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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.

 

 

 Fall '14 Schedule and Results:

August 30-Old Boys Weekend - Everyone Won

September 7-VS Macomb Misfits - W

September 20-VS Michigan

September 27-BYE

October 4-AT Minnesota

October 11-VS Nebraska

October 18-AT Wisconsin

October 25-VS Iowa

November 1-BYE

November 8-AT Michigan State

November 15-Big Ten Final

Spring '14 Schedule and Results:

 

March 1 – Shamrocks RFC @ Manhattan, IL  W

 

March 15 – Whiskey 10s @ Dan Ryan Woods  1st Place College Division
15's @ All Fools Tournament @ Southern Illinois University 1st Place College Division
Third Place Overall in Big Ten 7s.

 

 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)

 

 

 

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2012 Whiskey 10's

The Illinois Men’s Rugby Club fared very well at the Whiskey 10s tournament this past weekend. The second side played solid technical rugby against the likes of Marquette, DePaul, and the University of Chicago. The Illinois first side took second place overall, being scored on only by UW Whitewater. In pool play the Illini took down MSOE with a score of 33-0 and crushed Lewis 45-0. Although they lost to UW Whitewater in pool play, it was a close game ending 24-12. Advancing out of pool play with a wildcard seed because of a point differential of 90-24, the Illini impressively defeated the Division 1 University of Northern Iowa 19-0. In the finals Illinois played UW Whitewater for a second time. Illinois showed skill and heart, yet still fell to the two time defending DII National Champions 19-7.

Men of the Match: John Heaney and Sean Knoerzer.

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2011 Season

During the Fall season, the Illinois Men's Rugby Football Club racked up impressive victories, including an undefeated season in conference play, and Illinois Division II IRFU Championships.

The highlight of the Spring season was going undefeated in the 2011 Tournament of Champions with an impressive win, by mercy rule, 43-0 in the championship match.

Thanks to everyone for their support and efforts!