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Rugby National Development Summit here in Chicago! All Details!

VIA USA RUGBY- The list of presenters and presentations for the 2015 National Development Summit in Chicago, Ill., has been announced. More than 35 administrators, coaches, and referees will interact with hundreds of attendees at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare hotel and conference center Jan. 23-25, 2015, including Men’s Eagles Sevens coaches Chris Brown and Mike Friday. Sponsored... Read more »

A little Q & A With your USA Team

The other morning USA Rugby's finest, got up early on their off to meet up with media people and answer any questions they day for them. They also signed jerseys and balls to be given away.
I asked the players, if they'd been to the city before.
How they became involved with rugby.
How they feel about Saturday's game and playing the All Blacks, and since it is Halloween, their favorite movies and costumes.

Practice makes perfect for Eagles and All Blacks

Saturday is expected to be cold, possibly snowy, and very windy. Yesterday both teams were out practicing and though the sun was out, the wind was definitely blowing! Both teams are using local fields, before getting a chance to be out on Soldier Field to prepare for this weekend’s game. The had long sessions to... Read more »
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Eagles give advice to future ruggers

Three of the USA Eagles came out to the south side to speak with current High School rugby players. Tom Coolican, Mike Petri, Sevens player Zack Test and Rookie the Eagle visited the Mount Carmel rugby team to answer questions and share their experiences about being an Eagle. Tom Coolican was asked by a student, how... Read more »

USA v ALL BLACKS, Game Day Details

USA Rugby has released game day details to make planning your Halloween weekend a bit easier. It’s only TWO WEEKS AWAY! Friday the Chicago Griffins will be playing Arkansas State at noon, The CARFU Masquerade Ball ends after midnight, but you will want to make sure you rest up for the big day! You can... Read more »

CARFU Masquerade Ball!

VIA CARFU RUGBY- CHICAGO, IL.- The Chicago Area Rugby Football Union (CARFU) are pleased to announce that they will be holding a Masquerade Ball in celebration of the USA Eagles vs. New Zealand All Blacks game on November 1st at Soldier Field.   The CARFU Masquerade Ball will be held October 31 from 8:00pm-12:30a at... Read more »
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Hard choices, sometime made for us

I stopped playing rugby, when I was almost 26. It was in fact one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. When I hung up my boots, I first of all did know it was going to be the end of my playing days. I had torn my ACL,  I needed surgery, my insurance sucked... Read more »

XoXo Summertime in the city!

Dearest City of Chicago, I know we have a long time on again off again relationship. I just needed to let you know that deep down, I really do love you. I have put up with the cold of the winters, and apparently the current monsoon season. I deal with the city sticker renewal lines.... Read more »

Nationals, UPS & DOWNS

This weekend was the start of not just another round of playoffs for the Blackhawks, but also for the Brother Rice Crusaders for HIgh School Nationals, and Chicago North Shore Women. Brother Rice was Crusading for their 10th National titles since the clubs creation in 2001. The Boys High School National Championship games were held... Read more »
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Chicago Doyle, the future of the All Blacks

A ten year old, who holds our cities name as his own, has been taking the internet by storm. Chicago Doyle is the future of rugby. Youth development of rugby in the United States on the uprise, but as we look to our future in the 2016 Olympics, is does not look as bright as... Read more »
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