Harvard Men

The Harvard Rugby Football Club is a collegiate rugby team at Harvard College. Founded in 1872, the HRFC is the oldest Rugby Club in North America.

Harvard, which organized its own Foot Ball Club Dec. 3, 1872, for games between classes, had to look elsewhere than to Yale, Princeton, Columbia and Rutgers for intercollegiate competition because of rules differences. So it welcomed a proposal that came from McGill University for a series of games. Two games were played in the spring of 1874 at Cambridge and a third at Montreal in the fall. It was agreed that the first of the 2 at Cambridge should be played under Harvard's rules and the second under McGill's rules, which were the rules of the English game of rugby.

Today, Harvard competes in the Ivy Rugby Conference. Rugby, with around 80 members, is one of the largest club teams at Harvard.

Harvard Rugby 2001-2003, Includes Footage of USA Semifinal

The Harvard Rugby Football Club finished 2nd in the USA in '03. This video chronicles some of the moments on the journey to the USA Final Four & includes highlights from the semis v. Army. The Final Four took place in Palo Alto, CA at Steuber Stadium on the campus of Stanford - Great facility for Rugby.

Thanks to all of the photogenic members of the HRFC, coach Leavitt, Naupaka Zimmerman. "Obsides Non Capiende" (hope I got that right) ~ Bruce R., HRFC '87

Harvard Men November 2023
Fall 2023
team hugs in a circle on the field
Fall 2022
Fall 2018
Harvard Men Fall 2016
Fall 2016
Harvard Spring 2016
Spring 2016
Harvard University Rugby 2015
Fall 2015
Harvard Men
Spring 2014
Harvard University Men Fall 2013
Fall 2013
2011 Harvard Men
Fall 2011
Harvard Men's Rugby
Spring 2011
2010 Harvard Men
Fall 2010
Ivy Tournament @ Columbia
Spring 2009
2007 Harvard Men
2007 Harvard Men
Spring 2007
Harvard Rugby 2005 at Ivies
Spring 2005
Harvard Rugby 2003 National Championships
Spring 2003
Harvard Rugby Fall 2002
Fall 2002
Harvard 2001 Fall Eastern Championships
Fall 2001
Ivy League Champs Harvard 1989
Spring 1989
Harvard Rugby 1987 Touring side
Spring 1987
1986 Harvard Rugby Tour of France
Spring 1986
Harvard Rugby 1984
Fall 1984
Spring 1982
Harvard's 1963 Bermuda Week Champion
Spring 1963
Edward M Kennedy with Harvard Rugby Team 1955
Spring 1955
1955 Harvard Men Rugby Football
Spring 1955
1954 Harvard Men's Rugby Football
Spring 1954
Harvard Rugby 1950 team
Spring 1950
Harvard Men's Rugby team in 1942
Spring 1942
Harvard Men's Rugby team 1941
Spring 1941
1940 Harvard Undefeated Championship Team
Fall 1940
1936 Harvard Rugby Team
Spring 1936
Harvard Men's Rugby 1934 team
Spring 1934