Rugby for Research

Rugby for Research is an annual charity youth rugby festival hosted by the Chillicothe Rugby Football Club.

Funds raised are donated to a charity selected annually by the players.

For 2018, funds raised will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in memory of Alexis Encinas.

Match Schedule

Other Activities

  • Small Business Showcase (dozens of craft and specialty item vendors)
  • Kids Zone
  • Food, Beverages, and Snacks
  • Commemorative T-Shirts
  • Large Silent Auction (donate items)
  • 50/50 Raffles


CRFC Rugby Pitch behind Chillicothe Jr. High (914 West Truitt Avenue, Chillicothe, IL)

  • Free Parking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Kids Zone with playground equipment, rugby skills lessons, and touch rugby
  • Small bleachers (bring chairs if you can)
  • Voluntary donations collected at the gate

Order a 2018 T-Shirt

Must order by noon on April 27 to assure delivery at the event on May 5. Shirts ordered late will not be mailed and must be picked up at High 5 in Chillicothe.

Silent Auction Donation

We accept donations of gift cards, craft items, household items specialty products, novelty items, memorabilia, and more. Every little bit helps!

Donate Auction Item(s)

Organizations Supported



Featured Auction Items

Among the many auction items available are two signed collectible jerseys.

1. A USA Eagles national team jersey worn by Cam Dolan in an international test match vs. Uraguay in 2014 and signed by Mr. Dolan.

2. A Northampton Saints replica jersey signed by members of the 2016 team, including USA Eagles players Samu Manoa and Cam Dolan.