Hello Fellow Ruggers –
It’s darker and colder outside now with the first week of November, but the Wisconsin Rugby community is still active outside for a few more weeks yet. Let’s see what’s happening …
REFEREE ASSIGNMENTS – WEEK 12
Thanks to Brad Casetta for sharing this:
All it’s been a great season and here are the final assignments for the fall. As you can see they are all great matches. Good luck to all the Wisconsin teams!
- WRFC - East Side Banshees - D2M - Erik Goetz, ARs: Cody Kuxman, Justin Jaeger - 2:00
- UW-Stevens Point - St. Johns - D3CM - NSCRO Qualifier -Trevor Williams, ARs: James Highfield, Matt Bittner - 2:00, Eau Claire
- UW-Whitewater - UW-La Crosse - D2CM - WILL Semi 1 - Marcus Dufrane, ARS: Justin Jaeger, Terry Godfrey - 10:00
- UW-Stout - Illinois St. - D2CM - WILL Semi 2 - Cody Kuxman, ARs: Justin Jaeger, Terry Godfrey - 12:00
- UW-Stevens Point - Mankato State - D2CW – Playoff - John Blakeman, ARs: Sabrina Wilsey, Chris Robinson - 11:00
- WIll Semi winner 1 - WILL Semi 2 - D2CM - WILL Final - Marcus Dufrane, ARs: Greg Faber, Jake Winkler - 12:00. Erik Goetz - referee coach
USA VS. ALL BLACKS
The final score was a bit ugly, but the atmosphere and fan spirit was outstanding. We’re looking for great photos of Wisconsin ruggers to share on our social media channels, so please share your best shots and memories with the community too.
Max Rugby, an action photographer out of Minnesota, has a great album on his Facebook page here. See if you can spot any Wisconsin faces!
WI GIRLS RUGBY ANNUAL MEETING
Thanks to Dan Chanen for this update:
The Wisconsin Girls Rugby league-wide meeting takes place Monday, November 17 at 7 p.m. Coaches, the Board of Directors, and volunteer members are all expected to attend the twice-annual meeting. Anyone interested in starting up a program or volunteering with WGR should contact league administrators: .
Agenda items are certain to include Spring scheduling, the 7's State Championship, and conference development.
More information and great features on the Girls HS League can be found here.
WINTER TRAINING MOTIVATION
Is your team’s season nearly done? Now’s the time to plan your winter offseason training. Have a great fitness or training resource to share? Let us know.
This week, we’re sharing a motivational video from the Guinness YouTube channel. Check out “Mind Over Matter” highlighting Welsh rugby star Shane Williams. Don’t forget to add some heart to your offseason training mix!
BE A STUDENT OF THE GAME
The offseason is also a great time to earn a certification in coaching, refereeing, or other rugby educational offerings. While there currently are no events scheduled in Wisconsin, you can check out the USA Rugby Coaching Clinic Calendar and Refereeing Clinic Calendar. And we’ll be sure to share any local updates as they are confirmed.
Scores from matches officiated in Wisconsin are posted to our website here.