Men's Rugby

This is the oldest club on campus, fielding the inaugural team in 1967. They were also the first team here at UCSC to call themselves the “Slugs”. Become a part of history! Play Slug Rugby. The UCSC Rugby club fields two men’s teams.  Each side attempts to ground the ball beyond their opponents’ goal line while the opponents attempt to tackle the ball carrier. It’s that simple. This is the oldest tradition on campus. Traditional games are played against the likes of Stanford and Berkeley. Visiting teams have been from England, Argentina, New Zealand and around the world. This is a Teir IA Team. No experience necessary.

Contact: Michael Blanco (President) 

Coaches: Jeremy Sanford, Robbie Bellue, Patrick Halpin, Alex "Chief" MacKenzie

Make a donation to Men’s Rugby
Make a donation to the Dan Porter Endowment Fund



2016-2017 Season Schedule


11/5-11/6 - Slugfest Tournament @ UC Santa Cruz
11/19 - Saint Mary's College @ UC Santa Cruz

League Season

1/14-1/15 - @ UCLA for All-UC Tournament
1/21 - Scrimmage vs TBD
PWRC Games Begin
1/28 - @ San Francisco State University
2/4 - vs Chico State University
2/11 - vs San Jose State University
2/24 - @ UC Davis
3/5 - @ University of Nevada Reno
3/11 - vs Fresno State University
3/18 - @ Stanford University
4/1-4/2 - Pac West 15s Tournament
4/23 - USA Rugby Playoffs Begin
5/7 - USA Rugby National Championships
5/28 - USA Rugby 7s Championship