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Jersey fundraiser

The women's team is auctioning off our retired Blue Jersey set as a fundraiser. If you are interested in a jersey, please see the form below for the list of available numbers and corresponding sizes and to place a bid. The auction will end after our home game on October 7th (11am KO if you want to come support!) See link below.

Jersey Bids


For our fans who plan on attending the games at the Celtic Fest this Saturday Sept 9, do remember today is the last day to pre-purchase discount tickets for the event, see link below. $10.00 today, if you pay at the event is it $25.


Rugby at Union County Celtic Fest Saturday Sept 9, 2023

Saturday, September 9th is the First Annual Union County Celtic Festival, hosted at Oak Ridge Park in Clark (136 Oak Ridge Road Clark, NJ 07066). The Festival will be featuring rugby games during the day and the Mudturtles will be involved in ALL of them. This is the the schedule of games: 10:00am - High School Boys 7s 11:00am - Women vs Long Island 1:00pm - Youth Flag 2:00pm - D3 Men vs Morris 4:30pm - D4 Men vs Princeton While players will be admitted to the festival free of charge, there will be a fee for all others. Friends and family can use the following link to get discounted tickets to the festival for $10 rather than $25 at the gate. The code is good through Wednesday, 9/6 at midnight. For $10 the event will be well worth it. There is a lot on the festival grounds but it may be better to operate under the assumption that it will be full. Everyone should expect to park in the overflow area or additional offsite lot so allow a little extra time to arrive. A shuttle will bring us to the game and it isn’t far away. That this is an unfortunate, unavoidable downside to an otherwise awesome event.



Hello, On September 9th 2023 Union County Rugby will be playing Rugby as part of the UNION COUNTY CELTIC FESTIVAL. The festival will be held at Oak Ridge Park in Clark NJ. We need 25 Hawks/Eagles from ANY of our Mudturtle Flag teams, to play one game showcasing our flag rugby program. Slots are filling up quick! This is a great opportunity to get the word out about our program. Come join us and let's show everyone what Flag Rugby looks like. In addition to a Flag Game there will be High School 7s, Women's team game, Men's A and B side games. RUGBY ALL DAY! I will be emailing a discount code for player's family members to attend. Players are free to get into the festival. Please sign up and buy the discounted tickets asap. Ticket code will be taken down before festival. Players must be there at the field/track NO LATER THAN 12PM game will start 1pm. Hope to see you there! Coach John

Sign up sheet for Flag 9/9/23

Practice correction. Thursday June 29

Please note it is just Westfield who does not have fields tonight, all other programs who practice Thursday are on unless otherwise advised, Thank you.

No World Cup for Flag Rugby

As we kick off another Flag Rugby season we would like to ask all to take a moment and review the Code of Mudturtle Rugby on the attached link. In short flag is a fun program where we teach the basic skills of the game and more importantly the rugby culture which is to respect all which includes team mates, opposition, and the referees. Without all three there is no game. We do remind all the referees for flag are former flag players, some have more experience some are just learning to ref all are kids. Do refrain from commenting to the refs during games. If you feel any particular ref can improve do see you town head or coach afterwards and let them know your thoughts. They will give this feedback to the referee committee who in turn will let all the referees know what points they need to work on improving for the next week. Thank you.

Code of Mudturtle Rugby

Cranford Flag Practice cancelled Thursday June 8

Due to the poor air quality Cranford Flag will not be practicing tonight Thursday June 8. Games this Saturday are at Unami Park please have your players there boots on by 8:30 AM so we can form sides and be ready for kick off. Thanks.

Referee Training Tonight

The referee training that was scheduled for tonight has been cancelled to do the air quality. See you on Saturday!

Flag Season opens soon.

Tuesday June 6 is the first practice for Cranford Flag Rugby, if you have not already done so please register your players for another fun summer of Flag Rugby, link below. First games are Saturday June 10. Tell your friends and neighbors all are welcome to join. Thanks.

Flag Rugby Registration

Mudturtle 50th Anniversary Gear Sale Ends May 15th!

Monday, May 15th is the last day to place your orders on the Mudturtle Club Store for our 50th Anniversary gear. Don't miss out! Get your orders in now. For those who have made purchases, we thank you for your patience as we did extend the sale.

Shop 50th Anniversary Gear

Sean MacLaney

Sean MacLaney has been playing rugby for 16 years since he started in First grade with the Westfield Owls. This upcoming weekend, he is playing in the Division1A National Championship game - Navy vs. Cal on May 6, 2023, which can be watch on therugbynetwork at 7:30 pm. During the playoffs, he was voted the "Man of the Match" in Navy's win over Army when Sean lead his team with their opening try of the game.

Watch On The Rugby Network

Car Wash April 29th Cancelled

Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate yet again. We are cancelling the car wash for tomorrow, Saturday the 29th, but will try to reschedule for a later date. If you have purchased tickets, please hold onto them. Thank you.

Car Wash April 29th 9am-2pm

Get your car washed and help support our Youth Tackle program this Saturday, April 29th from 9am - 2pm at Brad-Pak, 124 South Avenue, Garwood, NJ. A fun fundraiser for all! Don't miss out.

Youth Flag Rugby Registration Now Open

Spring is here, weather is warming, and Flag Rugby registration is open. Our season starts the week of June 5th, with first games on Saturday, June 10th. The season wraps up Saturday, July 22nd with our annual Flag Fest. We look forward to all joining us for a summer of Flag Rugby and FUN. Register today!

Register For Youth Flag Now!

Mudturtle Carwash Postponed Until April 29th

With the forecast calling for a cold front and high chance or rain tomorrow we are moving the youth tackle carwash date to Saturday April 29. Thanks for understanding.

New Mudturtle Swag

The Mudturtle Shop is running a March sale, included in the shop is a 50th Anniversary 63" X 63" blanket with youth logo. Perfect item to keep in the car to break out during a chilly game, or spread out and sit on to enjoy the sun on a warm day. Browse the shop on the link below, thanks.

Visit 50th Store

Rugby New York -vs- Old Glory Sunday March 5

This Sunday, March 5, you have a chance to watch a legacy of Mudturtle Rugby play professionally as Michael "Chicken" Dabulas and Old Glory of Washington DC travel to New York to take on RUNY. See link below for game and ticket information.