The Penn State Men’s Rugby team is one of the most successful program in the country. Penn State has Eight Final-Four appearances, including 3 appearances in National Championship Games. Most recently making the Final Four of the 2017 Varsity Cup Competition.
If you are interested in coming to Penn State and playing rugby please complete the
Penn State Men’s Rugby Recruiting Form.
High School Students
Penn State welcomes high school recruits with rugby experience. Please fill out the form below and you will be contacted. If you have any questions please email the head coach, James Willocks.
For information on the admission process please visit the following website: Undergraduate Admissions
We encourage all who are interested in playing rugby at Penn State to come to campus and meet with the coaching staff. To arrange a time please contact head coach James Willocks.
Full time and exchange international students are eligible to play for Penn State. The team plays both in the fall and spring semesters. Please fill out the form below and you will be contacted. If you have any questions please email the head coach, James Willocks
For information on international requirements please visit the following page : International Admissions
Current Penn State Students
Players that are new to the game are welcome to come and learn rugby. We have had a number of athletes learn the sport at Penn State and go on to play for the USA National Team. No experience necessary. Try outs are held at the beginning of each Fall season and involves a number of general athletic tests as well as some basic skill testing. We welcome all who are interested to try out.
We have had a number of transfer students come to Penn State and participate with the rugby team. Often Penn State offers a more competitive level of play. If you are interested in transferring please fill out the form below and you will be contacted. If you have any questions please email the head coach, James Willocks.
For information on the transfer process please visit the following page: Transfer Admissions