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Membership Requirements

 Any player or non-player who wants to be a part of our club must register with OPRFC. All OPRFC members will have access to special benefits, including access to updated news and information, free merchandise, discounts, invitation to club events, socials and more.

Any player who wants to play rugby must also register with USA Rugby.  Once these requirements are fulfilled, you will be an official member of our large OPRFC family and have the opportunity to play the best sport on earth.

Matt Schmidt

Matt Schmidt

Old Pueblo Rugby Football Club

Phone: 5206033562

Men I Women I High School

Who We Are

The Old Pueblo Rugby Football Club is a Tucson rugby club that has grown to feature competitive rugby programs for men (Old Pueblo Lions), women (Old Pueblo Lightning) and under-19 (U-19 Lions) squads.  As a 501(c)(3), OPRFC is expanding its reach in a charitable way by supporting various local youth programs and providing more recreational opportunities to underprivileged children curious about trying a different—but phenomenal—sport.  For that reason, OPRFC has launched “Engage.”

In addition to running three competitive rugby teams, OPRFC hosts fun-filled, minimal-contact rugby clinics for kids. At the end of each program, OPRFC will give each child an athletic bag including a rugby ball, water bottle and T-shirt. Because rugby only requires a ball and a patch of land, this will give kids the opportunity to share the various games they have learned with their friends.

Our Cause



By Matt Schmidt 09/14/2016, 11:00am MST

*Our new website is up at If you want to be a member of OPRFC, receive information, get membership perks and stay in the loop, you MUST register with our site. It takes less than five minutes. This will be our new way of collecting dues, informing the club of events, keeping track of current and past players. Even for non-players and alumni, registering with our site will give you up to date information, membership perks and a way for us to keep track of your occupation so we can send OPRFC members to your business when they need it.

*Practice has started and is going every Tuesday and Thursday at Rillito Park, the women going from 6-8pm and the men going from 7-9pm.

*We are always recruiting, whether you a man or woman,  new or old to the sport. Now is especially a good time to join us as we prepare for our upcoming season. If you have questions, please contact Matt Schmidt at or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

*Every Saturday afternoon we will be playing soccer at the Tucson Indoor Sports Complex. You need to wear solid athletic shoes (not cleats) and shin guards. Please show up at least a half hour early so we can get you registered, watch the game before us and develop a basic gameplan. Here is our schedule:
09/17/2016 7:00 PM 8:00 PM Hot Fuzz

*The men will have a Welcome Rookies party at the Frog this Sunday at 10am. You can RSVP for the event here. The women will have a Rookie Meet and Greet at Trident Grill on Speedway at 5 pm on Friday, September 23rd.

*The Men's Fall Match Schedule

Sept. 24 @ Phoenix
Oct. 1 Flagstaff 10's
Oct. 15 @ Thunderbird (tentative, subject to change)
October 21-22: Engage charity event with Big Brothers Big Sisters
November 19: Round Robin @ Estevan with Tucson and other teams TBD
December 3: Exhibition game in Bisbee

* Women's Fall Schedule

  • Oct. 1 - Flagstaff 10's
  • Oct. 22 - Friendly @ Las Vegas
  • Nov. 4 - Inter-squad scrimmage @ Estevan
  • Nov. 19 - Round robin with GCU and NAU @ Estevan
  • Dec. 3 - Arizona Rugby Festival @ Scottsdale

*OPRFC has launched Engage, a project designed to provide more recreational opportunities and athletic kits to underprivileged children, starting with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Tucson on October 22/23. If you want to be a bigger part of Engage, let me know.  You can donate to the cause here:

For more information about upcoming events, check out our calendar or join us on Facebook.

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The best craft brewery in Tucson

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Our social host, the Frog is a standout among other bars and restaurants in the bustling University area. Great food, a large tap list, large TV's and a good time to have with OPRFC family.