The Lowcountry Rugby Fund is a South Carolina non-profit dedicated to supporting youth rugby in the lowcountry. Specifically, we invest in K-12 and college programs through our grants initiative, develop players and coaches through our outreach and training initiatives, and promote the game of rugby in our region.

We have been recognized as tax-exempt under IRS section 501(c)(3), which means donations to the Fund are tax-deductible to the full extend of current IRS guidelines. We welcome donations from individuals, businesses, and foundation who seek to promote leadership, personal development, and healthy lifestyles in our youth rugby players.

The Lowcountry Rugby Fund is managed under our articles of incorporation and corporate bylaws in the state of South Carolina and overseen by our board of directors of appointed executives. If you would like to get involved with LRF, please contact us at

Board of Directors

Rupert Munro, Executive Director/Co-Founder/Vice Chair

Growing up in England, Rupert played rugby from a young age, representing his school at flanker, hooker, scrum half, and wing. After moving to Charleston in 2008 he was a leader of the College of Charleston Men’s Rugby Football club before joining the Washington Irish RFC. Seeing the need for a community hub and support organization, Rupert founded the Lowcountry Rugby Fund with Sam Cook. He sees the organization filling a vital need in encouraging the growth of rugby in the region.

Sam Cook, Co-Founder/Chairman

Hailing from Atlanta, GA, Sam was enticed into rugby while at the College of Charleston as a freshman in 2005. While he usually plays front row he is equally comfortable at all positions, when fitness allows. Currently a member of the Charleston Outlaws, Sam is totally committed to rugby in the Lowcountry. As a former President and founder of the College of Charleston Alumni association, Sam has worked to further grow of the sport in the area for the last ten years. Sam founded the Lowcountry Rugby Fund with Rupert Munro to further grow the game.