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.

 

Latest Posts

3 days ago

West Potomac Rugby

A great day of rugby...West Potomac RFC won 16-12 over Washington Renegades. We started slow conceding all 12 points in the first 15-20 minutes. The pack pace picked up; the backs had some great breaks; multi-phase rugby with ball control...battled through a second half where we had 2 players yellow carded and played 13v15 for about seven minutes.

Best wishes for healing to Jason (broken nose), Scott (hamstring and then some), and the Hoover eyebrow gash. Congrats to Woody for his 1st rugby game!
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A great day of rugby...West Potomac RFC won 16-12 over Washington Renegades.  We started slow conceding all 12 points in the first 15-20 minutes.  The pack pace picked up; the backs had some great breaks; multi-phase rugby with ball control...battled through a second half where we had 2 players yellow carded and played 13v15 for about seven minutes.

Best wishes for healing to Jason (broken nose), Scott (hamstring and then some), and the Hoover eyebrow gash. Congrats to Woody for his 1st rugby game!Image attachment

2 weeks ago

West Potomac Rugby

Tomorrow, please come out and enjoy all-u-can-eat roasted pig,sides and craft beer with our generous friends @RocklandsBBQ. Your full $25 donation benefits DC Firefighters Burn Foundation! ... See MoreSee Less

Tomorrow, please come out and enjoy all-u-can-eat roasted pig,sides and craft beer with our generous friends @RocklandsBBQ. Your full $25 donation benefits DC Firefighters Burn Foundation!

2 weeks ago

West Potomac Rugby

This past Saturday, West Potomac RFC took to the pitch against Severn River RFC to kick off the Fall 2017 XV season. WPRFC played a strong game, but unfortunately came up a bit short, losing 26-21 to a strong Severn River team. West Pot rallied to win the B-Side match (and the social!). West Pot tries came from Albert Tejera, Jordan Quantock, and Tracy Denholm, with three tough conversions made by Yiğit Aytaç. WPRFC's Men of the Match were Tyler Fish (A) and Scott Higgins (B). West Pot returns to the pitch to take on the Washington Renegades Saturday, September 23rd. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

West Potomac Rugby

Ruck over! #rugby #nova And the return of Chad Bartlett to the pitch... ... See MoreSee Less

Ruck over! #rugby #nova And the return of Chad Bartlett to the pitch...

 

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