Fairfield

Fairfield

About

This past April, Fairfield University Men's Rugby Club entered a new era of competition. The club moved from Division II status to Division IAA. With the move, the Red Ruggers will be competing in the East Coast Rugby Conference. The DIAA competition begins this coming fall season. It is an excting time for the club and the Friends of Fairfield Rugby who have wholeheartedly endorsed the move. Matches will include the University of Connecticut, Middlebury College, and the University of Massachussttes, just to name a few opponents. More excting news devloped this past spring. Doug Ciacci '65 was inducted posthumously into the Class of 2015 Fairfield University Athletic Hall of Fame. Doug was a co-founder of the Fairfield University Rugby Football Club as an undergraduate during the Fall of 1963. He was named the team captain in his senior year, serving as the team leader and “on field” coach in that role. Under his guidance, the team reached the championship game of the New York’s Sevens, the nation’s most prominent seven-a-side tournament. He was the team’s top scorer during his two seasons with the team. As tribute to his legacy in the development of rugby on the Fairfield University campus, the club subsequently named the yearly team most valuable player award in Doug's name. Tragically, Doug passd away two years after his graduation. At the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Doug was represented by Mr. Bill Crawford ’65, Doug’s college roommate and close family friend, and Mr.Pete Fallon ’65, an additional founder of the club, as well as one of the first team captains.
2013- 50 year Anniversary 2014 - Tri-State D2 Champions 2015 Moved from D2 to D1aa

Prospective Players

The Club has a lifelong backing from Friend of Fairfield Rugby (FOFR) and are able to assist in helping potential players. Please contact Marc Downes for more details.