Welcome to the 2023-2024 Season of Mother Lode Rugby.  We look forward to the new season with you.  Mother Lode Rugby began as Oak Ridge Rugby Club in 1996 with a high school boys team and has blossomed into what we have today.  We have 12 players from the high school class of 2022 that are currently playing college rugby across the country, in addition to many from previous years. 

Practices have begun at Ponderosa High School 3661 Ponderosa Rd, Shingle Springs.  It's not too late to join!

  • U10, U12, MS Boys Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7:30 PM
  • MS and HS Girls Wednesdays 6-8:00 PM
  • HS Boys Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 7-8:30 PM
  • Games will begin no sooner than January 6th, 2024. Game schedules are still being drafted and will be communicated to each team.
Registration is now open. Please register at https://www.motherloderugby.org/registration/ 
You may not participate in contact drills without being registered with USA Rugby. 
We use TeamSnap for the majority of our communication, once registered with the club, you will be added. 

Welcome To

Mother Lode Rugby

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A Storied Tradition

Celebrating 26 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.

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.

Contact Info

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