Highlanders Rugby

The Pittsburgh Highlanders Rugby Football Club (PGHHRFC) is a rugby union club that was founded Latrobe, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in 1983. After a little more than a decade of growing the club in Westmoreland County, the club moved its base to the Greater Pittsburgh area in 1994. Currently, the Highlanders are a Division III senior club playing a schedule in USA Rugby's National League, within the Midwest Geographical Union. The Highlanders are locally represented within the Allegheny Rugby Union. The club has approximately 300 alumni and an active roster of 40 players from a variety of backgrounds and rugby experience. From law enforcement to teachers, engineers and accountants, the Highlanders truly have members from all walks all life from all over Western Pennsylvania.


Highlanders Give Back

Aside from playing and practicing rugby union, participating in team social and fundraising events, the club is also very active within our local community. The club is an incorporated not-for-profit organization and is active within our community. We serve a number or local and national charities and are always looking to serve other charities any way we can. If you have a need or opportunity that you'd like the Highlanders to support you with, please feel free to contact us.

In addition to charity work, the Highlanders are always looking to build new relationships with local businesses. If you have advertising need or are looking to partner with a growing organization contact us today to set up an appointment!

Supporting the Fight Against ALS

Nominated by the Erie Rugby Club, the Highlanders accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in support of the fight against ALS.

The Highlanders nominated South Pitt RFC, Greensbug RFC and the Allegheny Women's Rugby Club.

Donate Here