Week two in the DII NorCal saw the Sacramento Capitals improving to 2-0 with a 27-8 win over Vacaville (1-1), the Sacramento Blackhawks (1-1) blasting the Chico Mighty Oaks (0-2), 56-17, and BA Baracus (1-1) scoring four early tries to double up the Diablo Gaels (0-2), 43-20. Life West and Berkeley postponed their match and will make it up next weekend.
The Sacramento Capitals once again came out... Read More
Both teams from the East Palo Alto area and San Francisco-Golden Gate (SFGG) were victorious in the second week of NorCal Division I matrix play. The EPA Razorbacks remain undefeated with a 33-12 win over the Sacramento Lions, and the EPA Bulldogs and SFGG pulled even to 1-1 with victories over Santa Rosa and Fresno, respectively. The San Jose Seahawks (1-0) were idle this weekend.
The undefeated... Read More
SoCal Rugby featured four games this weekend with varying results. Oceanside outgunned Santa Monica in a high scoring affair, 59-34, while Los Angeles escaped a second half comeback from OMBAC to win, 28-21. Belmont Shore stymied Downtown, 24-3, and the San Diego Old Aztecs outlasted Pasadena, 21-14.
With the emergence of the Pacific Rugby Premiership, OMBAC, Belmont Shore and Santa Monica have... Read More
The 2015 NorCall Division II opening weekend featured the defeat of the unbeaten division champion, a 61-point blowout, the DIII National Runner-Up earning their first DII win, and a one-point victory.
The Sacramento Blackhawks were 12-0 in the division last year and made it to the round of 16 before being narrowly defeated by Snake River. Their opponent this weekend was the Vacaville Old Dogs,... Read More
Glendale came up one point and one win shy of a dream season in 2014. The Raptors embarked on the inaugural Pacific Rugby Premiership voyage along with six other clubs. They held the best record at the end of the regular season, 11-1, falling only at San Francisco Golden Gate. Glendale then beat a scaled down SFGG side at home in the last match of the regular season, when both teams were already... Read More
Former Italian international Mark Giacheri will coach SFGG's Pacific Rugby Premiership team alongside long-standing assistant coach Grant Wells and newly appointed team manager Mike Bobis.
Giacheri and Wells have just over one month to continue preparations for the 2015 PRP season. SFGG will be looking to achieve the consecutive ‘treble’ and continue their dominance of the highest caliber of US... Read More
"New York, New York, a helluva town.
The Bronx is up, but the Battery's down.
The people ride in a hole in the groun'.
New York, New York, it's a helluva town!"
(From the musical On The Town, lyrics by Comden and Green)
New York is also noted as the home of the New York Rugby Football Club, founded in 1929, the oldest club dedicated to rugby in the United States. This past September, the club... Read More
As the last week in the fall season comes to a close in the DI Mid-Atlantic, Baltimore-Chesapeake and Schuylkill River finished the year with convincing wins over NOVA and Raleigh, respectively. Going into the winter break, BC is in second place and Schuylkill River holding firm in fourth place.
The spring schedule works out that the four top teams in the division will all play against each other... Read More
As the fall season is wrapping up, the DI Mid-Atlantic playoff contenders are jockeying for position in a crowded top of the standings. The Potomac Exiles, Norfolk Blues, and Schuylkill River Exiles each won their games by at least 24 points on the weekend. The second place team, the Baltimore-Chesapeake Brumbies, was idle for the weekend.
With the top four teams huddled at the top of the... Read More
New York Rugby Club and Old Blue both clinched spots in the Empire playoffs with wins this weekend. NYRC defeated Lansdowne, 45-6, and Old Blue nearly reached the century mark with a 92-31 victory over Long Island.
NYRC played Lansdowne on a small Tibbits Field, limiting NYRC’s ability to spread the ball wide. Combined with two weeks off, NYRC struggled a little bit early. “We threw the ball... Read More