Rowdies Rugby Football Club

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Rowdies Rugby Football Club
Full name Rowdies Rugby Football Club
Union Illinois Rugby Union
Nickname(s) Rowdies
Founded 1978
Ground(s) North End Park, Belleville, Illinois, United States
President Clayton Miller
Coach(es) Chris Burton
1st kit
2nd kit
3rd kit

The Rowdies Rugby Football Club is a Division III rugby union team based out of Belleville, Illinois, United States.[1] It is a member of the Illinois Rugby Union and the Midwest Rugby Football Union. The Rowdies plays in the Midwest. The Rowdies also play Sevens Rugby in the St. Louis Sevens League, finishing in third place in 2010 and 2011.

History[edit]

The Rowdies Rugby Football Club was formed in 1978 as the Scott Rowdies Rugby Football Club. In 2006, the name was changed to reflect the diversity of the players on the club. In previous years, most of the players were active duty military stationed at nearby Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.[2] Today, the Club still has many active duty military members, yet also draws members from the St. Louis area, including Belleville, Highland, Mascoutah, O'Fallon, Granite City, and St. Louis, MO.

In 2005, the Rowdies Rugby Football Club won the Missouri Rugby Football Union Division III championship, defeating Ft. Leonard Wood on October 29, 2005. In the spring of 2006, the Rowdies Rugby Football Club traveled to Ft. Worth, Texas for the Western Rugby Football Union championships, as the Division III representative for the Missouri Rugby Football Union.

In 2011, The Rowdies played their first season in The Illinois Rugby Union, playing well enough to advance to the Midwest Playoffs.


Rowdies Rugby Football Club's new jersey

Home Grounds[edit]

The Rowdies conduct training and all home matches at North End Park, Belleville, Illinois, United States. Recently, the Belleville Parks Department spent time and money improving the field and installing rugby goalposts.

Schedule[edit]

Spring 2012[edit]

Date / Time Opponent Location Result
Mar. 17, 1:00PM Sunday Morning North End Park, Belleville, Illinois W 32-29[3]
Mar. 24, 1:30PM Principia College North End Park, Belleville, Illinois W 48-8
Mar. 31, 9:00AM Chicago Riot Carbondale, Illinois W 12-6[4]
Mar. 31, 9:00AM Northwest Woodsmen Carbondale, Illinois W 27-12[4]
Mar. 31, 9:00AM Champaign Flatlanders Carbondale, Illinois W 41-7[4]
Apr. 21, 1:00PM St. Louis Hornets Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri
Apr. 28, 1:00PM Franklin County Washington, Missouri
May 5, 1:00PM St. Louis Bombers North End Park, Belleville, Illinois
May 19, 1:00PM Rowdies Old Boys North End Park, Belleville, Illinois

Fall 2011[edit]

Date / Time Opponent Location Result
Sep. 3, 1:00PM University of Illinois North End Park, Belleville, Illinois L
Sep. 10, 1:00PM Northwest Indiana Exiles Hobart, Indiana L
Sep. 17, 1:00PM Springfield Celts North End Park, Belleville, Illinois W 63-12[5]
Sep. 24, 1:00PM Champaign Co. Flatlanders Champaign, Illinois W 39-7[6]
Oct. 1, 1:00PM Will Co. Shamrocks North End Park, Belleville, Illinois W 46-0[7]
Oct. 1, 3:00PM Rowdies Old Boys North End Park, Belleville, Illinois L 19-24[7]
Oct. 15, 1:00PM Illiana Misfits North End Park, Belleville, Illinois W 92-0[8]
Oct. 22, 1:00PM Peoria Pigs Peoria, Illinois W 29-20[9]
Oct. 29, 1:00PM Chicago Riot Chicago, Illinois L 10-19[10]

Spring 2011[edit]

Date / Time Opponent Location Result
Feb 27 (Sun), 1:00PM St. Louis Hornets North End Park, Belleville, Illinois L 5-33[11]
Mar 5, 1:00PM Ft. Leonard Wood Marauders Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri W 46-0[12]
Mar 13 (Sun), 1:00PM Kohlfeld Scorpions Cape Girardeau, Missouri W 46-19[13]
Mar 20 (Sun), 1:00PM Sunday Morning Marquette Park, St. Louis, Missouri W 24-5[14]
Mar 26, 1:00PM Franklin County Washington, Missouri W 15-0[15]
Apr 2, 11:00AM St. Louis University North End Park, Belleville, Illinois W 24-12[16]
Apr 9, 1:00PM St. Louis Royals St. Louis, Missouri L 10-27[17]
Apr 23, 1:00PM St. Louis Ramblers St. Louis, Missouri L 12-47[18]
May 7, 1:00PM Springfield Celts / Peoria Pigs North End Park, Belleville, Illinois W 27-10

Fall 2010[edit]

Date / Time Opponent Location Result
Aug 28, 1:00PM Springfield Celts Kennedy Park, Springfield, Illinois W 25-5[19]
Sep 11, 1:00PM Memphis Blues North End Park, Belleville, Illinois W 12-7
Sep 11, 3:00PM Topeka Wizards North End Park, Belleville, Illinois W 24-3
Sep 18, 1:00PM Kohlfeld Scorpions North End Park, Belleville, Illinois W 35-13
Sep 25, 2:00PM St. Louis United North End Park, Belleville, Illinois W 43-0[20]
Oct 2, 1:00PM Old Boys North End Park, Belleville, Illinois W 36-5
Oct 9, 1:00PM Franklin County North End Park, Belleville, Illinois W 24-10
Oct 16, 1:00PM Sunday Morning North End Park, Belleville, Illinois W 33-21[21]
Oct 23, 1:00PM St. Louis Royals North End Park, Belleville, Illinois L 19-34[22]
Nov 6, 1:00PM St. Louis Ramblers North End Park, Belleville, Illinois L 10-24[23]
Nov 13, 1:00PM St. Louis Hornets Creve Coeur Park, Maryland Heights, Missouri W 13-5[24]
Nov 20, 1:00PM Ft. Leonard Wood Marauders North End Park, Belleville, Illinois W 20-0 (forfeit)

Honors[edit]

  • 2012 Carbondale All Fool's Men's Division 1st place[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bnd.com/homepage/story/482488.html
  2. ^ http://rowdiesrugby.com/
  3. ^ Rowdies vs. Sunday Morning - match recap, Wed, 21 Mar 2012
  4. ^ a b c d Rowdies win 2012 All Fools Tournament, Tue, 3 Apr 2012
  5. ^ Rowdies vs. Celts - match recap, Mon, 19 Sep 2011
  6. ^ Rowdies vs. Flatlanders - match recap, Sun, 25 Sep 2011
  7. ^ a b Match recap - Shamrocks & Old Boys, Mon, 3 Oct 2011
  8. ^ Rowdies vs. Illiana Misfits - match recap, Mon, 24 Oct 2011
  9. ^ Rowdies vs. Peoria Pigs - match recap, Mon, 24 Oct 2011
  10. ^ Rowdies vs. Riot - match recap, Mon, 31 Oct 2011
  11. ^ Rowdies lose to Hornets, Mon, 28 Feb 2011
  12. ^ Rowdies defeat Ft. Wood, Sun, 6 Mar 2011
  13. ^ Rowdies defeat Kholfield, Mon, 14 Mar 2011
  14. ^ Rowdies defeat SMRFC, Mon, 21 Mar 2011
  15. ^ Rowdies defeat Franklin County, Sun, 27 Mar 2011
  16. ^ Rowdies defeat SLU, Mon, 4 Apr 2011
  17. ^ Rowdies lose to Royals, Mon, 11 Apr 2011
  18. ^ Rowdies lose to Ramblers, Wed, 27 Apr 2011
  19. ^ Rowdies def. Springfield, Tue, 31 Aug 2010
  20. ^ Rowdies Dominate STL United, Tue, 28 Sep 2010
  21. ^ Rowdies defeat Sunday Morning, Mon, 18 Oct 2010
  22. ^ Rowdies lose to Royals, Mon, 25 Oct 2010
  23. ^ Rowdies lose to Ramblers, Mon, 8 Nov 2010
  24. ^ Rowdies defeat Hornets, Mon, 15 Nov 2010

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