Founded in 1898, Nevada Men's Rugby is the oldest organized sporting club at the University of Nevada, Reno. Currently competing in Division 1AA of the Pacific Western Rugby Conference (PWRC), Nevada Men's Rugby boasts a proud and successful history. Since officially joining USA Rugby in 1996, Nevada has seen multiple successful years in both 15s and 7s competition, including a 2015 PWRC Conference Championship that saw UNR Men's Rugby visit the National 7s tournament in Charlotte, North Carolina.
In addition, Nevada Rugby boasts one of the most successful alumni in the history of American Rugby--- During his tenure at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA Eagles Rugby player and captain Todd Clever (UNR 04') was a three-time Collegiate All-American (2002, 2003, & 2004). From there, Todd became one of the first major American rugby players to have a successful overseas career in professional rugby playing in the famous "Super Rugby" competition in South Africa, as well as enduring tenures in Japan and now as a member of the Newcastle Falcons in the English Premiership Rugby competition. Most impressively, the former Battle Born rugby star has appeared-in and captained two separate Rugby World Cups as a member of the USA Eagles (2007, 2011)
Nevada Rugby has seen overwhelming competitive success in recent years as Rugby has developed into the fastest-growing sport in the United States. With many players representing Northern California, an area for which is widely-considered to be the powerhouse area in the USA for High School Rugby (Jesuit High School, Granite Bay High School, Sierra Foothills RFC, SFGG RFC, and Mother Lode RFC), the future looks bright for Nevada Rugby!
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University of Nevada, Reno Men's Rugby Club Est. 1898