It’s heating up all over the country as the first day of fall descended upon rugby in the USA. Almost 50 games were played in the top levels of D1A, D1AA, DI Men’s and Women’s Club, and the WPL. It’s still early in most schedules, but big games marked huge returns for squads.
The big "wow" match in D1A was the near upset of Navy against Mary Washington on Friday night. Down 14-0 at the half, the... Read More
With the weather wreaking havoc on the east coast, most matches were able to be played this weekend. It was a full schedule in college as the Rugby East, Big Ten, Liberty, Rocky Mountain, Chesapeake, SCRC, and MARC were in action. In addition to the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and ARP for the men’s side of DI Club, the first weekend of women’s DI was played as well as four games in the WPL. Lastly,... Read More
Starting on Saturday, DI Club 15s are back. The last time we saw the league in action Mystic River captured its second national championship in three years with a gutsy 25-24 victory over Belmont Shore in Glendale, Colo. The three eastern conferences begin the fall 2018 season this Saturday with many new additions and intriguing matchups, while the west and Red River starts in the spring.
The... Read More
Positioning for the DI Divisional Playoffs is in full swing as the four games in the Atlantic North and Mid-Atlantic were played on Saturday. In the Atlantic North/ARP, Old Blue, who decided not to participate in Nationals this season, blasted Mystic River, 66-20. Meanwhile in the Mid-Atlantic, Rocky Gorge and Norfolk rebounded from defeats from the week prior with wins over Baltimore-Chesapeake... Read More
In the penultimate weekend of the American Rugby Premiership fall season, Old Blue held off a surging Mystic River club, 32-25, and the New York Athletic Club crushed the Boston Irish, 81-29. Old Blue’s victory completes a season sweep over the defending DI National Champions, but Mystic will now shift its focus to NYAC this Saturday. Old Blue will conclude its fall season at home against Boston... Read More
With two weeks remaining the fall season of the American Rugby Premiership, the latest chapter of the NYAC and Old Blue epic rivalry was on display Saturday at Randall’s Island, N.Y. After winning the first match 19-13 a month ago, NYAC completed the season sweep against Old Blue winning 30-25. Life completed its Atlantic Cup exhibition with a 43-17 road loss to Mystic River and the Boston Irish... Read More
With only three weeks until the end of the fall American Rugby Premiership season, the New York Athletic Club and Mystic River clobbered the Boston area teams, while Old Blue ventured to Georgia to play former ARP participant, Life, as part of the Atlantic Cup. In the DI Atlantic North/ARP competition, NYAC blanked Boston, 74-0, and Mystic River came back in the second half with four tries to... Read More
Week Six in the American Rugby Premiership brought two blowouts and the Atlantic Cup exhibition opener between NYAC and Life. In rematches from September, Old Blue and Mystic River blew out the Boston Irish and Boston by a combined score of 168-0. In Life’s first match of the season, the Running Eagles traveled up to New York for the first match of the inaugural Atlantic Cup. In a competitive... Read More
The three-headed monster that is the American Rugby Premiership enters the fifth week of play with each of the top teams playing. In the battle between the last two DI National Champions, NYAC came from behind in the second half to beat Mystic River, 27-22, and Old Blue stomped Boston in Massachusetts, 96-0. Only seven points separate the teams at top of the standings and one-loss Old Blue trails... Read More
In the storied rivalry match between NYAC and Old Blue, the American Rugby Premiership squads battled for 80 minutes with only six points separating the teams at the final whistle. When the dust settled, NYAC earned a 19-13 victory on the backs of inspired forwards play. Additionally, Mystic River picked up its second win of the season over the Boston Irish Wolfhounds, 28-11.
At Travers Island, N... Read More