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The official Newport News Rugby Football Club app


New Players (2 pages)

What is Rugby Like? Rugby shares a history with both American football and soccer, so you will see a lot of similarities. For someone who has never seen a game of rugby, think American football with no pads and no stoppage of play between downs, and yo


If you want to play rugby with Newport News, you need to show up to practices, be CIPPed, and pay dues. CIPP CIPP stands for Club and Individual Participation Program, but it is basically synonymous with membership in USA Rugby. The main reason to


Check out the team's Facebook page. This is the primary location for team announcements, chatter, and mutual encouragement. Like our page, and admission to every game is free!* *Admission to every game is free anyway. We also have a fan page for t

Meet the Coach

Richard Britten is a level 200 USA Rugby certified coach who joined Newport News in July 2001. Richard played rugby at most levels of amateur rugby in England. His former clubs include Roundhay (now part of the Leeds professional team) and Sleaford.

Club History (3 pages)

In 1974, at age 24, Mitch Avent started playing rugby for the Richmond City Rugby Football Club while a second-year dental student at the Medical College of Virginia. He started at outside center on the B side and eventually wound up at fullback on the A

Community Service (3 pages)

Members of the Newport News Rugby Club spent the day of Nov. 16, 2013, helping with the move of the Friends of the Newport News Library from the West Avenue Library building in downtown Newport News to the lower level of the Virgil I. Grissom Library in

Fundraising (3 pages)

Since 1978, the Newport News Rugby Football Club has been contributing to the health, fitness, and community spirit of the Hampton Roads area. The impact goes beyond the team's 40+ current members and their families to the high school teams and other orga

Opponents' Info

Coming to play Newport News? Home games are generally held at Critenden Middle School. Afterward, the social will be held at Hilton Tavern. Expect a lot of good food, a large selection of beer, and old rugby stories to help make that trip back home eas


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