Tobacco Road Rugby Club

Tobacco Road Rugby Club

Division III men's rugby club that draws players and fans from Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh and beyo

The Chapel Hill Warriors is the first ever Men's Rugby Club in Chapel Hill, NC. We're actively recruiting players, coaches, fans, sponsors and supporters. Whether you're a seasoned veteran, or have never played before, you're welcome to come out to practice and join us. Send us a message if you have any questions, or take a look at our website: www.chapelhillwarriors.org/

Operating as usual

16/05/2024

We have only four more spots left in the men's bracket for the first ever Bull City 7's tournament in June. Get in before we close the pools!

Additionally, our friends at are managing the women's bracket, so reach out to them for registration and details if you are looking to join in on the fun with all those lovely ladies!

Bull City 7s Tournament
Date: Sat June 29th, 2024
Kickoff: 9am
Location: John W Neal Middle School
Address: 201 Baptist Rd Durham, NC 27704
Post Tournament Social: TBD
Cost Per Team: $300

05/05/2024

Eno River Rugby Football Club Carolina Villains Women's Rugby Charleston Hurricanes Rugby Charlotte Rugby Club Charlotte Valkyrie Women's Rugby Queens University of Charlotte Women's Rugby Columbia Bombshells Women's Rugby Cape Fear Womens Rugby Club Southern Pines Women's Rugby "The Celts" there is a women's division, and hope you can all join us! To secure your teams spot, please submit your payment and include your club name in the payment comments.

04/05/2024

Bull City 7's spots are filling up as fast as a forward thinks they are on a breakaway. Lock in your spot by submitting your payment with your clubs name in the payment comments.

Thank you Charlotte Barbarians Rugby Clayton Rugby Football Club and Onslow Rugby Club: ORC Misfits for securing a spot in our tournament. We're excited to see you guys out there!

What do you say Triad Rugby Asheville Rugby Football Club Southern Pines Men's Rugby Club Cape Fear Rugby Club Raleigh Rugby Club Charlotte Rugby Club Fayetteville Area Rugby? You guys down for a good time in the Bull City?

01/05/2024

Bull City 7's is BACK!!! Join us on Sat June 29th to show off your skills on the pitch and battle to take home some hardware. Spaces are filling up quickly so be sure to lock in your teams spot ASAP.

Bull City 7s Tournament
Date: Sat June 29th, 2024
Kickoff: 9am
Location: John W Neal Middle School
Address: 201 Baptist Rd Durham, NC 27704
Post Tournament Social: TBD
Cost Per Team: $300
Charlotte Barbarians Rugby Asheville Rugby Football Club Triad Rugby Clayton Rugby Football Club Raleigh Rugby Club Fayetteville Area Rugby Onslow Rugby Club: ORC Misfits Cape Fear Rugby Club Southern Pines Men's Rugby Club

Photos from To***co Road Rugby Club's post 24/04/2024

Our summer 7s season is kicking off tonight with our info session at Bull McCabe’s! Come hear about our goals for the season and some very exciting things happening right here in the Bull City! Get your questions answered and hang out a bit, too!

We're looking forward to another summer full of sweat, beers, and high-caliber rugby with you! No experience is necessary to join up!

Photos from To***co Road Rugby Club's post 14/04/2024

Thank you to everyone who came out to our End of Year Banquet! It was delightful and weird in all the ways a rugby banquet should be! Special congratulations to all our award winners last night. Your efforts this year truly merited the recognition.

Coach's Award: Bill Kinney
Back of the Year: Jack Sears
Forward of the Year: Jonah Paasche-Orlow
Drew Zabor Ultimate Warrior: Joey Sherlock

And we had the honor of dedicating our Newcomer award to the memory of Coach Gatis Puide, who coached our own Chris Mack. His legacy continues on thanks to Coach Mack's endowment of the Gatis Puide Memorial Scholarship. Callum Harris is the Inaugural winner.

20/03/2024

Support Triangle Rugby with a chance for cash prizes 😮‍💨 Whose genius idea was this??

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17/03/2024

We finished the season on a high note today with a victory over , who were, as always, gracious hosts. Thanks to the Barbos for a great match and social, and thank you to all our supporters who traveled to see us play!

We'll be looking forward to a couple months of rest and touch on Sundays (and mid-week soon)! Our end of the year party is on April 13th, so we hope to see everyone again there! Thanks, everyone, for another great season!

09/03/2024

Finally got a team pic in the new jerseys (if you can see them through the mud). We also finally managed to play our game for a full 80 minutes and got 36-0 victory out of it last weekend over Southern Pines!

One more match to go on the season this upcoming Saturday in Charlotte vs. . We'll look to finish the season strong in the Queen City!

Thanks to for snagging this (and many other pics)!

Photos from To***co Road Rugby Club's post 12/02/2024

It was hard-fought match against on Saturday. Unfortunately, the men came up one try short against the back-to-back division champs despite monumental effort from all involved.

Standouts were our Forward of the Match, Alex Good, who consistently ran and tackled at well above his weight class for the whole 80, and Jack Sears, our Back of the Match, who was excellent with the boot and hands and also scored his sneaky first try for the club. We'll take the week to regroup and recover before we head up to for our first 15s match against them in several years.

09/02/2024

Come out and support us for our first match of the Spring tomorrow! Noon kickoff at Bethesda Elementary School against division rivals and then a friendly to follow against the men of !

Post-match social is, as ever, at . Saturday's a rugby day, and we hope that you join us for it!

06/02/2024

The annual tradition returns! Join us in our Super Bowl Squares fundraiser and maybe win yourself some cash in the process! Grid locations will be assigned and announced on Sunday morning!

01/02/2024

Tomorrow at 3pm we will be hanging at one of our sponsor bars James Joyce to watch Ireland vs France as they kickoff the Six Nations rugby tournament. Join us for a tasty pint and some world class rugby!

22/01/2024

We're so back, baby! Practice for our Spring campaign starts tomorrow at 7pm at Bethesda Elementary School in East Durham and continues on Thursday at CM Herndon Park in South Durham!

Whether you are new to the game or the area, or if you are returning member of the club, we hope you'll join us as we get ready to host next month to get the year started!

NCYRU’s Pop-Up Store 19/01/2024

If you like popcorn and want to help support young ruggers be sure to follow this link and snag a bag of popcorn for the NCYRU All Stars!

NCYRU’s Pop-Up Store Click here to buy ultra-premium popcorn and 50% of your purchase benefits this fundraiser.

18/01/2024

If you're interested in playing rugby join us tonight at Bull McCabe's in downtown Durham for our Spring season kickoff meeting from 7pm-9pm. Looking forward to seeing you there!

15/01/2024

Our Spring Season starts next week with practice on Tuesday, but we hope to see you before then at our Spring Kickoff Meeting this Thursday! Whether you're a returning player or entirely new to the game of rugby, we want to see you out on the pitch with us this season. Come to Bull McCabe’s this Thursday and get your questions answered before the season starts!

12/12/2023

Our annual Holiday Party was delightful as ever! We look forward to getting back after it in the New Year, but we hope your Holiday Season is also a delight!

09/11/2023

If you're interested in learning about rugby, or just want to get some fitness in join us at The Lincoln Center (750 S Merritt Mill Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516) every Sunday at 3pm to play touch rugby. This is a great way to get introduced to the sport, learn the rules, and meet members of our club as well as others in the local rugby community.

To***co Road Rugby Golf — To***co Road Rugby Club 03/11/2023

Happy Rugby Golf Eve everyone! We look forward to seeing you all out there and having a fun filled day with you. Here are some details for tomorrows event.

Location: Knight's Play Golf Center 2512 Ten-Ten Rd, Apex, NC 27539

Time: Registration/Check-In table opens at 8:30am. Welcome announcements and rules are at 9am, and play will start promptly following the rules. Be sure to arrive by 8:30am.

Dress Code: Costumes are encouraged! ABSOLUTELY NO CLEATS ALLOWED.

MISC: No outside beverages are allowed on the course. We will have beer, soda, and water available for purchase. Strokes off play will be available at the start of the event only. Cost is $5 per stroke, max of 5 strokes off per team. We will also have raffle tickets for sale and will have all raffle items on display at the registration table. We will be accepting Venmo, Paypal, and Cash during the event.

All players are encouraged to bring your own ball. Balls will be provided to players who need them, but they are limited.

Commemorative T-Shirts will be given to the first 75 players who check-in so get their early if you want one!!!! Lunch will be provided immediately following play courtesy of The Original Q Shack.

During lunch we will be holding our raffle and will conclude with our trophy presentation.

If you have not already registered, please follow the link below to do so, or you may show up the morning of the event and register in person.

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02/11/2023

Whether you're going to our Rugby Golf Charity Tournament or not (and you should be going!), keep on supporting good causes on Saturday by attending the Chili Cook-off that our friends and hole sponsors and the Federal are hosting!

All proceeds will support the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association. Have some chili and support several great Durham Institutions!

To***co Road Rugby Golf — To***co Road Rugby Club 30/10/2023

Calling ALL FORWARDS!!!! Rugby Golf is your opportunity to prove to the backs that not only can you kick and pass but you can do so better than a back. Prove them all wrong and register to play in our 5th Annual Rugby Golf Tournament.

No team? NO PROBLEM!!! Register as an individual player and you can join a team the morning of or we will place you with a skilled group. To register simply follow this link and the prompts on the page: https://www.tobaccoroadrugby.com/2023-event-info

Special thank you to our Title Sponsor Rock Grading, LLC for helping make this event possible.

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To***co Road Rugby Golf — To***co Road Rugby Club 29/10/2023

6 more days until Rugby Golf!!!! No more waiting to register NOW IS THE TIME! Follow the provided link to register yourself or a team to play. DON'T HAVE A TEAM???? NO WORRIES we will pair you up with some amazing people to enjoy the day with.

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Photos from To***co Road Rugby Club's post 28/10/2023

Last one of the Fall! Come out and support us as we close the season with a friendly against .

The kickoff is slightly earlier than normal to make sure we get to for the World Cup final tomorrow! Come support us on the field and then join us as we watch New Zealand and South Africa collide to decide who is the best team on Earth. Hit us with a 🇳🇿 or 🇿🇦 in the comments to let us know who you're supporting!

To***co Road Rugby Golf — To***co Road Rugby Club 25/10/2023

10 days until we kickoff our 5th Annual Rugby Golf Tournament benefitting our club and the Boys and Girls Club of Durham and Orange County. Cost is only $50 which includes a BBQ lunch, and a commemorative event T-Shirt for the first 75 players registered. Sign up today by following this link: https://www.tobaccoroadrugby.com/2023-event-info

Special thank you to our event sponsor James Joyce Irish Pub for helping making our event possible.

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Photos from To***co Road Rugby Club's post 21/10/2023

We're heading all the way down I-40 to play our perpetual rival in our last matrix match of the Fall season! Lots of big bodies going down to Flytrap in anticipation of a heavy, physical match. We're looking to head into the winter break on a high note! Come cheer us on if you're in the area!

To***co Road Rugby Golf — To***co Road Rugby Club 18/10/2023

Calling all old boys! If the days of dishing out and taking hits are over but you still have a decent pass or boot left come join our Rugby Golf Tournament on Sat Nov 4th! We'd love to see your skills in action and you'd be helping us raise money for the Boys and Girls Club or Durham & Orange County as well as our club.

To register simply follow this link and follow the instructions on the page: https://www.tobaccoroadrugby.com/2023-event-info

Thank you to our long-time sponsor Proforma Marketing Agency for your support!

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Photos from To***co Road Rugby Club's post 16/10/2023

A hard fought match against started well, but didn't end how we hoped. Still, nothing can take away the effort that Back of the Match .sherlock and Forward match .good10 put in. Alex put in several hard runs and tackles from the flank and was at seemingly every ruck. Joey played an excellent offensive (1 try and 1 assist) and defensive game, as well, and was at seemingly one ruck that we'll hear about forever.

We look ahead to this weekend with the intent of ending our Matrix Season on a high note!

16/10/2023

Trust us, you don't want to miss this year's Rugby Golf Tournament as I hear the FOMO you'll experience will be unbearable. To register simply follow this link the instructions on the page: https://www.tobaccoroadrugby.com/2023-event-info

We have some amazing prizes up for grabs, and a delicious BBQ lunch included for all participants. First 75 players registered will also receive a commemorative event T-Shirt!!!!! Can't wait to see you there.

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Our Story

Welcome to the home of the Triangle's finest (and funnest) rugby club. Founded in 2013, the To***co Road Rugby Club is a division II men's rugby club that draws players and fans from Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh and beyond. We typically practice twice a week in Durham, and play a variety of other clubs in North and South Carolina.

Interested in playing, becoming a sponsor, or watching a match? Simply shoot us a message on Facebook and we’ll answer any questions you may have.


  • 2017-18 Season: Inaugural year in D2 Rugby, 7-1 Record, Playoff Appearance

  • 2016-17 Season: Undefeated D3 Matrix Season, North Carolina D3 Runner Up
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