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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  • The Pirates are looking forward to welcoming everyone again for our annual High School Sevens Tournament.  We love hosting all of our local and out of town teams and work hard to make the event run as smoothly as possible, but we need the help of all attendees for this to happen.  With 32 teams […]

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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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  • Rugby is played in seasons, and in Alberta, that means outdoor practice starts in April, and the season wraps in September. Six months is all we get here. I know that there are things done to extend the season – sevens series, CIS season in the fall, and snow sevens are a few of the […]

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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.