This past weekend featured five 7s National Qualifier tournaments across the country. Mystic River defeated division leaders Old Blue in the Atlantic North’s Newports 7s, Beltway Elite took down tournament hosts NOVA in NOVA-Ruggerama 7s, Rugby Utah outlasted the Denver Barbarians in the Frontier’s Denver 7s, the Dallas Reds defeated the Austin Blacks in the Red River’s Tornado Alley 7s and... Read More
With Mid-Atlantic qualifiers set to kick off this coming Saturday in Northern Va., two teams look to be the early favorites: the newly-formed Beltway Elite 7s and defending MAC 7s Champions, Schuylkill River.
Both teams have a preseason tournament championship under its respective belts. In each team’s first tournament of the summer, the Lehigh Valley 7s, Beltway edged Schuylkill River by the... Read More
The first full weekend of Club 7s National Qualifiers was on Saturday with seven tournaments in action across the nation. In the east, Old Blue beat rival NYAC, 33-0, at the Atlantic North’s Monmouth 7s; New Orleans bested Optimus at the True South’s NOLA 7s; Charlotte outlasted Southern Pines in overtime, 15-10 at the South-Carolinas’ Queen City 7s; and Metropolis won the Midwest’s Madtown 7s... Read More
The launch of Super 7s was announced two weeks ago, and this new way of packaging 7s rugby is set to make its debut in 2018. With four 12-minute quarters constituting a game, benches being extended to include 16 players, open subs being allowed during any dead ball, a two-on-one overtime “gauntlet”, and a women’s league launching right alongside the men’s competition, Super 7s stands apart from... Read More
Upwards of 300 players competed in the men's Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, and the braintrust at Rugby Today has whittled that large pool down to 12 for the tournament's Dream Team. While there were certainly other big-time players, like Dylan Audsley and Holden Yungert of St. Mary's, Jimmy Wolfer of St. Joe's and Cal's Sam Cusano, named tournament MVP by the CRC organizers, but... Read More
Robert Paylor was not only in the hearts and minds of each of Cal’s players, coaches and supporters over the weekend, his name was scrawled on the Golden Bears’ jerseys. On May 6th, Paylor was partially paralyzed in the Varsity Cup final. He’s been rehabilitating ever since and was recently moved to a hospital in Colorado which specializes in spinal cord injuries. His future is uncertain.
That... Read More
In a rematch of the final of four years ago, Cal repeated history winning its fifth-straight Penn Mutual College Rugby Championship over Life University, 19-0. The victory marks the Golden Bears’ 31st consecutive CRC win that began with the bronze final in 2012 against Life.
At Talen Energy Stadium, in Chester, Pa., the match was full of penalties and turnovers, but Cal was able to take advantage... Read More
CHESTER, Pa. — In a rematch of last year’s Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Women’s title game, Life used a powerful second half to beat Lindenwood 17-12 Sunday at Talen Energy Stadium and claim its second consecutive CRC championship.
“It’s always really great to beat (Lindenwood) because they beat us in 7s nationals,” Life captain Darian Lovelace said. “So, they were now our greatest... Read More
Cal exploded in the second half to beat Indiana 29-14 in the first of two semifinals at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Sunday in suburban Philadelphia. The Bears and Hoosiers were separated by just a score at halftime, but the Bears scored three in a row to open the second half and take the win.
Indiana got its hands on the initial kickoff, but tapped it out of bounds, giving Cal... Read More
After four hotly contested quarterfinals, the quest for the Pete Dawkins Trophy is down to four teams. Cal beat Kutztown 19-10 and will face Indiana, 24-12 winners over UCLA. Life edged St. Mary’s 7-5 and will meet conference foe Lindenwood, 12-0 winners over Arkansas State.
CAL 19-10 KUTZTOWN
The first quarterfinal between the Golden Bears started with a flurry of knock-ons and early mistakes,... Read More