USC Trojans men's rugby

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USC Trojan Rugby
Full name USC Rugby Football Club
Union USA Rugby
Nickname(s) Trojans
Founded 1910
Location Los Angeles, California
Ground(s) McAlister Field (Capacity: 1,000)
Coach(es) Dave Lytle, Austin Reed, Bryan Randles, Adam Siddall
League(s) Gold Coast Conference of Intercollegiate Rugby
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website

The USC Trojans Rugby Football Club is the official rugby team of the University of Southern California. The club competes in the Southern California Rugby Football Union and in the Gold Coast Conference of Intercollegiate Rugby.[1] Current head coach and USC alumnus Dave Lytle took over the team in 1980, and has achieved good success, leading the Trojans to a Division Championship in 2005 and an undefeated season in 2009.

USC's home is at the McAlister Field, located near the Los Angeles Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.


Rugby is USC’s oldest and most prestigious club sport. The team was founded in the 1910 when a British professor on tenure brought the game to the university.

In the first issue of the student newspaper The Daily Trojan, then called The Daily Southern Californian, was published Sept. 16, 1912 and in the first edition of the paper included announcements of tryouts for the USC rugby team.[2]


  • Joseph Krassenstein, Current USC Captain
  • Zach Timm, Class of 2012
  • Todd Lorell, Class of 2010
  • Austin Reed, Class of 2010
  • Gareth Williams, Class of 2009
  • Dave Lytle, Class of 1986
  • Tom Barrack, Class of 1969
  • Harry "Blackjack" Smith, Class of 1939
  • Payton Jordan, Class of 1939


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