Established in 1775
The Old Breed Rugby Club was formed in the winter of 2005. A group of about 6 Marines decided they needed a way to commemorate our fallen brethren, Marine rugby players who had died in 4 years of war fighting. As Marines, all of us consider our actual birthday to be November 10, 1775.
Since 2005 our numbers have grown slowly, yet our reputation has grown quickly. The Old Breed is a fixture at the Catalina Island Rugby Festival, the Las Vegas Invitational and the CanAm Rugby Tournament in Saranac Lake, NY, North America's largest rugby tournament. We are known not for our skill, but our fierce competitiveness, hard hitting and gentlemanly sportsmanship.
Perhaps The Old Breed is best known as the team wearing the jerseys adorned with mourning band the club that plays for a purpose: to play in honor of our brothers who are no longer able to play due to catastrophic injuries suffered in combat or being KIA. We always ask the tournament for a moment of silence for our fallen and then follow the silence with a rousing version of The Marine Corps Hymn.