Category: family

When Heros go to Heaven

  There is one team that is overall synonymous with legendary in rugby, and that is the New Zealand All Blacks. Yesterday, the world lost one of it’s hero’s of the sport Jonah Lomu. Lomu not only was a hero to young players as he made the All Blacks test squad at just 19, but... Read more »

The Great American Tailgate

When my friend who moved to Ireland came back to visit with her new boyfriend, one of his “must do” list items was to experience at tail gate here in Chicago. Lucky for him he came during the Bears v Packers weekend and he got to have a fantastic time and see the city in... Read more »

Father's Day is a Rugby Weekend

With last weekend’s Jailbreak 7s kicking off the summer of rugby games, more of the fun and games continue. Tonight through Sunday morning, the Rockford Ravens are hosting their annual “Luck of the Draw” tournament, a.k.a. whore fest at Vasa Park. The tourney is always a good time, with camping, rugby songs, co-ed games, and an... Read more »

2014, Chicago Club Highlights

A Quick listing of Chicago’s Clubs, and some of the top moments this past year (no particular order other than what my brain sends out) : South Side Irish and their Whiskey 10’s tournament.  We had an INSANELY cold winter this last one, and thought says it was 40 out during the day, we... Read more »

Thanksgiving means Turkey Bowls

Whether you are hosting or traveling this holiday, you can always make a little time for some rugby. There are a few different Turkey Bowls going on this year. Two of them are on Thanksgiving and a great way to get your family out and moving around before the big dinner, it’s also a way... Read more »

Just over a month until USA v All Blacks

Chicago is getting ready for one of the biggest events on this nations soil for rugby. If you haven’t heard about it yet, and I’m not sure how that would be possible, but the best team in the world, the New Zealand All Blacks, are coming to Soldier Field November 1st to play the USA... Read more »

Rugby Kick-Offs this weekend

As college and high school students head off to school, the summer festivals begin to slow down, and the weather… well the weather changes daily so that’s invalid, but it all means one thing. The fall season of Chicago Area Rugby is upon us! That’s right 15s season is here and if you are a... Read more »

Friendships are what keep us going

So everyday we learn something new. I learn everyday that once you have been fully submerged in the world of rugby you will never get out nor will you go a few days without learning something new about someone you met at a game, something about the game, or realizing how awesome the sport has... Read more »

Rugby Families Help Each Other Out

 It was not that long ago that I lost my sister to her battle with breast cancer. My closest rugby friend have moved far and wide, but when I was in need they were there for me. One flew in from California, others came to the hospital or checked in every day that my sister... Read more »