Men's Rugby


Established in 1888, Men's Rugby at Saint Mary's College is respected as one of the elite college rugby programs in the country. "Our Gaels stand on the shoulders of all who wore the red and blue hoops before them."


Gaels Win Rugby National Championship

Men's Rugby

In an epic battle on May 4 in Houston, Saint Mary’s defeats Navy 26–22 to bring home the Division 1A Trophy.

Meet the new national champions

Results & Game Recaps

Click here to view the 2023 -2024 Game Recaps

National Champions

Championship Trophy

2014, 2015, 2016 (7s), 2017 & 2024

Men's Rugby at Saint Mary's College continues to dominate the highest collegiate level of competition.  Year after year, these athletes prove they are the best around.  Learn more about the achievements of Gael Rugby that continue to impress at local an national levels.

Gael Rugby Achievements

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Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Tim O'Brien
Coach: Mark Bass
Coach: Andrew Cook
Coach Mike McCarthy
Coach: Francois Pieterse

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14th annual pat vincent dinner

Pat Vincent Fundraiser Dinner

The annual Pat Vincent Fundraiser Dinner was a great success. Thank you to all who attended.


Alumni in the News

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Gael Rugby Alumni have made a great name for our program! With countless players graduating from Saint Mary's and going on to play professional rugby! Along with nearly 15 players representing our country on USA Rugby!