Interested in giving rugby a try?

Looking for a competitive outlet?

Aiming to continue your rugby career in a great environment?

The Clayton Rugby Football Club is made up of players, of all skill levels, ages 18 and over. The club currently fields three sides with a fourth team in development. The Clayton RFC has grown quickly since our first game in 2014 and aspires to be a model club in the Carolinas and USA Rugby. We are one of the fastest growing clubs in the USA and we are led by an progressive Board of Directors with high aspirations. We aim to continue that growth well into the future as we expand our programs and offerings to our members.

We are also fortunate to have our own rugby facility that includes three pitches, bathrooms, pavilion, and playground. The Johnston County Rugby Park is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2018. Future additions to the park include a clubhouse which will make our club one of few clubs in the entire USA to have a full service rugby facility.

The Bootleggers 1st XV are the club’s main competitive side and we are actively recruiting experienced players and athletes to help us move up the competitive ladder in USA Rugby. Our 1st XV is currently in Division 3 of the Carolinas Geographic Rugby Union. We just completed our second season in Division 3 and earned our first trip to the playoffs in club history. Our 2nd side serves as our developmental team for new players, social players, and Old Boys. The 2nds currently plays as a social side against other B Sides and social teams in the Carolinas. The Club also fields an Old Boys side that plays occasionally throughout the year. We are also in the process of developing a U23 side to compete against local collegiate sides.

No experience is necessary to play. The Clayton RFC has a culture that encourages and welcomes brand new players to the sport of rugby.

The club is a member of the Carolinas Geographic Rugby Union as well as USA Rugby which is the governing body for the sport in the United States. Our XVs playing season begins in August and runs through April with a short break for the Holidays in December. During that time, we practice two night per week and play 2-3 games per month. Games are played on Saturdays. June and July is 7s season and our club fields competitive and social 7s teams that participate in multiple tournaments throughout the Summer.

To learn more about the Clayton Bootleggers or if you would like to join, please contact us at:

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