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
While more than half the country is ramping up its preseason preparations with the hopes of playing 15s deep into November, some of the best teams in the country are inching their way into the fall semester with an eye toward development and the spring season. That's the world of college rugby we live in these days, which means we're ranking teams who won't play meaningful rugby for another seven... Read More
DII College Rugby gets underway in earnest over the next two weeks, so this ranking is very much a preseason list. UW-Whitewater and Salisbury top it, as they were the two best teams in the country last year.
While we heavily weighed last seasons' final rankings in creating this Top 25, it's not the only information taken into account. UMKC, for example, joins the rankings for the first time in... Read More
Lindenwood has appointed Old Blue 7s head man Billy Nicholas as its women’s head coach. Nicholas led Old Blue to a second-place finish at Club 7s Nationals earlier this month, and he just finished up working with Olympic hopefuls at the American Rugby Pro Training Center in Little Rock, Ark.
“We had some exceptional candidates apply for the position, all of whom could have excelled in the role.... Read More
The United States will call four training bases home during the 2105 Rugby World Cup. The Eagles' four pool matches have been spread all over England, and corresponding training bases have been selected, as announced by the International Rugby Board Tuesday.
"Simply put, our team bases offer the best opportunity for us to train well, see, and be a part of English culture so that everyone has... Read More
Central Washington has blazed a trail for traditional college club rugby teams for years, finding ways to compete at the highest level without varsity status, scholarships or paid coaching. The Wildcats displayed the professionalism, organization and competitiveness of their better-funded counterparts, showing other club programs with high aspirations how its done.
This season, CWU embarks on its... Read More