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    OLD BLUE RUGBY

    NYC Old Blue, One of the oldest clubs in America.

    The Old Blue is over 40 years old, established in the fall of 1963, by Columbia University Alumni to play winning rugby at the highest level possible. Old Blue is made up of amateur players, coaches and administrators with a professional attitude and ethos.

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    OLD BLUE

    ARP RUGBY

    Old Blues Div 1 side plays in the American Rugby Premiership

    The American Rugby Premiership (ARP) is an elite American rugby competition, and the only elite/premiership competition officially sanctioned by USA Rugby. Consisting of the top 5 teams in the Eastern United States, the ARP raises the standard of competition for its members to a level beyond normal Division 1 play.

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    OLD BLUE

    DIVISION 2

    Old Blue has a second team which competes in the American Division 2 Comp.

    Old Blue runs 2 teams with a big roster of players, the second team competing in Div 2. Training for both teams is Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Baker Field, Columbia University in the Bronx.

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    OLD BLUE

    SUPER BLUES

    Old Blue has a Large Alumni of players, find out about past players, teams and future alumni events.

    You qualify as an Old Boy (SuperBlue) if you are 35 or older and have paid player dues to Old Blue at anytime. The SuperBlues are important to the club for both teaching and carrying out Old Blue values and tradition. By joining the old boys you not only get to stay in touch and network with your teammates, but also with past and future generations.

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  • OLD BLUE EVENTS

    Old Blue host a wide variety of events, from social occasions to dinners, alumni events and charity evenings...

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  • OLD BLUE APPAREL

    As a player or a supporter, you can get all your Old Blue gear right here. Look good, Play good...

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  • OLD BLUE HISTORY

    Old Blue has a long history within American Rugby. Old Blue is 52 years old, established in the fall of 1963, by Columbia University Alumni to play winning rugby at the highest level possible...

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Old Blue: Rugby US Style

Marty Veale with two of his three babies - Mary, and his Harley. His other baby is New York's Old Blue rugby club.

Marty Veale picked me up from JFK International Airport at midnight on Wednesday. He was wearing shorts and Jandals, a backwards cap and a beard so big it could house the homeless.
 
Six months ago, he and the chairman of the New York Old Blue Rugby Football Club, a genial Irish American named Brian "Psycho" Murphy, had stood with me in a hotel bar in Chicago and told me that I needed to pay them a visit. Six months later, thanks to them, here I was.

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We Lose John Wellington

1964 06 Balt7s ChampsJohn “Duke” Wellington, co-founder of the Columbia College RFC and of the Old Blue RFC, aged 81years, passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, after a protracted period of convalescence from a series of debilitating strokes.

John was introduced to rugby in 1959 by classmate Bill Smith, both Columbia College Class of 1957. Billy, fresh out of the US Army and a writer at the NY Times, had learned of the game from a coworker and he and John bean to play this exciting game with the Westchester RFC. These two alumni soon discussed their intention to start a club at their alma mater.

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