In the closest game of the weekend in Mid-Atlantic DI play, the Baltimore-Chesapeake Brumbies held off a late surge by the Raleigh Vipers to win 26-24 Saturday in Raleigh, NC. Behind a dominant scrum, BC was able to preserve their lead late and pull out a victory.
“As is always the case when we play BC, there was a lot of good hits on defense and hard running with the ball,” Raleigh Head Coach... Read More
After a close first half and a red card early in the second, the Norfolk Blues scored four unanswered tries to beat the Pittsburgh Harlequins 38-15. The Blues traveled over 400 miles to Pittsburgh for the Harlequins' first match under new head coach Ludovico Martin. Using a stingy defense and taking advantage of Pittsburgh being a man down, Norfolk shut out the Harlequins attack in the second... Read More
In its final tune up prior to the beginning of the American Rugby Premiership, Old Blue scored 54-second half points to defeat Hartford 69-0.
Old Blue employed a field position game throughout the match. Hartford responded well in the early stages of the game, fielding many of the Old Blue kicks. Hartford kept it close, and at halftime, only 15 points separated the teams.
The second half was a... Read More
In a tightly contested match, a late try propelled the Boston Irish Wolfhounds to a 19-15 win over Amoskeag in a friendly Saturday. Each team dotted down three times, the only difference being two converted tries by the Wolfhounds.
In a very physical encounter, neither team was able to take control of the match. The teams traded tries and the match never saw either side go up more than a score.... Read More
The Cincinnati Wolfhounds won in convincing fashion this weekend as they took on Scioto Valley out of Columbus. The Wolfhounds played hosts to the Columbus club, but were less than gracious as they bested their visitors 36-17.
The victory was a total tem effort, with everyone playing their part for the Wolfhounds. The backs led the scoring effort with four tries, and the pack chipped in two.
Ryan... Read More
The Indianapolis Impalas beat the Cleveland Rovers 18-15 Saturday in Indianapolis, Ind. The win pushed the Impalas to 2-0 and gives the Rovers its first loss of the season.
Both the Impalas and Rovers hit hard and played aggressive defense Saturday, leading to a close first half. The Impalas opened their account first with a try from flanker Adam Schmidt to take the lead. The conversion attempt... Read More
Palmer won a 36-34 nail-biter over the Chicago Lions Saturday in Davenport, Iowa. The win improves sees both the Dragons and Lions move to 1-1.
Palmer’s win was truly a team effort, with tries coming from all over the pitch. The team’s back-line offense accounted for three tries. One came from wing Landrus Lewis, another from fullback Nick Szopinski and a third from flyhalf Jim Sronkoski.
Not to... Read More
In a matchup of local rivals, Boston Rugby Club narrowly defeated Mystic River 22-12 Saturday. In years past, this would have been a matchup between two division I NERFU clubs; However, with the formation of the American Rugby Premiership, and subsequently the North Atlantic DI league, Boston and Mystic River are playing in different divisions.
Boston, who is one of five teams to competing in the... Read More
With temperatures reaching the mid 90s at game time, the fall season of the Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC) began with Schuylkill River facing off against Northern Virginia (NOVA) at Gravelly Point Park in Arlington, Virg. With the teams battling each other and the oppressive heat, Schuylkill River used an effective first half to build a lead NOVA was unable to recover from. At the final whistle,... Read More
Some new information has come to light this week in regards to fall college championships. Thursday, USA Rugby announced its new plan for DI-AA, which sees the opening for some teams to play their way to the final four in the fall.
In previous years, the DI-AA playoffs have included 16 teams split across four regions. All of the playoff games were played in the spring. Since so many DI-AA... Read More