Twenty games in two days highlighted the USA Club Rugby East Regionals at Founder’s Field in Pittsburgh, Pa. over the weekend. With a trip to the Club Championships in Glendale, Colo. on June 3rd on the line, five divisions were up for grabs in the quarterfinal and semifinal matches. When the rain cleared on Sunday, NYAC (DI Men’s), the Raleigh Venom (DI Women’s), the Life Running Eagles (DII Men... Read More
This weekend in Pittsburgh, Pa., the world of club rugby descends on Founders Field where four teams will clash for the honor to play in the Division I USA Club Championships in Glendale, Colo. on June 3rd. At 5pm, the Midwest Champion, the Chicago Lions, are matched up against the Mid-Atlantic's Rocky Gorge and the last two DI National Champions, NYAC and Mystic River, face off for semifinal... Read More
In Tucson, Arizona, four of USA’s powers will duke it out for the right to advance to the Division I USA Club Rugby National Championship in Glendale, Colo. on June 3rd. The Austin Huns (9-1) will take on the undefeated San Francisco Golden Gate (13-0) side, while Belmont Shore (11-1) faces Life West (10-3) in the second west regional match.
Austin Huns vs SFGG
The Huns tuned up with a 59-37 win... Read More
At a time when most teams are resting and preparing for the DI Club Regional Playoffs on Saturday, two teams continued their efforts to get better against high-quality competition. The results were mixed for the Austin Huns and the Chicago Lions as they played the Rugby Utah Select XVs and Old Blue, respectively. In both games, the first halves were hotly contested, but in the second halves, one... Read More
The DIII Men's Club playoffs are down to eight teams. The quarterfinals will take place on May 20-21 in Pittsburgh and Tucson, respectively.
The reigning DIII champs were bounced this weekend when the Saratoga Stampede beat the Fairfield Yankees 13-12. They will meet the Southern Pines after the Pines won a pair of games last weekend.
Bremer County makes its way back to nationals after beating... Read More
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