Why Choose Us?

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.

About Us

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 seventh season in 2024, 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 regular season schedule between March and June each season, with eight home games at the team’s home stadium at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, MD.

MLR and Old Glory DC have continued to prove that fans are falling in love with rugby because of the duality it offers. For some, it’s the intensity, physicality, and speed of the game that gets them hooked. For others, it’s the communal celebration after every match where players and fans from both teams come together to mingle over food or drinks. And for others, it’s the ability to be coached by a professional rugby player in the afternoon and then later that same day cheer on their mentor taking the pitch.