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Reminding those who have not already registered, this Friday December 1 is the Mudturtle Holiday party from 7:00-11:00 PM at Costa's in Roselle Park. See link below to register, can pay online or at the door but register. Don't miss out on one of the biggest parties in years, we are close to 100 registered to attend.


2023 Unions Men's Wrap Up

Good Afternoon Gents, Just wanted to send out a quick wrap up on our season. It was a year that started off with the clubs foundation rocked with departures, discipline and turnover. You all bought in to the new systems and laid a solid foundation for the club to flourish for the foreseeable future. The core of this team is rock solid and I look forward to a spirited spring season where we build on our success and write another chapter in Unions rich history. Hopefully, we welcome back some of those that were not with us this year after hearing of all your successes! Thank you to Coach Taranto, Coach Erickson and Coach Smith for making this season a success. There is no more practice this season, but stay tuned for information about touch sessions to this fall into winter. We will put together a competitive and fun spring that will see us tested in preparation for Fall 24'. Please stay the course, recruit mates and remember always be the hammer not the nail. It was an absolute pleasure leading you boys out on the pitch. Yours Truly, Coach DeLucia


Friday December 1 is this years Mudturtle Holiday Party. We will be gathering at Costas in Roselle Park from 7:00-11:00 PM. See the link below to register, you will have the option to pay online or just register and pay at the door.



Club blazer sale ends after tomorrow Sunday November 5. Order yours now, don't miss out. Be ready for our 50th next year have a blazer to wear on the 50th tour and at 50th gala.



Players from our womens team will be hosting a Free GIRLS RUGBY Clinic for girls grades 5- 12 , on Saturday 11/4 @ Unami Park ( back pitch by circle) from 11:30-1. Please bring water and a mouthguard , cleats are strongly recommended.


The Lady Mudturtles had a great Fall season and defended their Empire Union title. They are currently running a fundraiser which will go towards financing travel and rooms to the regional championship round in the Spring. See the link below, buy some swag, support our Mudturtles!!!


Club Blazer Sale ends soon!!!!!

Club blazers are on sale till Sunday. Be amongst the sharpest dressed at club events. Don't miss out see link below and order yours now.



Hello, I will have sweatshirts for sale tomorrow at CBA. The sweatshirts are the exact same ones we gave the kids last week. We only have 11 in various sizes We will be accepting cash but would rather use our venmo account. The prices are S-XL $25 XXL $27 See you tomorrow. Coach John

Union Rugby Crewnecks

Hello, A few parents asked about the crew necks we gave the team and asked if they were available. I should be able get an order printed by Friday, we can have them for the tournament. Please fill the google doc form ( below) out by this afternoon as soon as you get this. S-XL $25 XXL $27 Thanks Coach John


Clinic today!

We will be on the back pitch near the bathrooms.


Hello, Please make sure to register your player with USA Rugby , they will not be able to do any contact without being registered. Please fill out the Google sign up sheet link below. Coaches will be there at 10:30 am so get there early and Please be completely ready to participate at 11am. Everyone needs to have a mouthguard no exceptions, and water. See you Saturday Coach John

Sign up sheet

Need Everyone at Training!

Gents, The rugby gods have smiled upon us. New Haven lost this past weekend @ Danbury leaving a huge opportunity for us to claim a playoff spot if we take care of business the next two weeks. Although this week there is only a D4 match, we need all Union Men at training. There will be a good amount of crossover of D3 reserves and D4 players making a solid team to dominate this weekend. We need everyone out to maintain the level of competition we had last week and continue to build depth and assemble powerful sides for our playoff aspirations.. See you tonight, boots on by 7pm. Always Together, Coach DeLucia


Come support the lady Mudturtles as they defend their Empire GU title this Saturday October 21, kicking off at 11:00 for this championship match versus Long Island Womens Rugby. Put on your Mudturtle swag and come out to cheer on the ladies.


Come support the lady Mudturtles as they defend their Empire GU title this Saturday October 21, kicking off at 11:00 for this championship match versus Long Island Womens Rugby. Put on your Mudturtle swag and come out to cheer on the ladies.

FREE U12/U14 TACKLE CLINIC Saturday 10/21 & 10/28

FREE TACKLE RUGBY CLINIC Hello, We will be hosting free tackle rugby U12/U14 clinics for Boys and Girls ages 10-14 who are interested. Our U12 / U14 teams are CO-ED. The clinics will be held 10/21 & 10/28 at Unami Park Cranford/Garwood. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH USA RUGBY, LINK BELOW. Participants will have to provide their USA RUGBY registration number at the clinic. There is a USA RUGBY registration fee, but it is good until 8/31/24 ,so if your player decides to play in the spring the USA RUGBY registration will still be valid. Please try and make both dates if interested there is a lot to cover. PLAYERS MUST HAVE A MOUTHGUARD, Water, and we strongly recommend cleats. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECCESSARY we will teach you how to play Rugby. Get there early and be prepared to start promptly at 11am. See you there! Coach John

USA RUGBY Membership xplorer


Union County RFC blazers are currently on sale, we will be taking orders until November 5, 2023. Remember next year is our 50th anniversary we have a tour and gala planned be amongst the best dressed for both. Use link below to order.


New Location for Mens Match Today

Todays match has been moved to 161 E. Hanover Ave, Morristown, NJ. The game kicks off at 1pm and we need everyone at the pitch by 11:45am. Today we show our Rivals what it means to be Union Men. Always Together, Coach DeLucia

Sign up sheet for Clinic 10/21 & 10/28

Hello, If your player will be attending our FREE TACKLE CLINIC On October 21st and 28th at Unami Please help us out and full in this sign up sheet. ( link for sign up in email) Also ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH USA RUGBY! U12 and U14 are CO-ED. Thanks Coach John

Clinic sign up DOC


Hello, We will be hosting free tackle rugby U12/U14 clinics for Boys and Girls ages 10-14 who are interested. Our U12 / U14 teams are CO-ED. The clinics will be held 10/21 & 10/28 at Unami Park Cranford/Garwood. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH USA RUGBY, LINK BELOW. Participants will have to provide their USA RUGBY registration number at the clinic. There is a USA RUGBY registration fee, but it is good until 8/31/24 ,so if your player decides to play in the spring the USA RUGBY registration will still be valid. Please try and make both dates if interested there is a lot to cover. PLAYERS MUST HAVE A MOUTHGUARD, Water, and we strongly recommend cleats. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECCESSARY we will teach you how to play Rugby. Get there early and be prepared to start promptly at 11am. See you there! Coach John



A full day of rugby in Unami Park Saturday October 7. The women kick off against White Plains at 11:00, the men D3 side then faces New Haven at 1:00. Finishing up the day will be the men D4 at 3:00 versus North Jersey. The Mudturtle Christmas village will also be open. For sale will be club ties, supporter scarves, club blankets, and plushies. Get you xmas shopping done early.

Biggest Challenge of Season

Men, You are playing great rugby, wearing your heart on your sleeve and leaving it all on the pitch. This week we will stay away from contact in training and work on pattern of play. We need all available hands on deck, we are playing to retain sole position of first place without 5-6 starters. We will not be deterred, we shall draw the line in the sand and hold the line, controlling what we can control and that is our defense. I need every player to attend training tonight, we need to put the best foot forward and assemble a team that can withstand the upcoming obstacle and continue carving our path of success. Thursday's training will be at Rutgers, making tonight very important for us to run through our pattern of play. Remember early is on-time and on-time is late. For the Club, Coach DeLucia

Food and Coat Drive 10/7

Hello Mudturtle Family, Union County Women's Rugby is hosting a Food and Coat Drive Saturday, October 7th between 11 AM and 3 PM during both Men and Women's Matches. Please bring your nonperishable food items and any lightly worn coats to be donated on behalf of the club. Thank you and happy season of giving!

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

All Hands on Deck

Gents, You've played inspiring rugby this season. You've overcome incredible odds, large roster turnover and have been incredibly coachable leading to your success. We have played good rugby and hang our hat on high quality defense. You have outscored opponents 90-18 thus far, yet we are far away from achieving our goals of an undefeated season and 1st place in our division. The next two weeks will be the most challenging as we are without 27% of our starting 15 for weddings and the world cup as we compete with Danbury and New Haven for 1st place. Now is not the time to be complacent, we will react-adapt-decide to overcome and not let it slow our aspirations. Next man up mentality, others must rise to the occasion. We will be shuffling different people at 9,10 & 15. If you feel you can play on our top side at any of these positions, please let it be known during training so we may get a proper look at you. Looking forward to getting after it tonight, please come to training, there is only 6-8 trainings left of the season. We need all hands on deck and must continue to develop and play as one. Always Together, Coach DeLucia

Mens Game vs Montclair 2pm

Good Morning Gents, 2pm kickoff today at Brookdale Park, Bloomfield, NJ. Please be at the pitch by 12:30. Boots on ready to roll by 1pm. Goose Egg today boys, no one crosses our line. -Coach DeLucia

Order Your 2023 Mudclub Fleece - Sales End Sunday!

Our 2023 Mudclub Fleece fundraiser ends soon! Don't miss your opportunity to own this high-quality Mudturtle gear and help the organization. Sunday, September 24th is the last day of the fundraiser. Click the link to donate $100 and get your super-soft fleece today!

Donate Now

Practice Tonight

Good Afternoon Gents, We need to have a good showing at training tonight, please make every effort to attend. We are playing good rugby, have outscored opponents this season thus far 73-18. If you want to achieve all of our goals of a league championship and a national title run this spring; we need all hands on deck! Tonights focus will be on skills for 30 minutes, we'll split backs and forwards for 20 minutes, then review new penalty plays, counter attacks and kick chase structure while we have a team run through. Get to training, be a part of something special! For the Club, Coach DeLucia

High School Fall 7s tournament 9/17

Hello, We will be hosting our Fall 7s tournament at Unami Park on Sunday 9/17/23. We will be there early setting up from 7:30 am on through the day until the tournament is over. There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into a tournament like this. We take hosting duties seriously at Union Rugby! There will be over 100 kids playing, a lot of teams , a lot of 7s rugby, and a lot of hungry kids to feed. Please take a look at the sign up genius sheet and sign up to bring items or volunteer to help out. Some slots have been added to help serve the food. Thank you in advance. If anyone has any questions please contact Coach Anna or Myself. Thank you Coach John.

Sign up sheet for Fall 7s at Unami


As the Men's Fall season opens up so does the 2023 Mudclub, see link below. For your donation of $100 you will receive a red fleece vest to help stay warm as you come out and support the games in the Fall. Limited time offer last donations will be accepted until September 24.



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.


Must Watch: 20 Min Video Explanation of our Structure

Good Afternoon, Please take 20 minutes and watch this video, breaking down our 2-4-2 structure. This video explains in great detail, a step-by-step breakdown of responsibilities and options. "The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching." Prepare like a Pro, give this a watch today, over the weekend and Tuesday at lunch. Regular season is here, let's earn the right to be 1-0. Next week all players are expected to know this structure so we can spend adequate time on game preparations instead of installing structure. Happy Labor Day Weekend. Go Rutgers! Coach DeLucia

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.


Intersquad Scrimmage Tonight @Unami 6pm

Good Afternoon Gents, With this weekend open and no matches, we want to get everyone out to play an intersquad scrimmage to close out tonights session. If you have not made it out but want to play either D3 or D4 ball this spring, now's your chance to knock the rust off and get on my staffs radar. Tonights Session: 6:00-6:15 Touch 6:15-6:25 Warm Ups 6:25-6:35 Column Passing 2v1 6:35-6:45 Piston Passing 6:45-6:55 Defensive Line Speed & Tackling w/ruck shields 6:55-7:00 Water 7:00-7:05 Break Into Teams- Starting IV vs D3 Subs/D4 7:05-7:30 1st Half (25 Min) 7:35-7:40 Half-Time (5 Min) 7:40-8:05 2nd Half (25 Min) Put your hand up, play for a spot in the top 22. If you're an old boy or social player, come out to help your club develop depth and game experience by filling out 2 sides for training. All are welcome! Last Night at Unami! Starting next week 9/5 and continuing for rest of season, practice will be at Brewer Field 430 Westfield Ave, Clark, NJ 07066. (6:30-9pm) 6:30-7pm Touch 7-9pm Training For the Club, Coach DeLucia


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

High School Fall 7s Registration open now!

High School 7s registration is now open. Please make sure you are registered with USA rugby as a player before registering for 7s. All players must be registered. Register on our website.


Hawks and Eagles.. volunteer request

Union Flag Fam!!! JOIN US , we are looking for 25 HAWKS/ EAGLES volunteers (from Rahway, Scotch Plains, Westfield, Cranford, Dunellen, Berkely Heights and UNION) to play flag rugby at the Union County Celtic festival on 9/9 @ Oak Ridge Park , Clark NJ. Our Club will be participating in games all day... High School boys , Women's team, Men's team...FLAG. It should be a lot of fun. Spend the whole day at the festival... players are free we will have a discount code for tickets for parents. Please sign up on the link the first 25 will be playing.

Sign Up Today!!!

Men's AGM 2023

The Men's AGM will be this Wednesday August 9th, from 7-9PM at the Cranford Community Center- 220 Walnut Ave Cranford NJ 07016.

BH Flag Practice reminder tonight -Icecream and waterplay

BH Flag Practice will take place tonight for fun as usual for anyone around at 6:15. We will be doing water play and icecream. -Please bring a towel for your players and bring a cooler with water in it if possible to help with the fun!!! (If you have a watergun bring that too). -If this is new to your players try to keep it a secret:) See everyone later. Text if needed. Rosie 917-972-7024

Mudturtle day 7/22/23 TACKLE DEMONSTRATION.

Good morning, All U12 / U14 players who played tackle Rugby last season are invited to participate in our Rugby demonstration today at Madison Ave Park, Rahway during Mudturtle day. PLEASE HAVE YOUR MOUTHGARD, meet up with Coaches John, and Dan at the pitch nearest the concession/ bathrooms at 10AM. You can only participate as a player in this demo if you have played before. You must be U12 / U14 , and have your mouthgard. See you there Coach John

Saturday is our last game day... and picture day!!

Hey Union Flag Fam. Your coaches are super excited for our last game day this Saturday at Rahway. We would like to ask that the players be there by no later then 8:30 am so that we can take a team picture before everything kicks off. Lots of fun in store for Saturday, I hope your as excited as we are ~ Coach Dan PS see everyone at practice tonight @ 6:30.

2023 Can Am Rugby Roster

If you plan on playing in this years Can-Am Rugby tournament, July 28-30 in Lake Placid/Saranac, let Chris Keim know you are bringing your boots. Text or call letting him know 908-868-3228, thanks.

BH Flag Tonights Practice Air qualoity alert and Water reminder

BH Flag, For tonights practice, please be advised the Air quality is currently around 115 which is unhealthy for sensitive groups. It's also hot. Please ensure to bring plenty of water, and don't hesitate if you or your players are sensitive to the air to stay home/sit out if needed. We will be monitoring during practice carefully. thanks Rosie 917-972-7024

BH Flag Practice tonight as normal -additional Practice on Wed 26 Jul for icecream & water play

Hi All, re BH Flag practice will take place as normal tonight. We will add a special practice on next Wednesday 26th for fun -water play and icecream. Final Flag Fest game day this Saturday 22 July at Rahway. including Myths and Legends adult touch game. -$15 M&L t shirt needed to participate. Also Grils rule only games and BBQ etc... If anyone not at the games please let me know. thanks Rosie 917-972-7024

Saturday July 22 Myths VS. Legends flag game

It's that time of year Mudturtle Rugby Flag Fest is this Saturday July 22, kids games kick off at 9:00. Location is Madison Ave Park in Rahway, 1300 Madison Ave (behind hospital) Following the kids games we will be having our annual Myths VS Legends Flag game open to all adult Mudturtles which include current and former players from all programs, friends, fans, and anyone else who purchases a Myths VS. Legends shirt for the low low price of $15. Myths kickoff to Legends around noonish. The Mudturtle beer garden will be open during and after the game.

Game Day - Dunellen July 14th

Union Flag Fam, Just a reminder that we have our second to last game day tomorrow July 14th at Columbia Park in Dunellen (address: 200 Orange St Dunellen NJ 08812). Please try to be there by 8:30am. See everyone tomorrow morning. Field layout, schedule and any additional information will be posted in teamsnap. Coach Dan

BH Flag reminder Saturday 8th July Games Bayonne 8:30am arrival

All BH Flag families playing tomorrow: we are still waiting for the game schedule to share but we have been told to assume games will start at 9. So please try to arrive by 8:30. Games in Bayonne will be at G. Thomas Domenico Park 189 W 16th St, Ave A, Bayonne, 07002. A couple of reminders: please remember sun block and water -the fields are by the water with little shade. Parking is limited so get there early -if you can't get in the carpark it's drop off and then find a spot street parking. Any issues text me. thx Rosie 917-972-7024

Bayonne tomorrow - Info

Union Flag Fam Sorry for the late text everyone, just a reminder we're at Bayonne tomorrow G Thomas DiDomenico park. Please try to get there early as parking lots fill up fast. Please get there by no later then 8:30am. Games will start promptly at 9am. Schedule hasn't come out yet. I will post as soon as I am able to. Check teamsnap for the latest updates. - Coach Dan

BH Flag reminder no practice tonight Happy 4th July

BH Flag reminder, no practice tonight due to 4th July celerations and impending storms. Also a reminder re Saturday 8 July Games in Bayonne please let me know if you are unable to make it to the games. thanks Rosie

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.

Tonight's Practice is Canceled

Due to not having a field to practice on tonight we have canceled practice. We will resume practice on 7/6 6:30-8pm at Sid Fey. Happy 4th of July!

BH Practice is on tonight! Wednesday 28 June Please check air quality for Sensitive players

Hi All, just a note to let you know I have checked the fields and the fields are not waterlogged so we will hold practice tonight at Passaic River fields on Springfield Ave, BH. Please note due to the Canadian wildfires there is another air quality advisory in place for sensitive groups today through tomorrow. If you/your player has any sensitivities, please feel free to keep them at home or sit them out if needed. Reminder too no games this weekend due to 4th July holiday. next game day is Saturday 8 July. thanks Rosie

Tonight's Practice

Practice tonight is canceled due to storms rolling in during our practice time

6.27 Practice Cancelled at Joe Collins Park

Union Flag Fam, Due to the inclement weather expected later this afternoon, I am cancelling tonight's Union Flag Rugby practice (Tuesday 6.27). See Everyone Thursday (6.29). Coach Dan

BH Flag Monday 26 June practice cancelled

BH FLAG: MONDAY 26 JUNE TONIGHTS PRACTICE IS CANCELLED due to storms. Hope to see everyone on Wednesday. Thanks. Rosie 917-972-7024

BH Practice reminder tonight and Saturday Game update

-BH Practice: See everyone tonight 6:15-7:30 (Passaic River Park on Springfield Ave BH opp. the church near Mcd's for any new joiners). -BH Flag Saturday 24 June games are at Bridgewater: Crim Road Soccer fields, across the road from Crim Primary school, 1300 Crim Rd, Bridgewater. 8:30 arrival time pls let Rosie know by Thursday AM if not going so game schedule can be made. thanks

BH FLAG Practice tonight CANCELLED tonight

Apologies, BH Flag practice is cancelled tonight due to the fields being too wet. Please report into me if your players will make it to our games on Saturday this weekend. BH will be playing again at Unami Park Cranford. Thank you. Rosie

BH Practice tonight Still Currently on 6:15-7:30

Berkeley heights: tonight's practice 6:15-7:30 will go ahead (thunder etc not expected until 8, but rain antipicated). Parents please stay close/in your cars in case we have an early finish. thank you.

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!

Berkeley Heights 1st practice tonight 6:15-7:30

looking forward to seeing everyone at our first practice tonight 6:15-7:30 Passaic River Park, Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights near McDonalds! Bring bug spray in case you need it. We also have our host game day this Saturday June 10th at Unami Park, Cranford...I will go over that in more detail at practice. Any issues/questions please text me. thanks Rosie 917-972-7024

Welcome to our 6th season

Good afternoon Union Flag Fam. First and foremost there is still time to register, tell your friends! Sending a mass reminder for teamsnap. If you have registered for this season, you should have received an email invitation to our teamsnap. I have also sent several communications through there already about schedule and early info. If you have not received your teamsnap invite or are not already registered (it you're registered from last season - please check/re-download/sign in) - text me (coach Dan) with any problems 716-307-1012. It's important everyone is registered and active/using teamsnap asap. Teamsnap will be our primary source for scheduling (addresses/times) communication, announcements, pic sharing, We have a zoom introduction call tomorrow at 6:30pm. Should be quick and informative with a q&a. Event info and link to the meeting are in teamsnap. This is for parents, kids are always welcome though. Please try to attend. Can't wait to get the season going - first practice is Tuesday.. can't believe it's here already!!! Coach Dan

Flag Registration - Select Union

Practice on Calander for tonight

Hi everyone. There is a practice for Westfield flag on the calendar for tonight. That is a mistake our first practice will be Tuesday night 6:30 to 8. Sorry for the confusion. Jess

Golf outing Friday June 2

A reminder for those golfing tomorrow the schedule for the day is as follows: • 7:30 - 9:00: Check in at registration table and Continental Breakfast • 9:00 - 2:00: Shotgun from assigned hole (18 hole scramble with golf cart) • 2:00 - 4:00: Cookout Lunch, Awards & Raffle winner selection Do check in upon arrival so the course knows you are there and will have the proper amount of carts ready for the start. The forecast is calling for a very warm day so remember to bring something cool to drink to stay hydrated. Thanks

High School Boys Championship Match

Come support our High School boys team this Saturday May 27 as they play in the NJ State Championship 12:30 PM Kickoff. Location: Christian Brothers Academy 850 Newman Springs Road Lincroft, NJ 07738

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

Register Today for our best season yet!

Union Flag Fam... It's not to late, register today for our best flag season yet!!! Practice starts 6.6 and season opens on 6.10. Tell your friends, bring them along, help them get registered.. the best way to grow the team is with your help!

Flag Registration - Select Union

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

Register For Union Youth Flag Rugby Today!

Union Flag Fam, don't hesitate, get yourself registered today for our best season yet. Registration is open now. Practice starts June 6th and games start June 10th. Click the link to sign up.

Register For Union Youth Flag Rugby

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.

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!

Game Cancelled

Sorry for the wildly last minute bad news, but I just woke up to an email from Morris that they do not have the numbers for today and have asked to cancel. I'm sorry we'll be dropping a game, but I hope it's time for the bumps and bruises to heal and for you all to have some home time with the boys.

Classic club jacket sale ends this week

Time is running out to order you classic club jacket, we will stop taking orders Sunday April 23. See link below for details, thanks.

Buy A Jacket

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.

Youth Flag Online Registration Opening Soon

Good Morning Union Flag Fam! I'm happy to report that Registration is expected to open next week. Please get your registrations in early! Tell your friends, spread the word! Lets make this the biggest squad ever! Reach out to me with any ?'s. - Coach Dan (716-307-1012) - I'll Post the new flyer to FB today

Register Here

Rugby Carwash Saturday April 15th (Cancelled)

Get your car washed and help support our youth tackle program this Saturday April 15 from 9:00AM-2:00PM at Brad-Pak 124 South Avenue in Garwood. A fun fundraiser for all don't miss out. Feel free to pass the link below to friends and family, thanks

Sending Lady Mudturtle To Super Regionals

The Lady Mudturtles will be playing in the Atlantic Super Regionals April 29-30, representing Union as the Empire GU D3 Champs. Help support the ladies by clicking on the link below, supporters have a chance to win a ball signed by the ladies team.

Saturday April 1 Double Header Home Openers!!

Put on your Mudturtle Swag and head to Unami Park today, April 1, the club has a double-header with both a Ladies and Men having their home openers. The ladies, who are the 22-23 Empire GU champs kick off at 11:00 with the men to follow. All are welcome to come support the Mudturtles.

Mudturtle Shop Sale Extended Till May 15

Please note we will be extending the sale in the Mudturtle shop sale till May 15. Tree has acquired samples of the Bomber jackets so people can try them on for size. He will be bringing them to the mens and ladies games this Saturday April 1 so you can see which size fits best.

Calling All Mudturtles

March with the Mudturtles in the Union County St. Pats parade Saturday March 11 all from our Flag & Tackle programs, Men's & Women's teams, alumni & supporters are welcome. Assemble 11:00 AM in lot across from Boys and Girls club 1050 Jeanette Ave Union. After parade we will assemble at Dowlings in Roselle Park.

Men's Practice Spring 2023

Men's practice for the Spring season starts this week 8:00 at Rahway River Park on Tuesday and Thursday, we will be in Rahway every Tuesday and Thursday until we announce moving to Unami. Be there boots on warmed up and ready to go.

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

Mudturtle 50Th Anniversary March 6, 2023 Update

See the link below for latest update on 50th Anniversary happenings. Included is new swag on club store plus details on golf outing fundraiser happening June 3, 2023.

50th Update

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.

Rugby Defense

A little rugby homework, please read the document on how to set up a defensive structure in the link below. This will be covered i detail at practice tomorrow and is key to playing winning rugby. A good well structured defense will put massive pressure on the opposition. Thanks.

Defending The Field

High School Camo Supporters

Want to help support the High School program? See link below flyer for Camo Jersey fundraiser coach Ryan "Tree" Murphy is taking orders until February 28. Contact him, email below, to order yours today, perfect item to wear to the boys games and show support.

View Flyer

Super Bowl Sunday

Looking to add fun to this Super Bowl Sunday? See link below to play Mudturtle Super Bowl Squares. Also a number of players will be gathering at the Cranford Elks to watch the game. Pre-game at 5:00 the Elks are having a Taco buffet for $15.00, in the area come join the fun!!

50Th Anniversary Update

See link below for an update on happenings for the 50th Anniversary. Included is a survey for a grand tour please take your time to complete. Thanks.

50th Update