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Illini rugby prepares for upcoming seven-on-seven season

Illini rugby prepares for upcoming seven-on-seven season

By Edwin Hsieh

March 13, 2016

Rich Daniels, the president of the Illinois men’s rugby team, circled April 2, 9 and 16 AGon his calendar as soon as the season schedule was set.Those dates are the three seven-on-seven tournaments that decide if the team will receive an invitation to the Collegiate Rugby Championship in Philadelph...

Illinois rugby slammed by injuries in fall season

By Carley Kulenkamp

December 9, 2015

Tweet: Illinois Club Rugby inconsistent in Fall seasonBy Carley KulenkampStaff writerThe Illinois men’s rugby team had a season full of ups and downs this fall, finishing 2-4 in the Big Ten. Before the first game, the team was optimistic about the upcoming season. With many returning players a...

Illinois rugby scores first conference win

By Carly Kulenkamp

October 6, 2015

The Illinois men’s rugby team pulled off its first win of the season this weekend at Iowa in a 51-10 victory. The Illini bounced back after a tough loss to Ohio State the previous weekend to get their first conference win.Illinois struck first, scoring on a try by senior Mario Lozano. The Hawkeyes quick...

Illinois beaten but not defeated in conference matchup

By Carley Kulenkamp

September 24, 2015

The Illinois rugby team was finally able to go face-to-face with the defending Big Ten champion Indiana Hoosiers after having the game pushed back to Sunday due to inclement weather.The energy on the field was palpable amidst the chants of “Illini” and “Hoo-Hoo-Hoo-Hoosiers” as both teams prepare...