The Lafayette Men’s Rugby team was established in 1973 and has been playing competitive rugby in the Lehigh Valley for the last 41 years. In the past 6 years, the club has regained structure with the addition of a dedicated coaching staff and now seeks to compete on a national stage for small colleges.
The Fall 2014 Lafayette Men’s Rugby team continued its recent success by finishing first in the regular season standings for the EPRU East Division. Unfortunately, the Leopards were defeated in a tight contest in the semifinals of EPRU playoffs, but they take pride in receiving 3rd Place in the EPRU.
At the NSCRO National Qualifying Tournament at PSU Berks on April 18, 2015, Lafayette was victorious against Holy Family, Ohio Wesleyan, Albright, PSU Berks and scored a 31-12 finals win over Ohio Wesleyan to qualify for the Nationals 7s Championship.
The team is coached by Daniel Benedict.