Proposed Iowa Rugby Hall of Fame sculpture

Scale model of proposed Iowa Rugby Hall of Fame sculpture created by Chris Pruismann. Sculpture would be 6 feet tall. The central rectangle will rotate. The sides of the rectangle would be removable so that they can be inscribed with the names of the Hall of Fame honorees. Any donations to the IFRFC Foundation for this project would be appreciated . Please consider us for your upcoming tax reductions and donations.

Please send them to the IFRFC Foundation , P O Box 3, Iowa Falls, IA. 50126. We are a 501c3 Foundation and all donations are tax deductible.

All Iowa Rugby Tournament 2018 – Iowa Falls, IA

All Iowa Rugby Tournament….. Outside Iowa Teams Welcome!

MAY 5-6

As always free camping Friday and Saturday night
Free Showers and firewood…. And always a good time.

There is a limited number of teams we can get into a 1 day schedule for 15’s.
So get your entry in early.

$300 – Men’s 15s, Additional $50 for a 7s team in Sunday’s 7’s Play
$150 – Men’s 7s Team only
$300 – Women’s 15’s (last year we only had 4 teams)

If we had some interest in 7’s for Women we could consider it. Last year no interest.

Check payable to Iowa Falls Rugby Club
Mail to: Jim Gillespie
c/o Cam Spray
PO Box 726
Iowa Falls, IA 50126

Please call 1-800-648-5011 ext 1212 for info.

This years tournament will be a special one for us here at the Iowa Falls Rugby Football Club. Please read the article about the induction of Steven Murra into the Iowa Rugby Hall of Fame during the All Iowa Tournament. He will be missed by many and we thank you for your many contributions to Iowa Rugby and all of here at the Iowa Falls Rugby Football Club.

Steve Murra Induction into the Iowa Rugby Hall of Fame –

Updated Facebook Pages



Hello all!

You may have noticed that we have made some changes with our facebook pages to create specific pages to support our amazing fields and teams. Please check us out at our Facebook pages as we will post various updates about what is going on with the Iowa Falls Rugby Football Club.

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Iowa Falls Rugby Continued League Competition

Iowa Falls Rugby continued League competition October 28 again playing Des Moines Rugby for the opportunity to advance to the Midwest Championship. The more seasoned Des Moines club build a 0 -26 lead shortly before halftime. Their momentum was stopped by Chris Pruismann with a try to trail 5 – 26 at the half. Again Iowa Falls Rugby battled even during the second half with tries by Chris Pruismann and Theo Gerve for the final score 17 – 40. The Iowa Falls Rugby banquet will be December 9 at the American Legion Hall in Alden. All players, alumni, and supporters are invited.

Iowa Falls Rugby vs Des Moines

Iowa Falls Rugby had the rain follow them to Des Moines for their next league rugby match. Des Moines quickly opened scoring with three tries to lead 0 – 19 in the first 22 minutes. Iowa Falls rugger Brian Mercado broke the Des Moines momentum with a try at 34 minutes to trail 5 – 19. The Iowa Falls team continued to battle despite adverse conditions outscoring their opponent 10 – 5 in the final 58 minutes of the match. The final score was 10 – 24. New teammates for Iowa Falls Jesse Fikes and Marky Felix acquited themselves well. Any playoff hopes will be decided by the Iowa Union in the next week.

Rain Deluge against Cedar Rapids for the win.

Iowa Falls Rugby battled a fierce Cedar Rapids team and a rain deluge on 10-7-2017 to win 12 – 5. The match started after an initial break in the rain with Cedar Rapids mounting repeated forward attacks. The Iowa Falls defense stiffened to hold Cedar Rapids out of the try zone. Twenty five minutes into the first half Iowa Falls prop Wes Pudenz muscled his way through Cedar Rapids defenders to score 5 – 0.

The rain returned with intensity turning the pitch into a muddy quagmire. At fifty three minutes Cedar Rapid’s back center pop kicked over the Iowa Falls defense to knot the score 5 – 5. The continued rain created a slog fest with each side attempting to move the ball. At 62 minutes Wes Pudenz again broke through the Cedar Rapids forward pack to score. Todd Dillon kicked the conversion for the final tally 12 – 5.

Ellsworth Community College added ruggers to Iowa Falls Rugby with Jesus Ponce and Miles “GameFace” Tajai. The next match for Iowa Falls Rugby will be in Des Moines on October 14 at 11 AM.

Fall Opener win against River City

Iowa Falls Rugby opened their Autumn League competition with a strong victory over River City of Mason City. Seven minutes into the match Cesar Guevera broke River City’s defense for a try. This was followed six minutes later by a breakaway run by Chris Pruismann to give Iowa Falls a 14 – 0 lead. River City defenders then stiffened their play until Chris Pruismann scored again with four minutes remaining in the first half. Iowa Falls led 21 – 0. At restart of play River City continued to mount comeback efforts multiple times but were held out of the try zone by a determined Iowa Falls defense. Cesar Guevera again scored a try mid point in the second half, with two late scores by Justin Liekweg and Chris Pruismann. Justin Liekweg had four conversions for the match. Final tally for Iowa Falls Rugby was 38 – 0. A fine Team effort was bolstered by Ellsworth Community College players Brian Mercado, Steven Norman, and Landon Sanders. Iowa Falls Rugby next hosts Cedar Rapids at the local pitch at 1:00 PM October 7. Matches are free to the public

Steve Murra Induction into the Iowa Rugby Hall of Fame

Steve Murra will be inducted into the Iowa Rugby Hall of Fame during the induction ceremony being held on Saturday afternoon May 6th at the All Iowa Rugby Tournament in Iowa Falls. A local artist was commissioned shortly after Steve’s passing to do a painting of Steve. The person who commissioned the painting and the artist were both good friends of Steve. A reproduction print is available in 13 x 19 for a suggested donation of $10 the day of the induction ceremony in Iowa Falls. They will be available after for a suggested donation of $20 that will cover shipping and packaging. 100% of the proceeds will be given to Steve’s wife Jennifer to help with family expenses. All costs of the prints, packaging and shipping have been covered by other generous donations.

After the Hall of Fame induction ceremony there will be a short memorial service that will include the spreading of Steve’s ashes on field one. Old Boys games to follow the service. Old guys and gals bring your boots….this would be exactly what Steve would want us to do! Please come join us for a time of remembrance and fellowship the afternoon of May 6th in Iowa Falls.

For orders to be shipped please contact Jim Gillespie at with shipping name and address.

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