RugbyNY FAQS

Answers to Commonly Asked Questions

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I dont know anything about rugby. How do you play?

There are many resources available explaining the game of rugby and how it is played.

A good place to start is USA Rugby's "Rugby 101" page. It's filled with great information and links to other rugby resources on the web.

Where does RugbyNY play?

We are a statewide non-profit organization. We currently have teams & programs in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, North Country, Hudson Valley, Metropolitan NYC and Long Island.

For a full list, visit our Teams page.

Can't find a team in your area? Contact us and we can help you start one!

There are no teams in my area. Can I start one?

Absolutely! Many of our teams began as a direct result of someone in a community starting a team or program.

Click the link for an outline on how to start a rugby team in your area. RugbyNY is your State Rugby Organization (SRO)

What equipment do I need to play rugby?

Needs vary depending on club, but to get started all you need are a good pair of running shoes, a pair of cleats, and if playing tackle rugby, and a good quality, properly fitted mouth guard.