With restrictions due to COVID-19 relaxing and rugby getting greenlights throughout New England to resume, NERFU is pleased to announce Newport Rugby will play host to the next NERFU Cup in August, 2021. Exact date to be determined.
Newport Rugby has long hosted the NERFU Cup, New England’s premier amateur senior 15s rugby tournament. In 2020, NERFU awarded Newport again with hosting rights after a competitive bid process. That tournament was to be held in May of that year but was cancelled due to health safety restrictions during the pandemic. May 2021 came and state regulations continued to prevent this esteemed event from kicking off.
About Fort Adams State Park
Situated at the mouth of the Newport Harbor, Fort Adams State Park offers an exceptional panoramic view of both Newport Harbor and the East Passage of Narragansett Bay. The park offers a wide range of activities including salt water bathing, fishing, boating, soccer, rugby, and picnicking. Fort Adams is perhaps best known for its annual summer concerts when the Jazz Festival, and the Folk Festival draw thousands to enjoy the music and beautiful surroundings.