Middle & High School Rugby
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Middleton Rugby Club was founded in 2005 under the guidance of Paul “Guido” Stroede. In that inaugural season, the club took 5th at state. Since then MRC has finished second and third in Division 2 in 2013 and 2014 respectively. 2015 was a historic year for the club, as the club was moved up to the much more competitive Division 1 and managed to finish 2nd in the state, following a narrow loss to Pulaski Rugby in the state title game.
MRC also re-identified as Middleton Area Rugby Club in 2015, in order to reflect the changing numbers of players from schools other than Middleton High School, namely James Madison Memorial High School, Waunakee, and Sauk Prairie High School. In fall 2016, MARC began play in the inaugural season of Wisco 7s. Wisco 7s is the first and only high school sevens tournament series and MARC has made a strong showing the last two seasons.
In 2018, MARC won its first state championship in Division 2. Middleton moved up to Division 1 in 2019 and placed 3rd, and in 2021 MARC took 2nd in D2 finals. We are looking to compete for our second cup in club history in 2023.
The Oregon Stoughton Rugby Club is one of the newest member of Madison United Rugby and has joined the dynamic Badgerland Rugby Conference. Started in 2013, the team is based in Oregon, WI, located just south of Madison.
The club supports rugby players from Oregon, Stoughton, and surrounding schools:
Boys High school 9-12
Girls High School 9-12
Boys Middle School 7-8
Our team competes in Badgerland’s Division 2 league against other teams from across southern Wisconsin.
The Madison Exiles Rugby Football Club welcomes players from Madison’s La Follette High School 9th – 12th grade and other area schools (Madison East, Sun Prairie, etc.) that do not have rugby.
After a brief hiatus, the Exiles are back in 2023 with the mission of promoting the sport of rugby to high school aged youth by promoting safety, maximizing participant enjoyment, providing sound knowledge of the game, and upholding the highest sportsmanship standards.
Madison Westside Rugby is a boys high school rugby club serving Madison West, Edgewood and Verona High Schools. The club was founded over twenty years ago and has sent players on to play at collegiate, senior and international club roster levels. Many of our former players have come back to coach over the years as well.
Westside was the 2011 D-2 State Champions and most recently the 2018 D3 State Champion! Westside plays in the Division 2 Badgerland Conference and is a perennial playoff team.
The Madtown Furies are Dane County’s only girls high school rugby team and were founded in 2015.
Zoe Crooks, Roz Johnson, Georgia Uselman and Piper Bailey played with whatever team needed players during the 15s season and with the help of a variety of barbarians from other teams played a full season of sevens in the spring of 2016 winning the JV section at the Foley memorial 7s in their first full year. The Furies were JV series champions in 7s in 2018 and the DII champions in 2021 and were plate runner ups at the LakeFront sevens in 2019. The Furies have Co-Oped with several programs and are currently playing in conjunction with OshKosh and Fond du Lac rugby. Multiple Furies have played for the Wisconsin Selects, Badger Selects, Stars Rugby, and EIRA academy.
Furies alumni are playing with Colorado School of Mines, University of Wisconsin (Madison and Oshkosh), University of Minnesota and several women’s clubs including the Wisconsin Women’s Rugby Football club and Dallas Reds women’s rugby. 2023-24 is looking to be a good year for girls rugby!