Mother Lode Rugby Football Club started out as Oak Ridge Rugby Club in the late 90's.  It was first a high school boys team, the next year a high school girls team followed.  In the late 00's the club expanded to add youth teams. The club has now grown to what it is today.


Practice is weekly at Ponderosa High School.  High School Girls will practice Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:30.  High School Boys will practice Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30PM.  I realize many of you are finishing up other sports still, and won't make it right away.  If you still want to give rugby a try, please make sure that you have filled out the waivers at below. Ponderosa High School is located at 3661 Ponderosa Rd, Shingle Springs, CA 95682.


Our season registration is now open through Sportlomo.  This is USA Rugby's vendor for registration.  The cost is $395 for a High School Player and $285 for a Youth Player.  Please do not be afraid to reach out if you require financial assistance.


For Practice make sure your player has a mouthguard, cleats, and clothes that can get dirty.


As far as the schedule goes. League eSmi-finals will be April 30th and League Finals May 7th.

Welcome To

Mother Lode Rugby

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A Storied Tradition

Celebrating 24 years of community rugby! The past few seasons we exceeded our expectations with a state title, multiple regional titles. We are dedicated to making the most of each season and welcome players of all ages. Please be sure to check our calendar to view all club and team event information; practice and game schedules, board meetings, fundraisers, etc. We are very excited for the upcoming season and are looking forward to another great year.

Registration For The 2021-2022 Should open October 2021

Objectives & Expected Level Of Play By Division


U10 is for players born after September 1st, 2011.

  • It is a tackle sport
  • Focused on learning rugby
  • Great Team Builder
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U12 is for players born between September 1st 2011 and September 1st 2009.

  • Build on prior skills
  • 12 on 12 Rugby
  • Great Team Builder
  • Still a good place to learn
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Middle School Boys

Set for boys born before September 1st 2009 and still in 8th Grade.

  • Full-on 15 vs 15 Rugby
  • Goal Posts
  • Great Character Buidler
  • Newcomers Always Welcome
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Girls Middle School

For Girls in 6th through 8th Grade

  • Great Sportsmanship
  • Competition Numbers Vary 7s,-15s
  • Newcomers Welcome
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Girls High School

For girls in grades 9-12

  • 15 vs 15 Rugby
  • Great Sportsmanship Builder
  • Newcomers Welcome!
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Boys High School

For Boys in Grades 9-12

  • Newcomers Welcome!
  • Varsity and JV levels
  • Competes in the NorCal Premier Division
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About Mother Lode

Mother Lode Rugby is a youth rugby program that plays in Rugby Norcal.

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Mother Lode Rugby
2600 E. Bidwell Ste 130
Folsom, CA 95630