Dallas Rugby welcomes players at all levels. As one of the largest clubs in the nation, we field FOUR men’s sides in USA Rugby Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, and Division 4 as well as a Women’s Division 2 side. All sides compete in the Red River Conference.
The Dallas Rugby Football Club (aka the Dallas Reds) was conceived by Dr. Bill Woodfin in 1968, and officially christened on January 18, 1969. From the beginning, Dallas RFC has been recognized as a leader in developing rugby, with three of the current seven clubs in the Dallas area owing direct linkage to Dallas RFC. Dallas RFC is the third oldest club in Texas, and the oldest in the North Texas area.
The club celebrated its 30th anniversary with a tour of Ireland. The 25th anniversary was celebrated with a gala dinner and dance at City Place. The 20th anniversary was celebrated with a two week tour of Australia. The club has traveled extensively in the United States and overseas. Dallas RFC was the first Texas team to tour overseas, with the 1978 tour of England and Wales. The club again toured England and Wales in 1985, toured Canada in 1986, Australia in 1988, and Ireland in 1999.
Dallas RFC has a long history of success in major and minor tournaments. The club has twice won the Texas Rugby Union First Division championships, and has qualified for the National Seven-a side Club Championships on several occasions.
Former club member Mika Sika represented the United States Eagles, the national team, on 17 occasions as fullback. Thaddeus Hill has represented the U.S. Eagles 7-a-side team as a winger in 25 matches.
The membership includes many past and present administrators, referees, coaches, and representative players in the North Counties, Texas Rugby Union, and the Western Rugby Union. With this solid base of experience and a influx of new members, the club field three sides, plus a “old boys” side.
The future of the Dallas RFC continues to look bright as new tours are planned, with this years goal set to win the National Club Championships