Rugby for Men, Women and Junior players of all ages and abilities.

Based in Edmonton, we offer a warm friendly atmosphere and a vibrant social line up throughout the year. If you are a long-time rugby player or you are just starting to play, come out to a practice and see what the Pirates can offer you!

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  • Looking for a new sport for your kids?  Come try out rugby!  The Pirates are hosting a FREE session Sunday, November 19th.  The session is open to anyone from age 4 to 18.  No experience necessary. Ages U5 to U11 (inclusive) will run from noon to 1:30 PM. Ages U13 to U18 (inclusive) will run […]

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  • The Pirate women are seeking a head coach for the 2018 season, with the potential of extension. Please click the link below to see the full posting. Pirates Women’s Head Coach Posting

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  • World rugby law book rule #6.A.4 (a) “The referee is the sole judge of fact and of law…” It’s amazing how a phrase can change meaning to a person over time. When I started playing rugby, years ago, I had Dave Bailey tell me that… and I hated it. What that phrase meant to me […]

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Senior RugbyMore Info »
The Pirates offer senior rugby programs for both Men and Women. We welcome experienced and new players and have a policy of playing those who come to practice.
Junior RugbyMore Info »
The junior rugby season runs from the beginning of May to the end of July. Under 7 and Under 9 groups play flag rugby, contact is introduced at the Under 11 level. Teams are co-ed from Under 7 to Under 11, boys and girls are separated at the Under 13 level.
ClubhouseMore Info »
The Pirates clubhouse and fields are available for rentals. The clubhouse has a capacity of ~100 people with a full kitchen, bar, and patio with barbeque. three full sized rugby pitches, with extra space in the northwest corner, that can be used for a variety of field sports. Change areas and showers may be able to be rented.
HistoryMore »
The Edmonton Rugby Football Club was formed in 1953, most of their games were played against Calgary teams until 1958 when a group broke away and formed a second team. There now being two rugby clubs in Edmonton, it was decided to give the club a second name to avoid confusion. The name chosen was the Pirates after the famous Cornish team, the Penzance Pirates.