About Us

The goal of the Illiana Rugby Football Club is to grow the sport of rugby in Northwest Indiana and South Suburban Chicago.

The Illiana Misfits are a tough and motley team who love the game of Rugby.  We are a Division 3 CARFU team that plays every Saturday (SATURDAY IS A RUGBY DAY!).  We pride ourselves on the brotherhood all of our team mates share.  Everyone on our practice and game day pitch is exactly the same regardless of skill or years played.  We always welcome new players.  We began in 2003 as a team of players with little previous experience and have developed into a team with both seasoned players and new rookies learning the sport for their first time.  We welcome anyone of any size or experience level to come out to a practice or match and meet the Misfit brotherhood that makes us so unique.  For those of you unfimiliar with the sport, Rugby revolves around play, brotherhood and “The Social” or “Thrid Half”.  That means that after every match the home team hosts the visitors for a party .  We make sure that we play hard and carouse hard.  This social atmosphere allows for us to continue to make this game, “a game of gentleman,  playing a hooligans sport”.  If you have any questions please visit the FAQ link to learn more.