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
Believe it or not, the college rugby season is already upon us, and Saturday, there’s an intriguing clash between Notre Dame College and Wheeling Jesuit. The Cardinals travel to NDC in suburban Cleveland, Ohio for the third all-time meeting with the Falcons.
NDC and WJU both came online as varsity programs in 2012. In their first seasons they met twice, with the Cardinals winning 34-13 and 33-10... Read More
Its preseason everywhere in professional rugby, except in France. The French Top 14 kicks off its long season Saturday, and Scott Lavalla is on the bench for Stade Francais' clash with Castres.
The big news of the weekend is Cam Dolan starting at No. 8 in Northampton's preseason-opening match against Rotherham. Dolan's only ever time pulling on the Northampton jersey was in the club's winning... Read More
There is plenty of action available for viewing in the United States this weekend, with The Rugby Championship, World Club 7s, Serevi Rugbytown 7s and the ITM Cup all on offer.
The ITM Cup and Rugby Championship will be shown live on DirecTV's Channel 490, while the World Club 7s will be streamed live on ESPN3 and the Serevi Rugbytown 7s is being streamed through Glendale's Match Player.
Lindenwood, which finished the 2013/2014 season ranked 12th nationally in 15s and 13th in 7s, has released its fall schedule. With USA Rugby moving the 7s National Championships to the spring, the Lions will turn their full fall focus to 15s, even though they will play their Mid-South league games in the spring.
Along with some intercollegiate matches with Big Ten opponents Wisconsin and Indiana... Read More
The United States finished third in its pool and with a 34-3 loss at the hands of New Zealand Saturday. England and Canada drawing earlier in the day made it impossible for either the Eagles or Black Ferns to get through to the semifinals, regardless of their result, so the game was simply for seeding in the competition for fifth place.
It was within the Eagles’ reach for the first 60 minutes, as... Read More