Midwest Rugby Football Union




CHICAGO (February 28, 2018) – The Midwest Territorial Union (TU) and Midwest Competitive Region (MCR) today announced the following venues for the 2018 Local Area Union (LAU) select side tournament venues:


Conference Rounds

·       Women: April 14-15 

o   East (Allegheny, Indiana, Ohio, President’s Selects*)

Bailey Park

2289 Knapp Avenue

Youngstown, Ohio 44425

Host union: Allegheny

o   West (Wisconsin, CARFU, Minnesota, President’s Selects*)

Wisconsin Rugby Sports Complex  

4064 Vilas Road

Cottage Grove, WI 53527

Host union: Wisconsin

*President’s Selects: Michigan and Iowa have indicated they will not be able to field complete sides. Additional sides will be constructed from the aforementioned unions and available senior club players not competing with an LAU side.

·       Men: April 21-22

o   East (Allegheny, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio)

Fortress Obetz

1841 Williams Road

Columbus, OH 43207

Host union: Ohio

o   West (CARFU, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin)

Wisconsin Rugby Sports Complex  

4064 Vilas Road

Cottage Grove, WI 53527

Host union: Wisconsin



Round one matches will be determined by lottery and a schedule will be circulated one week prior to the competition. Round two will be played on day two and include Winner 1 vs. Winner 2 and Loser 1 vs. Loser 2. Sides will be slotted into cup, plate, bowl, and shield finals at the completion of the conference rounds. Finals will be played at the Chicago Blaze on May 5.



Costs associated with each conference round will be divided among the participating LAU’s and collected by the host Unions. An estimated per-union cost will be provided in the coming weeks. Individuals participating on a President's Select Side will be charged $20The MCR and our union representatives are working to keep this experience affordable.


Player Eligibility/Rosters

The competition is open to registered senior club members from the territorial union's nine local area unions: Allegheny, CARFU, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Rosters will be limited to 28 players and the tournament will follow USA Rugby's Eligibility Regulations: https://assets.usarugby.org/docs/membership/2017-18-Eligibilty-Regulations.pdf