Category: news

Official news from the Monmouth rugby Club.

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

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

“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!

More Info and RSVP Here:

More Information on SFK Foundation:

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

MRFC Announces New Practice Home at Capelli Sports Complex

Monmouth Rugby is proud to announce our NEW practice home at Capelli Sports in Tinton Falls!  Last night, the Monmouth Men and Women held their first full practice under the lights of the beautiful brand new fields.  As a we settle into our new home, Monmouth Rugby will be hosting a open practice on Thursday, September 28th to introduce the club to the new facility. Players young and old will be in attendance and are encouraged to bring a friend to introduce them to the game we all love.  No prior experience needed, men and women of all experience and fitness levels welcome!

Regular practices are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Capelli facility on Field #6.  The address of the complex is 1659 Wayside Rd, Tinton Falls, NJ 07712.  Capelli Sports aims to be a premier destination for sport on the east coast, the Capelli Sport Complex offers all services ranging from rentals, leagues, and tournament games to birthday parties, corporate events, and training programs for soccer, lacrosse, basketball, baseball, volleyball, and football. For more information on programs, please visit

Monmouth Rugby would like to extend a huge thank you to Neptune Youth Football, which has been our practice home for the past 5+ years.  Please help to continue to support Neptune Youth program, for more information please visit

Finally, this opportunity would not be possible without the continued fundraising efforts of our players, support from our sponsors, including a generous donation from the Hazell-Dell foundation, and the tireless efforts of club leadership to make this possible.  Please continue to support MRFC in the following ways:
– Become a Social Member
– Join the Wilde Rover Mug Club
– Raffle tickets are currently available though players – $10 each
Social Memberships and Mug Club available now through the MRFC store:
Thank you in advance for all your support and see you at a match this fall!

Announcing 2017 Fall Schedules!

The Renegades enter the 2017 season with a DI National Championship on their minds.  After a deep playoff run, a strong core returns along with several new recruits to follow up an undefeated 2016 regular season.
Women’s Schedule

The Men look to build on a 2nd place regular season finish and push to the Empire semi-finals.   The season opens with a huge match against last year’s Empire champs, Morris.
Men’s Schedule
Other Fall Events:
Aug 26th – Club Night @ the Wilde Rover
Sept 1st – Mug Club Sendoff
Sept 23rd – Men’s/Women’s Home Opener – Mug Club Debut
Oct 7th – Raffle Tickets Due
Oct 14th – Friends and Family Day/Raffle Drawing


Boys and Girls U19 Rugby Fall Team Meeting

Thursday, August 17th – 7PM

Wilde Rover Clubhouse, 153 Shrewsbury Avenue, Red Bank, NJ

Are you in High School and interested in playing rugby this fall? Come meet the coaches and current players and find out more about the upcoming fall season. We have both boys and girls teams, ages 14 to 19 (while enrolled in High School).  No experience necessary – all skill levels welcome!


Please contact Director of Rugby, Matt Bernstein at for more information