Time and time again, I find myself writing about how much rugby is a family. It’s a bond, a brotherhood, the largest fraternity in the world. It’s truly the one sport where you really do love your enemy.  In the past week’s Illinois High School playoff matches, the Naperville Warriors and the Downers Grove Renegades... Read more »

Former Chicago Player become Girls High School All-Americans Coach

Farrah Douglas a former Chicago North Shore Women’s player as well as USA Eagle player is now helping coach. VIA USA RUGBY The three female age-grade national teams have found new coaches for 2015 and beyond. Sue Whitwell is the newly-appointed head coach of the AIG Women’s Collegiate All-Americans, Farrah Douglas was hired as of... Read more »

A Rugby Filled Weekend

There will be a whole lot of rugby going on this weekend out at the Chicago Blaze Facilities, in Lemont. The Chicago Blaze Rugby Club will be hosting this year’s D2,D3, & D4 Midwest Championships at Thornley Fields in Lemont, IL. The winners of these matches will be bidding at a chance to claim national... Read more »

USA to host 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens

VIA USA RUGBY BOULDER, Co. – World Rugby announced today that the United States has won the bid for the 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens. World Rugby accepted a bid put forth by USA Rugby to host the tournament, with matches to be played in both San Francisco and San Jose, California. World Rugby Chairman Bernard... Read more »

International Rugby again is a GO!

It’s official! For the second time in less than a year, he USA Eagles will have an international match at Soldier Field. USA Eagles will be playing the Australia Wallabies September 5th 2015, which was announced this morning at a press conference. USA Rugby’s CEO, Nigel Melville, recently traveled to his home town, in England... Read more »

International Rugby coming back to Chicago

Today USA Rugby announced that a press conference will be held tomorrow to announce more information about the Wallabies coming to Chicago to play the Eagles. This match will again hope to draw large crowds to Chicago, and showcase why rugby is on the rise in America. Australia have competed in all seven Rugby World Cups,... Read more »

Summer 7s, time to start planning your schedules

Whether you like playing 7s or just watching 7s you summer calendar will be filling up fast. The Midwest Rugby Football Union has announced the 2015 men’s and women’s 7s qualifier locations and dates. This year’s qualifier series will be held at locations across the Midwest Competitive Region for both men’s and women’s teams. Selection... Read more »

Save your Thirsty Thursday for Pub Crawls

So, it is almost the weekend. That time of the week known as “Thirsty Thursday”, a pre-Friday happy hour and just a time for great drink specials in general. So why not indulge tonight, why wait until the weekend? I am glad you asked, because two local clubs are having their pub crawls this weekend... Read more »

Eagles move to sixth in Series standings with Bowl win in Tokyo

VIA USA RUGBY TOKYO – The Men’s Eagles Sevens climbed to sixth in the 2014-15 World Rugby HSBC Sevens World Series standings by capturing the Tokyo Sevens Bowl with a defeat of Australia Sunday. Mike Friday’s team gained eight points from Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground to move within 20 points of fifth place after seven of nine Series legs. England won the Cup at... Read more »

Australia falls from Atlanta 7s Cup contention with loss to Eagles in Quarterfinal

VIA USA Rugby KENNESAW, Ga. –   The Women’s Eagles Sevens knocked the second-ranked team in the 2014-15 World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series standings – Australia – out of the Cup round with a 10-5 victory in the Atlanta 7s Cup Quarterfinal Sunday. Kathryn Johnson and Kristen Thomas scored the Eagles’ tries in front of... Read more »