Midwest Rugby Football Union

Sunday July 31, 2016

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Chicago O'Hare - Rosemont

10233 West Higgins Road

Rosemont, IL 60018

MVP Room - 9:00 through 3:00 (or until finished)



There is a Midwest room rate available, using this link.  Or call direct at 888-551-3843, book using Midwest Rugby Football Union or group code MRF.

For those not able to attend in person, there will be a web meeting available.  Details are below:


Midwest Summer Meeting
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Central Daylight Time


Midwest Women’s Qualifier 7s Series Update (7/15/15)  

By Brittany Biedenbender


The 2015 Women’s Qualifier 7s Series kicked off at Lakefront 7s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We had the return of the Youngbloodz, Chicago Lions, W1823, and Cincinnati Wolfhounds, with the addition of the Grand Rapids Gazelles and Cincinnati’s 2nd side, Cincinnati – White.


In pool play, the Lions and the Youngbloodz claimed the top spot in their pools, each earning a bye. In the playoff round, W1823 faced off against the Wolfhounds and the Gazelles took on Cincinnati – White. Both Gazelles and


Wolfhounds advanced to the semis. The Lions met the Gazelles for the 2nd time and the Wolfhounds took on the Youngbloodz. Much like pool play, the Lions and the Youngbloodz came out on top and advanced to the finals.


It looked like the Youngbloodz were going to run away with an easy victory, putting up 4 tries going into halftime. However, with a strong effort by the Lions in the second half, they nearly made a comeback with 4 tries of their own. However, the Youngbloodz were able to put another great try on the board, causing the Lions to fall just short by the time the final whistle blew. Youngbloodz took the Cup with a final score of 31-24.


Lakefront 7s Results:

#1 – Youngbloodz

#2 – Chicago Lions

#3 – Cincinatti Wolfhounds

#4 – Grand Rapids Gazelles

#5 – W1823

#6 – Cincinatti – White


Cin City 7s caused an interesting shift in the rankings for the women’s series. In pool play, the Lions and W1823 won their pools, each earning a bye.  In the playoff round, the Younbloodz took on Cincinnati – White and the Wolfhounds took on the Gazelles. Both games were well fought by all teams, but the Youngbloodz and Wolfhounds would come out on top.


In the semi-finals, the Lions would once again, meet the Youngbloodz. This time, the Lions were able to shutout the Youngbloodz to advance. The Wolfhounds proved to be a force to be reckoned with vs. W1823 and earned their way to the finals.


In the final, the Wolfhounds were on the board within 15 seconds with a long try off the first kick-off. The Lions seemed to have trouble getting into rhythm for the first few minutes of the game, but once they put their first try on the board, there was no turning back. The Lions would hold the Wolfhounds scoreless the remainder of the game and put up two more tries to become tournament champs.


Cin City 7s Results:

#1 – Chicago Lions

#2 – Cincinatti Wolfhounds

#3 – Youngbloodz

#4 -  W1823

#5 – Grand Rapids Gazelles

#6 – Cincinnati – White



Unofficial Standings to Date:

Chicago Lions – 23 points

Youngbloodz – 22 points

Wolfhounds – 21 points

Grand Rapids Gazelles – 17 points

W1823 – 17 points

Cincinatti – White – 14 points




Midwest Announces 2015 Competitive Region

Senior Championship Venues/Schedule


WHERE:           The Blaze Rugby Facilities, Lemont IL, Griffins Rugby Field, Lions Rugby Field

WHEN:             May 16 – 17, 2015

Listed below by location and division are the championship schedules:  

The Blaze Rugby Facilities

May 16, 2015:   

 Men's Division 4


Field 2 @ 10:00 am:  Detroit  vs Milwaukee

Field 3 @ 10:00 am:  East Side Banshees vs Canton

Consolation Match (if weather permits): Field 3 @ 4:00 pm

Championship Final: Field 2 @ 5:00 pm   


Women's Division 2 Semi Finals

Field 2:  @ 11:45 am:  Milwaukee Scylla vs. Wisconsin Rugby

Field 3:  @ 11:45 am:  Cincinnati Kelts vs Buffalo Rugby


Men's Division 3  Championship Game

 Field 1 @ 1:30 pm: Bremer County vs. Tri-City


Men's Division 2   Championship Game

 Field 1 @ 3:00 pm: Detroit vs. Wisconsin


May 16, 2015: Men's Division 1 (Semi- Finals and Relegation)
@ Riis Park (Griffins Host field)

(1)   1: 00pm: Kansas City Vs. Milwaukee                

(2)   3:00pm:  Chicago Griffins Vs. Cincinnati          


@ Tyke Nolton Field (Lions Host Field)            

(3)   1:00pm:  Metropolis Vs. Chicago Lions           

(4)   3:00pm:  Palmer Vs. Columbus          


May 17, 2015:  All games to be played at the Blaze Rugby Facilities, Lemont IL.

·         Women’s Division 2 Championship Final: Field 3  East Champ vs. West Champ @ 10:30 am    

·         Men's Division 1 Relegation Match: Field 2 @ 10:00 am                

·         Men's Division 1 Championship Final: Field 1 @ 11:00 am                 




The Midwest Division III Eastern Conference finals will be held May 9 -10, 2015, in Midland, MI. Tri-City won the North League title and went undefeated, which earned them the #1 seed and opportunity to host the Eastern Conference finals. Summarized below is an overview of the seeds and match schedules.

Rankings/seedings are based on a per game basis across leagues:

·  First-order ranking is by league points earned per game played

·  Second-order ranking is by points scoring differential per game played

Final Cross League Standings:

Seed    Club                                         W-L  

#1        Tri-City                                    8-0      

#2        Pittsburgh Highlanders              7-1   

#3        Michiana                                 7-1    

#4        Cincinnati Kelts                        9-1    

May 9, 2015

·         Match 1: #1 Tri City Barbarians vs #4 Cincinnati Kelts  @ 1 p.m.

·         Match 2: #2 Pittsburgh Highlanders vs #3 Michiana Moose @ 3 p.m. 

May 10, 2015

·         Consolation match @ 11:00 a.m.

·         Conference Championship: Winner 1 vs. Winner 2 @ 1 p.m.

The conference champion will advance to the Midwest Division III Championship, which will be held on May 16, at 1:30 p.m., at the Blaze field in Lemont, Illinois, and play the Western Conference Champion. 



The Midwest Division III Western Conference finals will be held May 9 -10, 2015, in Green Bay*. The respective #1 and #2 seeds from CARFU and the Iowa/Minnesota leagues will play a cross over on May 9th and the winners will play each other on May 10th.  The conference champion will advance to the Midwest Division III Championship, which will be held on May 16, at 1:30 p.m., at the Blaze field in Lemont, Illinois, and play the Eastern Conference Champion. The Eastern Conference has a remaining week of league competition, which will decide the final seeds.


Summarized below is an overview of the seeds and match schedules.

CARFU/WISC Standings

·         Green Bay - 8-0 40pts

·         Milwaukee - 7-1 32 pts (By virtue of beating Fox Valley in CARFU crossover final four)

Iowa/Minn Standings

·         Bremer County - 12-0 59pts

·         Iowa City Ducks - 10-2 48pts

*Green Bay hosts as they average 5 pts/match in league.  Bremer was 4.91.


·         Green Bay v. Iowa City Ducks

·         Bremer County v. Milwaukee Barbos


winner v. winner