About

Founded in 1963, West Potomac RFC is the 2nd oldest active rugby club in Washington, D.C. The team attracts many players with and without rugby playing experience who enjoy the club’s close-knit social fellowship and enthusiastic level of play.


West Pot is well known for its willingness to train new ruggers from scratch and fields a Division III men’s side and a Summer 7’s team as well as a Masters (35 and older) side. We also pride ourselves on continuing our sport’s finest social traditions including singing rugby songs. The club is registered with the national governing rugby body, USA Rugby, and competes in the Capital Rugby Union (CGU), which includes clubs in the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

West Pot players can often be found on invitational touring sides and we have sent teams to play in New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland, Wales, Amsterdam, Taiwan, and France. International tours are an important tradition of amateur and professional rugby teams alike, as they give players the opportunity to bond with teammates and test themselves against better teams and regional styles of play.

In addition to men’s rugby, West Pot is currently working to develop relationships with several local youth, high school, U-23 and college teams in the area to support the growth of the sport and strengthen the organization’s ties to the community.  We take our status as a 501(c)(3) non-profit seriously and work to promote the sport and participate in community-based philanthropic activities.  As long as there is beer.

 

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4 weeks ago

West Potomac Rugby

We wish all of the West Potomac Rugby Football Club, current and former players, WAGs and social members as well as our sponsors (Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company and Lorton Stone) a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Our thoughts are with those that serve our communities and nation and cannot be home during the holidays. We are proud to have a tradition of active duty military, veterans and public servants on the team.

Happy Holidays and Excedi Universum!
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1 month ago

West Potomac Rugby

TBT - A newsletter from May 1983 - including schedule, roster and notes - printed on computer paper - folded with a stamp put on it and mailed. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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The end of the third paragraph!

It's addressed to Gessner. The date must be a typo. It should read 1883.

The newsletters were excellent read. Received them for a few years after leaving the D.C area and living the next duty station! Ski 🏉

Fortunately we are a far more open minded club these days and have worked with an excellent Gay Mens Rugby Club and supported a women's shelter in the region...among other charities reflecting our belief in treating everyone off the rugby pitch with respect. On the rugby pitch is another story.

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