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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  • After the announcement of the Rugby Canada, ARU and ERU return to play requirements, Pirates has decided to not run an 2020 season. Very few clubs within our cohort have had their return to play plans approved. Activities allowed under the return to play plans have to be less than 60 minutes, non-contact and with […]

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  • Please be advised that the Pirates will be having an online Special General Meeting on Sunday July 19, 2020 at 2pm about the proposal by the Ellerslie Rugby Park Board of Directors regarding future planning and consideration of the sale of ERP. This meeting is for the membership of Pirates Rugby to gather, discuss proposal […]

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  • As we await further updates from Rugby Canada regarding a possible return to play plan, Rugby Alberta has released a memo related to refunds for this season. If you have registered as a player for this season and wish to request a refund, please do so through your SportLomo account and by June 15. 2020. […]

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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.