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The key to a well rounded and successful college experience is to be actively involved with your school and to challenge yourself both physically and mentally. We here at 49er Rugby can do both. We have a track record of taking athletes and making them into good rugby players and taking good rugby players and making them into great teams. Join the winning team!

All 49er students are welcome to try out for the rugby team.

LBSU has been consistently ranked as a top US public university and recognized nationally by US news & world report.   

For more information from the school, check out the schools official website

                                   For another reference point check out college portraits (not all of the Statistics are correct however will give you a good overview on costs etc..)


Why Long Beach State Rugby?

We have a long legacy of being one the top collegiate rugby teams in the US. The club was founded in 1974 by Dr.Dale"doc"Toohey (LBSU Hall of fame). We have won 25 Tournaments, 18 Southern California Championships and have been to the final four three times.  14 of our players have been recognized as Collegiate All Americans (two of which are on our coaching staff) and we have had a player be selected for the Woodley Award, given to the Collegiate player of the year. ( All American Team Captain -Chris Rohrbach).  We have toured overseas 20 times (about every two years) to 5 continents and 19 countries as a club. Most recently we returned from a successful tour of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary in 2017. We are looking at touring England and Scotland in 2019.

To improve our program we have put together a quality team of people to support the LBSU Rugby player become the best player that he can be.  Some of the highlights of our program is having a year round dedicated rugby pitch, lockers, weight room access, top coaches (see their bio's), International guest coaches, an active alumni group (49er Rugby foundation a 501c non-profit), trainers, film, parents group and strong record of graduating our athletes.   

Transfer Students

For general answers about LBSU and the process to get you to become a 49er! For the incoming freshman and Junior College Transfer student

To apply to the California State University, Also great resource on the application process, financial aid and having a plan for college. 

 Prospective students here is a way to calculate your Cal State eligibility index –

Specific for Long Beach - 
The minimum “Eligibility Index” to be considered for Fall 2017 LBSU freshmen admission:
Graduates of California high schools and other California residents: 3,200 minimum “Eligibility Index” to be considered. (Be aware that this is higher than the minimum for CSU system-wide eligibility.) 
Other non-California residents: 3,502 minimum “Eligibility Index” to be considered. 


International Students

For international students you can apply directly or come on an exchange with your home University, Click here for more details:

Scholarships/Monetary Awards- One will be merit based on All-Star representation (prior to or with LBSU Rugby) & Two Our 49er Rugby Foundation has given out two monetary awards to existing Long Beach State Students/Rugby players.