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

Summer 7s Player Interest Form

As the Spring 2023 season is winding down and we head into state finals on June 4th, its time to think about Summer 7s. Fill out the details below to let us know you have an interest in playing.

Chicago Hounds Ticket Promotion


Rugby Illinois has partnered with Chicago Hounds to offer local clubs a chance to fundraise for their club and promote rugby. Chicago Hounds are offering affiliated Rugby Illinois clubs the opportunity to raise money for their club and promote rugby throughout the 2023 season. Reach out to your local club for their promotion code! The … Read more

Rugby Illinois Players invited to USA Rugby U18Camp

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Rugby Illinois congratulates Aseel Jadallah and Josie O’Donnell on their participation in the USA Rugby U18 High Performance Pathways camp. Jadallah and O’Donnell were part of a select group of 40 players from the eastern half of the country invited to the camp which took place at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland from … Read more

Rugby Illinois Alum on U20 Eagles Roster

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USA Womens U20 and U23 Headed North to Ottawa for Garnet and Gold Classic USA Rugby announced the USA U20 roster for the Garnet and Gold Classic in Ottawa, Canada July 17-19. Congratulations to Rugby Illinois alum, Avery Kemora, for being selected to the 23-woman roster. Avery played high school rugby for the Taft Eagles … Read more

Rugby Illinnois Girls Selected for USA Rugby Winter Camp

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Rugby Illinois (RIL) congratulates Chiefs RFC players Sara Dougherty and Julia Murray on their selection to USA Rugby’s U18 Winter Camp.  Taft RFC alum, Avery Kemora who now plays for Queens University of Charlotte, was selected for the U20 camp.  Sara and Julia participated in the USA Rugby Talent ID Camp hosted by RIL in September … Read more

Rugby Illinois Alumni Cappef for USA

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Two Rugby Illinois alumni earned caps this month when USA Rugby played in matches against England and Ireland. Former Lake Forest Harrier Matt Harmon earned his first cap against England wearing No. 17 when USA Rugby made a solid showing at Twickenham Stadium July 4. The Eagles lost the match but had a strong second … Read more

Rugby Illinois Releases Spring 2021 Competition Guidelines


Recognizing the importance of recreational outlets during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rugby Illinois Executive Committee has approved a return to play for Rugby Illinois member clubs, subject to the limitations outlined in this document. These guidelines emerged through the work of the Rugby Illinois Covid Advisory Committee, composed of coaches, Rugby Illinois administrators, USA Rugby … Read more