This October will showcase the second World Rugby Americas Pacific Challenge in Uruguay, a venue for national “A” sides from the Americas and from the Pacific Islands. The tournament expanded international competition among North America (Canada and the USA), South America (Argentina and Uruguay) and the Pacific Islands (Tonga and Samoa). There are two pools of three teams each, and a playoff... Read More
It was a difficult weekend to be on the road in D1A Liberty Conference. Colgate, Cortland, Syracuse, Tufts, and Delaware defended their home turfs with victories while Northeastern and Iona were the only teams able to win on the road.
Rutgers at Delaware
Searching for its first win of the fall, Delaware earned a convincing 45-15 victory over Rutgers on Friday night in Newark, Del. After Rutgers... Read More
Early season D1A rugby rages with four games in the Big Ten and Rocky Mountain Conferences. In the Big Ten, Indiana fought off Wisconsin, 53-43, in the game of the day and Michigan State handled Minnesota, 36-22. In the Rockies, Colorado State ran past Utah State, 52-12, while Colorado clipped Wyoming, 38-15.
Indiana escaped with a win in Madison, Wis. over the Badgers, 53-43, in an... Read More
Busy weekend in DI Club as there were four conferences in action across the country on Saturday. The Potomac Exiles and Pittsburgh Harlequins defended home turf, while the Norfolk Blues notched a road win for a 3-0 start in Mid-Atlantic play. In the Midwest, Metropolis continued its undefeated season, with the Chicago Lions, Cincinnati Wolfhounds, and Palmer Dragons also picking up wins.... Read More
Five DIAA conferences played league matches over the weekend. The Chesapeake, Ivy, SCRC, MAC and Keystone all featured fairly competitive games across the board.
Mary Washington remains undefeated with a strong win over UVA. The Mothers dispatched the Cavaliers 88-0 to move to 3-0 on the season. Salisbury took care of Georgetown 53-7 while Maryland edged Towson 41-37 to go to 2-0.
The... Read More
A wild weekend in the Rugby East saw Notre Dame College score the biggest victory in D1A this season and Penn State and Kutztown continue to rock the competition before their head-to-head clash this Saturday.
Army at Notre Dame College
Celebrating homecoming in South Euclid, Ohio, NDC brought their fans what they wanted, a big win versus a top-ranked opponent. Army ventured to Ohio looking to... Read More
Today, Monday, September 25, 2017, World Rugby received final presentation bids for the 2023 Rugby World Cup from France, Ireland, and South Africa. The World Rugby Selection Committee, comprised of 37 nations, will vote on these applicants. Nineteen votes, a majority of one, is needed to determine the winner. The announcement will be November 15, 2017.
South Africa last hosted the event in 1995... Read More
With nearly 50 top collegiate and club matches over the weekend, there were blowouts, upsets, and intense new chapters to rivalries that unfolded. Notre Dame College, Indiana, Cortland, Davenport, and Utah Valley were the big winners in college while Metropolis, Norfolk, and Glendale stay undefeated in DI Club.
After beating its first two Rugby East opponents by a combined score of 117-20, Army... Read More
The first full slate of DII games took place this past weekend and there was a bevy of movement. Several upsets and close games shift the rankings.
The top five all won comfortably this week and remain anchored in position. The closest game was a 30 point margin of victory for Norwich.
NC State slides up to number six after a close win over VMI 34-29. The Cadets, in this rare instance, move... Read More
Rugby World Cup 2023 Decision - The final bids are in from the three nations - Ireland, France, and South Africa - vying to host the 2023 RWC. France increased the minimum bid of £120.0MM ($162.0MM) by £30.0MM ($40.5MM).
France ran the 2007 RWC to record numbers at that time until topped by England's 2015 successful tournament. The French promise 300,000 more seats than Ireland, which has fewer... Read More