Salem State Rugby Football club has been an established program on Salem State University's campus for 4 years. During our third league season we qualified to compete in the National Championship. It was not an easy journey and there were many challenges along the way. After winning our league in late October, we had a long ways to go. We traveled from Saratoga Springs, NY and eventually to Maryland for the East Coast Championship where we faced our toughest competition yet. Now, Salem State Rugby Club has the opportunity to travel to Pittsburgh, PA to compete for the National Title.
We will be playing these games on April 23rd and 24th at Founders Field just outside the city. As a third year club, these games are extremely important to us. Not only will they provide an amazing and once in a lifetime opportunity for our 35 players, but it will greatly benefit the entire school.
We are hoping to raise $6,000 to pay for the bus and hotel to get our team to Pittsburgh. We will ensure that all donors to our project are emailed the link for the games' video footage live-stream so that you do not miss any of the action.
Please give all you can, and share this page with anyone who is a lover of the game, or who you think might be able to help us! Thank you for all of your continued financial and emotional support on and off the field. Our hard work has led to our making it to the National Championship, now we just need your assistance to physically get us there!
Score: 24-23, Salem State “The game against Washington & Lee was our toughest of the entire season,” senior captain Connor Marc-Aurele says. “The emotion and tension was something I will never forget.”
Score: 37-10, Salem State Our first game of the year at Castleton State was where we first knew we had something great going. From this point on we never slowed down.
Score: 44-17, Salem State This game against Trinity was so important because it was the farthest Salem State had ever made it in the playoffs. It was also the game where we won our NERFU championship.
Score: 61-12, Salem State After traveling 4 hours to New York, we continued to advance in the tournament becoming the North East Champions
Score: 73-3, Salem State By far one of the toughest regular season games. Going in, St. Anselms was ranked #2 matched against #1 Salem State. We came out strong and established an early lead.
Score: 83-5, Salem State Our first game during the weekend of the East Coast Champions. Belmont was ranked high Nationally, we came out rested and ready to play and advanced to the next round.
Regular Season: 46 Playoffs: 110 Total Season: 156
Overall Point Differential for the Regular Season and Playoffs
Regular Season: 401 Playoffs: 272 Total: 673