The idea of Madison United Rugby started in the fall of 2007, when rugby coaches and administrators – often the same people – started talking about a way to unite all of the Madison area rugby clubs around our common interests. They thought a new “umbrella” organization could provide organizational efficiency and help build our sport. From these early conversations a Board of Directors was formed and Madison United Rugby Inc. was incorporated in April 2008. Later that year Madison United Rugby was granted 501(c)3 tax-exempt status by the IRS. We are governed by a seven member Board of Directors.