About Nooga Rugby

Chattanooga Rugby Football Club "NoogaRugby" has been around since 1978. This past decade we've been the premier team in the region winning 5 straight division titles from 2013-2017, and we're hosts to the largest social 7s tournament every July called Pitch-a-Tent.

If you're new to rugby or just new to the area, we are excited to meet you! Every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9pm we practice at Montague Park. New players are showing up constantly, so you won't be the only one who "doesn't know the rules" (<---click this link). Come on out!

Divison 2: Competitive; Experienced; Champions.


Division 3: Newer players; Playoff contenders back-to-back years.

May 27, 2019

In the previous post (As One Door Closes), I introduced Chris Martin as our Head Coach (and Former Assistant Coach) and explained that we agreed to a few terms and amendments to the way we've done things in the past. Below are the terms:


  • Red Side: South F...

May 27, 2019

Thank you to all who were able to make it to the meeting over Memorial Day weekend; if you were unaware we recent lost our head coach, Jeff “Copper” Bollig, to retirement. He built up a great platform for our future success by implementing new ideas, different practice...

April 26, 2019

Day 1 of the 2019 True South Championship weekend pitted the same 4 teams from the 2018 Championship weekend against one another in repeat fashion. Nashville played Birmingham, and NOLA played Nooga again, in what Nooga's Coach "Copper" Bollig is calling "The best True...

March 12, 2019

Every year the boys and the WAGs (Wives And Girlfriends) head down to sunny Savannah for the St. Patrick's Day Tournament, and every year we have a team "theme" for us all to dress up and play the part. This year the theme was "Havana in Savannah" see below for the nig...

February 1, 2019

You might think that giving out wristbands is such a small thing, but it's gone such a long way with our team!

When coach Jeff "Copper" Bollig came back on the scene as Head Coach of NoogaRugby 2 full seasons ago, he brought wristbands with him as a way to wear our seas...

January 30, 2019

3 years ago NoogaRugby had a 10s tournament just for fun, but it grew into an annual competition for teams to kick off the spring season.

This weekend is the 3rd Annual Pitch-a-10s Tourney with teams coming in from around the state to participate and enjoy what Chattano...

April 4, 2018

In recognition of our 40th anniversary, the Chattanooga Rugby Football Club will be celebrating this milestone on Saturday, April 14th, 2018. The event will be held in conjunction of our Red & Black Ball, our end of season awards banquet.

Beer and appetizers will be pro...

April 3, 2018

The annual Red & Black Ball is upon us!

It is the one time/year we attempt to be civilized human beings, and all players are required to wear a tie.

All players, members, WAGs, friends, family, and anyone who supports NoogaRugby is welcome to attend.

Theme is well, Red an...

January 5, 2018


Birmingham squared off against us in the True South Championship match last year down in Gadsden, and narrowly lost to us by 1 point. They played hard the entire match, scored literally on the last play, and unfortunately their kicker missed the conversion. He...

November 22, 2017

The Birmingham Vulcans traveled to Chattanooga this past Saturday to take on Nooga Red in a cross-conference matrix match. Nooga red narrowly beat Birmingham last year in the True South finals, so we were prepared for a tense game of rugby! There was rain in the foreca...

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"They welcome anyone to just show up and learn, even if they've never touched a rugby ball"  --- Newbie

"It's a great group of guys who each have their own lives, own ways, and own s#!t wrong with them, and we love it! We accept it and appreciate it, and although we'll call you out for yours, you'll start to own your flaws and grow as a man.......We also party too and that helps the bonding" --- Oldie

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