Mid America Rugby Showcase to be held at Swope Soccer Village on Saturday

The Kansas City Blues will host the “Mid America Rugby Showcase” featuring the best high school, collegiate and men’s rugby teams in the area on Saturday at Swope Soccer Village.

In the curtain-raiser to the main event that evening, the KC Blues reserve side will host the Kansas City Rugby Football Club in a rivalry match at 6 p.m.

The main event of the evening will feature the host KC Blues senior side against the upstart KC Islanders.

The Blues come into the match in 1st place in the Midwest Rugby Premiership, a league that plays at the highest level of competition in the country as part of USA Rugby’s Division 1.

The Blues have been playing rugby in Kansas City since 1966, and with five appearances in USA Rugby’s National Championship Final Four since 1993 they are the Region’s elite men’s club.