Our Pathway to Rugby program has wrapped up for 2018, but you can join the team at any time! Send us an email:


Info Session & Welcome Party

Want to learn a new sport, make some new friends, and relieve anxiety while showing off your thighs? Try rugby! 

San Francisco Fog RFC is hosting our annual Pathway to Rugby program starting Saturday 8/25. Come to Dolores Park and meet the team! We'll have some snacks and drinks, hand out some information about rugby, and toss some balls around.

Interested in joining the Fog? Come see us on Saturday, or send an email to join@fogrugby.com

Everyone is welcome, all levels of experience. The Fog is a gay and inclusive Division III rugby team, part of the Northern California Rugby Football Union.

August 25, 2018

Mission Dolores Park at 19th and Dolores


Practice Sessions

The Fog is hosting a five-week series of training practices for new players to learn the fundamentals of rugby. Here's what you'll learn:

  • Passing & Catching

  • Offensive Positioning and Support

  • Tackling*

  • Rucking*

  • A Full Review of Rugby Fundamentals*

* Starting with our Tackling practice, you will need a mouthguard. We recommend something simple to start — you can find a cheap strapless mouthguard for $5-10 on Amazon or in any sporting goods store.

What to Bring

  • Yourself, and maybe a friend!

  • Workout clothes — sneakers, gym shorts, an old t-shirt — that you won't mind getting roughed up/torn

  • A water bottle

  • A mouthguard (required for the last 3 practices)

  • Also nice: a sweatshirt (the Fog practices in the Fog, and it can get chilly)

You do not need rugby-specific clothing (shorts, jerseys, rugby pads) or rugby boots (cleats). Sneakers with good traction and gym clothes are perfect.

You are welcome to wear supportive joint wraps if you need them, so long as they are fully soft (neoprene or cloth) — no hard supports or plastic buckles!

A note about rugby boots... don't buy rugby boots or cleats until you're sure you enjoy the sport. You do not need rugby-specific footwear to play rugby. If you have cleats from a similar sport (soccer, football, lacrosse), you're welcome to wear those and they will work well. You may not wear baseball-style cleats (flat metal blades). If you're looking to buy some cheap cleats for practice or matches, check out Ross/Marshalls/TJ Maxx or similar — they regularly have football or soccer cleats for $20 or so.

For more info on the do's and dont's of rugby gear, here's a guide from USA Rugby.

When and Where

Practices are scheduled from 8PM-10PM on Thursday nights at:

Crocker Amazon Soccer Fields
1555 Geneva Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112

Practices will start promptly at 8PM, so arrive a bit early to give yourself time to get ready. We may not use the full time, but expect to be there until 10. Parking, restrooms, and water are available at the field.

Thursday Nights

September 6th
September 13th
September 20th*
September 27th*

October 4th*

@ Crocker Amazon Soccer Fields
1555 Geneva Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112