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
San Francisco Golden Gate punched its ticket to the DI West National Quarterfinals with a 90-0 thumping of the Oregon Rugby Sports Union in the Pacific North Championships at Ray Sheeran field in San Francisco, Calif. SFGG was up 38-0 by half and never looked back in this Pacific North versus Pacific Northwest match.
Fullback Pila Longi notched a hat trick by the seventeenth minute and was... Read More
Since there is no Frontier Conference representative in Division I, the second place teams from the Red River and Pacific North battled it out in a repechage match in Austin, Texas. The game was a rematch of last year’s National Semifinal between the Austin Blacks and the Life West Gladiators. History did not repeat itself, as Life West was triumphant in a 36-28 victory over the Blacks. With the... Read More
In Lemont, Ill. for the DI Midwest Conference Championships, the Chicago Lions upset top-seeded Columbus, 33-20, to win their first Midwest crown since 1999. The Lions lost their two meetings against Columbus in the regular season, so the victory was sweet revenge. Down at half, Chicago outscored Columbus 18-3 in the second half to win the game. The DI Mid-Atlantic Champion, Rocky Gorge, await... Read More
At Little Q Field in San Diego, Calif., Belmont Shore defeated hosting OMBAC, 31-28, to win the DI Pacific South Conference Championship. Belmont Shore endured a tough test from OMBAC to advance to Tucson, Ariz. on May 20th to play the Life West Gladiators in the DI National Quarterfinals.
OMBAC ran out to an 11-0 early lead via two Kalei Konrad penalty kicks and an unconverted from scrummy... 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
In the final Red River Conference weekend, both DI Austin clubs have advanced to next stage of the postseason. With a 7-1 record including Saturday’s 95-8 win over Houston Athletic, the Austin Huns wrapped up their first conference title in years and a seat at the table in the West Regionals. The Austin Blacks captured second place in the Red River with a 41-31 victory over the Dallas Reds. As... Read More