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!




Summer 7’s

With Spring 2023 season complete, the Woodsmen are now enjoying the fast paced summer flavor of our game known as Rugby 7’s.




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Come find out why Rugby is one of the fastest growing sports and has one of the best communities around!


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June 3

Try City 7’s
– Local Area 7’s Tournament –

Overall Result:

James O. Breen Community Park

Saint Charles, IL

9:00 AM

Lakefront 7's

June 24

Lakefront 7’s
– Out of State 7’s Tournament –

Overall Result:

Veterans Memorial Park

Milwaukee, WI

Time TBD

April 1

Chicago Riot RFC
– Home Match –

Final Score: Weather Cancellation 

Benson Park

Wood Dale, IL

10:00 AM

Milwaukee RFC

April 15

Milwaukee RFC
– Away Match –

Final Score:  7 – 50

Gun Club Field

Milwaukee, WI

11:00 AM

April 22

Chicago Riot RFC
– Home Match –

Final Score:  21 – 3

Woodland Meadows Park

Elk Grove, IL

11:00 AM

Sunday Morning RFC

April 29

Sunday Morning RFC
– Away Match –

Final Score:  35 – 17

SLU Medical Center Stadium

St Louis, MO

Spring Tour Match

11:00 AM

May 13

Chicago Blaze RC
– Away Match –

Old Boy’s Score:  
Division III Score:  10 – 45

Chicago Blaze Rugby Club

Lemont, IL

Blaze’s 40-year Anniversary!

11 AM

Lincoln Park RFC

May 20

Lincoln Park RFC
– Home Match –

Final Score: Cancelled

Woodland Meadows Park

Elk Grove, IL

11:30 AM

Our Sponsors

Millers Ale House

Miller’s 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

Better for Every Body®

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

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.

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Local Affiliates

Arlington Stallions Rugby

Arlington Stallions

The Arlington Stallions Rugby Club (ASRC) is an organization dedicated to providing middle school and high school boys 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.

Palatine Rugby Club

FAMILY FIRST – SCHOOL SECOND – RUGBY AFTER. Palatine Rugby Club fields teams for Boys & Girls in grades 5 – 12.

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.

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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 High School or Youth Rugby activities. 


Northwest Woodsmen Rugby Club Address:

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


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