Rugby is a tough sport.  But you are tougher.  So prove it Saturday, August 14th at the Quad Cities Irish Rugby team tryouts.

The tryouts will take place from 1-3pm at Centennial Park in Davenport for both men and women.  If you have been competing for years, or just interested in giving it a try for the first time, bring plenty of water, cleats and a mouth guard if you have it and they'll take care of the rest.

Quad City Rugby has been providing premier Rugby Since 1975 for Iowa and Illinois communities along the Mississippi River. They offer opportunities for all to play with multiple variations of the game.  From men and women's teams to a youth team or you can just be a social member.

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If you've ever met a rugby player, you know they are tough.  But you probably also know they play hard off the field as well.  So maybe that social scene is more your speed.  Either way, they'll all be there Saturday ready to show you what the Quad City rugby scene is all about.

The season starts on August 28th with a full schedule of games.  Assuming you make the team...I know you can do it!...they practice at Centennial Park on Wednesday nights starting at 6pm.

Bring the kids!

Saturday will also have a kids rookie rugby day from 10-12n and will end with a family grill BBQ. This is a fun non contact version of the game to get the youngsters involved as youth Rugby is all about teaching the kids how to play.

They also have middle school rugby for players in grades 5-8.  Middle school rugby is full contact rugby with some age-appropriate rules variations. Middle school clubs play a competitive season in the spring with two age/grade-based divisions culminating in the state championships. There is also a fall developmental season of friendly matches and a summer Olympic sevens season.

Ready to give it a try?!  Yeah you are.  Then get over to Centennial Park Saturday and check out all the info on the Quad Cities Rugby team here.

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