ABOUT THE CHARGERS
Welcome to the home of the Syracuse Chargers RFC. We are a highly competitive Rugby Football Club, formerly of the New York State Rugby Conference. We are currently competing in the EMPIRE Rugby Football Union. In recent years, we were the 2011 Runner Up in the USA Rugby DIII National Championship and were a 2012 Elite 8 USA Rugby DIII National Championship Series team.
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, Salesmen and Entrepreneurs. We are always seeking new players, and no previous experience is required!
Empire GU Playoffs:
1997 | 1999 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006
2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017
1997 | 1999 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004
2005 | 2006 | 2010 | 2011
The 2011 season also brought the club it’s first ever appearance in the National Championship Finals in Glendale, CO where we finished ranked #2 in USA Rugby DIII. In 2012, the team returned to the Elite 8 and finished in DIII ranked #5 in the country.
We’re not just about the matches. Social events, and brotherhood/sisterhood, fill the offseason. Summer 7’s, Club and Fundraising Parties, Golf Outings, Empire State Brewing & Music Festival, Winterfest and much more occur through the year.
We are always seeking new players to be a part of our family. 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 are seeking a highly competitive athletic outlet and/or an athletic oriented social organization, please consider contacting us and joining us at practice. Heck, swing by one of our social events at any time during the year and meet the team.