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06.16.2022 - GRR Staff

The West Suburban Bulls won the Rugby Illinois D2 championship earlier this month, defeating Notre Dame La Salette Academy 31-28 in dramatic fashion.

The Bulls opened the scoring first but La Salette stormed back to score three converted tries and lead 21-7 at halftime.

The second half continued in the same vein and La Salette built a 28-7 lead. 

06.04.2022 - Alex Goff

Some quick notes from state championships around the nation.

In New York it will be Rye vs Xavier on Sunday for the state D1 championship. Rye shut out Canisius 18-0 and Xavier beat Corning on Saturday.

In Illinois, Glen Ellyn defeated New Trier 45-17 Friday night to take the Rugby Illinois title. Joey Pope scored four tries for the Ducks. 

12.17.2021 - GRR Staff

YORKVILLE, Ill. – Week 2 of the Rugby Illinois RugbyX series saw across the board improvement which in turn provided greater parity. Score lines were much tighter as team play improved dramatically. Players’ stamina went further and fewer runaway trys were being scored against exhausted opposition.

12.08.2021 - Alex Goff

In Illinois a new approach to getting young players back to the game after the COVID shutdowns is kicking off this month.

08.10.2021 - GRR Staff

The Chicago Lions Rugby organization, established in 1964, has hired Mark Santiago as their new Director of Youth Rugby and Women’s 15s Head Coach.