The ramp up to the DI National Quarterfinals wasn’t kind to the two teams from the Atlantic North on Saturday. The #1 seeded NYAC lost 42-19 to Old Blue while the defending DI National Champion, Mystic River, was beaten by the visiting Glendale Raptors, 22-16. Although both squads lost, valuable lessons were learned and wake-up calls were received.
For NYAC, the final result and who scored didn’t... Read More
The eight teams competing for the DII Men’s club national title were determined this past weekend. The teams will compete over in two regionals on May 20-21.
Heading to Founders Field in Pittsburgh will be the Morris Lions, Life, the Detroit Tradesmen and the Washington Irish.
Morris won the northeast after winning the empire and beating the Mystic Barbarians in a tightly contested... Read More
In the DI Mid-Atlantic Conference Finals, Rocky Gorge preserved its reign as defending MAC champions and earned its seventh straight appearance to Nationals with a 38-15 victory over the Pittsburgh Harlequins. Seventeen penalties in the first half limited Gorge to a 7-3 advantage at halftime. However, Gorge solved its issues and opened the second half with four straight tries to break the game... Read More
The DIII men’s club playoff field is taking shape with two weeks to go until nationals. There are some familiar teams and some new faces battling it out for the DIII national title.
The national tournament is made up of eight teams from the various geographic unions across the country. (see the picture above to see how the eight spots are made up). Like past years, the field will be divided... Read More
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