After the Pacific Rugby Premiership kicked off its season last weekend at Treasure Island, the venues shifted to Southern California for the second round of games. All but one home team celebrated victory as Belmont Shore and OMBAC improved to 2-0 and SFGG evened its record to 1-1.
Following its closely fought one-point win last week against SFGG, Belmont Shore jumped all over the Olympic Club to... Read More
On Saturday, the Capital Selects, an all-star team that draws from the Capital Rugby Union in the Mid-Atlantic, played NOLA Gold in Gretna, La. NOLA is one of seven teams that will compete in Major League Rugby, the United States’ newest foray into professional rugby.
I considered this match the best accomplishment of my rugby career to date. If I’m never signed as a fully professional rugby... Read More
In a follow-up to the previous article on the future of club rugby, Rugby Today spoke with Erik Geib, the Club Department Manager of USA Rugby to get his perspective on the subject.
Rugby Today: What was USA Rugby's involvement in the revival of the Pacific Rugby Premiership and new format in the western competitive regions?
Erik Geib: There are several factors that go into this question.
1.)... Read More
It was championship weekend for college as the 2017 rugby season came to a close. With the titles of Men’s DIAA and DII and Women’s DI and DII at stake at Furman University, great competition brought out the best of college rugby.
For the women, Davenport completed their unbelievable inaugural year in the division by winning its first DI Championship over Notre Dame, 89-24. In the back-to-back... Read More
Starting back in mid-August, the DI Club Marathon Midwest began and it ended Saturday 14 weeks later. Metropolis traveled to Columbus, Ohio with its undefeated record intact and lost by a point to Scioto Valley. The second place Chicago Lions fell for the second week in a row to Cincinnati, 31-8, and the Kansas City Blues edged a competitive Palmer College side, 32-29. Lastly, Milwaukee improved... Read More
Playoff Saturday was in effect this weekend in college as club rugby put some of last touches on their fall schedules. Indiana and Dartmouth claimed conference titles while James Madison earned its right to play in D1AA Nationals. An early Mid-South conflict had Arkansas State defeat Davenport and TCU, Texas &M, and Texas Tech rolled in the Red River. In non-conference action, St. Mary’s and... Read More
With the fall season coming to a close in DI Club Rugby, the late schedule games are becoming much more important. The Atlantic North schedule concluded with a NYAC 52-39 win against Old Blue, but Blue walked away with the ARP title. In the Mid-Atlantic, Rocky Gorge handed the Norfolk Blues its first loss in an epic 21-17 hit fest while Pittsburgh and Schuylkill River also won. The marathon... Read More
Dramatic comebacks and near-comebacks littered the DI club rugby scene on Saturday. In the ARP, it was Life with a road 45-35 win over Old Blue and NYAC ringing up 80 points on Mystic River. The Mid-Atlantic saw Washington Irish upset Pittsburgh, Schuylkill River with another dramatic win, and Rocky Gorge setting up a battle for first place with Norfolk next week. The Chicago Lions got back on... Read More
Tragedy struck the Norfolk Blues on October 2nd. That is the day Abigail Hagen, wife of team captain Eric Hagen and mother to their two young sons, lost her life in a car accident. This Saturday, October 21st, Norfolk will host “The Blues Remember Abby Match” at 3500 Granby Street (Lafayette Park) in Norfolk, Va against the Washington Irish.
“It means a lot for our guys to show Eric and Abby how... Read More
With the Pacific Northwest on bye, there were only three conferences in action across the DI club scene. Glendale and Life were the winners in the ARP Friendlies, while it was Metropolis, the Chicago Lions, Columbus, and Cincinnati that took home victories in the Midwest. There were only two matches in the Mid-Atlantic, won by the Potomac Exiles and Schuylkill River. The Norfolk-Rocky Gorge match... Read More