Men's Rugby Club

UW-W Men's Rugby was the NATIONAL RUNNER-UP during the Fall 2014 Season. The team came up short to UM-Duluth, 24-14, on December 7, 2014 in Greenville, South Carolina in the National Championship.



Our club was founded in the spring of 1989 by Ken Lowe, a native of South Africa. The University of Wisconsin Whitewater Rugby Club participates in the Wisconsin Rugby Union as a division 2 collegiate team. We have two seasons per year. One in the fall semester and one in the spring semester. Our conference season is played in the fall, of which the top two teams in our conference qualify for the NCAA Midwest Tournament, which is the launching pad into the national tournament. Also, during the year, including summer, we participate in tournaments around the state and the midwest.
If you are concerned with not knowing rules or lack of experience, no need to worry, everyone is welcome to join. We will show you how to play rugby, and more important make you a good player in the process.

Contact Information

President: Eric Pachowitz
Phone: 414.254.4331
Vice President: Tim Grams  
Phone: 262.501.0267
Secretary: Conor Bell


Treasurer: Sam Koerner
Phone: 920.205.9103
Advisor: Dave VanDoren  
Website: N/A

Practice Schedule:
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Location Rugby Pitch Rugby Pitch (north side) Rugby Pitch (north side) Rugby Pitch (north side)
Time 4:00-6:30pm 4:00-6:30pm 4:00-6:30pm 4:00-6:30pm

Fall 2015 Schedule
Date Time Location Opponent Result Score Record
Sep. 12 TBD Platteville UW-Platteville W 60-5 1-0
Sep. 19 5pm HOME Northern Michigan W 75-0 2-0
Sep. 26 TBD La Crosse #4 UW-La Crosse W 36-15 3-0
Oct. 3 TBD Menomonie UW-Stout W 85-0 4-0
Oct. 11 1pm HOME Marquette W 93-10 5-0
Oct. 17 TBD Milwaukee UW-Milwaukee W 62-5 6-0
WIIL Conference Tournament
Oct. 31 11am HOME Quarterfinal v DePaul W 46-5 7-0
Nov. 7 10:30am Cottage Grove Final Four v Northern Iowa W 46-17 8-0
Nov. 8 1pm Cottage Grove Championship v Lindenwood-Belleville W 45-20 9-0
USA Rugby National Tournament (Pittsburgh, PA)
Nov. 21 TBD TBD Sweet 16 v Springfield W 85-12 10-0
Nov. 22 TBD TBD Elite 8 v Rhode Island W 31-21 11-0
USA Rugby National Tournament (Greenville, SC)
Dec. 5 TBD TBD National Final Four v Towson
Dec. 6 TBD TBD CHAMPIONSHIP v MN-Duluth/Salisbury