Here’s what’s new and noteworthy in the world of Morris Rugby…
mawrs-square Volunteers Needed for 2nd Annual MAWRS

Mark your calendars for a huge weekend of girl’s and women’s rugby on June 11th and 12th in Clinton, NJ. The Mid-Atlantic Women’s Rugby Showcase (MAWRS) includes 2 days of exciting matches and coach/player/parent chats with college scouts from top programs.

The weekend includes:

  • U23 Women’s All-Star East Division Championships
  • Elite Girls Rugby League Championship 2022 sponsored by Rugby New York
  • US Women’s Rugby Foundation pop-up museum celebrating 50 years of women’s rugby in the USA
  • Tribute honoring legendary Coach Kathy Flores and her contributions to women’s rugby
  • College fair and showcase with twelve top HS girls teams
  • Dedicated Middle School game field and U14 matches

We need your help for this monumental event to run smoothly and successfully. Please sign up via SignUp Genius—volunteers are needed for facilities prep, coach/team check-in concessions, apparel sales, parking and more.

Volunteers Needed to Join 45th Anniversary Gala Planning Committee

Morris Rugby’s 45th Anniversary Gala has been booked for Friday, November 18th at the Mountain Lakes Club. Help us make this the best gala yet! The first planning meeting will be Monday, May 16th at 7 pm. We need your help with decorations, menu, guest speakers, a new hall of fame initiative, and much more! Please email Allan Grace at or president if you can help!

flag-sum22-square Youth Flag Registration Now Open for Summer 2022

Morris Rugby’s youth flag program is now registering kids entering Kindergarten through 9th grade. The flag season is run as a clinic from June 13th 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 team!

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

flag-referees Youth Flag Referees Needed

Applications are now open for referees for our youth flag matches on Saturday mornings from June 18th until July 23rd. Referee experience not required! (Returning referees are particularly needed for Eagle level.)

A minimum of three weeks refereeing is guaranteed. Starting payment for new referees is $40 per Saturday. Successful applicants are required to attend two training sessions to be held on Monday, June 6th and Wednesday, June 8th before the season begins.

Apply now via TeamSnap! For more information visit the Morris Rugby website.

morris-ALL-tropical7s-2022 17 Current/Former Morris Players Selected for Tropical 7s

Over Easter weekend last month, seventeen Morris players traveled to Tampa, FL to play for various elite teams at Tropical 7s, one of the world’s leading youth rugby sevens tournaments. Congratulations to all the players on this accomplishment!

Atlantis U14 Girls: Abby Buratti, Rowan DeWet, Mackenzie Marks, Teagan Mendel and Olive Rhodes
Atlantis U18 Girls: Leila Galarza, Anna Kugelman and Caitlin Moroney
Atlantis U18 Boys: Pierce Hillabrant
Rebels Rugby: Nick Doumbe and Jacob Brennan
Rhinos Rugby: Neasa McLaughlin
The Rugby Advantage: JoJo Mignone, Catherine Mignone
USA South Panthers: Isaac Gamboa
West Point: Emma Gamboa and Molly Murtagh

masters-palooza Masters Host Successful Palooza at Pocono

Morris Masters saw a great turnout for their palooza at Pocono field on Saturday, April 30th. No serious injuries and lots of great rugby!! Thanks to PJ Miller for the delicious post-palooza spread at the Moose.

Next Match: Last palooza of the season will be on Saturday, May 21st hosted by Bayonne. If you’re over 35 and looking to stay in the game, come out and join us!

u14girls-ruggerfest Middle School Girls Go Undefeated at Ruggerfest

The U12/U14 girls had a dominant showing at Ruggerfest in DC on April 30th–May 1st, winning all of their round robin matches. Congratulations girls!!

Next Match: Saturday, May 14th at 10 am vs Doylestown at Pocono

hsgirls-ruggerfest High School Girls Crowned Ruggerfest Champions

Huge congratulations to the HS girls who went undefeated at Ruggerfest with a total points differential of 156-10 across all matches. They scored an impressive 59 unanswered points in the final against State College.

Next Match: Friday, May 13th at 6:30 pm vs Play Rugby USA on Randall’s Island

hsboys-cbatourney High School Boys Win CBA tournament

The High School Boys defeated Christian Brothers Academy 19-7 and St. Peter’s Prep 29-19 at the CBA rugby tournament on Sunday, May 1st. Great work boys!!

Next Match: Sunday, May 15th away at Bridgewater

women-in-philly Women’s Team Kicks Off Short and Sweet Season

Morris Women opened their spring season on May 7th with a round robin between hosts Philadelphia, Village Lions, and a few Wilmington players. 4 new women’s players debuted in their first-ever rugby match!

Next/Last Match: Saturday, May 14th at 11 am vs Village Lions at Pocono

Men’s Team Revved Up for Mario Kart Bar Crawl

Morris Men are hosting a Mario Kart Pub Crawl on Saturday, May 14th in Morristown. Based on the iconic game, costumes are heavily encouraged as racers compete to win each course. Rules and challenges ensure there’s never a dull moment as we celebrate the arrival of summer! $10 entry, includes drink deals. The race starts at Horseshoe Tavern at 7:30 pm.

rugbynj Rugby New Jersey Announces HS Boys All-Star Tournament Hosted by Rugby New York

Rugby NJ will be fielding a team at the HS Boys All-Star Tournament on Saturday, June 11th at JFK Football Stadium in Hoboken, NJ. Rugby NY will be scouting at the tournament to identify players for their academy team to play other MLR academies.

Coaching staff includes Bogdan Morariu, Ryan (Tree) Murphy and Anna Gildea from Union; Brian Sheehy and Tom Meehan from CBA; and Connor Hochman from St. Augustine. The coaching staff will watch and scout players at the Rugby NJ Championship Weekend May 28-29th, 2022.

  • 1st Tryout – 5/29 from 12-2 pm at CBA after the championship game. (Players wanting to be considered for the team who are playing in the championship will be excused from this tryout but expected to be on site.)
  • 2nd Tryout – 6/4 from 11 am-1 pm at the Lyons VA field, 151 Knollcroft Rd, Bernardsville.

There is NO fee to try out. View the press release or visit Rugby New Jersey’s website for more information.


  • Mario Kart Bar Crawl • Saturday, May 14, 2022 – Horseshoe Tavern, Morristown
  • 45th Planning Meeting • Monday, May 16, 2022 – Dover Moose Lodge
  • Morris Masters Palooza • Saturday, May 21, 2022 – Bayonne
  • Rugby NJ Championship Weekend • May 28-29, 2022
  • HS Girls Alumnae Day • Saturday June 4, 2022 – Pocono Field
  • Flag Referee Clinics • June 6th & June 8th, 2022
  • Mid-Atlantic Women’s Rugby Showcase (M.A.W.R.S) • June 11-12, 2022 – Clinton, NJ
  • HS Boys All-Star Tournament • Saturday, June 11, 2022 – JFK Stadium, Hoboken, NJ
  • Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic • TBD Mid-June
  • Denville River Cleanup • Sunday, July 3, 2022 – Pocono Field
  • McDevitt Cup: Masters vs Old Breed • Saturday, September 10, 2022 – Pocono Field
  • 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

  • USA Rugby’s Mid-Atlantic Talent ID Session • Sunday, May 29, 2022 – DC area. Register here.
  • Northeast Academy U23 Women’s All Stars • June 2022 – Fill out the interest form 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.
  • 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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