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Established in 1976, the Maddogs are a men's rugby club open to anyone over the age of 18. The Maddogs are always looking for new players. Any male over the age of 18 is welcome to join. Don't know the game? No problem, we'll teach you!


Major League Rugby describes the sport as "a game with heart and soul that echoes the best aspects of life. A game with the communal spirit that success is not measured in wins or losses, but in the growth of the game. The game of rugby isn't for anyone - it's for EVERYONE. An experience that captivates and forms connections well beyond the final whistle". 

We describe it as the only sport you'll ever play where your team and the opposing team beat each other up on the field, and then join together afterwards for the home team's after-match social to eat and drink with each other!

Home matches are played at Weis Park in Canton, OH, which is northwest of the intersection 25th St NW and Market Ave N. Unless otherwise stated, kickoffs for all Home & Away matches are at 1pm.


Starting March 31st, 2022

Tuesdays & Thursdays

5:30pm warmups, 6:00 pm start!

Weis Park

2500 Logan Avenue (past the library)

Canton, OH 44709

All are welcome! 

We are a mix of new and experienced players!

Questions? Contact us at

Canton Maddogs 10-2-2021 (1729)
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Canton Maddogs 10-2-2021 (1729)
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RUGBY 101: Here's a fabulous link from USA Rugby explaining the fundamentals of the game:


4/2 - AWAY - Round Robin Akron 1:00pm

4/9 - AWAY - Castaway Classic (weekend tourney)

4/16 - HOME vs Kent State 12pm

5/7 - AWAY - Greensburg, PA 1pm

5/14 - AWAY - vs Columbus Coyotes 1pm

5/21 - AWAY - vs Findlay/Castaways 12pm

5/28 - AWAY - vs Marysville 2pm

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Registration is now open for the Spring 2022 Men's 15's Season. The total cost to play is $140.00 which is made in two payments - one to USA Rugby for CIPP Registration and one to Canton Rugby for Club Dues. 

In order to be eligible to play in a rugby match, all players must be CIPPed. The Club Individualized Participation Program (CIPP) is USA Rugby's third party liability insurance coverage that protects you, the team, and the club from lawsuits that may arise from accidents that occur throughout the rugby year. Cost to CIPP is $65. You only pay to CIPP once per year. If you CIPP in the spring, fall is free!

Canton Rugby fundraises the majority of club operational costs. However, for the club to exist, we require club member dues in addition to our fundraising efforts. Player dues go towards indoor practice space, lining outdoor fields for practices and matches, referee costs, socials for after matches, purchasing team rugby equipment, team banquets, and awards. Men's 15s Spring 2022 Dues: $75. Fall Dues may be less depending on the number of matches are arranged.