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Men’s Rugby

The men’s rugby club will be looking for more students to join for the fall 2022 season and anyone interested, can contact the club president, Owen Pica more information. Student can also visit the club’s OwlNet page,, for more current information about the men’s rugby club status this spring.**

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 staff advisor is a former KSC player and was the head coach from 2003-2019. 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 season, the team participates as a member of NSCRO-South Champions Division. In the spring semester, the club typically participates in several tournaments against other clubs.

To inquire about joining the team for 2022-23, please email:

Club President: Owen Pica:
Head Coach: Ely Thayer:
Advisor: John Johannesen:

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 Campus Recreation & Fitness

Lynne Andrews
Director of Campus Recreation & Fitness
Front Desk: 603.358.2826