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Rugby Around the World


The sport of rugby is enjoyed worldwide on such a larger scale than it is here in the states. Liken it to the NFL or NBA with big arenas and big fan bases filling them up. Young men and women from the northern and southern hemispheres grow up with a rugby ball in hand.


That's why Springfield Rugby pursues the game beyond the Ozarks. To learn more about the game and about the culture that surrounds rugby. Rugby has taken our club all around the world. We have longstanding relationships with people on all ends of the Earth because of this game. Here are some of the places we have gone and wonderful people we have met along the way.

Pill Harriers

Newport, South Wales

We consider the Pill Harriers our as our sister team abroad. We go back to 1985 with Pill when they first traveled to Springfield.

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Rumney RFC

Cardiff, South Wales

Rumney RFC first visited Springfield in 1988. Springfield also played Rumney on tour in 1994 in Wales.

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Christchurch University

Christchurch, New Zealand

Visited in 1989 from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, NZ. The game ended in a 21 - 21 draw.

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Grafton Redmen Rugby

Grafton, New South Wales

The Grafton Redmen have had a significant impact on SRFC over the years. We owe a lot to their club for their contribution.

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Strathendrick RFC

Fintry, Scotland

Strathendrick visited Springfield in 1992 and we visited them while on tour in the UK in 1994.

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Whitchurch RFC

Cardiff, South Wales

Whitchurch RFC visited Springfield in May 1993. Result was 47 - 36 in favor of Whitchurch.

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