The Missouri Rugby Football Union was founded in 1933 and has hosted the longest running tournament in the United States since 1949. This spring 2014 will mark the 66th Annual St. Louis Gateway Ruggerfest Tournament.
With the restructuring by USA Rugby, the MRFU is changing it's focus from day-to-day rugby issues to concentrating more on utilizing our resources to promote youth rugby. We formally consisted of 30+ rugby clubs including Mens, Womens, Collegiate and High School. This tournament is our primary fund raiser and helps keep St. Louis on the RUGBY map.