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Men’s Rugby

Formed in the spring of 1972, Keene State men’s rugby has been training players of all abilities to play the game of rugby for over 40 years.Our head coach is a former KSC player and has been the coach since 2003. The team competed in the 2010 NSCRO nationals in Virginia Beach and placed second in the country.

No prior experience is necessary and, in fact, many of our players have never played the game before arriving at Keene State.

During the fall, the team is a member of NSCRO-South Champions Division and competes against teams such as Babson College, Eastern Connecticut State University, Salem State University, Holy Cross and Trinity College and and has a competitive "A" and "B" side.

In the spring semester, the club participates in several tournaments against other clubs for a six week season.

To inquire about joining the team, please email:

Club President: Ryan Pelligrinelli:
Head Coach: John Johannesen:
Coordinator of Intramural Sports/Club Sports: David Sweeney:

Spring 2018 Game Schedule

Sunday, March 25 - Salem State University - 7’s Tournament (8 team, double elimination)
Saturday, March 31 - Bowdoin College - 7’s Tournament (5 team, triple elimination)
Sunday, April 8 - College of the Holy Cross - 7’s Tournament (6 team, double elimination)
Wednesday, April 11 - Norwich University - TBA
Sunday, April 15 - Keene State 7’s tournament (7 team, double elimination)-HOME
Saturday, April 21 - Williams College 15’s JD Tournament (6 team, double elimination)

Home games are played on Joyce Athletic Fields on campus – coming into Keene, turn onto Wyman Way off of Main Street and park in the farthest lot at the end of Wyman Way next to the Recreation Center/Spaulding Gym. Joyce Fields are across the river to the left of the parking lot.

Dogs and alcohol/drug consumption are prohibited on the athletic fields during club sport games.

Contact Rec Sports

Lynne Andrews
Director of Recreational Sports

Front Desk: 603.358.2826