History

The Empire GU RFU manages and fosters rugby for more than 100 men's and women's clubs and colleges in New York State, Northern New Jersey and Fairfield County, Connecticut.

It was created in July 2012 and is comprised of the former Northeast, New York State Rugby Conference and Metropolitan New York RFU. Empire RFU is one of four pilot Geographical Unions (GUs) that were developed by USA Rugby to create a more streamlined structure, effectively support growth in the game and provide increased member services.



The History of Alfred University Rugby
"The History of the Alfred University Rugby Club" is believed to be the first book published about the history of a collegiate rugby club. It was written by Bill Pulos; a lawyer, author, teacher; the club’s co-founder and coach for 16 seasons (1985-1990, 2009-2012). It is a compelling tale of a championship rugby program started in 1985 at ALFRED UNIVERSITY, a small, liberal arts institution (home to the State College of Ceramics as well) located well off the beaten path in Allegany County, New York. 

The History of Alfred Rugby by William Pulos - Part I

The History of Alfred Rugby by William Pulos - Part II
The History of Alfred Rugby by William Pulos - Part III
The History of Alfred Rugby by William Pulos - Part IV