Madison United Rugby will host the USA Rugby Emirates Airlines Senior Club National Championships at Breese Stevens Field, May 31 – June 1. Historical Breese Stevens Field in Madison, Wisc., is set as the venue for the Mens DI/DII/DIII and Womens DI/DII Senior Club Championships. To register and Click Here. For the latest news and updates join the event on Facebook.
RUGBYMag who publishes yearly divisional rankings puts The Mighty Wisconsin Rugby Club at their number one spot for division 2 rugby in the United States. Read more here.
“Wisconsin tops the list as they have done nothing to say they’re slowed down since the national championships”
THIS SATURDAY (December 21st) from 12 until 3, Jim Sturm will be at the Sports Complex selling all WRC branded merchandise. Come get your christmas presents!
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People always make a big deal about the “Home Opener”,
What about the Home Closer?
The weather should be lovely, let’s get the biggest crowd of the season cheering on the WRC!
Come to the WRC’s last home game this season!
October 26th, Kickoff is at 1:30. (There will be other games that day, so come when you can and enjoy some rugby!)
Tentative schedule for the day:
10am – UW Parkside v Lewis
11:45am – UW Eau Claire v DePaul
1:30pm – WRC v Blaze
3:15pm – WWRFC v Minn Menagerie
September 30, 2013
Wisconsin Rugby Club races past Eastside Banshees 51-0.
The Mighty Wisconsin Rugby Club (WRC) took to their beautiful home grounds at the Wisconsin Rugby Club Sports Complex in Cottage Grove, WI to face the unbeaten Eastside Banshees (4-0) of Minneapolis, MN.
Thirty MPH wind gusts proved to be haphazard for anyone attempting kicks or wide passes. The match was scoreless the first twenty minutes, then, shortly after a Miles Jobke penalty kick, Flanker Mike Price evaded multiple defenders to scored the first of what would end up being eight tries. (Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fdw1BoOVZIE)
The Wisconsin Rugby Club used the gusting first half tailwind to lead 17-0 at halftime. Facing a second half headwind, Inside Center Phil Winkler’s brilliant try scoring effort set the tone for the Mighty WRC. (Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yBtxcTl2ak)
Phil Winkler’s try opened the floodgates for the WRC. Team Captain Jake Winkler scored shortly after his brother Phil, in a second half which saw the WRC score at will.
An unrelenting WRC defense lead to a turnover, which Phil Winkler scooped up and dashed 50 meters before offloading to Garett Donath. (Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7K9dI3q2uU)
Off the ensuing restart Donath cemented himself as Man of the Match – scoring past the defense for his second try of the day. (Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlUW1a22PHs)
The 51-0 rout was completed with try scoring efforts from Scrumhalf Cody Moran-Guevara and Prop Forward Jim Sturm.
Run CMG – http://www.youtube.com/watch?edit=vd&v=Wmoqpsmbm9A Sturm finishes the day – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEO89vm2Ka4
The defending National Champion Wisconsin Rugby Club stand alone atop the Midwest standings with a 5-0 record, having scored an astounding thirty-eight tries in their first five matches.
After Saturday’s dominating performance, Director of Rugby Sean Cullen reflected with optimism:
“We are proud of how the team has competed the first five games of the season. We have accomplished several of the goals established by the team at the beginning of the season. However, we have not met all our expectations for this season and hope to continue improving throughout the fall and into the spring.”
WRC Scoring Summary vs. Eastside Banshees
Tries: Price, Sturm(2), P. Winkler, J. Winkler, Donath (2), Moran-Guevara
Conversions: Jobke (4)
The Wisconsin Rugby Club (WRC) are a USA Rugby Division II amateur Rugby Club with a sustained history of success including:
2013 National Champions
2012 National Champion Runner-Up
2008 3rd Place National Finals
1998 National Champions
1997 4th Place National Finals
WRC maintains league dominance; begins Midwest season 2-0.
Carrying an eleven month undefeated record into Saturday; the Mighty Wisconsin Rugby Club continued their impressive start to the fall season with a 36-13 victory over the visiting Lincoln Park RFC. The WRC are 2 for 2 with bonus point victories so far (this fall) and look ready to march strongly back to the USA Rugby playoffs. Early success with swinging the ball wide and strong runs from the forwards set up wing Andrew Norton for a try at the 8:30. Norton (who ended with a hat trick of tries) was one of many impressive back line players. The visitors from Chicago struggled to use the limited possession that the WRC defense allowed; managing just two unconverted tries on the day. Try scorers for WRC included Andrew Norton(3), Kyle Malaney, Patrick Burmeister and Casey Endres. Stalwart Lock-Forward Rocco Delmedico was selected Man of the Match for the WRC.
Saturday’s victory brings the 2013 National Champions match record to 24 wins – 2 losses since January 2012. The two losses coming in the June 2012 National Championship vs. Rocky Gorge and an October 2012 loss to Saturday’s opponent (Lincoln Park).
The WRC opened the Fall 2013 Campaign with an emphatic 32-7 win over the Chicago Blaze. Go here for a full recap.
Fall Practice has started for both D2 and D4 squads. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 5:30 and located at the WRC Sports Complex.