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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 »

From 15s to 7s, the time has arrived

Apart from Chicago North Shore Women who will be deeply focused on 15s until their trip to Nationals, most teams have switched over and are no focusing on 7s season. If you are thinking 7s season is not for you because you hate running, are in the pack, or don’t think you could tackle some... Read more »

USA Rugby, The Illinois Tornadoes, and the British Are Coming!!!

  Happy 4th of July to you all. As we take this day to soak in the awesomeness of America, let’s remember if it’s weren’t for the British who we fought for our freedom, we wouldn’t have the sport of Rugby. America has much to celebrate this year in the rugby world. We are putting... Read more »
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Brother Rice, Plainfield, Lake Forrest Harries and Blackhawks all have WINNING in common!

iYRA State Championship games included games on all three fields starting at 10 am and the day ended with Tier 1 State Championship at. Over 40 teams competed at the event, hoping for the championship or pride of taking in the third place trophy. The Illinois Tornados All State Team also had their annual Possible/Probable game
What a week it’s been for sports in Chicago. The Chicago White Soxs hosted the Chicago Cubs for the first set of the Crosstown Classics.  The Blackhawks had an intensely awesome game  winning in an extremely tight game minutes into over time. Hawks fans across the city have been on edge the past two games... Read more »

It's Playoffs and Nationals TIME!

So it may not be as well publicizes as the Blackhawks making it to the play offs and getting the President’s Trophy, but this weekend there will be National qualifies and ways to support teams that are already headed to nationals. This weekend the weather is going to be awesome and perfect to get your... Read more »

A look back on 2012 and Rugby, PT 2 CHICAGO

This year started out with Chicago North Shore as the National Women’s Champions. That title came with the team hoping to continue a strong club and help continue to build in a team that, like man in the city has a continous flux in players. As the winter season started team were hitting the gyms... Read more »
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Last few games...

The fall season is coming to a wrap this Saturday. Chicago Women and Chicago North Shore were both eliminated from the National playoffs and will not be making the trip to Florida this weekend. However Chicago Riot, Chicago Griffins and Chicago Lions were all successful in their playoff games last weekend and will be playing... Read more »

You play rugby? You must be crazy! I say, you run a marathon? You must be INSANE!

So when people hear that you play rugby the thing that you’re crazy. It’s such a brutal sport and how can you not be scared to be tackled with no equipment are common questions you’ve either asked or heard. As talked about in other articles being rugby fit is a total dedication and training experience,... Read more »

40 Years since Title IX, and still so far to go

Today marks 40 years since the passing of Title IX. The passage of Title IX granted women access to the same federally funded programs as men and got millions of girls in the game. Still,  40 years later there’s still plenty of work to be done. USA Rugby recently had fundraiser to help young women... Read more »
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Spring is here, and rugby is everywhere!

The spring season is here and with beautiful weather why wouldn’t you want to get out and check out a game or two? Whiskey 10s had perfect weather as teams across the Chicagoland area and the state got to shake off the winter. Last weekend the Chicago Griffin’s Super League team beat the Denver Barbarians... Read more »
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    Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago. Got hooked on rugby in 2003, played college, CARFU and with Chicago North Shore Women's Club. Love the rugby community, traveling around and being able to find rugby friends where ever I roam.

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