Despite most eyes on the Cubs and the Blackhawks, rugby holds a place in many local hearts

Despite most eyes on the Cubs and the Blackhawks, rugby holds a place in many local hearts
Despite most eyes on the Cubs and the Blackhawks, rugby holds a place in many local hearts

Despite most eyes on the Cubs and the Blackhawks, rugby holds a place in many local hearts

The Cubs have chance at the post season. The Blackhawks are about to start another run at The Cup. And over in England, teams from around the globe are duking it out for the World Cup — the Rugby World Cup. The U.S. has so far lost both of its games to Samoa and Scotland, and tomorrow takes on South Africa. Here in Chicago, rugby has a bigger following than expected. If you drive by any number of parks in Chicago, you might see some very big guys trying to work a ball out of a pile. There are plenty of local rugby teams vying for honors and having a great time doing it. We hear from Thabu Eloff, head coach of the Chicago Lions Rugby Football Club. (Flickr/Lena)