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2011 Runner-up USA Rugby DIII National Championship
2012 Elite 8 USA Rugby DIII National Championship Series
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The Syracuse Chargers Rugby Club is a men's club formerly participating in the New York State Rugby Conference, and currently entering the inagural season of the EMPIRE Rugby Football Union.
Current Syracuse Chargers include former college football and soccer players, wrestlers, former semi-pro football players, college lacrosse players and a high-school sprint conference record holder. Our occupations include teachers, engineers, lawyers, graduate students, bartenders, tradesmen, business owners, and salesmen.
Our club competes against other clubs from New York and the Metropolitan NY area during both the Fall and Spring. Recent accomplishments include the NYSRC championships in 1997, 1999 and 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011 & the 2011 Northeast Championship. The 2011 season, also brought the club it's first ever appearance in the National Championship Finals in Glendale, CO, finishing ranked #2 in USA Rugby DIV III. In 2012, the team returned to the Elite 8 and finished in DIV III ranked #5 in country.
Social events fill the off season. Summer 7's, club and fundraising parties, golf outings, the Empire State Brewing and Music Festival, Winterfest, and much more occur throughout the year.
The Syracuse Chargers are always seeking new players. Athletes of any stripe are encouraged to participate. Successful rugby players may be large or small; attributes of size, speed, quickness, intelligence, and strength are always desired.
If you seek a highly competitive athletic outlet and/or an athletically-oriented social organization, please consider contacting us and joining us at practice or a social event at any time during the year. Check out the rest of our website for more information.