The Bloomington Crash Rugby team was founded in the Spring of 2012,
when the number of people interested in the area could no longer be
ignored and a team was formed. The team pulls players from all areas
surrounding the Bloomington/Normal area, with several players being
alumni of Illinois State University.
The Bloomington Crash joined the Illinois Rugby Union in the fall of 2012,
as well as becoming a registered team with USARugby. We joined D4 conference in the Illinois Rugby Football Union.
Rugby is one of the fast growing sports in the united states.
In Illinois alone, there are over 50 Mens, Womens, and high school teams
registered with USA rugby. Over the past 10 years, rugby has grown over
300% and has made its way back into the Olympic Games in 2016 in Rio de
Janeiro, with the inclusion of Rugby 7’s. The Bloomington Crash will join
Illinois State University’s Men’s and Women’s rugby clubs as well as the
Twin City Tornados High School Rugby Team in the Bloomington/Normal
area rugby family.
USA Rugby Midwest Rugby Union