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We (The Board) are working hard on getting an official start date to get us all on the pitch soon. The COVID-19 restrictions have been changing quite rapidly and in conjunction with local rules and USA Rugby we will have a start date very soon so keep an eye on your emails and social media.

In the meantime please take a few moments to fill out our COVID-19 Questioner and our Symptom Checker. These are both import parts of our return to play plan and you NEED to have them both filled out before you show up to the pitch. Also do not forget to register with USA Rugby.



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

2020 - Survived COVID-19

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


Info and Mailing list

We currently have 2 email list one for active players and a newsletter. Active players should subscribe to both.

Home Field

2526 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

RIOT Hotline: (312) 715-RIOT  
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