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Rugby Arizona Bobcats 15s

Rugby Arizona will be taking a Varsity and JV team to the Regional Cup Tournament in Denver, Colorado again this year. RCT’s are the primary pathway to High School All American (HSAA) teams and U20 teams. Last year Arizona had 3 boys invited to HSAA tours  and 5 boys invited to EIRA tours as a result of the Bobcat 15’s program. In addition, the tournament is attended by top college and professional scouts. 

Flyer below has all the info.  We encourage all our players to attend try-outs and put their best foot forward.   Even if not selected, you will learn some new things and see what areas of your game you need to work on.

Latest News (4/17/18):  Firebirds HS/U16


Rugby 7s Clinic with USA's Eagles 7s Coach Chris Brown - May 12th (in Flagstaff)
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2017-2018 season:

Boys and Girls tackle rugby for High School, U16, U14

Co-ed tackle rugby for U12, U10

Co-ed TOUCH rugby for U16, U14, U12, U10, U8


From Jan 8, 2018 we are in the following practice routines:
- Youth:  Mon and Wed from 6-730pm.
- HS/U16: Mon and Thurs from 6-8pm.   

BUT, it is never to late to bring out a friend to give rugby a try!  It is always free to come and check out a practice.


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2017-2018 Season Calendar Overview


Fall 7s Season for Youth and HS Boys & HS Girls

  • Fall 7s season:  Nov 4, Nov 11, Nov 18.
    • Nov 4 - Saturday at Benedict Park (Tempe).  Youth from 4-6pm and HS/U16 from 6-10pm.
    • Nov 11 – Saturday daytime at Kino Sports Complex, Tucson, with the Pac7s tournament.  First games will start at 9.40am.
    • Nov 18 - Saturday at Pecos Park (Ahwatukee)Youth from 4-6pm and HS/U16 from 6-10pm.
  • Dec 2: Arizona Rugby Festival 7s Tournament.  Games for U8, U10, U12, U14 in tackle & touch.
  • Dec 9:  Roadrunner 7s (HS+U16 boys and girls - Elite & Open brackets) click here for more info
  • Dec 11:  Parents vs Kids touch rugby game in lieu of last practice session for 2017


Spring 7s Season for Youth & HS Girls (7 weeks total)

  • Jan 8:  Practice resumes
  • Jan 13 – Feb 24: League Season
    • 5 weeks of home and away
    • Semi Finals on Feb 17
    • Finals on Feb 24

Click here:  Youth Program detailed schedule

Spring 15s Season for HS & U16 Boys (15 calendar weeks total)

  • Jan 8:  Practice resumes
  • Jan 13: Mixed scrimmage in Phoenix at WSC
  • Jan 20 – April 21: League season.
    • 8 matches over 10 weeks of home and away (Jan 20-Apr 7).
    • Mar 3 - bye for Las Vegas 7s
    • Mar 31 – bye for Easter weekend
    • Semi Finals on April 14 for HS and U16.
    • HS Finals on April 21
  • April 28:  North vs South All-Stars match
    • Rotating up to Phoenix (hosted by ASU or GCU, tbd)


Bobcats All-Stars Program Highlights

  • EIRA Camp in Phoenix:  Oct 22, Oct 29, Nov 19, Dec 10. 
  • Bobcats Winter Camp in Phoenix:  Dec 2, Dec 16.
  • 7s:  Las Vegas LVI = March 1-3, 2018
  • 7s:  Albuquerque Celtic – late May
  • 15s: Denver RCT - mid June
  • 7s:  Potentially California State Games, NAI 7s (Utah) or Victoria 7s (B.C. Canada) over July-Aug


Education/Certification Dates

  • Level 1 Referee Clinics - Dec 1/2 in Phoenix.
  • Level 200 Coaching Clinic – Dec 9 at Thunderbird.
  • Level 300 Coaching Clinic potentially in Jan/Feb.


In order to grow our numbers to fill out these teams we need help from all current players to bring their friends out to give rugby a try!

Come and join a practice and see what rugby is all about!  It is free to come to a practice and check it out.

Also, we are a co-ed squad so bring out the girls as well as the boys!  Girls rugby is also a fast growing sport (check it out at the Olympics!) and the Firebirds encourage girls to come out and give rugby a try.  

REMEMBER:  It is never too late to get started with rugby.  If you have kids that are interested and want to give it a shot, bring them out to practice and we'll get them involved!

Practice Location & Schedule

Location:  Biltmore Preparatory Academy.  4601 N. 34th Street, Phoenix AZ 85018.

Practice is on Mondays and Wednesdays during the season.

6:00 pm to 7.30 pm for Youth and 6.00 pm to 8:00 pm for High School & U16.

General practice reminder:  always have your mouthguard and be dressed appropriately for running and tackling!  If you can't make it, please advise your coach.

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