The UCSD Men’s Rugby Team is a campus sports club and a registered United States of America Rugby Football Union team. We play in the Men’s Collegiate League, Division II of the Southern California Rugby Football Union and play against LBSU, USD, Claremont Colleges, ASU, Loyola, UCI, and Pepperdine.
In addition to playing all those teams during our regular season, we have a rich preseason with several tournaments. Annually, UCSD hosts the “Kings of the City” tournament, where UCSD takes on USD, SD State, and Point Loma for bragging rights as the best team in San Diego. Another preseason highlight is the annual alumni game, where the current UCSD starters take on the Triton greats of the past.
After a rough couple of years, realignment of SCRFU Men's Collage division as put UCSD Men's Rugby in a position to have one of their best seasons in the last decade. Under the leadership of coach and former All American Brian Kennedy the Tritons have high hopes for a successful season and competition in post season play.
We’re always looking for fresh talent.
NEWS AND RESULTS
Building on a first game performance which saw the triton’s A side trailing only 17-10 at halftime, the tritons played brilliantly again in a sunny Saturday morning match vs Norco College. Read More>>
Although not entirely reflected in the final score, the UCSD Men’s Rugby Team displayed one of their best early season performances in recent memory during Sunday’s match against Mira Costa. Read More>>
The Tritons played Santa Barbara, who had beaten them in the semi finals of Aztec Cup earlier in the year. The implications of the game were huge, as two of the league's best teams were fighting for a spot to play in the spring playoffs. Read More>>
It’s been said that bad habits are easier to abandon today, than tomorrow. The UCSD Men’s Rugby team is trying to drop one of their own – second half collapses. Facing off against Long Beach State at UCSD’s Warren Field, the Tritons kept it close in the first half. Read More>>
Due to Mira Costa's (MCC) covid restrictions, the Tritons were not able to kick off their league season with a game, instead, it has been postponed until spring quarter. However, the San Diego Rugby community is close-knit, and despite not being able to play a full game, players and coaches from both sides were eager to get some action over the weekend. Read More>>
The Tritons got a chance once again to play against the U23 Legion academy consisting of some of the best players from Southern California. A number of our UCSD players also play for the Legion Academy, but this time they were proud to represent their school and defend their home field. Read More>>
For many of our players, this was their very first time playing a rugby game which was a great experience for not only them but the returners as well. Read More>>
UCSD Men’s Rugby began the month of February with their first home game of the season. On February 1, UCSD took on CSU Northridge in their second match of the season. Read More>
UCSD Men’s Rugby travelled to Norco on the 25th of January to participate in the first league match of the year. The game was split into two halves, 40 minutes each. Read More>
UCSD Men’s Rugby travelled to Los Angeles on the 18th of January to participate in the UC Tournament. Joining them were the teams from UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UC Santa Cruz. Each team would engage in 40 minute matches split into two halves. Read More>
Your tritons had one more challenge before going to thanksgiving break. With a number of injuries the Men still had to show up and play. It started with a rocky start but ended in their favor.
In the first half (40 min) Armada came out and scored a try (5 points) missing the conversion (2 points). The tritons did not cave or give in. Following that the tritons successfully stole the ball and started racking up the score board. Read More>>
On Saturday, November 16, UCSD Men’s Rugby hosted the San Diego City Tourney. Several local San Diego City colleges joined including, USD, Mesa Community College, SDSU, Point Loma Nazarene University and Mira Costa Community College. Each game would be 40 minutes split into 20-minute halves. Read More >
Over the weekend the UCSD men’s rugby team took part in a tournament in Long Beach. The tournament provided veteran players some extended playing time against unfamiliar opponents, as well providing newcomers valuable live game experience as the Tritons played in five 30 minute games on Saturday. Read More >
The rain started to fall as the Tritons were warming up to play the match that would test what they had been working on for the entire season. Mira Costa Community College was the other team that has gone undefeated in the league and the Tritons were going to need to test themselves for this game. Read More>