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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23 hours ago

West Potomac Rugby

Another good run at #SteelCity7s - we wish fair winds and following seas to Travis Petzoldt and his family as they head out west. ... See MoreSee Less

Another good run at #SteelCity7s - we wish fair winds and following seas to Travis and his family as they head out west.

Your favorite rugby club made it to the wild card by point differential, stayed with South Pitt until the end to pull out the victory! We then immediately played the quarterfinal match and stayed together as a team of brothers for a commanding victory! Supplies are running low but we’re on to the semi finals! #SteelCity7s ... See MoreSee Less

Your favorite rugby club made it to the wild card by point differential, stayed with South Pitt until the end to pull out the victory! We then immediately played the quarterfinal match and stayed together as a team of brothers for a commanding victory! Supplies are running low but we’re on to the semi finals! #SteelCity7s

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Go for the win in Gessner's memory...

NOICE

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We may have dropped our third match to the tournament host but on the bright side we found some sweet merch from steamroller rugby! #SteelCity7s ... See MoreSee Less

We may have dropped our third match to the tournament host but on the bright side we found some sweet merch from steamroller rugby! #SteelCity7s

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Were they out of husky sizes?

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1 day ago

West Potomac Rugby

Despite five knock-ons by the Juice Westpot wins game two as he then made up for his sins by winning every offensive and defensive scrum! #SteelCity7s ... See MoreSee Less

Despite five knock-ons by the Juice Westpot wins game two as he then made up for his sins by winning every offensive and defensive scrum! #SteelCity7s

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The juice is loose!

Keep fighting boys and keep cool

Better than my soccer team today who lost 2 games in scorching heat

That’s my boy!!

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