Autumn schedule includes 3 home double-headers.

The Milwaukee Barbarians begin the rugby fifteens season this weekend with a Division 1 away match vs. the Chicago Lions and a Division 3 home game vs. the  Milwaukee Black & Blue.

But the rest of the season is mostly characterized by long stretches either on the road or in Milwaukee, including 6 consecutive matches at our home pitch at Zablocki Park.

The home-stretches feature three double-headers: Sep. 23, Sep. 30, and Oct. 21.

The schedule consists of fourteen Division I and eight Division III matches all to be played before the winter break. This follows a decision by the Midwest Rugby Football Union to play the entire competitive fifteens season in Autumn.

“We’re excited to schedule some recovery time in the Spring, but the Fall-only concept means that some athletes will be playing for fourteen weeks straight,” said club president Vic Drover.

“We’ve decided to bring in some extra physical therapy and athletic training resources to help get us through, but I hope the Midwest RFU builds more bye weeks in future seasons,” added Drover.

Athletes in the greater Milwaukee area interested in rugby are encouraged to come out for one of our practice sessions each Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30PM.

Vic Drover
Vic Drover

Vic has a long history in and around the sport of rugby both in Canada and the US. He has played for and started numerous clubs (Vandal's RFC, Strathcona Druids, Suffolk Bull Moose, West Side Harlequins, Milwaukee Barbarians, Hamilton Girls Rugby), and served many roles over the years at all administrative levels. Vic joined the Harlequins in 2007 and remained an active club member through the transition to the Barbarians. These days, he spends his rugby time playing tag rugby and touring with the Old Boys, keeping the club website updated, helping organize the Lakefront 7s, and fundraising.

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