51 Best Fantasy Rugby Team Names

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Rugby is a fast-paced, tactical game, whether you’re playing it on the pitch or in a fantasy league.

Rugby apparently began in the 1800s when a student at Rugby School, William Webb Ellis, began making unique plays that went against football conventions.[1]

The game continued to develop, and the first official rules were solidified in the 1860s.[2]

Below, we have more than 50 fun fantasy rugby team name ideas.

If you’d prefer to create your own unique team name, we also share some tips below the list to help you brainstorm.

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    The Rug Bees[3]

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    Live and Let Try[4]

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    Darth Maul[5]

    reference to the Star Wars character

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    Rebel Scrum[6]

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    One Kick Wonders[4]

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    Halfbacks and Halfwits[7]

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    Hawaii Try-O[4]

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    The Try Babies[8]

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    Folau the Leader[8]

    reference to Israel Folau

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    Try-ranosaurus Rex[4]

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    Eleanor Rugby[9]

    reference to the song “Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles

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    Hook, Line, and Sinckler[8]

    reference to Kyle Sinckler

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    Yippee Try Yey[4]

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    I Got 99 Problems, But My Kick Ain't One[10]

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    Seen One, Seen a Maul[3]

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    Roko and Roll[7]

    reference to Semesa Rokoduguni

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    One Kick Wonders[11]

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    Crooked Hookers[7]

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    Overhill, Underhill, Wandering Free[7]

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    Up All Night to Get Rucky[12]

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    Try Is the Limit[7]

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    Don't Give a Ruck[7]

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    Back, Sack, and Michalak[8]

    reference to Frederic Michalak

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    Because You're Wigglesworth It[10]

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    Cheeky Binders[12]

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    Scrum and Coke[4]

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    StoneGenge[7]

    reference to Ellis Genge

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    Egg Chasers[4]

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    Forwards Are People Too[7]

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    Maul of Duty[7]

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    Game, Set, Snatch RFC[13]

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    The Untouchables[4]

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    Swift Kick In the Grass[4]

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    Heading North[13]

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    Victorious Secret[4]

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    Only Twelvetrees?[13]

    reference to Billy Twelvetrees

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    Legion of Boom[7]

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    50 Shades of Jonny Gray[7]

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    Going, Going, Goneva[13]

    reference to Vereniki Goneva

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    How I Tagged Your Mother[13]

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    Biggar, Better, Stronger[12]

    reference to Dan Biggar

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    Ruck Be a Lady[4]

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    Grassy Nowells[13]

    reference to Jack Nowell

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    The Law Blacks[4]

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    One Try Short of a Bonus Point[13]

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    Live Fast, Dai Young[12]

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    Kickaholics Anonymous[7]

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    Game of Jones[14]

    reference to Alun Wyn Jones and a play on Game of Thrones

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    Who Let the Hoggs Out?[8]

    reference to Stuart Hogg

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    Don't Try For Me Argentina[4]

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    Ruck 'Til You Scrum[8]

Note that tag rugby (also known as Oztag) is a slightly different game and calls for a different type of name. Find ideas for tag rugby in our list of Oztag team name ideas.

How to Create a Great Fantasy Rugby Team Name

Use the following tips to create more options for fantasy rugby team names:

  • Use the names of your favorite players. Creating puns around the names of your favorite players is one of the easiest ways to come up with a great fantasy rugby team name. Choose one or several players, then make a list of words that remind you of their names somehow — for example, “dog” rhymes with “Stuart Hogg.” You can then find phrases that play on that word and name, such as our list’s example of “Who Let the Hoggs Out?”
  • Reference the sport. Rugby’s rules, strategies, and plays can provide plenty of inspiration for your fantasy rugby team name. You’re probably familiar with the terminology already, but if you get stuck, browse a rugby dictionary like those from Bleacher Report or ESPN and see which terms jump out at you.
  • Get rhyming! Names that rhyme are catchy and easy to remember. Whether you’re naming your team after a particular player, getting inspiration from the game itself, or using another term or phrase, finding words that rhyme makes it easy to create a unique option. For example, you could name your team “Hill’s Thrills” after Richard Hill.
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