Our Rugby Teams

Men's full-contact and non-contact rugby.

The Milwaukee Barbarians field 3 teams. If you’re interested to try rugby at any level, be sure to fill our our sign-up form for more information.

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Men’s Division 2

Our “first XV” side competes in the Western Conference Great Lakes League of the Midwest Rugby Football Union. Conference champions qualify to compete for a USA Rugby national title.

This is a full-contact team. Trainings are typically Tuesdays and Thursdays, with matches on Saturdays (see our full calendar for current dates and times).

Men’s Division 3

Our “second XV” side competes in the Western Conference Wisconsin League of the Midwest Rugby Football Union. Conference champions qualify to compete for a USA Rugby national title.

This is a full-contact team. Trainings are typically Tuesdays and Thursdays, with matches on Saturdays (see our full calendar for current dates and times).

Old Boys/35+

Our Old Boys team is primarily a social/non-contact side. Targeted at those 35 years of age and older, the primary activity is bi-weekly tag rugby (outdoors Spring through Fall; indoors during Winter).

The Old Boys usually play in a few (optional) full-contact tournaments in the Summer such as the Lakefront 7s. See our calendar for the current dates and times for all Old Boy events.

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Team Captains

Here we try to list all of our team captains. Some seasons, the Captain was the same for every match. In other seasons, multiple captains lead our squads.

Unfortunately, much of this information has been lost to time. So if you spot an error or omission, please let us know.

  • Tom Fossell (2023)
  • Nick Vigder (2017)
  • Rob Bartlett (2016)
  • Anthony Sims (2016)
  • Jared Abt (2015)
  • Ben Bastian (2015)
  • Jeff Cebe (2015)
  • Kyle Cwiklis (2015)
  • Steve Drobot (2015)
  • Tom Fossell (2015)
  • Justin Patterson (2015)
  • Mark Fine (2014)
  • Joseph Kloiber (2014)
  • Ben Smith (2007-2011)
  • Jeff “George” Hoffman (2004-2006)
  • “Crazy” Ray Meuer (2000-2003)
  • Joe Osvatic (2000-2001)
  • Todd Martin (1998)
  • Bryan Mann (1999)
  • Joe McCook (1975 – 1982)