Play Rugby USA is a non-profit on a mission of “Developing Youth Through Rugby” with over 5,000 students served yearly in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The organization works mostly with inner-city students at various Elementary, Middle and High Schools using Rugby as the vehicle for social change.

Founder Mark Griffin – who is a former USA 15s Eagle – was awarded his MBE from the Queen in 2015 for his amazing work in youth development in the United States over the past decade.


The Los Angeles program is run by former USA 7s Eagle Dallen Stanford – who has been responsible from expanding it’s reach from 6 to 135 schools over the past 6 years.

Stanford was awarded the Athletes in Excellent Award by the Global Sports Foundation in 2014 for his work in youth development.


The 7th Annual Los Angeles Rugby Cup in 2017 was a sensational event! This year the Los Angeles Rugby Cup will take place on May 5th, 2018.