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 (COMING SOON!)
Fall 2014 Schedule
Date Time Location Opponent Result Score Record
Sep. 6 1pm Milwaukee Marquette W 81-15 1-0
Sep. 13 3pm HOME UW-La Crosse W 114-0 2-0
Sep. 27 1pm Marquette, MI Northern Michigan W 112-0 3-0
Oct. 5 1pm HOME UW-Milwaukee W 101-5 4-0
Oct. 11 1pm Menomonie UW-Stout W 53-5 5-0
Oct. 18 1pm Big Bend UW-Platteville W 78-0 6-0
WIIL Conference Tournament
Oct. 25 1pm HOME Quarterfinal v DePaul W 142-0 7-0
Nov. 8 10am Cottage Grove Final Four v UW-La Crosse W 53-12 8-0
Nov. 9 12pm Cottage Grove Championship v UW-Stout W 41-10 9-0
USA Rugby National Tournament (Kingston, RI)
Nov. 22 1pm Kingston, RI Sweet 16 v Bentley (MA) W 69-0 10-0
Nov. 23 1pm Kingston, RI Elite 8 v Vermont W 64-25 11-0
USA Rugby National Tournament (Greenville, SC)
Dec. 6 1pm Greenville, SC National Final Four v Notre Dame College (OH) W 26-10 12-0
Dec. 7 1pm Greenville, SC CHAMPIONSHIP v UM-Duluth L 14-24 12-1
Spring 2015 Schedule
Mar. 14-15 Wisconsin Dells Woodside Rugby Classic
Men's Open 7's
Mar. 21-22 Nashville, TN NashBash
College 15's Open
Apr. 11 DeKalb, IL NIU Tournament of Champions
Men's Open 7's
Apr. 18 Milwaukee Milwaukee 7's Circuit
Men's 7's
Apr. 25 Eau Claire Border Battle 7's
Men's 7's
May 2 Cottage Grove USA Rugby D2 National Qualifier
USA Rugby D2 National 7's Championship (Denver, CO)
May 23 Denver, CO Vassar W 56-0 1-0
May 23 Denver, CO Eastern Carolina W 43-10 2-0
May 23 Denver, CO Saint Louis University L 5-25 2-1
May 24 Denver, CO Round of 8 v UNC-Wilmington W 40-10 3-1
May 24 Denver, CO Semi-Final v UM-Duluth W 15-14 4-1
May 24 Denver, CO FINAL v James Madison L 22-40 4-2
National Runner-Up