DIA rugby is down to the wire and there were a number of critical games over the weekend. Several conferences were officially decided and a number of non-conference games helped paint a more interesting playoff picture.
St. Mary’s officially clinched the conference with a win over Cal Poly but the game was not as easy as most had anticipated. The game was 7-7 at the break and the Gaels... Read More
Major League Rugby answered one of the biggest lingering questions heading into its maiden season Tuesday, announcing a broadcast deal with the worldwide leader, ESPN. The deal will see every game not carried live on cable television via CBS Sports Network streamed live across ESPN's online platforms, making every MLR match available to cable subscribers who get both ESPN and CBS Sports Network... Read More
A mild upset of Spain by Belgium has snatched the attention of the rugby world. The 18-10 result sees Spain miss out on qualification for the Rugby World Cup, an achievement which seemed well in hand going into the contest.
The reason the game is famous, though, is because of what happened at the end – several Spanish players aggressively confronted the referee, with multiple appearing to grab or... Read More
LAFAYETTE, CO. - With training set to begin this week, Head Coach Mike Friday and the Men's Eagles Sevens announce updates to the injury ridden squad. Headlining the updates, Stephen Tomasin, who went down in Sydney with a knee injury, is clear to be selected for Hong Kong Sevens. Forced to sit out for the past three HSBC World Sevens Series stops, Tomasin may now be fully considered for the... Read More
The new French rugby word for today is “Chelem” that might be clearer in its English meaning if written “Le Grand Chelem.” It means Grand Slam, which is what the French Women achieved in 2018’s NatWest Six Nations Championship, going undefeated in the five-match series.
For all intents and purposes, Les Bleues claimed the title after defeating England at home 18-17 in the fourth round of play.... Read More
19-year-old St. Joe’s freshman fullback Mark Dombroski was found dead Monday in Bermuda. He went missing in the capital city of Hamilton early Sunday morning. The Hawks were on the island participating in the Ariel Re Bermuda International 7s tournament, competing alongside several other American colleges and high schools.
Dombroski was last seen leaving the Dog House restaurant and bar Sunday... Read More
It could have been any Saturday during the winter of the 2018 NatWest Six Nations championship, but March 17 turned out to be St. Patrick’s Day. And, on this special, celebratory occasion for the Irish, the national XV defeated England soundly 24-15 to secure a clean-sweep Grand Slam, after having already won the championship the week before.
The Irish victory included:
First Grand Slam since... Read More
The first match for the newest associate member of Major League Rugby went better than expected as Rugby United New York used a dominant first half to defeat the Ontario Arrows on Saturday, 36-19. The match is a culmination of tons of hard work from the players, coaches, front office, and support staff to get the team prepared for the match.
“[The match was] amazing and really special,” RUNY... Read More
After five weeks of competitive play in the Pacific Rugby Premiership, it is getting crowded at the top of the standings. With its 41-3 blitzkrieg against Santa Monica, OMBAC stands alone in first place at 5-0. Three teams are tied at 3-2 with Belmont Shore and SFGG at 16 standing points and Life West just two behind with 14 points. Life West has pulled itself back into contention with three... Read More
Beginnings and blowouts crisscrossed the rugby landscape on Saturday. The top collegiate programs soared and Rugby United New York played in its first historic match in the lead up to next season’s entry into the MLR. In club land, the Mid-Atlantic started its spring ball, Dallas continued its romp through the Red River, and OMBAC, Life West, and SFGG won in round five of the PRP.
Four of the top... Read More