Rugby Illinois supports coaches in their development of Illinois youth rugby. Parents also play a crucial role through their commitment and support.
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 is getting unprecedented exposure in the United States with it's return to the Olympics after a 92 year hiatius. Olympic rugby uses the Sevens rules, the fast-paced variation that is gaining in popularity and fits the modern Olympic format well.
On July 9, less than a month before kickoff of Olympic rugby in Rio, the fourth annual Rugby Illinois sevens state championships were hosted by the Arlington Stallions at Melas Park in Mount Prospect. Growth of the sport was evident with a record number of teams participating. Eighteen teams entered the competition, including both boys and girls high school as well as U14 and U12 middle school.