Men's Rugby at Bowdoin

About the Program
Founded in 1969, the Bowdoin Rugby Football Club has been a part of Bowdoin's campus for half a century. Rugby in Maine began when a group of Bowdoin students teamed up with faculty (including former Bowdoin President Roger Howell) and Maine locals to bring the game to the Pine Tree State.
Always characterized by strong camaraderie and teamwork, Bowdoin fields both an "A" and a "B" side ensuring all participants the opportunity to play a game every weekend during the Fall season. The Club has a strong tradition of success, playing in NERFU's Challenger Division. Bowdoin Ruggers have been selected to represent the New England Rugby Union, the Eastern Collegiate Rugby Team as well as the All-American Rugby Team. Since the club's inception over 40 years ago, Bowdoin has maintained an overall career winning percentage of more than 70% and is consistently nationally ranked.

Since its inception, BRFC has always been a student led organization. Club leadership is selected by the members of the club on merit of success on and off the field. Head Coach Jake Fautley and Assistant Coaches Rick Scala and Gary Devoe provide continuity, strategy, and skill development. Coaches and club leaders collaborate to ensure that all members of the team achieve success beyond the pitch and creating a welcoming environment and a strong relationship with the Bowdoin community.



If you're interested in joining BRFC reach out to the team leaders.

For more information, contact the 2020 club officers:
Jack Burnett '21, President:
David Swart '21, Captain:
Michael Edwards '21, Captain:
Griffin Ng '20, Match Secretary:

If you are an alumnus and would like information on events and more, please email:

The rugby team practices and plays at Pickard Field, part of Bowdoin's 35-acre athletic complex. Pickard Field is comfortably framed by the beautiful Bowdoin pines and, during the exceptional autumn season in Maine, is unquestionably one of the best places to watch a match in all of New England.

GPS Directions:
Pickard Field
8 Watson Drive
Brunswick, ME 04011