Major League Rugby officially launched with a press release Thursday, announcing that it will get off the ground in 2018 with nine teams across the country – Glendale, Colo., Kansas City, Dallas, Houston, Austin, New Orleans, Seattle, Minneapolis and Salt Lake City. News and rumor about the entity had slowly been trickling out over the last several months, but Thursday’s release was the first... Read More
This story has been edited to reflect scores and matchups not known at the time of first publication.
The DII Men’s Club Playoffs are full steam ahead. There will be a new champion this postseason with Tempe joining the DI ranks. Can the Detriot Tradesmen finish the job or will there be a new contender to the crown. The final eight will be determined in the next two weeks, as regional playoffs... 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
With two Saturdays left on the schedule before the start of the DI Red River playoffs, the Austin Huns continued to separate itself from the pack with a 40-19 win over the second place Dallas Reds. The Reds are now tied with the Austin Blacks, who against each in the season finale on April 29th. The Huns host the Glendale Raptors this Saturday before finishing their spring against the Blacks and... Read More
With multiple field issues, only three games were in DI Club on the east coast. In a non-conference test, NYAC looked to avenge its loss last season to Rocky Gorge. At Travers Island in New York, NYAC welcomed Gorge to the Empire State with a 65-0 blowout. In the Mid-Atlantic, Wilmington picked up its first DI victory over Rocky Gorge, 39-5, and Baltimore-Chesapeake came back from a first half... Read More
In its third match of the Major Rugby Championship, the Austin Huns trounced the Rugby Utah Select XVs, 48-22. With the victory, the Huns stretched their winning streak to eight games. Rugby Utah had its moments in the match as its powerful pack pounded against Austin’s defensive front. However, it was the Huns’ overall talent and athleticism that brought about the win.
“It was a hard physical... Read More
The third weekend of matchups of the Major Rugby Championship saw two huge blowouts by the Glendale Raptors and the Austin Huns. At Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo., the Raptors eviscerated the Rugby Utah Select XV, 94-17, and the visiting Huns pillaged New Orleans, 91-8. The winning teams put on a clinic against their opponents.
With the 94-17 rout of Rugby Utah, Glendale stretches its unbeaten... Read More
With both clubs coming off dominant wins, the Glendale Raptors hosted the Austin Huns at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. for an exciting non-conference competition. After a tight first half where the Huns’ defense stymied the Raptors’ offense, the Glendale attack broke out for five tries in the second period to win 41-10. The Raptors refocused their attack in the second frame bringing the... Read More
A decade ago in 2007, the domestic Super League celebrated its tenth anniversary when perennial powerhouse Belmont Shore (Long Beach, California) defeated the Chicago Lions 27-21 in San Diego for the club title. Belmont Shore chalked up their fourth championship. They had made the finals on eight occasions in those ten years, dominating American club rugby. Belmont were considered favorites... Read More
An action packed weekend saw nine Division I club games across the country. In the most significant matches, the Austin Huns broke its 24-year losing streak to the Austin Blacks in a rout, 45-14, and the Glendale Raptors cracked New Orleans, 59-5, in a non-conference battle. The Huns are taking the Red River and the nation by storm, but face a stiff test next Saturday when they travel to Infinity... Read More