USC Rugby has a proud history in Southern California. The team was founded all the way in 1886 when a British professor on tenure brought the game to the university. Today, rugby is one of the biggest and most competitive tier-1 club sports at USC.
Trojan Rugby participates in the Division I-A PAC Rugby Conference. The Trojans play Rugby Union conference games in the spring against schools like Arizona, Cal, Stanford, UCLA, University of Arizona, and Utah. In the fall, the Trojans participate in prestigious 7’s tournaments such as the PAC 12 Rugby 7’s and the West Coast Rugby 7’s. The team also has 15’s pre-season games with colleges in the area. From 1988 to 2014, the team was coached by the legendary Dave Lytle, who started his rugby at USC in 1983 and continued to play until 1986. In 2015, USC Rugby introduced Dominic Riebli as Director of Rugby and Laloa Milford as the new head coach. In his first year, the Trojans finished second in the GCR and was invited to D1-AA national playoffs.
- 2005 Division Champions
- 2009 Undefeated Division and Regional Champions