The undefeated Illinois State men’s rugby team headed to Madison, Wisconsin, the weekend of April 6-7 with a shot at making the Division 2 national tournament.

The Illinois State men fought their way to a perfect 6-0 record during Wisconsin-Illinois Rugby Conference play during the fall semester. Now, they’re headed to the Final Four tourney near Madison, where they took on University of Wisconsin-Stout on Saturday, April 6.

The STATEside crew caught up with the men’s rugby team during a recent practice at Gregory Street Fields, looking to find out how they took the program to the next level. Our video is below.

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