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Division 1 State Champions 2014!

Chiefs Rugby Crowned State Champions

With a 29-24 victory over a highly decorated Brother Rice team, the Chiefs co-op rugby team are crowned the 2014 State Champions in the Illinois Youth Rugby Association (IYRA) Division 1 High School Boys Final Match.   The number 2 seed Chiefs (8-1) defeated the number 1 seed in the final match of a full day of youth rugby at the IYRA State Rugby Championship Series, held on Memorial Day in Loves Park, Illinois.

The determined Chiefs squad scored first and never trailed, but persistent Brother Rice never conceded.  The Chiefs led 7-5 when play was stopped due to severe weather.  The Chiefs scored twice more in the first half to take a 19-5 lead into halftime.  The opponents traded scores to start the second half and the Chiefs appeared to put the game away 29-12.  Brother Rice answered with two late scores to narrow the lead to 29-24, where the match ended.

Chiefs’ scoring included two tries, worth 5 points each, by Andrew Kallas (WVHS junior), and additional tries by Austin Golden (OHS Senior), Keagan Griffin (OEHS Senior) and Griffin Lawrence (OHS Senior).  Kallas also connected on two conversion after try kicks, worth 2 points each. 

The club's last championship came in 2009 at the IYRA Division 2 level.  This year's seniors have had state playoff experience after finishing 3rd at the freshman/sophomore level in 2012.  Bryce Elliott, the Chief's head coach and native New Zealander, noted that, 'Our seniors set the state championship as the team's goal for 2014 and they earned the right to play today.  We knew that Brother Rice had an excellent team and that we would need to play our best match of the season to compete.  I am proud of all of our boys, starters and reserves alike, for their accomplishments and thankful to our parents, coaches, and fans for their support.'  

The Chiefs are a co-op team, comprised primarily of players from four area high schools; Waubonsie Valley, Metea Valley, Oswego, and Oswego East, with additional players from Aurora Central Catholic, Neuqua Valley, and Yorkville.  The Chiefs also field a Division 2 varsity team, a junior varsity team, a freshman/sophomore team, and a Middle School co-ed team, the Ospreys.  New players are always welcome, there are absolutely no size restrictions or requirements, and no experience is necessary. Additional information is available on Facebook Chiefs Rugby Club, on Twitter @ChiefsRFC, or online at


In addition to our Tier I "Chiefs" Rugby team, we have started a new Tier II High School team called "The Blues", a Frosh/Soph team the "Warriors" and a Middle School team called the "Ospreys". See below for more information and to register.


  • Logo Contest Winners:

  • Chiefs RFC is pleased to announce the winners of our Logo Design Contest. The Chiefs would like to thank all of the talented high school students from Metea Valley, Oswego East, and Waubonsie Valley, who entered their creative artwork. The quality, professionalism, and originality of the submissions were top notch. Thanks also go to teachers Karly Olson (Metea & Waubonsie) and Danielle Wukitsch (Oswego East) for inspiring their students to participate in a ‘real-world’ contest.

    We received over 35 entries, which were judged on three factors: Overall Impression, Responsiveness to the Request, and the ‘Wow’ Factor. Judges included coaches and administrators from the club as well as administrators from the schools and districts represented by our club’s roster. With the high quality of so many entries, it was difficult to select a winner, but, that’s the point of a contest. So, congratulations to the winners, as selected by our judges. 

    Logo1 1st Place: Andrew Salmon – Waubonsie Valley $100 Visa Gift Card
    Logo2 2nd Place: Conner Hildner – Oswego East $50 Visa Gift Card
    Logo3 3rd Place: Ryan Gaul – Oswego East $25 Visa Gift Card
    Hon. Mention: James Cannella - Metea Valley $10 Visa Gift Card Logo4
    Hon. Mention: Destiny Raad – Oswego East $10 Visa Gift Card Logo5

    Thanks again. We look forward to incorporating this great work to update our image! Click here to see ALL entries.
  • Congratulations on our Rugby Scholarship Recipients: 

- Griffin Lawrence (Lindenwood)
- Ahmad Isaacs (Lindenwood)
- Jon Ostott (Lindenwood) (Fall Program - Plainfield)
- Connor Wilson Texas A&M (Fall program - Downers Grove)

  • Game Pictures:

Don't forget to go and look at your Game Pictures under the  Photo Gallery /Spring 2014 Albums: tab. If you have game pictures, please share them on Snapfish in our group "Chiefs Rugby Club" .

Game Schedules:

You can download the entire Chiefs/Blues and Warrior game schedule or view our online calendar.

This Year's Ruggerfest Schedule Ruggerfest Game Times

Our games will be held at Crossroads Field at the northwest corner of South Eola Road and Wolf's Crossing Road in Aurora (south of Waubonsie Valley High School).

Freshman/Sophomore games will generally be on Wednesdays around 5pm.
Varsity games will generally be scheduled on Thursdays and Fridays from mid-March through the end of May (depending upon how far the team goes in state playoffs).

Spring 2014 High School Rugby

Spring training is in full swing . This past Saturday marked the start of a successfull season with the first of our preseason games being played. It is not to late to try you your hand at rugby, even if you haven't played before, this is the perfect time to learn the sport.

Spring 2014 Middle School Rugby - Ospreys

Please join our new Middle School Rugby program. Training begins in April. Players should wear rugby boots/soccer cleats/football cleats, rugby shorts, rugby jersey, mouthguards, and bring water.


Please make sure your son has a mouth guard at ALL trainings. The best mouth guard to get is a custom one; we have a team sponsor that will offer them for only $25. It will take around 48 hours for Dr. Rickard from Meadow Lake Dental Care to complete the job. Please refer to our Sponsors page for contact information.

For questions contact:

CHIEFS Head Coach - Bryce Elliott, Ph 630-854-1050
BLUES Head Coach - Pat Carmody, Ph 630-988-0260
WARRIORS Head Coach - Gus Gonzalez (Freshman/Sophomore) Ph 815-301-7759
Asst Coach - Dwain Ackerman (Metea Valley), Ph 630-824-8358
Backs Coach - Rian Human Ph 630-824-8358
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