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 are headed to Houston for the Rugby National Championships. 
  • Location: Houston, Texas | Sabercats Stadium
  • Date: Saturday, May 4
  • Time: 6:20pm CT, 4:20pm PST
  • Watch Live: The Rugby Network

Gritty Gaels Fight For the Win

Men's Rugby Semi-final match against BYu

Gritty Gaels Fight Aggressively for the Win Against BYU Cougars in the Semi-final match of the Division 1A Collegiate Rugby Playoffs. Saint Mary’s Headed to the National Championship Game in Houston on May 4, 2024. 

Pictured: Erich Storti '23 MA'24

Gaels Headed to National Championship
Men's Rugby

Spring 2024 Campaign

This campaign will assist in the operations of the program and every dollar goes directly back to helping us achieve our goal of winning a national title! 


Results & Game Recaps

Click here to view the 2023 -2024 Game Recaps

National Champions

Championship Trophy

2014, 2015, 2016 (7s) & 2017

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!