ABOUT OLD GOLD
In the Fall of 1974, Old Gold Rugby Football Club was founded by a group of Boston College Alumni and has become a mainstay in the Boston rugby community. Old Gold competes in and around New England and has taken part in multiple global tours. The team is steeped in history and tradition making it the envy of many American rugby clubs.
In the club's inaugural 1974 season, Old Gold went undefeated and has continued to offer competitive rugby to any team who steps onto the field. Old Gold helps foster the rapidly growing American rugby community by supporting colligate rugby sides and hosting a popular summer tournament, the New England 10's. Each Fall, we compete in the third division of the NERFU League that includes clubs throughout New England and New York and have competed in and won multiple NERFU Titles.
Within the United States, the club plays annually in the Can-Am Rugby Tournament at Saranac Lake, one of the the nation's greatest rugby tournaments. Other tournaments include the St. Patrick's Day Tournament in Savannah, GA, the Connecticut Cup, Portland Tournament, Newport 7's, New York 7's, and Worcester 7's.
The club has also taken its talents abroad, participating in multiple tours including the Bahamas in 2000, a '96 tour of the Cayman Island, Australia '94, England/Wales '91, Ireland/Scotland '87, and Bahamas '83. Additionally, Old Gold has hosted numerous international clubs including Abercarn RFC of Wales, Cowbridge RFC of England, Old Emmanuel of England, and the London Metropolitan Police/Imber Court.
Old Gold is also the home for many players from around the world. Our current list boasts players from countries such as Australia, Tonga, South Africa, England, Ireland, Canada and more.