Eau Claire Logo


Welcome to the Eau Claire Men's Rugby Website. The team is celebrating 35 years of tradition. From the humble beginnings from a men's team that started with playing teams like Notre Dame and other big names, and doing so, to now being part of the Wisconsin Rugby Football Union.

35 Years of Tradition

In the spring of 2015 ECRFC celebrated its 35th year as a club. The 35th anniversary alumni match had a fantastic turn out with over 100 ECRFC alumni in attendance. We look forward to continuing the teams rich tradition.

Join us!

Interested in Joining us? Well, here's some answers to some frequently asked questions.

What do I need to know?

- Well to be honest, you don't need to know anything about the game of rugby if you are interested in joining us. There is no experience necessary.

If you like contact sports (wrestling, football, hockey) you'll fit right in!

What should I expect?

Expect to have camaraderie! You will meet guys who will become your good friends! Expect some fun times as well as the work of being a part of a sports team!

So... why not come and try it out? There are no contracts! If you do not like it, you do not like it... but we say if you give it a week, you'll love it for life!

Or, if you would like someone to contact you, go to the contact page, and give us your name, phone #, previous physical activities you've done, and year in school. Someone will be in contact with you soon!

About Eau Claire Rugby Club

Eau Claire Men's Rugby started in 1980 with a group that just wanted to get the game of rugby going. Today, after 35 years, the rugby club continues to flourish. The team plays pool play during the fall as part of the Wisconsin Rugby Union. This usually is a set of approximately 6 matches against teams in the union. From there, playoffs happen further in the fall.

The team then participates in several tournaments during the spring. Some players also participate in 7's and 10's tournaments during the summer. Yes, it can be a year round sport! Most of the fall matches go 80 minutes (consisting of 2 - 40 minute halves). The tournaments are usually shorter games.

The team is made of people who want to learn the game of rugby and enjoy playing a contact sport. There is no special requirements to be able to participate, and you don't even need to know how the game works. Just show up and we'll teach you the ins and outs of the game. The team does tend to stick together and forms a brotherhood of sorts.

The officers for 2018-2019

President: Sam Boyea

Vice President: Devon Opelt

Treasurer: Jeff Rachu

Match Secretary: Jon Tomasoski

Public Relations: Trey Farrow

For more information Contact Sam Boyea

Email: boyeasr1027@uwec.edu

A thank you to Shoes for the pictures!

Thanks to our sponsor!