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A deeply rooted history behind this club gives Men’s Rugby a competitive edge against their opponents. The success for this national championship team stems from the dedication and hard work that the players, and coaches put in year round. They put on a show every time they step on the pitch.

gaels in japan

Kyoto has been kind to the Gael thus far!


SMC @ UCSB | Saturday, Jan 18th | 1:00pm

  • Rec Sports Pit | Harder Stadium 1-41 Stadium Rd

College Rugby this week: Episode 1

An in depth look at D1A rugby from around the country featuring interviews with Alex Goff, Gift Egbelu, Matt McCarthy, and Commissioner Kevin Battle.

Another Big Score for Saint Mary's | Alex Goff, Goff Rugby Report

Saturday the Gaels traveled to UC Davis and came away with a convincing 97-0 victory. This follows up on an early 93-0 conference win over Santa Clara, putting Saint Mary’s at 2-0 in the California Conference when most teams in the West haven’t started playing. Read More here.

SMC Men's Rugby prepare for their Japan Trip this week in the classroom. Departure is set for Sunday, Jan 12th.

This year, the annual men's rugby tour allows the players to earn academic credit as they travel to abroad.  Saint Mary's College offers a unique experiuence to all the student durng the month of January. Read more about Jan Term Here.

Schedule of Activites

Jan 13th - 16th | Sako, Kyoto-City

Jan 17th -19th | Osaka

Jan 20th - 25th | Tokyo

Jan 26th | Departure Home

Rudy Scholz Award Watchlist: Payton Talea Ilalio: Alex Rees, FloRugby

It's rare to find a front rower that moves like a center, and even more rare when that front rower is a prop. 

In the case of Saint Mary's prop Payton Talea, however, you get a guy that's as mobile as a back but as powerful as the strongest of forwards.

He combines punishing work in the scrum with game-busting work in the carry, and if you don't go in at 110% to tackle Talea, you will get run over. 



Both sides grab a victory in their match against UC Davis

  • SMC A 97 vs UC Davis  0

  • SMC B 100 vs UC Davis B 0


Jan Term Tour Raffle Tickets still on sale.  


Results from Saturday, Jan 4, 2020

  • SMC A 96 vs Trinity Western University 0

  • SMC B 29 vs Olde Gaels 48

  • SMC C 32 vs Santa Barbara Academy 14

Three wins for the Gaels on Dec 28th.

  • SMC A 36 - Lifewest A 17

  • SMC B 50 - Lifewest B 31

  • SMC C 84 - Santa Rosa Men's Club 12


Thank you for your generous donations. We appreciate your tremendous support!

This years Pat Vincent Fundraiser Dinner success is because of your generous donation, all proceeds from this event help support Gael Rugby scholarships and travel.

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Pat Vincent Dinner

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The Gaels fight for the win against North American Rugby Academy

SMC 33 - NARA  29


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Team Activities 

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Alumni in the News 

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