St Bonaventure


St. Bonaventure University rugby is a D1-AA team competing in the Empire Rugby Conference. The Bonnies are one of the most popular teams SBU, drawing enthusiastic support from the campus community. Currently the team is preparing to compete in the D1-AA Sweet 16 this April, the Bonnies first trip to the national tournament
"SBU Rugby was founded in 1975. The team moved up to Division 1 in 2009. NYS Rugby Conference Division 2 Champions -1993 -1998 -2004 -2007 -2008 Upstate Tournament Division 1 Champions -2011 Little Three Cup Champions -2011 -2012 Empire Rugby Conference - West Division Champions -2011"

Prospective Players

"SBU rugby offers a full-time coach employed by the University as well as a staff of assistant coaches with more than 30 years of coaching experience. As a member of the SBU rugby team, you will develop your personal accountability, mental toughness, and competitive drive. Your experience with the St. Bonaventure rugby team will help you on and off the field during and after your college career. Not only will you have every opportunity to excel in the classroom and on the rugby pitch, our dedicated alumni group will support you through internship and job placement. Prospective players can fill out our recruitment form at: To learn more about the Bonaventure experience in and out of the classroom, or to complete a free application, visit: Please contact head coach Clarence Picard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn how Bona Ruggers are becoming extraordinary."