Old Glory DC’s mission is to develop an elite Major League Rugby organization that excels both on the pitch and in the community. We are driven to grow a rich rugby pathway, from youth to professional level, and we strive to become a beacon to all rugby players and supporters in the Mid-Atlantic.
Old Glory DC is the first professional rugby team based in the Washington metropolitan area. Old Glory DC was founded in 2018 by life-long DC area residents, business leaders, and rugby players Chris Dunlavey and Paul Sheehy, and in 2019, the Scottish Rugby Union joined the partnership, establishing Scottish Rugby as the only Tier One national governing body in rugby to have linked with an MLR club.
Old Glory DC competes in Major League Rugby (MLR), a professional rugby union league competing in its sixth season in 2023, representing North America’s highest level of rugby competition. Since its inaugural season in 2018, MLR has grown from seven to 13 teams, featuring 12 from the United States and one from Canada.
Old Glory DC plays a 16-game schedule between February and July each season, with eight home games at the team’s home stadium at Segra Field in Leesburg, VA.