varsity gold rugby player scoring during a match in 2023

Unleash Your Potential with Eagle Rugby

Eagle Rugby is a community, a tradition, and a pathway to personal and athletic excellence. Are you ready to be a part of something extraordinary?

Whether a seasoned player or new to the sport, athletes of every level are welcome to join our program. We are a no-cut sport and everyone plays!

Eagle Rugby is rooted in triumph and dedication:

Established in 1999, St. Edward High School’s rugby program has consistently earned a place among the top 15 teams nationally. With three state championships (2012, 2012, 2016) and three Midwest Championships (2012, 2016, 2019), the program is rooted in triumph and dedication.

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Eagle Rugby fosters a sense of camaraderie through three dedicated teams:

Gold (Varsity)

Where champion athletes compete and refine their skills.

Green (JV)

A platform for growth and development.

White (Freshman)

Nurturing the talents of our future stars.

Eagle Rugby offers two distinct seasons:

Fall Season

Sevens rugby is a fast-paced and exhilarating variant of rugby, played with only seven players on each team. The game is renowned for its dynamic, open style of play, characterized by quick passes, explosive sprints, and strategic teamwork. Sevens matches consist of two halves, each lasting seven minutes, creating a condensed and action-packed experience.

st. edward high school player in a rugby sevens match

Spring Season

Fifteens rugby is the traditional and more widely played form of rugby. Each team comprises 15 players on the field, divided into forwards and backs. Fifteens matches are played over two halves, lasting 35 minutes each, with additional time for stoppages. This format allows for a more nuanced and strategic approach to the game, emphasizing teamwork, specialized positions, and a balance between forwards and backs. Spring season is the primary season for the St. Edward Eagles.

varsity gold rugby player escaping defenders during a match in 2023

Eagle Rugby coaches guide the way:

Our coaches bring a wealth of experience and game knowledge, ensuring every player reaches his full potential. They guide the team to continuously improve and adopt the program’s ethos as both athletes and students:


Be loyal to your school, your team, and your teammates.


Be men of honesty and good character in all pursuits.


Be ready to lead, prepared to follow, and never quit.

Team Mentality

Every player plays their part; nobody is too big for the small tasks.


Take ownership of the traditions, reputation, and Brotherhood of the team.

Work Ethic

Work hard for yourself and your teammates—we train to win.


Leave the jersey in a better place.

    Charting Paths to Collegiate Success:

    Rugby is growing in popularity in the United States, and many colleges and universities have rugby programs. Opportunities for talented players to receive financial assistance in college are on the rise. Each year, several St. Edward players continue their rugby careers at the collegiate level, some with full athletic scholarships.

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    Join the Brotherhood:

    Contact Head Coach Greg Miranda at [email protected] to learn more and get involved.