12688014 10154618007299466 20864323569929190 nMore updates to news from last week - Thomas, Wypych Play DC All-"Star" Match - to share with the WRFU community.

In addition to current Wisconsin Women's players Sarah Thomas and Justine Wypych on the Stars' DC travel roster, UW-Milwaukee's Erika Winner also played for the Stars against the Capitol Selects.

An alumna of the Wauwatosa girls team in Wisconsin's high school girls league, Winner plays No. 8 for the UW-Milwaukee Panthers and also has represented the state on the Wisconsin Under-23 All-Stars.

The Stars lost 55-24 after a strong first half, including two tries by Wypych. However, the mixed roster of veterans and developmental players put on a good showing on the road and earned a viewing from USA Rugby scouts as well.

Wisconsin's three Stars (pictured, Winner (L), Thomas, Wypych (R)) also braved a field in DC surrounded by mountains of plowed snow thanks the region's recent blizzard.

Former Wisconsin men's collegiate all-star Joe Lippert coached the Stars as well.

Lippert is an UW-Eau Claire alumnus who coached the Wisconsin Rugby Club to a 2013 USA Rugby national title and currently coaches Palmer Rugby in Davenport, Iowa.

Rugby Today shared a more detailed recap of both the women's and men's matches out in DC.

Look for more updates from Wisconsin players traveling with the Stars 7s program heading to the upcoming Vegas Invitational.

The Badgerland high school boys rugby league schedules were released this past week.

The league has both Division 1 and Division 2 leagues with schools/clubs participating from across southern Wisconsin.

Action kicks off Friday, April 15 for Division 2 and Monday, April 18 for Division 1. The WRFU looks forward to sharing results from the league this spring.


2016 Badgerland Schedules D1


2016 Badgerland Schedules D2

Ben LandryWisconsin ruggers now have another reason to cheer during this weekend's first match of the inaugural Americas Rugby Championship (ARC).

Former UW-Whitewater and Milwaukee Barbarian Ben Landry was selected to the USA Rugby roster as a reserve against Argentina Saturday, February 6.

The match will be televised live at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN 3.

The WRFU shared earlier news here that Landry had made the Eagles' ARC travel team.

Read the full USA Rugby media release here for more information on the roster selections and Saturday's match.

Good luck to Ben and the Eagles!