E&H men's rugby player holding the ball.

Rugby

Rugby is one of the fastest-growing club sports in America with more than 32,000 college players registered with USA Rugby. The Men’s & Women’s Rugby Teams at Emory & Henry compete against other college club teams from around the region and in the Cardinal Athletic Conference.

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Emory & Henry College added non-NCAA competitive rugby to enhance the vibrant culture of the college community and to start a new tradition. The teams travel and play at home against other institutions on a collegiate level.

USA Rugby

The club at Emory & Henry is open to tryout to compete against other college club teams from around the region in the Cardinal Athletic Conference.

Rugby Scholarship Application

*Important Note: Per NCAA rules, if you participate in an NCAA-athletic team you are not eligible for a Rugby Scholarship*


Men’s Fall 2019 Game Stats

  • E&H vs. Wake Forest: Win 47-12
  • E&H vs. James Madison (Harrisonburg, Va): Win 29-5
  • E&H vs. Duke: Loss 18-17
  • E&H vs. Roanoke College: Win 49-7 
  • E&H vs. Southern Virginia: Loss 77-5
  • E&H vs. Washington & Lee (Lexington, Va): Loss 29-14
  • E&H vs. University of Richmond: Win 7-8
  • Small College Challenge Championship vs. Hampden-Sydney: Loss 41-13

Women’s Rugby

In 2019, Emory & Henry formed its first women’s rugby team playing non-NCAA intercollegiate rugby in the Cardinal Athletic Conference. Their motto is “Never Give Up. Never Surrender.” The team is a member of USA Rugby and is a group of powerful women devoted to teamwork and dedication both on and off the field.

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