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 currently a member of the Pacific Coast Rugby Football Union  and 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
  • Collegiate Men Small College

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Top Stories & Events

PNRFU D2 Men's Playoffs
April 25th & 26th, 2015 - Boise, ID
Hosted by Snake River Rugby Club

Willow Lane Athletic Complex

12:00 Valley (N1) vs. ORSU (S2)

2:00 Snake River (S1) vs. Axemen (N2)

PNRFU D3 Men's Playoffs
April 25th & 26th, 2015 - Bend, OR
Hosted by Bend Rugby Club

Pine Nursery Park

2:00 Battleground (N1) vs. Bend (S2)

3:30 Salem (S1) vs. Budd Bay (N2)

PNRFU D2 Women's Playoffs
April 25th & 26th, 2015 - Portland, OR 
Hosted by Portland Rugby Club

Northgate Park

12:00 Budd Bay (N1) vs. Boise (S2)

2:00 Portland (S1) vs. ORSU (N2)

Latest News

PNRFU Women's 15's Loggers

Come support our PNRFU Women's Logger Team, Saturday February 7th 2015 at 5:00 PM the women Loggers take on the BC Bears at Magnuson Park. See some of the best women's action in the Northwest. 

Saturday February 7th 2015
PNRFU Women Loggers vs. BC Women Bears
Magnuson Park - Seattle, WA
5:00 PM Kick Off

2015 Women Loggers
Melody Glasgow - ORSU
Christina Zier - Seattle
Adrienne Acosta - ORSU
Nova Riemer - Seattle
Kiana Saluni - ORSU
Kristine Sommer - Seattle
Rachel Johnson - ORSU
Sharon Blaney - ORSU
Carrie White - Seattle
Kati Lee - Seattle
Kelsi Stockert - Seattle
Anna Symonds - ORSU
Ashley Kmiecik - Seattle
Jackie Lewis - ORSU
Ryan Carlyle - Seattle
Valerie Laschen - ORSU
Emily Vynanek -Seattle
Sherri Michl - ORSU
Kala Clanton - Seattle
Mel Denham - Seattle
Emily Alonzo - Seattle
Valerie Bank - Seattle
Danielle Deshaies - Tacoma
MacKenzie Garrett - Seattle

PNRFU Men's 7's Loggers
PNRFU entered 1 team in the Men's Aces Division at this years Las Vegas Invitational on February 12th, 13th & 14th. For any PNRFU Supporters that will be in Las Vegas for the LVI's the PNRFU Loggers will be playing Thursday, Friday & Saturday at the Star Nursery Fields, just North of Sam Boyd Stadium.
2015 Men Loggers
Coach - Matt Lobe
Timothy Minks - ORSU
Nick Barthel - Chuckanut
D’mitri Enoye - Valley
Colton Jensen - Valley
Ryan Hamilton - Axemen
Ian Adams - Valley
David Black - Valley
Jordan Bair Jenkins - Valley
Victor Swanson - Quake
Ryan Snider - Seattle
James Fanning - Axemen
Caleb Tuani - Valley
Tim Garcia - ORSU
TC Elliott - Seattle
Schedule - Star Nursery Fields (Just North of Sam Boyd Stadium)
Thursday - February 12th (Field #24)
Match #1 9:00 AM - Loggers 5 vs. NE ODA 28
Match #2 11:20 AM - Loggers 5 vs. Quebec 19
Match #3 2:20 PM - Loggers 5 vs. Air Force 12
Friday - February 13th (Field #24)
Match #4 8:00 AM - Loggers 12 vs. Selects 5
Match #5 2:00 PM - Bowl Final Loggers 38 vs. Stars 12

Saturday Feb 21st
– Boise,  Idaho.  Taught by IRB Educator Pat Ryan.
Saturday Feb 28th – Pocatello, Idaho.  Taught by IRB Educators, Pat Ryan & Peter Buckley

We are in  the process of organizing other courses in Eastern Washington – contact me for further information.

These are the entry level course for referees and are open to everyone that is interested.  Completion of the course entitles the ref to IRB Level 1 Referee Certification. Such Certification is a prerequisite for PNRRS to allocate refs to the games of the leagues that PNRRS serves.  .

There are some course pre requisites:

  • You must be CIPP registered with USA Rugby
  • Register and  pay the course fee.  Go to the USA Rugby Website, click on referees (at the bottom of the first page) click on “register for course”  and register – there will be  $50 fee payable to USARugby (PNRRS has no control over this fee, and gets none of this fee).  As part of the course you will get a whistle, Law Book, yellow/red cards.
  • Go to the IRB Website and complete the “Rugby Ready” module.
  • Go to the IRB Website and take and complete the “Laws Test”.
  • Show up for the course at the appointed time with either $10 in hand or a check for $10 in hand (to pay for lunch – no other fees, and none to PNRRS).

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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 Peter Buckley.

PNRFU Mailing Address

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