The Raleigh Vipers, the Raleigh Rugby Football Club’s Division 1 men’s team, is trying to raise $3,000 to help with travel and lodging expenses when the team competes in the Division I playoffs in Boston, starting with an April 30 game against the Boston Irish Wolfhounds.
List five popular sports in the Triangle, and rugby probably won't be
on your list. But don't think the sport isn't played here - and played
The Raleigh Rugby Football Club
is a long-established organization that has collected several men's and
women's national championships in recent years, and the club's
two-pitch complex on 15 1/2 acres off Poole Road is top-notch, hosting
national and international competitions.
Rugby fans and curious spectators can see the Vipers men and Venom
women in action and perhaps meet current and former players on
Saturday, Oct. 3, when the club conducts a homecoming event and three
of its teams play regular-season matches. Admission for the matches is