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  • Penn State Player on Attack

    Penn State University Men's Rugby Team is consistently ranked top 8 teams in the United States.

  • Penn State Women's Rugby Team Celebrates National Championship

    8 time National Champions Penn State Women's Team touts final four appearances every year.

  • Happy Valley Barbarians

    Happy Valley Barbarians are a Division 3 rugby team in the PRU and boast a winning record year-after-year.

  • State College Girls High School Rugby Team

    State College Girls High School sets the foundation for many girls to go on to play rugby at the collegiate level.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to bring world-class rugby to Penn State, State College, central Pennsylvania and state-wide.. Read more...
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Nittany Lion Rugby Association: Helping Develop and promote Penn State Rugby, and State College Rugby in Pennsylvania.

Welcome to the Nittany Lion Rugby Association, we are a nonprofit, volunteer-run, rugby organization based in State College, PA. We established ourselves to grow and support the game of rugby in our town, Centre county, and in our state. We are set up to support the following:

Helping Penn State, and State College Rugby Facilitate and grow

  • Hire coaches
  • Promotion of Penn State clinics and camps
  • Evolve to host camps/clinics at Penn State branch campuses
  • Create a roadtrip camp structure
  • Raising funds for the NLRA
  • Recruiting and supporting volunteer resources
  • Promote local games (i.e., signs on campus and segment on radio for Penn State games)
  • Promote visibility of Penn State rugby
  • Coaching development
  • Referee development
  • Proactive/consistent on having items place onto local calendars
  • Identify advertisement and web promotion possibilities
  • Create a blueprint for how to grow and develop local rugby

Our main focus for rugby in the region is 4 fold:

  1. Develop and grow the game in the central Pennsylvania region
  2. Promote the game to the community through presence, participation, and awareness
  3. Self-sustaining organization (revenue streams to satisfy its costs)
  4. Supporting and assisting the current clubs/teams in their current endeavors of “building champions and shaping futures”.