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Chicago to Host International Rugby Tournament

By Todd McClamroch in News on Dec 12, 2007 7:45PM

Chicago has been selected as the host city for the 2008 Barclays Churchill Cup finals, the biggest international rugby tournament in North America. The Tournament will kick off in Ottawa, Canada on June 7th with several dates across Canada before converging on Chicago for the final day of matches. Teams from the United States, Canada, England, Scotland and Ireland will compete in the event on June 21 at Toyota Park.

Last year, Toyota Park played host to a Rugby World Cup warm-up match between the USA Eagles and Ireland's Munster Rugby Club. The success of that event has led to Chicago getting the nod for this higher-profile one, and these matches should draw even better crowds.