Author: Nick Lynch

Monmouth U19 Rugby Back in Action This Spring!

The Monmouth Maulers, Monmouth Rugby’s U19 side, is back in action this spring! Led by Captains Scott Lavelle and TJ Scaggs and Assistant Captains Ben Williams and Vince Faustini the young and fairly inexperienced side will be taking on a tough schedule of friendlies this season. Unfortunately the March 24th match against St. Peter’s Prep was snowed out. The team still has 4 matches on the schedule to look forward to:

April 7th vs Hudson Catholic (Thompson Park)
April 15th @ Union
April 22nd @ Ridge Rugby
May 12th vs CBA (Monmouth Day at Thompson Park)

Our girls side is still struggling to get numbers. We are working to have them team up with Hudson Catholic in Rugby NJ’s girls 10’s tournaments. Details are still being worked out.

The team practices on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 5 to 7 at Mater Dei Prep. We meet in the Cherry Tree Farm Road entrance parking lot.  New players always welcome – no experience necessary!!

For more info you can contact Matt Bernstein at

From the Archives: Monmouth tops Old Blue 5/5/90

A throwback to 1990 as Monmouth topped Old Blue for the first time in club history 24-10.  Brian Harris gives us his wonderful match notes on the triumph and look for name drops of several future Monmouth Hall of Famers.  Again, credit to RJ Bifani and Tom Lyons for the discovery.  Just a taste of some of the surprises coming Monmouth Day as we celebrate our 45th Anniversary!

Monmouth Rugby Holiday Party Recap

On December 16th 2017, Monmouth Rugby Football Club held our annual Holiday Extravaganza at the Wilde Rover! The event was a great success and was full of jolly fun for all! This year we partnered with Friends of JJ, a local charity that supports pediatric units of hospitals around the year and specifically during the holidays. Patrons of the party together raised nearly $300 & countless amounts of toys for children and their families who are unable to spend the holidays at home

We’d like to thank Brenna Messana of Friends of JJ for a her dedication to local New Jersey hospitals We’d also like to thank all of the current players/past players along with their friends & families for their generosity and coming out to enjoy the evening!

For more information on Friends of JJ Please Visit:



Renegades Capture Empire GU Championship

Suggested to be read/sung to the theme song for Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (Credit Becca Moose)
Now this is a story all about how
The Lions season got flipped, turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute, just grab the crew
I’ll tell you how we became the champs of Empire G U

In Thompson Park, born and raised
On the field is where we spent most of our days
Hittin’ rucks, passin’, tacklin’ all night
And all playin’ some rugby ready for a fight
When a couple of Lions who were up to no good
Started makin trouble in our neighborhood
We got in one huge fight and Robbie got scared
And said “you’re takin the field with your mates right over there.”

We rucked and tackled with them play after play
But they would not ease up and they stood in our way
We went for a run and then we almost made the line
Kyla got the ball out wide and said ok now its try time
First score, yo, this isn’t bad
Tis some of the most fun we’ve ever had
Is this what the champs of Empire livin like?
Hmmm, this might be all right
But wait, the Lions they’re feisty, scrappy, and all that
Is this the type of game that we think we can just chat?
We don’t think so, we will show them who’s who
I hope they’re prepared for the champs round 2.

Well, the lions scored with thirty minutes left
There was a scramble to get the ball back by an act of theft
We’re not trying to lose yet, we got more to do here
We sprang with the quickness like lightning, put to the test
PAM whistled for the ball cause catch-pass is her craft
She went sprinting down the side line like a baby giraffe
The 80 minutes were up, much to our relief
We couldn’t believe we had won, lead by our chief.

We pulled up to the Rover about 12 or 1
And we yelled to Dee “are you ready for some fun?”
Looked at our kingdom, we were a motley crew
Sitting on our throne as Champs of the Empire G U.

Final Score: 22-10

Tries: Kyla x2, Cheyanne, Pam
Conversions: Stitch x1

Renegades to Defend Empire GU Title

Under the leadership of first year rugby coach and Monmouth Hall of Famer Robbie Morello, the Renegades are looking to defend their Division 1 Empire Championship. This fall brought four starters’ season-ending injuries, three opponent forfeits, and plenty of opportunities for new and inexperienced players to step up. Throughout all the chaos and bad luck, the Renegades are still heading into Empire Playoffs as the number 1 seed.
This weekend they will host Danbury at Thompson Park at 1pm for the semi-finals.​ The Renegades are looking forward to advancing to the finals on November 11th, where they would play the winner of Village Lions v Brooklyn.
Following the Empire competition, the women continue their fall season by competing in an invite-only elite national tournament. They are the first Empire team ever invited! This November they will travel to Virginia and the spring will take them to Texas in March and Monmouth will then host 3 teams in April. These games will give the Renegades the opportunity to play elite D1 rugby which will help them on their road to nationals.
Come out and give your support to watch the rise of the Renegades!

“Ruck Breast Cancer” with Monmouth Rugby

Please join Monmouth Rugby Football Club on October 22nd, for our first annual “Ruck Breast Cancer” fundraising event. We will start at 11:00am meeting at Thompson Park in Lincroft, NJ where we will be having a community kickball tournament. To play, simply dress to impress in your best pink, and bring $10 cash to field. This will ensure your spot on a team, and include pizza at the after party. Teams will be picked upon arrival by our resident team captains of the men’s D2 & D3, the women’s Renegades along with a captain from our supportive family & friends joining!

Following the tournament style kickball matches, everyone will be invited back to the Wilde Rover in Red Bank, NJ to replenish energy with our signature beverages. In addition there will also be our personalized MRFC designed ‘RUCK BREAST CANCER’ tee’s & pink socks will available for purchase at both Thompson Park & the Wilde Rover. All proceeds of T-Shirt/Socks going directly to SFK Foundation which is a New Jersey nonprofit that benefits the American Cancer Society along with other local NJ charities. Please come on out and support MRFC support the fight & increase the awareness of breast cancer in a fun way!

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**Tshirts will also be available at Friends and Family Day on Oct 14th!