Franklin & Marshall Men's Rugby was established in 1972 and is one of the oldest and most successful clubs at the college. We represent the Diplomats Shield on our chest with pride both on and off the field. We compete in the Mid Atlantic Rugby Conference (MARC), and play competitive seasons both in the fall and spring (15's and 7's). F&M Men's Rugby has established a rich tradition of teamwork and dedication. All students are welcome to come out for the team regardless of ability or size. We hope to see you on the pitch. Go Dips!



History Recap  

1972 F&M Men's Rugby Founded

1987 Joined the EPRU

1987 1st place EPRU Champions XV’s 7-0

2001 1st place EPRU Champions XV's 3-0

2002 1st place EPRU Champions XV's 5-0

2002 3rd place National Championship XV's

2003 Mid-Atlantic Rugby Football Division III Champions 6-0 Ranked 4th in the Nation

2004 1st place EPRU Champions XV's 3-0

2005 1st place EPRU Champions XV's 4-0

2006 3rd place East Coast D3 Collegiate Championship XV's

2007 Joined NSCRO in founding year

2010 1st place EPRU West XV's

2016 1st place NSCRO National Championship Qualifier- Lancaster PA, DIP Classic 7's

2016 4th place NSCRO National Championship 7's

2017 4th place 8th Annual Frostbite VX's Tournament

2017 2nd place NSCRO National 7's Championship Qualifier- St. Mary's

2017 2nd place NSCRO National 7's Championship Qualifier- F&M

2017 3rd place NSCRO National 7's Championship Qualifier- Pittsburgh

2017 Joined MARC






Baker Campus Rugby Pitch

 Home of F&M Men's Rugby 



Franklin & Marshall College: 415 Harrisburg Ave Lancaster PA, 17603

Baker Campus Rugby Field: 1405 Vermont Ave Lancaster PA, 17603

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Baker Rugby Field  

Since the founding of the team in 1972  F&M Men's Rugby has been located at the same pitch.  The main pitch is dedicated specifically to rugby. Up to 4 rugby additional pitches can be constructed on Baker Campus for large events and tournaments. 

Located less than a mile west of the Franklin & Marshall College campus, the 700,000-square foot Baker Campus Fields have been a staple at the college.  These fields have hosted varsity and club sports since the college was founded. The rugby field is one of the nicest in the State and hosts both the men and women rugby teams between brand new professional goal posts installed in 2016. F&M offers its rugby players the highest level rugby and training equipment.  Including RHINO Rugby pads, ruck sled, and scrum sled.

The men and women's rugby programs at Franklin & Marshall, rank with the best teams in the nation. Each has won league championships and competed in national tournaments.  Baker Campus  Rugby Field gives F&M rugby players a place they call “home,” and a facility that is unmatched in the spectrum of collegiate athletics. 

Diplomat Strength Centers and ASFC

The Diplomats utilize 2 state-of-the-art varsity weight rooms, 4 indoor courts, and indoor track located in the Alumni Sports and Fitness Center. 

The Diplomat Strength Center "PIT" allows students to undergo effective strength, power, plyometric, agility, flexibility and conditioning programs under the supervision of  Team Head Coach Larry Carroll. New equipment in the strength center will benefit all 28 of Franklin & Marshalls varsity programs. Equipment in the Diplomat Strength Center "PIT" includes.

8 platforms & racks    
1  belt squat machines    
2 sets of iron dumbbells
2 cable lat pulldowns    
4 Russian boxes    
Assorted hammer machines
4 glute and hamstring machines    
30 cardio machines    
2 adjustable cable columns


Captain's Letter 


Thank you for all of your incredible generosity. It is your support that allows us to train, travel, compete, and most importantly to have the opportunity to continue to build upon the legacy of success that we have fortunately inherited. It is our aim to continue to add to the rich history you have given us and to develop the culture of teamwork that has long formed the framework of Franklin & Marshall Men's Rugby. 

Franklin & Marshall Men's Rugby is dedicated to developing leaders as well as lifelong friendships. This would not be possible without the support of the entire Franklin & Marshall Men's Rugby family. All of us who currently have the privilege of wearing the Diplomat Shield are extraordinarily grateful for your ongoing generosity, without which it would be impossible to accomplish our goals. We look forward to welcoming you to the Baker Campus Rugby Field to see a game this year. 

Best wishes,

Eetu Eklund '19, Captain     Alexander D. Romano'18, President  


To support the team, a check may be sent to:

Franklin & Marshall College
Office of College Advancement
Attn:  Advancement Services Attn: F&M Men's Rugby 
PO Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003

For all methods on how to donate to the Franklin & Marshall Men's Rugby please click Here:

Please Attn: "Franklin & Marshall Men's Rugby" for all gifts!


Match Reports 
Updates to come after the first match in Fall 2017 XV's Season  

Upcoming Events  

F&M Men's Rugby Fall 2017 XV's Schedule Hype

All Home matches are located at Baker Campus Rugby Field and Kickoffs at 1 p.m.

For more information on our upcoming events please visit our facebook page Franklin & Marshall Men's Rugby​

*Kickoff times and. dates are tentative and based on EPRRS availability


XV's Matches 

Date opponent Score 
9/9/17 vs Bucknell  
9/16/17 at PSU Berks  
9/30/17 vs Albright   
10/14/17 at Widener  

va LaSalle (Homecoming Weekend)

10/28/17 at Neumann  
11/4/17 vs Susquehanna   


7's Matches 




Other Events 



Email Updates 

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F&M Men's Rugby Roster 

Coaching Staff

Head Men's Rugby Coach

Larry Carroll 

Assistant Men's Rugby Coach

Jesse Hudock




Franklin & Marshall Men's Rugby Recruiting 

At Franklin & Marshall, it is possible to combine an education at one of the world's top colleges with one of the nation's best rugby programs. Franklin & Marshall Men's Rugby is interested in individuals who are serious about their education and committed to becoming the best rugby players they can be. At its core, Franklin & Marshall is a MARC NSCRO Division rugby team competing with the other 21  colleges in both XV's and 7's conference championship play. Franklin & Marshall has been a dominant force in the EPRU/MARC League over the last 3 decades. The team's fall season culminates with the MARC and NSCRO National XV's Championships. The winter is spent studying and preparing for the spring 7's  season. The spring's focus is on 7's and qualifying for the NSCRO National 7's Championship in June. The season culminates with the annual DIP Classic NSCRO National 7's Championship Qualifier. More importantly, Franklin & Marshall Men's Rugby supports a wide range of individual player's goals. There are Franklin & Marshall student-athletes who are ranked among the top athletes in the MARC and NSCRO. There are also plenty of students who are simply looking for a competitive and fun experience while attending one of the best undergraduate institutions in the country. There is one major constant through our long history: the commitment to the continued development and improvement of all our student-athletes on and off the field.

Go Dips!

"Joining the rugby team here at F&M was hands down the best decision I've made at college. From all the sports I've played growing up, nothing quite compares to that of rugby. The bond everyone has with each other, even competitors, on and off the pitch is remarkable. The love expressed for this game is unmatched and there's no other program besides F&M that I would love to play for."

Joey Burns ‘20

If interested in finding out more information about rugby at Franklin & Marshall, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page and our coaching staff will get back to you as soon as possible.


Founded: 1787 as Franklin College

Institution type: Liberal arts college, coeducational

Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania; City setting, population 59,325 (the City of Lancaster is the hub of a county of more than half a million people)

Nearest major cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; and New York City, New York, all easily accessible by train

Enrollment: 2,209 students 

Demographics: 48% men, 52% women

Academic Calendar: Semesters (two, 15-week terms)

Fields of Study: 58

Degree awarded: Bachelor of Arts

Student/faculty ratio: 9:1

Average class size: 18

States Represented: 45

Countries Represented: 55

Campus: 220 acres, including 26 acres under new development. In addition, the College has a campus in Bath, England, for its Advanced Study in England program, and the College has a partnership with the 85-acre Millport Conservancy for research, teaching and field study. 

Accreditation: Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education







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