11694925 1579606488969836 946136557052861856 nThe fall regular-season competiton has wrapped up this weekend for the men's collegiate Division 2 league in our region - the WIIL Rugby Conference.

Via the WIIL Facebook page:

What an exciting final weekend of the regular season. UW-Whitewater and Illinois State clinched the tops seeds in their divisions, and UIC had a thrilling 41-39 victory over DePaul to clinch the 4th and final seed in the South. We now begin the conference playoffs with the Quarterfinal round on October 29th. Here are the scores from this past weekend and the schedule for the upcoming matches.

UW-Whitewater 56, Northern Michigan 24
UW-Stout 54, UW-Platteville 34
UIC 41, DePaul 39
Illinois State 49, Northern Iowa 5
Loyola 28, Illinois Wesleyan 0 (forfeit)

UW-Milwaukee 28, Marquette 0 (forfeit)

Illinois State (S1) vs. UW-Stout (N4)
Northern Iowa (S2) vs. Northern Michigan (N3)
UW-Whitewater (N1) vs. UIC (S4)
UW-Milwaukee (N2) vs. Loyola (S3)

For full standings and scores, please check out this page on the WRFU website.

coachs whistleReferee assignments for Week 8 of Fall 2016 competitions were updated on Sunday, October 16 by the Wisconsin Rugby Referee Society Match Assigner Brad Casetta (). 

Find contact information for your referees here.

Note from Assigner Brad Casetta this week: The girls HS championships won’t be out until Wednesday that are at Milwaukee Sports Complex in Franklin, Wis., on Sunday, October 23. The games start at noon and the final starts at 6 pm. We had 3 matches that did not contact their referee until Friday. PLEASE contact you referee by Wednesday!


  • UW-Whitewater Northwestern CW Justin Jaeger 11:00
  • UW-Stout UW-La Crosse CW Xanthi Gerasimo 9:00
  • N.Michigan UW-Eau Claire CW Brad Casetta 11:00
  • N.Michigan UW-Whitewater CM Brad Casetta ARs: Mike Good, Rhys Edwards 1:00
  • UW-Stevens Point UW-Oshkosh CW Matt Bittner 11:00
  • UW-Plattville UW -Stout CM Alec Prochniak 1:00
  • Sheboygan Oshkosh D4M Forfiet 1:00
  • HS Boys 7s Cedar Grove 8:00
  • Milwaukee Barbarians Fond du Lac D3M Trevor Williams 1:00
  • Milwaukee RFC Milwaukee Black and Blues D3M Anthony Devito 1:00
  • Milwaukee Barbarians Metropolis D1M ARs: Trevor Williams, Dan Chanen 1:00
  • UW-Milwaukee UW-Madison CW Dan Chanen 9:00


  • Marquette UW-Milwaukee CM Forfiet 1:00

rugby ballWisconsin's collegiate rugby community has hit the middle of most teams' fall schedules. The WRFU wanted to catch you up on the recent news and share links to follow your favorite club's scores and more.

Recent News:

  • Wisconsin's Dane Fleck was named the D1A Player of the Week for Sept. 29. According to head coach Nic Tyson, winger Fleck is "one of our most intelligent and most creative players and he's very strong under the high ball."

  • Part of the Great Waters Conference, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Women earned a nod at No. 20 in the latest Division 2 Women's Collegiate national rankings from The Rugby Breakdown. UW-SP is currently tied for first with UW-Eau Claire with 3-0 records in the Great Waters North league. Marquette University is leading Great Waters South with a 4-0 record. See the standings here.

  • Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Conn.) earned its 11th-straight win Saturday after a 77-7 road win against Brown University. With lots of Wisconsin flavor, the Bobcats count three players - Lindey Wise (Divine Savior Holy Angels), Maggie Wesolowski (Catholic Memorial), and Rebecca Haight (Catholic Memorial) - and assistant coach Brad Dufek (UW-Stout) with roots back here in the WRFU.

  • Former UW-Eau Claire alum Justine Wypych, who also played for the senior club Wisconsin Women (WWRFC in Madison), is currently leading the Women's Premier League in tries scored this season. Wypych recently moved to Colorado to play for the Glendale Raptors women's team. She's joined on the Raptors by fellow Wisconsinites Kristin Kaderabek (UW-La Crosse), Steph Luckey (UW-La Crosse), Kelly Mullen (WWRFC), Kris Peterson (WWRFC, UW-La Crosse), and Melissa Pohleber (WWRFC, UW-Platteville).

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Milwaukee Scylla 2016

Our state continues to be well represented in the latest national rankings from The Rugby Breakdown for senior women's Division 2 clubs.

The Milwaukee Scylla claimed the No. 1 spot for the rankings from Oct. 11. The Scylla are dominating the Midwest D2's West 2 league and will likely remain a national favorite as the fall season begins to wrap up. You can LIKE the Scylla on Facebook here for more updates.

From the article: Last year’s top two DII teams are no longer in the running, as champion Life West will follow a DI playoff pathway in 2016-17, and Wisconsin is now competing in the Midwest’s DI. Wisconsin regularly singled out Milwaukee Scylla as their best competition, and lamented the national championship set-up that affords one berth per region. With Wisconsin out of the way, this year is the Scylla’s chance to live up to their neighbor’s endorsement, and the team’s off to a good start. Twin Cities is still in the league and providing good competition, and the Menagerie is not to be looked past either. Read the full article here ...

1. Milwaukee Scylla

2. Harrisburg

3. Brandywine

4. Providence

5. Twin Cities

6. Emerald City

7. County Will Morrigans

8. Severn River

9. Worcester

10. Cincinnati

11. Amoskeag

12. Buffalo

13. Nashville

14. Boulder Babes

15. Oklahoma

14484730 10207578799247550 8184034395116916249 nMilwaukee's lakefront will provide a veritable feast of great rugby today for fans in southeast Wisconsin.

The Gun Club Field, located at 2728 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, will host three women's rugby matches kicking off at 9:30 a.m.

First up, the Brookfield Bruisers play the Fond du Lac Sirens in a Wisconsin Girls High School Rugby League match. League standings from Sept. 27 show Brookfield is sitting in second place in the red division, while Fond du Lac is in fifth place.

Next, fans can catch one of the Midwest's top senior Division 2 women's team's in action. The Milwaukee Scylla host the Palmer Dragons at 11 a.m. It will be the Scylla's first home league match this fall and only second league match overall. They earned a 26-10 win against the Twin Cities Amazons on the road October 1. Like the Milwaukee Scylla on Facebook for more updates.

The day wraps up at 2:00 p.m. as the UW-Milwaukee Women host Iowa in a Midwest Division 1 women's collegiate league match. LIKE the UW-M Panthers RFC on Facebook for more updates.

Thanks to Brookfield coach Neil Grintjes for sharing this information and graphic.