Northeastern plays both 15s and 7s. For every 15s game the club plays both an “A” and a “B” side game. For 7s tournaments, the club typically takes 2-3 sides per tournament depending on travel requirements.
The 15s season runs from early September to late November. The 7s season begins roughly in mid-January and continues through to early or late May.
Although many players come to Northeastern with prior rugby experience, anyone can walk on to the team without any prior rugby knowledge or experience. By putting in the work at practices and watching rugby with the team, any new player can earn a spot on the club’s B side, or even A side within their first season.
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Traditionally NU rugby games have been held at Parsons Field in Brookline, MA, just past the Longwood and Fenway areas. Starting this year, the Maddogs will begin playing some of their home games at Northeastern’s new Carter Field directly on campus. Carter Field is also the location of the majority of team practices throughout the year.
As a part of the New England Division of the Liberty Conference, NU routinely plays BC, UMass, Fairfield, UConn, Tufts, URI as well as frequent games matches against Fordham and AIC.
As a club sport, we are always looking for generous donation from friends, family, alumni and supporters of NU Rugby. The “Support Us” tab at the top of the page directs you to link for general donations to the club, as well as breakdown of exactly how your donation will contribute to the club’s success. Additionally, be on the lookout for team fundraisers such as team store openings, Husky Starters, and Northeastern’s annual Giving Day. Finally, come out and support the club during matches, and cheer on the maddogs.