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We are always recruiting and welcome all experience levels. Come to a practice for a great workout and an excellent sports adventure! Check out our FAQs for information on what to expect or contact us with any questions.

Spring Practice

Tuesdays and Thursdays
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Starting January 3, 2017

Rillito Regional Park
4205 N 1st Ave
Tucson, AZ 85718
Look for the field with the lights and the uprights

Click image for directions

Recent Lightning News

Recap: Lightning win close match over Pasadena

By Coach Swing 02/20/2017, 4:45pm MST

Old Pueblo Lightning hosted a strong and determined Pasadena Royals side on Saturday 11th of February. Pasadena was well coached and prepared in the counter ruck and in the maul. Their scrums were solid and they had a number of very athletic players. All this made for a difficult day for the Lightning.

Recap: Tough loss to Fullerton Wolfpack

By Coach Swing 02/07/2017, 11:00am MST

Old Pueblo Lightning traveled to Fullerton, CA on February 4th to take on a spirited Wolfpack side.

Newsletter: A good time to watch OP this Saturday

By Matt Schmidt 02/06/2017, 10:00am MST

OPRFC at home this Saturday

It will be a full day of rugby this Saturday at Estevan Park as the OPRFC Lightning take on Pasadena at noon and the Lions take on rival Tucson at 2pm.  Come out, buy some merchandise, support our club and get in a full dosage of rugby!

Men's Regular Season Match Schedule (1-2)

January 14:   @Camelback L 
January 21:  Red Mountain    (Rescheduled due to rain)   
January 28:  @Yuma W 
February 4: NAU L
February 11:  Tucson
February 18: @Phoenix
Febrary 25:  @Scottsdale
March 18: Phoenix
March 24: Tucson Cup @ Kino Stadium
April 1: Camelback

Women's Regular Season Match Schedule (1-1)

January 28: @ Ventura W 
February 4: @ Fullerton L
February 11: Pasadena
February 25: @ San Fernando Valley
March 11: Tempe
March 18: San Luis Obispo
April 1: Santa Barbara
April 8: @ Las Vegas

High School (1-1)

1/21/2017 Red Mountain @ Old Pueblo - Rescheduled  

1/27/2017 Old Pueblo @ Ahwatukee - L

2/4/2017 Arrowhead @ Old Pueblo - L         

2/11/2017 Salpointe @ Old Pueblo - HS TBD 7:00 PM   

2/18/2017 Old Pueblo @ East Valley - HS TBD TBD            

 3/9/2017 Old Pueblo @ Blackbirds - HS TBD TBD Away

3/25/2017 Tempe @ Old Pueblo Estevan TBD                        

4/1/2017 Old Pueblo @ Scottsdale - HS WSC #A 12:30 P

4/8/2017 HS & U16 Semi Finals WSC TBD                              

4/22/2017 HS & U16 Finals 


The Engage committee is hard at work to plan a fundraiser and youth program for OPRFC's charity program. The fundraiser poker tournament is  scheduled for June 10 at the Temple of Music and Art from 6-10pm.  For more information about our charity, email, check it out or like us on Facebook.


Our new shirts are in and they are awesome, so get them while they last.  You can check out all of our merchandise here. 

Other Stuff

*We continue to stress the importance of registering with OPRFC to become a member of our club. Registration allows us to get critical contact, medical and other information from you. For alumni, registration allows us to keep track of what you are up to so we can send you business and other perks.

*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 head into our season. If you have questions, please contact Matt Schmidt at or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

*For more information about upcoming events, including matches, training, workout sessions, practices, socials, community involvement and much more, check out our calendar or join us on Facebook.

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