Boys high school rugby is growing stronger every season! We welcome new clubs and players every season.
Every year is exciting in the Girls high school division. We are adding new teams and many new players every year. Girls high school rugby is developing in Illinois!
Rugby Illinois supports coaches in their development of Illinois youth rugby. Parents also play a crucial role through their commitment and support.
STAMFORD, Conn – Aug. 19, 2015 – NBCSN will present an international rugby showdown in primetime on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. in Illinois), when the USA Eagles host the Qantas Wallabies at historic Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream NBCSN’s coverage of the Eagles-Wallabies matchup.
The match will serve as the final tune-up for both squads prior to the Rugby World Cup 2015 later in the month in England. The Qantas Wallabies, Australia’s national rugby team, will enter the match ranked 3rd in the world, while the USA Eagles are ranked 16th. This marks the second straight year NBC Sports Group will present an international rugby match from Soldier Field, following last year’s matchup between the USA Eagles and New Zealand All Blacks on NBC on Nov. 1.