The Savannah Shamrocks Rugby Club
The Home of Savannah Rugby
The Savannah Shamrocks Rugby Club is a rugby union team from Savannah, Georgia and member of USA Rugby and Division III of The Georgia Rugby Union. The Savannah Shamrocks Rugby Club was formed in Savannah in 1978 by Tom Nelson and Carl Shoemaker, who were looking for something “different” and began a Savannah rugby tradition. Now the club has up to 50 members including an Old Boys team, in addition to a men’s and women’s team. We play rugby around the region, and are members of the Georgia Rugby Union. Furthermore, the Shamrocks host the popular annual St. Patrick’s Day Savannah Rugby Tournament. The team colors are Kelly green and gold. The home field is Forsyth Park, located in Savannah, Georgia.
The Savannah Shamrocks Rugby Club has had several teams within our organization.. This includes both a men’s and women’s teams as well as an Old Boys squad to keep our extensive network of players — both old and new — active and involved. We have an experienced coaching and support staff led by Matthew Midgett and Matt Olson. The Shamrocks are fortunate to also have a strong membership network and partnerships with local businesses. This helps provide for support for training sessions and matches both home and away.
St. Patrick’s Day Rugby Tournament
The Shamrocks hosts The St. Patrick’s Day Rugby Tournament here in Savannah, Georgia. It is one of the largest in the country. Every year the tournament has over 75 teams from locations such as Michigan, Maryland, Florida, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, West Virginia as well as teams from Canada, England and Ireland. The list of teams and their home countries changes every year. The St. Patrick’s Day Tournament is held in DaffinPark, Savannah, Georgia.