With the fall season coming to a close in DI Club Rugby, the late schedule games are becoming much more important. The Atlantic North schedule concluded with a NYAC 52-39 win against Old Blue, but Blue walked away with the ARP title. In the Mid-Atlantic, Rocky Gorge handed the Norfolk Blues its first loss in an epic 21-17 hit fest while Pittsburgh and Schuylkill River also won. The marathon... Read More
Dramatic comebacks and near-comebacks littered the DI club rugby scene on Saturday. In the ARP, it was Life with a road 45-35 win over Old Blue and NYAC ringing up 80 points on Mystic River. The Mid-Atlantic saw Washington Irish upset Pittsburgh, Schuylkill River with another dramatic win, and Rocky Gorge setting up a battle for first place with Norfolk next week. The Chicago Lions got back on... Read More
Major League Rugby is supposed to kick off in a handful of months, and many questions remain. The one that should be the easiest to answer – how many teams will be in the competition? – even lingers. Officially, there are six announced teams, though a seventh is coming.
Rugby Today has learned through anonymous sources that a group out of San Diego has put its money down and will own a franchise... Read More
Blowouts, upsets, tight matches, and thrillers permeated the DI club rugby scene Saturday. Glendale finished its undefeated season in ARP play, while Life took down Mystic River 67-25. In the Mid-Atlantic, both Rocky Gorge and Norfolk remained undefeated, with the Blues pulling out an emotional thriller over Washington Irish. In the Midwest, the upset of the week was the Chicago Griffins over the... Read More
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