In the third round of the Americas Rugby Championship, Canada hosted USA at Swangard Stadium Burnaby, British Columbia. The Eagles secured another bonus point win, 51-34.
The Eagles started well and scored two tries in the first six minutes. While Canada did have several strong passages, the Eagles never gave up the lead.
Mike Te’o handed Phil Mack’s first box kick cleanly, giving USA possession... Read More
USA vs Canada (Men) – This Saturday the Eagles play arch rival Canada in the third round of the 2017 America Rugby Championship (ARC) at an away game in British Columbia. The Maple Leafs lead the series of 55 matches (first game in 1977) with 38 wins, 16 losses, and one draw.
The USA have won the last four contests, dating back to 2014. The Canadians had been victorious in the seven prior games,... Read More
The National Small College Rugby Organization has announced the 2017 NSCRO Women’s 7's National Championship will be held at Founders Field in Cheswick, PA, on 29-30 April 2017.
This will be a 16-team event with qualification through conference championships and an at-large bid process.
Champions from ten (10) conferences will automatically qualify for the National Championships:... Read More
The 2016-17 National Small College Rugby Organization Men’s 15s competitive cycle is heading towards an exciting finish this spring with both National Championships – the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup – set to take place. Four clubs so far have qualified for the national championships based on the Fall Regional Championship: Tufts University and Xavier University have qualified... Read More
As the American rugby community awaits PRO Rugby's next steps (i.e.; season or no season?), another new domestic "pro" venture has recently been announced. It’s called Major League Rugby and, as of today, features a logo and a line up of prospective teams. Plans call for a start in 2018.
The potential nine clubs number the Austin Huns, Chicago Lions, Dallas Griffins, Glendale Raptors, Houston... Read More
The PAC rugby schedule featured a pair of conference games along with two non-conference bouts. The games produced interesting results but for different reasons. Cal defeated Arizona State 44-16 and Utah blasted UCLA on the road 49-8. In the non-conference action, Cal defeated Cal Poly 73-7 while Arizona bested Grand Canyon 50-12.
Cal played a pair of games on the day, splitting its squad. In the... Read More
The DI rankings saw a bit of a shakeup this week after a number of ranked teams squared off. The top five saw a bit of movement this week, the first time it has changed all year.
Cal remains atop the rankings after winning a double header. Splitting its squad, Cal defeated Arizona State in PAC play and blasted Cal Poly right out of the rankings.
BYU played the Glendale Raptors on the road and... Read More
The quadrennial Maccabiah Games held in Israel are the third largest sporting event in the world, attracting 9,000 athletes from 78 countries. The event brings together male and female Jewish athletes from around the globe.
The games are named after Judah Maccabee who defeated King Antiochus in a successful revolt (167-160 BCE), which included restoring Hebrew worship to the Temple in Jerusalem.... Read More
There is another European Men's fifteen's tournament that garners less interest and media coverage than the Six Nations event. It is called the Rugby Europe Championship comprised of six nations: Belgium, Georgia, Germany, Romania, Russia, and Spain.
But its lineup of teams has, potentially, a greater impact on the USA both in the next Rugby World Cup qualifying rounds, and, possibly, in RWC pool... Read More
To be the best, you have to play the best. No. 2 ranked Brigham Young University has a challenging schedule this spring and in order to be prepared for the D1A National Playoffs in April, the Cougars played one of the best men’s club teams, the Glendale Raptors, on Saturday at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. Despite its best efforts, BYU was able to keep close for a little while before the... Read More