Sacramento Rugby Union – Home of Motley – Sacramento, CA

1/10/22 UPDATES:

  1.  We continue to hold practice Tuesday Thursday at Land Park Baseball Fields.  3:30-dark.
  2.  We are now in preseason and have games every Saturday now through Year End


12/14/2021 UPDATES:  

Practice is ON for today!  We will likely hold practice again this Thursday despite Wednesday predictions of rain.  

2022 MOTLEY RUGBY SEASON:  Those familiar with Motley will note we changed our name to Sacramento Rugby Union, as we have merged with Lady Harlequins and the Lions Rugby Club, formerly of McClatchy High School.  This was done to provide us more resources going forward and also to provide a natural pipeline of players to these two clubs once Motley players graduate 8th grade and enter high school.  We still keep our name of “Motley”, and many Motley players continue to play rugby as they enter 9th grade at Jesuit, Christian Brothers, Kennedy, Rio Americano and more.   

We are entering our 16th year and are one of the three founding member clubs of Middle School and Youth Rugby in the Sacramento area.  

Both girls and boys play on our Under 10 and Under 12 year old teams.  Girls over 12 years of age typically play with our sister club, the Lady Harlequins.  

Upcoming Events – Practice begins Thursday Dec. 2, 2021 at the Land Park baseball fields between 15th Avenue and Land Park Dr., adjacent to Sacramento Zoo.  


Practice will be held every Tuesday and Thursday in December at the baseball fields (see area outlined in red on the map below) until December 23.  Break for Christmas, then practice continues in January every Tuesday and Thursday at a location to be determined.
We look forward to seeing familiar faces, along with new ones, December 2!  For those new players do not worry about registering until your child determines they like the sport.  Registration will be under SportLomo OR, then RUGBYNORCAL, then SACRAMENTO RUGBY UNION, then LANDPARK RFC.  Dues will be $225 per player.  We do offer family discounts for two or more players as well as scholarships.


Preseason matches begin Jan. 8 and 15th.

U 10s season typically concludes by the end of February; U12 season concludes a week after, and MS concludes mid March.

Practices every Tuesday and Thursday at our Land Park Pitch, located between Fairytale Town and Land Park Golf Course, beginning Jan. 4, 2022.

TIME:  3:30 to dark (approximately 5:00) – start times are pushed back as the days become longer.  

WHERE?  Land Park Rugby and Soccer Complex (see area highlighted in red on the map below).  

WHAT TO BRINGMouthguard, cleats, rugby shorts, water, a few friends and a great attitude!


Registration– Online registration will open in November. Please check Registration Page for details.

NOTE:  Do not feel obligated to register until your child participates in a few practices and he/she discovers that it is very fun.

Questions?  Approach one of our many coaches.  Parent volunteers will be available as well.

Dues:  $225 per player – 20% discount on two or more players – we encourage you to pay online through SportsLomo, but we accept cash, checks and credit cards as well.

Cost too high?  We offer partial scholarships and payment plans.  Please approach any of the coaches or team moms to discuss, in confidence.

Additional cost outlay:

Black Motley shorts, embroidered with Motley logo, cost $35.  We have a limited supply of Motley shorts. You may purchase black rugby shorts at any soccer/rugby store (Kombat Sports in Land Park and Extreme Rugby and Soccer in Sacramento).

Black socks cost $5

Mouthguard approx. $10.


  • Our annual dues are typically $225.  We offer partial scholarships and family discounts.  Please approach a coach to discuss, in confidence.
  • RugbyNorcal has changed the registration process so that we now must go through Sport Lomo.
  1. Go to
  2. Search by type: Youth and HS
  3. Search by region: Rugby NorCal, then SACRAMENTO RUGBY UNION.
  4. Search by club name: select Land Park RFC – you will not find us under “Motley” since we’ve merged with Land Park Harlequins and McClatchy.  We are still Motley, just not for registration purposes.


Please check this website or social media for updates:

Facebook Twitter @LandParkRugby
Where to find additional information:  Land park rugby website  ( and Land Park Rugby FB.
We will update the location of practice by 2:00 pm on Tues. or Thurs. the day of practice due to weather conditions and field closures by the City.  If there are no updates,  practice is on.  Thank you.

Our home pitch for games is located between the golf course and Fairytale Town in Land Park

WEIGHT LIMITS:  The league differentiates teams by weight classification in order to keep play as safe as possible.  Players on the Open team play opponents only in the Open division while those on the Light team play opponents only in the Light division.  Weight guidelines are outlined below:

Middle School Open- 139lbs and up Light- 138lbs and below
U12 Open- 169lbs and below Light- 108lbs and below X-player: 170lbs and up
U10 Open- 139lbs and below Light- 80lbs and below X-player: 140lbs and up

NOTE:  Player weigh ins take place prior to each game.

If a youth player (up to and including those in sixth grade) exceeds the maximum weight limit he/she must wear red socks, which identifies that this player cannot be the first receiver of the ball and that as a tackler this player must be very conscious of making safe tackles on smaller players.

Motley have two teams each age grade; Light and Open.  This ensures Motley players play against similarly weighted opponents.

New Players are always welcome throughout the year.  We encourage you to give it a go with no financial commitment required until you attend numerous practices and become comfortable with rugby.   

Registration will continue at practice.  You can print out the forms (see registration link on our website), fill them out, and bring them to practice.

If you have not registered before, bring copies of either your birth certificate or passport (will not be returned).  Extra registration forms will be provided at practice, or you may download from the Registration tab on this website.  We accept cash, checks and credit cards.

Registration dues are $200 for 2020.

We will take ID photos and collect the fee to play. ($100 goes to USA/NorCal Rugby).

About Motley

Land Park Motley is one of Northern California’s first and foremost youth rugby programs.  We field U-8, U-10, U-12 and Middle School teams. As a founding member of NorCal Youth Rugby Association, our commitment is to preserve the history and tradition of a sport that creates friendships for life. Many Motley players progress to play rugby at CK McClatchy, Jesuit, Christian Brothers, Rio Americano, El Camino, Kennedy and other High Schools.  Nearly all of our players continue to play rugby in college, and many have represented Motley at the High School all star levels and Collegiate All Americans, with one having achieved USA Eagles status in both sevens and fifteens.

Our coaches are certified, referees are certified, and we have a certified medical professional at every match.

We primarily play teams from within the Sacramento Valley and occasionally from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Jerseys are on loan for the season and must be returned.  Motley Rugby shorts and socks are mandatory and can be purchased from us for $35 and $5 respectively.

If you can’t make registration, or missed it, come on out. There is always room to participate.

Bring your cleats, a pair of shorts, a t-shirt and a mouthpiece. Mouthpieces are mandatory.


For more information – call Coach Rich Boyer at 916-716-2149 or post the question on Land Park Facebook.  You may also email questions to as well.

We hope to see you at practice!!!