West Windsor Fields
Princeton Rugby has its clubhouse, three game fields, two practice fields and a scrummage machine located at West Windsor Fields. The fields are across Lake Carnegie and are accessible from campus by a stone footbridge. The fields are also accessible by car from Washington Road. Princeton University’s West Windsor fields were the site of a week-long USA Rugby Collegiate All-Star selection camp in 2009.
The primary match field is named after Stu Rickerson ’71, and his Princeton Varsity soccer-playing spouse, Nancy Jones Rickerson ’87. Stu was the captain of the Ivy Champion 1971 team and has been one of the primary driving forces behind the Princeton Rugby Alumni Association and the Flying Tigers.
Opened in 2013, Princeton Rugby has a spectacular 5,500 sq. ft. field house called the Haaga House, located at West Windsor Fields. The Haaga House was named after alumnus Paul G. Haaga, Jr. ’70 following a donation to build the clubhouse. It includes Men’s and Women’s team rooms, visiting team changing rooms, bathroom facilities, storage rooms, and a large gathering space for events and spectators. Princeton is one of the few universities in America to have a dedicated rugby facility.
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The Dickey-Larrimer Rugby Porch
The porch at the Princeton eating club Tiger Inn has been named the “The Dickey-Larrimer Rugby Porch” in honor of Will Dickey ’68 and Terry Larrimer ’69, two former Princeton Rugby Captains. The porch also has a permanent installation called the “Rugby Wall” that lists all previous Men’s and Women’s Rugby Captains on bronze plaques. The rugby club holds gatherings on the porch, such as post-game socials and alumni events, and utilizes the Inn’s boardroom for executive meetings.
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Hear Jerome Coleman c’70, reciting a classic rugby poem as part of the dedication of the Dickey-Larrimer Rugby Porch: