Men's Rugby

Saint Mary’s College has an outstanding college rugby program that has performed at consistently high levels throughout its years in USA Division 1. Each year, Dozens of young men venture onto the grounds of Pat Vincent Field with aspirations of championship play. Participants are well aware of the responsibility to uphold the long standing traditions of Gael Rugby.  

Sat. Dec 2nd Men's Rugby vs Gordon (Australia) | Saint Mary's Stadium

  • SMC B vs Santa Clara TBD
  • SMC C vs Sacramento State TBD

Saint Mary’s Stadium Policies

  • $10 per person ages 13 and over (CASH ONLY)







SMC Defeats Iona College 74-0 | By Christian Portillo

MORAGA, CA. - Following last week’s 157-0 win over UC Santa Cruz, Saint Mary’s moved from Pat Vincent Field to the fresh, green pastures of Saint Mary’s Stadium to take on Iona College, from New Rochelle, New York. Prior to the A-Side storming the field, though, the B/C-Side took on an Alumni squad that still has it, winning 64-33. Click here for full story.

Sat. Nov 18th Men's Rugby vs Iona College 2:45pm | W 74-0

SMC B & C Side vs Humboldt State 11:15am | W 64-17

Men's Rugby



Sat. Nov 11th Men's Rugby vs UC Santa Cruz 1:00pm |  Win 57-0

SMC B Side vs Sonoma State: Win 119-0

SMC C Side vs UCSC B Side: 130 - 0

View Game Program Here. 

Gaels First Test | by Nico Docolas

Ronan Murphy.



2017-2018 Men's Rugby schedule


Click here to print your Men's Rugby Schedule.

B & C Side Game information can be found here. 


    Men's Rugby Team Bonding at Sunol Paintball.  

    After an intense training during Mid-term break, the team headed to Sunol Paintball to have some fun. 


    Alumni News: Eagles Abroad | This is American Rugby

     In the British & Irish Cup Dino Waldren starts once again... read more here.

    D1A PostSeason Deadline Means Big Changes | FloRugby | Oct 15, 2017

    If any team makes that declaration and backs out of the playoffs, it faces serious penalties going forward. Regardless, declaring for the postseason doesn't mean you get to play in the postseason. You've still got to win games and qualify, either by winning your conference, or being ranked highly enough to get an at-large bid. Read more here. 


    Senior Mike McCarty joins three other SMC Alumni in the USA Select Team playing against Uruguay.


    Tim Maupin, starting at #14 Wing; Mike McCarthy, starting at #10, Flyhalf; Holden Yungert, starting at #9, ScrumHalf; and Reserve Huluholo Moungaloa, Prop.



    9th Annual Pat Vincent Dinner | November 18

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    First day run ended at the cross.



     Fall 2017 Senior Retreat at Warren Lake




    2017 D1A USA Rugby National Champions SMC 30 vs. Life 24 

    team photo

    Saint Mary’s Defeats Life University 30-24 for Third National Championship in Four Years | Christian Portillo

    MORAGA, CALIF. - A year after Saint Mary’s lost in the D1A National Championship to Life University 24-20 in front of their home crowd, they had the opportunity to avenge themselves on Saturday at Saint Mary’s Stadium. Not only was it a chance to make up for last year’s heartbreak, it was a chance to break the tie between the Gaels and Running Eagles over the past four title matches. Life won the championship in 2013 and 2016 while Saint Mary’s repeated in 2014 and 2015.

    In order to beat Life, Saint Mary’s knew that they had to improve on their sloppy 43-7 semifinal win over Arizona. Cutting down both turnovers and penalties was a focal point in practice over the past week and defense, as always, was also heavily emphasized. With this in mind, the Gaels were aware that they would have to play close to a perfect game to overcome the undefeated Running Eagles. Click here for full article