5/26 Rookies and U13 at the Hounds Half-Time Show

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We had such a great time at on 4/21 that we want to do it again! On May 26th the Hounds will take on NOLA Gold and our rookie and U13 players will be the half-time show! Each player will receive a free ticket to the hounds game (parents can purchase at Rookies will … Read more

2024 State Finals Shirt Design Contest

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Calling all creatives! Submit your shirt design for the 2024 State Finals. This contest is for all ages, we want to see them all! These will be sold online and at our state finals on 6/2. We have two categories you may submit designs for. Not only will your design be worn by many and … Read more

Joint Statement on Referee Abuse

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Dear Members of Rugby Illinois, We hope this letter finds you and your teams well as you make your final preparations to begin the 2024 XV’s Season! We are excited to see all teams make it back to the pitch and take part in another exciting year for Youth & High School Rugby in Illinois. … Read more

Youth Boys ID Camp 2/18

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A partnership with Rugby Illinois, Thunderbirds and Chicago hounds is offering an identification camp for Youth Boys (grades 6 – 12) on Sunday February 18, 2024. These camps are open to all players no matter their skill level or experience, full details in flyer below. Camp Contact: Eddie Abel 317-506-6951

2023 State Finals

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Scores HS Girls PLACE TEAM SCORE TEAM SCORE 1st CRC Valkyries 24 Taft Eagles 7 HS Boys D1 PLACE TEAM SCORE TEAM SCORE 1st Glen Ellyn Ducks 36 La Salette 29 HS Boys D2 PLACE TEAM SCORE TEAM SCORE 1st Chicago Lions 40 CRC Berserkers 22 3rd Fox Valley Predators 27 LaSalette JV 23 HS … Read more

LaSalle Peru Grant Update


The following is an update from the LaSalle Peru Grant and how it helped grow rugby in the area. After receiving the grant. Jerseys were purchased that were approximately $1550. Then purchased shorts and socks which were approximately $450.

Begg Award 2022


In 2022, Diana and Jim Coyne ’78 generously supported Fenwick High School’s acquisition of the Priory Campus. Jim’s passion for Fenwick is tied to a close friendship with his late classmate Michael Begg’78, who tragically passed away 40 years ago. Jim & Michael were Friar football teammates and continued their friendship as fellow Rugby players … Read more