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Welcome to the home of Chicago Riot Rugby – where passion, grit, and camaraderie collide on the field! Nestled in the heart of the Windy City, we are more than a team; we are a tight-knit family bound by our love for the game and our city.

With a legacy forged on the principles of teamwork and determination, Chicago Riot Rugby proudly boasts Division 3 and Division 4 teams that consistently leave their mark on the rugby landscape. Our recent triumph in clinching the Midwest championship serves as a testament to our dedication and relentless pursuit of excellence.

At Chicago Riot Rugby, we believe in the power of diversity and inclusion. We welcome players from all walks of life, regardless of their prior experience with the sport. Whether you're a seasoned rugby veteran or a newcomer eager to learn the ropes, we invite you to join our ranks and contribute your unique skills to our dynamic roster.

As ambassadors of the sport, we uphold values that extend beyond the field. We're committed to fostering a spirit of sportsmanship, respect, and community involvement that echoes throughout the neighborhoods of Chicago. When you wear the Riot jersey, you're not just representing a team – you're representing the indomitable spirit of a city that stands strong in the face of challenges.

So, if you're ready to don the Riot colors and be part of an ever-evolving legacy, we invite you to lace up your boots, grab a ball, and take your place in Chicago Riot Rugby. Join us in the pursuit of victory, the forging of lifelong friendships, and the thrill of the game. Welcome to the Riot family – where the journey is as unforgettable as the victories on the field.



Welcome to Chicago Riot Rugby, a social athletic club founded in 2007 by a group of former University of Illinois at Chicago Rugby players. This club was formed to embrace the social aspects of the sport, along with offering a competitive atmosphere to contend on the rugby pitch.  Chicago Riot Rugby was formally accepted into CARFU to compete in DIII league starting in the Fall 2008 season. The Riot have quickly developed into one of the Midwest's top teams. Over the past several years the team has gotten closer and closer to the National Championship.

The Chicago Riot competes in both DIII and DIV of the Chicago Area Rugby Football Union.


Recent Team Accomplishments

2022 - CARFU D3 Champions, Midwest D3 Runner-Up, Nationals Round of 16.

2020 - Survived COVID-19

2014 - Midwest Nationals Runner-Up. Round of 32.

2013 - Central D3 1st Place,  Midwest D3 Champions,  

  Nationals Round Top 16

2011 - Central D3 2nd Place, Midwest Quarterfinals

2010 - Central D3 2nd Place, Midwest Round Top 16

2009 - Central North D3 3rd Place

2008 - Central North D3 3rd Place

The Riot is a 503(C) Charity donations are much appreciated. Donations help the team with daily operations and our community outreach.

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There was no way I was going to end up in the scrum when I came to rugby - you know, waste my pretty looks.

Sonny Bill Williams


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2526 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

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