With over 240 points scored in the three California Cup matches this past weekend, the offenses were on tilt as OMBAC, Life West, and Belmont Shore added victories to their records. OMBAC nearly doubled up SFGG, 62-36, to explode in the second half behind hat tricks from Todd Clever and John Grant. With five players returning from the dissolved San Francisco PRO team, Life West remained... Read More
The San Francisco Rush are no more. PRO Rugby CEO and owner Doug Schoninger sent out an email Thursday informing players and coaches the team would not continue, citing venue issues.
"With no suitable venue available, we are forced to make the hard choice of terminating operations for the SF Rush and terminating all employees, effective immediately," Schoninger's email read. "I am particularly... Read More
Competitors in the California Cup built upon the first week’s momentum to produce a second action-packed weekend of rugby. Both Life West and SFGG moved to 2-0 while Belmont Shore nabbed its first win in the newly minted competition
Belmont Shore scored its first win of the inaugural Cal Cup season, beating OMBAC 31-16. After a dominant display in week one of the series against Olympic Club,... Read More
Fresh from its successes at the New York Sevens tournament, the Northeast Academy will continue to fulfill its mission of providing aspiring rugby players from the region with competitive opportunities, as it competes in this year’s FLOW Rugby Barbados World 7s this coming weekend December 10-11, 2016. Previously held in Tobago, the Northeast is a former winner of the Mens Division... Read More
The first weekend of the inaugural 2017 California Cup is in the books as Life West clipped Belmont Shore, 27-20, OMBAC clobbered the Olympic Club, 58-10, and San Francisco-Golden Gate dispatched the San Diego Old Aztecs, 42-19. Playing at Ray Sheeran Field at Treasure Island in San Francisco, Calif., the fans in attendance were treated to a triple-header of high quality California rugby.
The... Read More
A New York resurgence, the beast in the east, and a four-headed Midwest monster highlighted the 2016-2017 USA DI Club Rugby fall season. The 2015 DI Champion, the New York Athletic Club, rebounded from a 5-5 record in the American Rugby Premiership/Atlantic North last season to an undefeated 8-0 mark this fall knocking off Old Blue, Mystic River, and Life in the process. Repeating its performance... Read More
The Inaugural California Cup starts this weekend with six of the best club teams vying for the title. Four former Pacific Rugby Premiership teams including SFGG, Olympic Club, Belmont Shore and OMBAC are joined by DI stalwarts Life West and the San Diego Old Aztecs.
Due to the emergence of the pro league, the PRP is taking this spring to evaluate its relationship to professional rugby. The... Read More
By Matthew Hayden, Coach
The history of Okapi Wanderers Rugby Club is as unusual as its name. The club was founded in October 2014, with 32 youngsters and a few parents. The pitch consisted of half a soccer field in a Weston, Florida, public park. Club founders Matthew Hayden, Mariano and Mariana Gallo, and Gavin McLeavy wanted do more than just start a rugby team; they wanted to bring the energy... 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
The ability to travel and win in any competition is essential for a successful club. Each team in the DI Mid-Atlantic, except for one, has struggled on the road. Besides Rocky Gorge, the home team has won almost twice the number of games than away. On Saturday, the Potomac Exiles, the Schuylkill River Exiles, and the Pittsburgh Harlequins each defended their home fields beating the Norfolk Blues... Read More