San Francisco Golden Gate
beat Old Puget Sound Beach 22-17 at Sheeran Field on Treasure Island
Saturday to advance to the Elite Cup Final May 25 at Infinity Park in
OPSB utilized the wind to take a 17-8 lead into halftime, but SFGG
dominated possession and territory in the second half to shut out OPSB and
complete the comeback.
“We had a lot of... Read More
Life's almost-Eagle lock Tom Katzfey is unavailable because he has to take
the MCATs this weekend - he had scheduled the test long before he knew what
the Elite Cup schedule would be.
Meanwhile, Al McFarland is getting married, and with Mike Petri his best man,
neither will be playing a rugby game this week.
The player-absence issues keep coming for the AC. James Denise's groin is
still bothering... Read More
The Elite Cup is down two four teams and two weekends, and on both coasts
the teams in the semis know each other very well.
In the west, Old Puget Sound travels to San Francisco Golden Gate. SFGG
beat OPSB soundly in January – a game most agree Old Puget Sound wasn’t
really ready for – and then won a close one in Seattle 36-27.
It’s reasonable to expect this matchup to be... Read More
NYAC and Life University have named their linesup for Saturday's Elite Cup
NYAC is still without USA scrumhalf Mike Petri (broken thumb) but
remains able to run former 7s Eagle Justin Hundley out at #9. John Cronin,
brought in earlier this season as backup, is at center, partnering with
(likely) soon-to-be Eagle Troy Hall.
Meanwhile regular hooker Conor Coyne slots in... Read More
The DIII club bracket has been finalized with this past weekend’s playoff
In Southern California, there was no championship match, but simple a
semifinal, with the top-seeded team left getting the #1 seed. The top two
seeds won, with Oceanside defeating Beaumont 52-10 to continue their
undefeated run. Belmont Shore beat 49-36 Empire to take the #2 seed.
This was a repeat... Read More
The DI club competition on the West Coast might actually find some closure
this weekend as the Southern California and Pacific teams face off.
With the top team in Pacific Coast, SFGG, having pulled out, the Northern
California/Pacific Coast group of teams was put into something of a
confusion. The remaining teams bumped up a seed, but because of a
pre-season agreement between... Read More
The New York Athletic Club is hosting Ontario, the Canadian
Rugby Championship titlists, Saturday in the first-ever meeting between the
American club and the Canadian provincial champs.
The Blues are an all-star side fed by 12 clubs. They have a couple of
Canadian National Team players and several potential internationals and U20
internationals on the roster.
“They have big... Read More
The West and Texas square off this weekend in the DI Round of 32
The Austin Blacks (Texas #1) host the Kansas City Blues (West #4), the
Dallas Harlequins (Texas #2) host the Provo Steelers (West #3), the
Glendale Raptors (West #2) host the Dallas Reds (Texas #3) and the Denver
Barbarians (West #1) host the Austin Huns (Texas #4).
The Barbarians and... Read More
The Wilmington Rugby Club capped off their Mid-Atlantic season with a 22-12
victory over defending national DII champs Rocky Gorge to take the MARFU
DII club title.
Wilmington defeated the Washington Irish 41-32 on Saturday in the semis,
while Rocky Gorge hammered a good Roses team 54-12.
On a drizzly day in Pittsburgh, Wilmington got on the board early with a
try from Chris... Read More
The Wisconsin Rugby Club won the Midwest DII club championship with a 30-12
defeat of Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh, which defeated a tough Cleveland Rovers team 39-38 Saturday,
takes the 2nd seed into the national Round of 16.
Wisconsin had to deal with a physical, aggressive Pittsburgh
"We pride ourselves on taking the game to our opponents," said Wisconsin
Head Coach Joe... Read More