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Fall Season Kickoff


Tomorrow is our Black vs Yellow scrimmage game. This is our only game before we come out hard against the Fox Valley Maoris on the 17th.

Numbers have been amazing at practice this fall. We need to keep up the numbers so we can run more complex drills.


After the game Saturday we start our annual pub crawl at Boundary at 2PM. This is a huge fundraiser for the club. Bring your friends wives and girlfriends.

As always we will see you at practice  Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-9pm at Smith Park.

Summer 7s


Summer is here. We have started practice on Thursdays at Smith Park 7-9PM and this year for the summer we have added Tuesday sessions at our newest sponsor CROSSFIT 312! Look for the signup for that in your email every week.

Last weekend we had our first tournament at Shipwreck Sevens. We had a great showing and developed as a club. We have several more 7s (every  weekend in June) coming up don't forget to RSVP so we know whos going to be there.

Also an exciting Beach Rugby Tournament is happening here in Chicago on July 6th.

Aside from all of that excitement I am sure there will be some Riot Beach Rugby of its own happening in July.



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

2012 - 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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“You didn't see what I saw”





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



RIOT Hotline: (312) 715-RIOT  
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