Pacific Northwest Rugby Football Union (PNRFU)

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest


Welcome to the Pacific Northwest Rugby Football Union (PNRFU). PNRFU is the governing body for senior rugby teams in the Pacific Northwest, our geographical area consists of Washington, Oregon and Idaho. We are a member of USA Rugby our national governing body. We currently field the following divisions:


  • Senior Men Division I
  • Senior Men Division II
  • Senior Men Division III
  • Senior Women Division I
  • Senior Women Division II

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AGM - Annual General Meeting

Sunday, June 12th in Seattle, WA

10:00am - 2:00pm

Referee Clinics

June 5th - Tacoma

June 11th - Portland

Latest News

PNRFU 7's Summer schedule…

May 28th - Eastside 10's (Marymoor Park)
June 4 - Salem 7s (Salem, OR)
June 11 - Budd Bay's Super Saturday 7s (Olympia, WA)...
June 25th - Westside Ronan 7's (Pat Ryan Field)
July 4th - Fort Lewis 7s
July 9 - Chuckanut's CanAm 7s (Bellingham, WA) PNRFU Qualifier
July 16 - ORSU's Roy Lucas 7s (Portland, OR) PNRFU Qualifier
July 23 - Tacoma's Aroma 7s (Tacoma, WA)
July 30 - ACR1 Championships (Bay Area)

August 6th - Corvallis 7s (Corvallis, OR)

August 13&14 - USA 7's (Location TBD)

Referee Clinics

I hope all of you that have previously expressed interest in refereeing are still interested and are ready to attend a level 1 course. We would like to invite you to the next Puget Sound based Level 1 Rugby Referee Course scheduled for 5 June in Tacoma.

Also - Portland on June 11th........

As with all Level 1 classes there will be an indoor session and an outdoor session.

In preparation for the course please do the following:

1.  Confirm that you will be able to make this course by signing up at:

2.  Take the rugby ready online course -

3.  Save the certificate after you complete the course and email it to me

4.  Take the rugby laws online course - 

5.  Save the certificate after you complete the course and email it to me

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.

David, John, Geoff, and Peter

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The Pacific Northwest Rugby Referee Society recently sent an open letter to all rugby clubs in the Pacific Northwest alerting them to a critical shortage of trained referees this spring. This predicament will continue until the rugby community as a whole bands together and works proactively to support and develop our referee corps here in the Northwest. The support of all referees in this outreach effort is also needed. Please read the letter and do what you can to help us recruit more referees. For more information contact John Clavin

PNRFU Mailing Address

Pacific Northwest Rugby Football Union
19645 SE 260th St
Covington, WA  98042