Northwest Woodsmen Rugby Club

The Woodsmen are a Rugby Football Club centered around Schaumburg, IL. We compete at the Men’s Division III level and are passionate about growing the Sport of Rugby in our area.


Be a Woodsmen

No experience needed, just desire!



Woodsmen Sponsors

Ale House


A sports-themed casual dining restaurant with 90+ locations in 10 states. A place where making friends is as easy as ordering your next beer. So whether you’re here to chill, cheer, chow down or get charged up, you’ll find a whole House full of friends and friends-to-be, ready to join in.


Athletico Physical Therapy


Athletico Physical Therapy


For more than 25 years we’ve been helping remove pain and discomfort from people’s lives. Our patients trust in our expertise, which is why 98 percent would recommend us to a friend – because we were able to help make their lives better. – Athletico Physical Therapy, Better for Every Body

CrossFit Arioch

 Change Your Life With Us

Simply put, our mission is to help you, “Change Your Life With Us.” After spending time in our facility and with our team we want our members to walk out of our doors after a workout and feel like they are a better version of themselves.


Probiotic Tea(s) for Peak Performance

Unleash the power of probiotics and boost your athletic performance with Kombuchade – the ultimate sports drink for athletes of all levels.


Over 40 Years of Tradition


In 1979, a few brave Rats crawled out of the Fox River to bring Rugby to Elgin. The Evolution began!
Darwin wouldn’t have guessed the Woodsmen would be the result, but he’s glad it is.

Fear the Boot and Axe

We’re still cracking skulls after 40 years!


Team History



Woodsmen Affiliates

Arlington Stallions Rugby


Arlington Stallions

The Arlington Stallions Rugby Club (ASRC) is a Chicago Suburbs Rugby organization dedicated to providing middle school and high school youth the opportunity to learn and participate in the international sport of Rugby.

Elgin River Rats

Elgin River Rats

Elgin RFC’s mission is to share the rugby experience with as many young men and women as possible.



The Chicago Area Rugby Football Union is the Local Area Union for rugby union teams in the Chicago metropolitan area. The Northwest Woodsmen play in the Division III during Fall League play.

Rugby Illinois

Rugby Illinois

Rugby Illinois is the governing body for Rugby Union in the state of Illinois at the high school and younger level under the national jurisdiction of USA Rugby and the global jurisdiction of World Rugby.

Woodsmen Rugby




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Thinking about getting involved?


We look forward to hearing from you. 
We’d also like to hear if you’re interested in Women’s, High School, or Youth Rugby activities. 

Contact Us


Northwest Woodsmen Rugby Club Address:

Northwest Woodsmen RFC
PO Box 59124
Schaumburg, IL 60159-0124