The Cleveland Rugby Club is the most recent iteration of the Eastern Suburbs Rugby Football Club, which was established in Cleveland, Ohio during the spring of 1998 and has direct ties to the Grays and Blues – the first rugby teams in the city. The Club is a member of the Ohio Rugby Union, Midwest Rugby Football Union and USA Rugby. Today, the Cleveland Rugby Club competes at the Division II level and fields competitive as well as developmental sides during the 15s and 7s seasons.
The Club is a founding member of the Greater Cleveland High School Rugby League and has current members supporting several area high school rugby clubs through coaching and league administration. The Club is also involved in the youth rugby movement in the city. The Club promotes understanding and participation in rugby through the support of youth rugby, fundraising events and community service. We are always looking for opportunities to get into the community and give back. The club also hosted the first Cleveland-area YMCA youth flag rugby tournament and continues to host the ever-popular Rock n’ Roll Sevens Rugby Tournament, which takes place every July.
The Club wishes to thank those who have lived our history and made our club what it is today and extends a warm welcome to all who wish to join us in celebrating a great rugby tradition. The Cleveland Rugby Club is always looking to add more members. Experience is not necessary, but a willingness to learn is essential.
Team Achievements for 2013 season (Source: USA Rugby)
- Made first round of Playoffs
- First place in Division II Midwest East
Team Achievements for 2011 season (Source: USA Rugby)
- ESRFC – 1st Place in East
- Billy Regan – 2nd highest try count in Midwest DIII
- Mike Ciccolini – 8th highest try count in Midwest DIII
- Adam Wheaton – 7rh most conversion points in Midwest DIII
- Bryan Bowen – 8th most conversion points in Midwest DIII
- Bryan Bowen – 7th most penalty kicks made in Midwest DIII
- Billy Regan – 5th most overall points scored in Midwest DIII
- Dan Dragolich, Mike Ciccolini, Mike Belanich and Gary Springer – top 4 most starts in Midwest DIII