Staff Writer 

Local Rugby Club Continues to Grow


Ben Steinbugl tries to advance the ball for the Hollidaysburg Rugby Club. The rugby club has attracted student athletes from area schools including Spring Cove and Williamsburg.

Rugby has been played for about 200 years and during that time has evolved into one of the world's most popular sports. And while it has been played in the United States since the mid-19th century, it hasn't gained wide-spread popularity here, but that seems to be changing.

With more than 2,600 rugby union clubs and 900 collegiate teams, rugby is catching on in the United States and a local club is contributing to its growth.

In 2014, Andy Haines wanted to bring his passion for rugby to local student athletes and started the Hollidaysburg Rugby Club. He has seen it steadily grow, attracting...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Reader Comments(0)


Our Family of Publications Includes:


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2023