11891880_10155953248305247_2600958748112673723_o(2)Welcome to the UNIVERSITY PIRATES RUGBY CLUB, where the Rugby culture is encouraged by all on and off the field.

The Pirates were formed in 1987 by a group of diehard Rugby fanatics who,to make a long story short were not happy with the club they were with. Their main focus was to coach themselves and instill the first beginning’s of the modern game, Running Rugby.

From humble beginnings of a toilet block, an esky, and access to the Teachers room at the then Darwin Institute of Technology (DIT), the DIT Pirates were a one team club dressed in Black and White.


The now thriving Uni Pirates have two senior teams, a superior women’s team in a developing comp and Juniors from ages Under 5s to Under 15s.

Boasting one of the best sporting facilities in the NT with full club room, bar and air-conditioned change rooms with a superb field to boot.

At the Pirates we believe that you will play harder for your mates and winning is a by-product of our club values and mateship.

12046803_10153207979877476_6947312760425372252_nMarty O’Bryan