Men's Select Program

The ARU Men's Select Side is excited to announce the schedule for Spring 2019. Any male player in the ARU geographic region that is CIPPED and in good standing with their team and union are encouraged to try out and take part in the select side program. We are dedicated to provide high level competition and opportunities for players throughout the region. Please direct any questions directly to head coach Jason Edsall.

See Facebook announcement here

Summer 7s 2019

For the first time ever, the ARU will run a region wide 7s program for players interested in playing with high caliber players from across the region. Any male player in the area over the age of 18 is welcome. Contact Coach Jason for additional details.

All training will be held at Phillip Murray Field from 10am-12pm on the following dates: June 15, June 29, and July 13

Tournaments: Harriburg 7s - June 22nd, Steel City 7s - July 20th, and additional tournament TBA

Midwest Thunderbird Recognition

Eight Men's from the ARU Men's Select Side have been chosen to participate in Chicago on May 18th and represent the East against the West with the opportunity to be chosen as a Midwest Thunderbirds.

Jeff Muha - Forge; Anthony Colon - CalU; Matt Gribowicz - South Pitt; Andrew Chapman - Forge; Owen Small - UPJ; Brandon Fritzius - CalU; Cory Hushon - Forge; Al Cochran - Forge

From the East vs. West match we had several players selected to the Midwest Thunderbird side - Congrats gents!

2nd Team: Cory Hushon - Forge

3rd Team: Andrew Chapman - Forge


Scrum down against a tough Ohio Elite side at the 2019 Midwest East LAU Tournament.

Pittsburgh Forge's Cory Hushon dots one down for the ARU. Conversion by Pittsburgh Forge Andrew Knuttel.


Check out our new jerseys created by Steam Roller Rugby sponsored by Rising Six Strength and Conditioning

Meet The Staff

Jason Edsall,

Head Coach

Bill Marnell,

Assistant Coach

Brian Scanlon,

Assistant Coach

Aaron Tressler,

Assistant Coach