Over 40 Years of Harlequins Rugby

The Pittsburgh Harlequins were founded in 1973 at the University of Pittsburgh by law students and were originally known as “University of Pittsburgh Law School Rugby Football Club”.   After experimenting with several different names, the team was officially changed to The Pittsburgh Harlequins RFC in 1975 and expanded beyond the University of Pittsburgh community. […]

Ten Years ago this month…

What were you doing 10 years ago this month? Four decades of Quins took to our home field and walked off victorious across the board.  Many of those players starting in the A-side against league rival Schuylkill River have gone on to help build the Harlequin Club including: Eric Jerpe- Currently Head Coach Sione Tapu – […]

Harlequins Travel Strong in Delaware

The Pittsburgh Harlequins travelled to recently promoted Division 1 Wilmington RFC September 10th for the first league match of the season.  The club, coached by Eric Jerpe, was well prepared for the trip which started in the early hours of Saturday with a long drive across the PA Turnpike. With two friendlies behind them, the […]

Fall Rugby Training Underway!

The Pittsburgh Harlequins Division 1 Men’s Rugby Club have commenced training for the 2016/2017 season. Practice is 7:00pm-9:00pm, Tuesday and Thursdays, at Founders Field.  All current and prospective players are encouraged and welcomed to come out to practice.  Current Dues structure is $125/Season for new players and $250/Season for veterans.   No prior experience is […]

Harlequins Bye Weekend, still plenty of Rugby

The Harlequins have a bye weekend from League play, but there is still plenty of local rugby to watch. The college scene includes D3 matchups of Slippery Rock Vs. Carnegie Mellon on Sunday at Founders Field, Fairmont travels to Franciscan, and Robert Morris travels up to Grove City.PSU-Behrend travels to Allegheny, Juniata hosts UPJ, and Washington & Jefferson travels to Beaver […]

Charlie Batch Visits Youth Rugby Championship

On June 2nd The Pittsburgh Harlequins celebrated their 13th annual Youth Rugby Day at Founders Field in Pittsburgh. The day brought all four U-14 Rugby teams together for a day of semifinal and Final games.   Pittsburgh Steeler Quarterback, Charlie Batch was on hand to speak with each team about dedication and teamwork, as well as to congratulate each team on […]

PA State High School Championships this Weekend

Rugby Pennsylvania will be holding the third annual State High School Rugby championships in Pittsburgh this weekend. The event will be hosted at “The Pittsburgh Harlequins Center for Athletics and Leadership”- (Founders Field). Teams will compete in three Divisions- High School Boys, High School Girls, and Boys Club (multiple high school representation on one team). […]

Men’s Club Playoffs coming to Pittsburgh

Men’s Club Playoff Picture Finalized By Eric Taber   BOULDER, Colo. – The Emirates Airline USA Rugby National Championship Series rolls into the Men’s Club Playoffs starting May 12th.   Divisions I, II, and III have all qualified their pool of the top 16 teams in the country. The Eastern teams will converge on Founders Field in Pittsburgh […]

Harlequins at Wolfhounds

The Harlequins travelled to Boston to take on the Boston Irish Wolfhounds in a crossover playoff game this weekend.   With perfect weather conditions at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton, the Quins took charge early with good ball control and patient offense.   The very large and vocal support group of wives and girlfriends and alumni from Pittsburgh helped the […]

Mid Atlantic Collegiate Rugby Championship

This weekend the Mid Atlantic Rugby Union Collegiate Championship will be hosted at FoundersFIeld, in Pittsburgh, PA. The Top 8 teams in two divisions will compete for the opportunity to advance to the National Championship playoff round. Schedule for the weekend is: Saturday 10am Team Check-in begins (Clubhouse) 10:30 Women’s Round Robin (B- Field) 12:00 Men’s Div […]