boys high school rugby 


The Leprechauns were formed through the combination of two of the oldest teams in the Green Bay area.  The Bad Boys were one of three of the first teams in the NEW Conference in 1995.  Bay Port was founded in 1996.  In the pictures above from that era, you can find 2 of our current coaches.

Green Bay Leprechauns are part of the Green Bay Rugby Football Club, Inc. which is a 501c3 organization.    We play in the High School Boys Division of Wisconsin Youth Rugby. 

For younger players,  consider playing in Green Bay Youth Rugby, which is a non-contact coed program for kids in 3rd - 8th grade and a middle school tackle program for boys and girls in 6th-8th grade.

Also don't forget our sister team the Green Bay Banshees for girls in the Green Bay area.

We are a boys high school club team that draws students from primarily the west side of Green Bay(Ashwaubenon, Howard Suamico, Notre Dame, GB Southwest) and Denmark High School.  But we will accept students from any area school that does not have a rugby club.



who we are

JJ Rose
25+ years of rugby experience playing for the Bad Boys and Green Bay Celtics.  He has coached HS rugby for over 20 years as well.  Formerly, JJ coached and founded the Pulaski and Ashwaubenon rugby clubs.  JJ is also is a founding coach of GB Youth Rugby.  JJ was on the first Bad Boys team in 1995. 

​Bob Schneiberg
Played at UW Stout and now plays for the Celtics.  Bob also coaches for Green Bay Youth Rugby.  He started coaching HS rugby in 2015. Bob is a USA Rugby level 200 certified coach.

John O'Connell
John first played rugby for the Bad Boys and then played at St Norberts in college.   He joined the coaching staff in 2018.  John is a USA Rugby level 200 certified coach.

Joe Engebos
Joe first played as a student at Bay Port, played for the Celtics and UW Stout.  He started coaching at UW Stout and has been helping coach the Leprechauns since 2022. 

Ed Borowitz

Ed has returned to the fold after a few years off.  He led the Leprechauns through the combination of the Bad Boys and Bay Port.  He played in high school and has played for the Celtics for many years.   He also coached for many years with the Badger Selects.

Matt Goetsch - Administrator
Matt has over  30 years of rugby experience.  He played at UWM and for the Celtics.  He founded the Bay Port team in 1996.  Matt is a level 200 USA Rugby coach.  He also founded and is a Director for Green Bay Youth Rugby