraising opportunities with the help of a Team Manager and involved parents.

View the attached press release for more information. All interested parties should submit Expression of Interest to

flag-sum22-square Youth Flag Season Kicks Off Next Week!

Morris Rugby’s youth flag program is registering kids entering Kindergarten through 9th grade. The flag season starts next week and runs through July 23rd, with evening practices twice per week and Saturday morning games scheduled against neighboring towns. Children from any town are welcome to join any program!

Visit Morris Rugby’s website for more information about each program and register here:

safetycourse Upcoming Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Course

Morris Rugby is once again holding the Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. clinic, required of all our coaches (18+) and any parent who may be assisting with a team and may “cover” for a coach till they get there. This course covers all sports and only needs to be completed once (it does not expire).

The course will be held at the Dover Moose Lodge on Monday, June 20th from 6-9 pm. Arrive at 5:45 pm (latecomers will be turned away) and feel free to bring something to eat for dinner, or bring cash to purchase food from the Moose. Participants must stay to the end to earn certification.

The course costs $35 payable in cash or check made out to Morris Rugby. Please contact PJ Miller at for more details on registration.

morriscountypride2022 Morris Rugby Recruiting at Morris County Pride Festival

Morris Rugby will be tabling at the 3rd annual Morris County Pride Festival presented by Edge NJ. The event takes place on Saturday, June 25th from 10:30 am to 5 pm on the County College of Morris campus. If you are interested in helping recruit players and raise awareness about Morris Rugby at pride, please email!

denville-flood Volunteers Needed for Denville River Cleanup

Join us on Sunday, July 3rd from 9 am-12 pm for the annual Denville river cleanup. We are lucky to play rugby at all levels almost year round at Pocono Field. We all know the river floods our pitch annually—our efforts at the cleanup help the Denville community and ensure the quality of the field for years to come! So come out and support the Morris family and have some fun cleaning up the river. Meet at 9 am and wear long sleeves, long pants and bring gloves to protect against poison ivy!


  • MAWRS • June 11-12, 2022 – Bundt Park, Lebanon
  • Rugby New Jersey Boys’ All Stars • Sunday, June 12, 2022 – JFK Stadium, Hoboken
  • Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic • Monday, June 20, 2022 – Dover Moose Lodge
  • Denville River Cleanup • Sunday, July 3, 2022 – Pocono Field
  • Paul McDevitt Cup: Masters vs Old Breed • Saturday, September 10, 2022 – Pocono Field. Social afterwards at the Moose.
  • Morris Rugby’s Annual Golf Outing • Thursday, September 22, 2022 – Farmstead Golf & Country Club
  • Morris Day & Women’s Team 30th Anniversary • TBD Fall
  • 45th Anniversary Gala • Friday, November 18, 2022 – Mountain Lakes Club
  • HS Boys 20th Anniversary • Saturday, November 26, 2022 – Pocono Field

  • Morris County Pride Festival • Saturday, June 25, 2022 – County College of Morris. Learn more here.
  • Army Elite Boys Clinic • July 7-10, 2022 – West Point, NY. Register here.
  • Polar Bear Girls Rugby Camp • July 7-10, 2022 – Bowdoin College, ME. Register here.
  • The Rugby Advantage Summer Camp • July 25-July 28, 2022 – Lyons VA Field. Register here.
  • Rugby and French/Leinster Youth Skills Camp • August 3-9, 2022 – Golden Goal Sports Park, Fort Ann, NY. Learn more and register here.
  • Joey Bella Memorial Dinner • Saturday, September 10, 2022 – Gardner Field, Denville. Tickets will be available soon.

  • You can always find event updates on the calendar at the bottom of our home page.
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