chaps of the famous 617 'dam busters' squadron enjoying the Wolfhounds

standing for the national anthem in Pittsburgh 2004 Boston Irish Wolfhounds The Boston Irish Wolfhounds Rugby Football Club, the 2003 & 2004 US National Division 1 Champions, would like to take this opportunity to welcome any player of any level, whether new to Boston or new to the game to come join our side.

When you come to the ‘hounds you will find a club with a passion for the game, a competitive spirit and great characters both on and off the field. For the Fall 2005 season we are fielding 3 sides every weekend so there is always plenty of playing time for everyone. Don’t worry if you’ve never played, there will be on opportunity for you to learn the game and to develop as a player. Above all else you will find a warm and sincere welcome when you play with the Irish.

 famous front row in action, Boston Irish Wolfhounds The club is serious about rugby. Perennial challengers for success, the ‘hounds have an enviable record in the Northeast and we aim to improve even further. With a 1st class coaching set-up, excellent sponsors, the most magnificent facilities, an active social calendar, and a great sense of community the ‘hounds aim to be to the fore of American rugby for many years to come.

Jason Rose,  Ed Kos and John Dalton with a mascot  Boston Irish Wolfhounds This warm welcome can be found around the world in Irish clubs, from Lansdowne Rugby Club in NY, to the world famous London Irish Club. We are a partner club of London Irish and take part in player exchanges and cooperation on merchandising. This player exchange program provides a direct link to the highest levels of the game and an opportunity for young ambitious players to make it to the professional level.

In 2004 we began a player exchange program with some New Zealand Clubs and so far this is proving very successful, In 2005 some of our players will be going overseas for a playing season to learn some Kiwi tricks to bring back and benefit all. See the New Zealand page for details of this program.

Our Old Boys team the 'Dinosaurs' is where our more senior and junior members play rugby. Comprising many years of Rugby playing experience this is a great way for newcomers to the game to play and get to know the members of the club. Whilst not as competitive as our first XV team it is Rugby to a high standard. the Boston Dinosaurs aka Durants Dinos

If you want to play with the Wolfhounds, you have just graduated from College / High School and want to continue playing, or live and play rugby overseas and are interested in playing for the Wolfhounds, please contact Damian Dowling, via our club hotline (617) 254 9732 (leave a message).
Alternatively you can e-mail us (recommended quicker response) at

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Welcome to the Boston Irish Wolfhounds.

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