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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  • WHAT: Paint Nite WHEN: Sunday, July 29th, 2018 @ noon WHERE: Pirates Clubhouse (1904 -167 Ave) WHO: Pirates, friends, family, and anyone else interested in supporting our club or just painting and having a good time! COST: $45 — Tickets can be purchased here.    

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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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Upcoming EventsFull Calendar »
  • Upcoming Events

    Sat 21

    Div 3 Men vs St. Druids

    July 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Thu 26

    AWP Game vs NorWesters

    July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Fri 27

    Div 3 Men vs NorWesters

    July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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.