Big changes in Houston, as the Strikers have become the Sabercats, they’ve ditched blue for black, they’ve announced an interim home, and they’ve released a preseason schedule.
The branding changes were abrupt, but if there’s a time to make a change like that, it’s now, when your fan base is as small as it will be and there’s less PR work to be done around it. So, now Houston’s professional rugby... 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
Four divisions were at it again in an action-packed weekend of DI Club rugby. The Glendale Merlins stayed undefeated with a tight win over Life, while Old Blue ran past Mystic River in the ARP/Atlantic North. Norfolk and Rocky Gorge remain unbeaten in the Mid-Atlantic, and the Potomac Exiles improved to 3-2. In the Midwest, Metropolis is distancing itself from the pack after improving to 9-0... 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
Major League Rugby is creeping closer to its inaugural season, and we’re beginning to get a glimpse of what it will look like. We think we know the teams, their names, some venues, and several coaches and players who will be involved.
Over the last several months, numerous cities, clubs and entities were rumored to be a part of MLR’s launch, though the list has now apparently whittled to six... Read More
Four conferences were in action on a loaded day of DI Club rugby. In the ARP, Old Blue stormed past Mystic River and Glendale defeated NYAC in friendly in Colorado. It was Rocky Gorge, Pittsburgh, and Schuylkill River in the winners’ column in the Mid-Atlantic, while Metropolis, the Chicago Lions, the Chicago Griffins, and Columbus got the wins in the Midwest. Last but not least, ORSU took down... Read More
Busy weekend in DI Club as there were four conferences in action across the country on Saturday. The Potomac Exiles and Pittsburgh Harlequins defended home turf, while the Norfolk Blues notched a road win for a 3-0 start in Mid-Atlantic play. In the Midwest, Metropolis continued its undefeated season, with the Chicago Lions, Cincinnati Wolfhounds, and Palmer Dragons also picking up wins.... Read More
Scares and tight match-ups highlighted Saturday’s play in DI Men’s Club. Three teams remain unbeaten this season as Metropolis, Rocky Gorge, and Norfolk were victorious. NYAC and Pittsburgh picked up their first wins while Columbus, Kansas City, and Chicago kept pace with the conference frontrunner.
In the second week of ARP play, NYAC rebounded from last weekend’s debacle to pick... Read More
In DI Men’s Club on Saturday, the Midwest continued into its fourth weekend of play while the Mid-Atlantic began its season with three matches, including a rematch of the conference championships from the spring.
In the Midwest, Metropolis RFC stayed 4-0 and perfect with a 97-point victory, while the Chicago Lions, Kansas City Blues, and Cincinnati Wolfhounds also notched victories.... Read More
Over the summer, the American Rugby Premiership was reorganized with swapping out two teams for a five club conference. Boston and Boston Irish have departed and the Glendale Merlins and the Life Running Eagles join Old Blue, NYAC, and Mystic River in the league. On Saturday, Old Blue took on rival NYAC and the Glendale Merlins tackled non-conference opponent, the Ontario Arrows.
Old Blue at NYAC... Read More