Spring 2014
Spring 2013

Morris U16-U18 Boys

Morris Rugby Football Club sponsors a Boys U16/U18 High School rugby program. If you haven’t tried playing rugby yet, now is the time! The program is run as a full contact sports activity with matches scheduled against other local community and single school programs, as part of the NJ State Based Rugby Organization (SBRO). We also enter into 2 or 3 tournaments during the season to introduce players to teams from outside the local area.

The program is intended for high school aged students, grades 9-12, 14 to 18 yrs of age. Training sessions are designed to develop the skills necessary to succeed at this exciting sport, focusing on fitness, running, passing and the strategic elements required to ensure a fundamental knowledge of the game. It will also ensure players are properly prepared if they express interest in continuing their rugby playing careers into college and beyond.

Fall practices begin in mid-Sept. and continue through early November, followed by our annual Rudy Kelly Alumni Game. Spring practices starting in early March, continue until early June. All outdoor training sessions are held in front of Mennen Arena in Morristown, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6 to 8 PM. Winter Indoor practice sessions start in early December and continue through late February. Fall and Spring league and non-league matches will be played on Sundays. USARFU Certified rugby coaches from the Morris Rugby Club make up the coaching staff.

Club Program Fees  

There is a $380 application fee for the Fall, Winter and Spring seasons, $330 for Winter and Fall only, and $100 for Fall only. Winter and Spring Fees include the cost of both USA and Morris Rugby membership, tournament entry fees, shorts, socks, indoor training, bus transport to away games, team t-shirt and hostings. Team Jerseys are provided by the club for matches. Payment options are available online and an application form is available for download.

Bring for Training

Mouth guard (required for all training and matches), water, sneakers/trainers, rugby boots or equivalent, proper dress for the weather.

Mandatory Medical Forms Posted Below

In preparation for the upcoming season, players/families will need to complete the following forms (each of which is posted below):

  • USA Rugby Medical Questionnaire
  • NJSBRO Concussion Info Form
  • Baseline Concussion Testing Instructions

These forms will be kept on the sideline for use by the Athletic Trainers or Medical Personnel in case of player injury.

It is required for all members of the U16/U18 Boys team to have a copy of the player's school or other photo ID on the sideline in case the age of the player is contested.

For more information, contact

Team Manager – John Sutherland

Team News

New Jersey Cup 2015

The 2015 Jersey Cup Invitational takes place Saturday, March 28 from 9 am to 5:30 pm and Sunday, March 29 from 9 am to 1 pm. The tournament includes U18, as well as U16, U14 and U12 Boys and Girls youth tackle teams. 

AIG Rugby Safety Awards 2014

Morris Rugby made it through the first phase of competition for the AIG Rugby Safety Awards 2014..… then hit the wall. We had only 32 megabits to create a fun, upbeat message. Our player profiles look mighty fine.

Come Out For Demi's Day

Sunday October 19th we will be holding a benefit to help one of our own! Morris rugby player Demi-Lee, a student at Morris Hills High School in Rockaway, is in need of critical chemotherapy treatment for CIDP (Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy), an immune disorder affecting the nervous system.  

Surfside 2014 Blaze Boys

The NJ Blaze Boys College Side and High School Sides played some fast-paced rugby and had a great showing at Surfside 2014. 

Morris Winners

NJ Rugby, the governing body for youth rugby in New Jersey, held an awards reception June 24 at the amphitheatre in Morristown Memorial Hospital. Honorees included the CRC NJ Blaze Boys & Champion Girls Team, the RAST (Regional All Star Teams) and All State Players.

The Gibby" is a memorial scholarship fund was started to honor David Gibson, a member of the Morris Lions U18 Rugby Team. David was also a charter member of the Mountville Youth Rugby program.

New Jersey Blaze at Surfside

Want to improve your rugby skills this summer?  Become fast, fit, and skilled: Join the 2014 NJ Blaze rugby sevens program!

The summer sevens program is open for all high school boys and girls players from any teams or clubs. There are no tryouts – all are welcome. 

New Jersey Cup 2014 Sunday May 18th, 2014

On Sunday we are going ahead with our tournament for the U16 and U18 boys.

All referees are provided by the NY Rugby Union Referee Society. Atlantic Health/Overlook Hospital will be providing two athletic trainers throughout the tournament. Food and rugby merchandise will be also be available for purchase.

John Stumpf has circled through the Morris Rugby Youth teams over the years.

Morris Rugby has decided to realign the boys tackle age groupings into even year increments, U12, U14, U16 and U18. The cutoff date continues to be Sept. 1. This date cutoff also aligns with USA Rugby in the sense that the CIPP year starts with Sept. 1 and ends Aug. 31 of the following year.


Request for Funds

To request funds over $500, complete the online request for funds form.