Midwest Rugby Football Union

Details for the Midwest 2017 Fall League Championships are below.  Congratulations to all teams on their successful seasons.


2017 Championships

Saturday Playoffs                                                                                            

D2 Men                                                                                                                                 

Green Bay vs. Wisconsin                              3pm CST         Berard

WRC Rugby Grounds, 4064 Vilas Road, Cottage Grove, WI   


Blaze vs. Tradesmen                                      1pm EST         Vasquez

Levy Middle School, 25300 West Nine Mile, Southfield, MI


D2 Women                                                                                                                          

Buffalo vs. Cincinnati                                   11am EST       Walter

Brimelow Rugby Grounds, 6441 Stockton Road, Fairfield, OH


Palmer vs. Grand Rapids                             11am EST       Hinkel

Highland Park, 700 College Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI  (no off street parking)


D3 Men                                                                                                                              

Wisconsin vs. Iowa City (West QF1)           1pm CST         Muriuki

U of Iowa Rugby Fields, Hawkeye Park Rd, Iowa City, IA   (https://goo.gl/maps/QjHVvH7xn822)


Riot vs. Milwaukee (West QF2)                   3:10pm CST   Johnson

U of Iowa Rugby Fields, Hawkeye Park Rd, Iowa City, IA   (https://goo.gl/maps/QjHVvH7xn822)


Dayton vs. Toledo (East QF1)                      12:30pm EST  Mishler

Sterling Park, 99 Center Street, Toledo


Highlanders vs. Ft. Wayne (East QF2)       2pm EST         Ankone

Sterling Park, 99 Center Street, Toledo


D4 Men                                                                                                                               

Westside vs. Oshkosh (West QF1)               9am CST         Euker

WRC Rugby Grounds, 4064 Vilas Road, Cottage Grove, WI           Field 1


Des Moines vs. St. Cloud (West QF2)         9am CST         Sheridan

WRC Rugby Grounds, 4064 Vilas Road, Cottage Grove, WI           Field 2


Capital Crisis vs. Columbus (East SF)               2pm EST         Procopi

EAS Training, 2050 Recreation Trail, Obetz, OH






Sunday Playoffs                                                                                               


D3 Men                                                                                                                               

West QF Winners from Saturday                1pm CST         Johnson

U of Iowa Rugby Fields, Hawkeye Park Rd, Iowa City, IA   (https://goo.gl/maps/QjHVvH7xn822)


East QF Winners from Saturday                 1pm EST         Procopi

Sterling Park, 99 Center Street, Toledo


D4 Men                                                                                                                              

West QF Winners from Saturday                9am CST         Devito

WRC Rugby Grounds, 4064 Vilas Road, Cottage Grove, WI           Field 1



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




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




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.