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The Illinois Men's RFC is a college club team that belongs to the Big Ten D1-A Conference and is associated with the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign. Since its establishment in 1963 the club has achieved numerous successes including being crowned Big Ten champions in the 1980's more times than not and four National final 4 finishes. Currently, the team fields a minimum of two fifteens teams each spring and fall and plays a full Big Ten sevens schedule in the Spring. In the 2012-'13 season, the Illini made their debut in D1-A and finished 3rd in the Big Ten and earned the rank of 17th in the nation on D1Arugby.com.


Fall practices are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:00pm at The Field Complex right behind FAR and PAR at the corner of  Florida and Lincoln.

New players are welcome any time, just stop by practice!
For more information check the Practices tab at the top of the page.


Spring '14 Schedule and Results:


March 1 – Shamrocks RFC @ Manhattan, IL  W

March 15 – Whiskey 10s @ Dan Ryan Woods  1st Place College Division

April 5 – Big Ten 7s @ Ohio

15's @ All Fools Tournament @ Southern Illinois University

April 12 – Big Ten 7s @ Madison, WI

April 19 – Big Ten 7s @ Columbus, IN

   15's @ Western Illinois

April 26 – Home Game vs. TBD



 Fall '13 Schedule and Results:

August 31-Old Boys Weekend Everyone Won
September 7-AT Indiana (Friendly) L
September 21-AT Iowa W (34-27)
September 28-Vs Indiana (Dads Weekend)  L (36-24)
October 5- At Michigan L (41-20)
October 19- Vs Wisconsin L(31-19)
October 26- Vs Minnesota (Homecoming) W(45-24)
November 2- At Purdue W(36-12)
November 9- BTU Finals-Minnesota L(52-17)



Spring 2013 Schedule & Results:


2/23 vs Saint Louis Univirsity-cancelled
3/9 At Whiskey 10s-First Place
3/16 vs Northern Illinois University-L
4/6 At Ohio State University-L 43-40 (BTU Semi-finals)
4/13 Indiana-W (Third Place Game)
4/20 At Mizzou-L

Fall 2012 Schedule & Results:


Sat Sep 08 -South Side Irish---L(34-28)
Sat Sep 15 -At Purdue---W(34-28)
Sat Sep 22 -Off
Sat Sep 29 -At Wisconsin L(34-19

Sat Oct 06 -At Minnesota W(21-7)

Sat Oct 13 -Nebraska W(54-7)
Sat Oct 20 Purdue W(36-19)
Sat Oct 27 -Iowa W(36-19)
Sat Nov 10 -Big Ten Sevens Tournament (9th Place)




50th Anniversary

On August 31st of 2013, the IMRFC will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. There will be multiple Alumni games as well as a Banquet Dinner. You can now purchase tickets to the Illinois Rugby 50th Anniversary Banquet online by visiting:

The $100 price of each ticket includes a prime rib or vegetarian dinner, beer, and a nice commemorative shirt (not a tee shirt). Current players DO NOT have to register via the link for this  event-contact Mike Waszkowski with any questions.

We greatly appreciate all of the support we're getting from University of Illinois professional staff members in planning and executing the weekend of events.

Please also keep in mind that to ensure you get a room, you need to book your hotels as soon as possible. The information regarding the hotels is below.


iHotel                           1900 S. First Street, Champaign


                                 20 two-queen rooms at $159/room


      www.stayatthei.com, click on the orange attendee


         button, then enter the attendee code "ARUGBY"


                                                                 Or call 217-819-5000




Fairfield Inn          1807 Moreland Blvd., Champaign


                                                25 rooms at $119.99/night


Call at 217-355-0604, Group Name "Rugby Alumni"




Microtel Hotel                     I-57 at Olympic Drive Exit


                9 two-queen rooms at $72/night for 2 people


             11 one-queen rooms at $64/night for 1 person


      Call 217-398-4136, "Illinois Rugby Alumni" group       




Wingate Hotel    516 W. Marketview Dr., Champaign


                                    25 two-queen rooms at $95/night


                                       25 one-king rooms at $95/night


              217-355-5566, "Illinois Rugby Alumni" group




Eastland Suites             1907 N. Cunningham, Urbana


                                14 two-double rooms at $109/night


                                    6 two-queen rooms at $119/night


                  217-367-8331, "U of I Men's Rugby" group


7s Update

The Illinois Men did well in their first 7s tourney of the summer advancing out of pool play but finishing 6th (2-2).

At BelleVegas 7s, Illinois took home the first place Belt buckles!

Now Donate Online

It is now even easier to help out Illinois Men's Rugby. Donate Online today with wepay.com

donate with wepay

Select Side

Congratulations to the players selected to the 2012 Illinois Men's Select Side:

Chris Bergen (rookie) - Flanker, 8 Man
Mike Waszkowski - Second Row
Matt Lancor - Fly Half, Center
Ian Oki Fleming - Scrum Half
Will Hau - Hooker, Flanker
Chris Williams - Center, Wing
Nico Cueva - Hooker, Flanker
John Hugulet - Inside Center

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