If you are available to volunteer WE NEED YOU! Help make this the best NERFU Cup ever then please make sure to email us and let us know. We would love to have you!! Each year our club members step up and help us run this event and without their support and dedication it would not be possible. Make sure to thank them when they are serving you at the concession stand, flipping burgers on the grill or acting as field marshals on the day. We thank you again

Places to Stay

Preferred Hotels (On the bus route)



    Comfort Suites

    Quality inn

The Spectators

Most importantly, for the spectators there is no entry fee and parking is free!! The only time you will have to put your hand in your pocket is for some fantastic food or ice cold beverages from our concession stand.

For those of you who are the weekend warriors of rugby spectating - the wives, husbands, girlfriends, boyfriends, sisters, brothers, mums, dads and every other family member that turns out to watch us ruggers do our thing on the field each weekend, you will love this tournament.

Even if you have no idea what rugby is, this event is not to be missed. The NERFU Cup has everything you will need and it’s fun for the whole family! You get to spend the weekend in amazing Newport RI, what more do you need you ask? Well here is a few things you will get by coming along.....

  1. -Unlimited rugby to watch all weekend

  2. -Fantastic views of the picturesque Newport scenery from the sidelines

  3. -Awesome concessions prepared fresh for you and beers to cool you down on what will hopefully be a beautiful June day

  4. -Music playing on site all day

Food & Drinks

We want all of our visitors to enjoy their time at the NERFU tournament so we provide beer and food on site at the main tent. No outside alcohol is permitted on site. If you would to enjoy some drinks off site why not visit our friends over at O’Briens pub on Thames Street or Fastnet on Broadway. Also don’t forget to stop by and visit John at Bellevue wine and spirits for all your beverage needs. And why not pick up a bottle of Teeling whiskey the Official Whiskey of Newport Rugby.

If you would like to enjoy some drinks after the tournament visit our partner liquor store Bellevue Wine and Spirits in downtown Newport. John over at Bellevue Wine and Spirits has a great selection of beers, liquor and wine to suit everyones needs and is very competitively priced compared with other Newport liquor stores. Support a fellow rugger!!  For more info visit their website here


Traveling to Newport

So you are coming to the NERFU cup, then Congratulations!!! Why not make a weekend of it and soak up everything Newport has to offer, from the shopping downtown to the numerous bars and restaurants. Newport has a lot to offer everyone whether you are traveling with just your team or bringing along the whole family.

First thing to do is figure out where you are going to stay....

Useful Links




A Mans guide to Newport:


Places to see

Newport Mansions

Eastons Beach

Downtown Newport