The Boston Irish Wolfhounds return to the top flight of club rugby with their American Rugby Premiership debut Saturday against NYAC in Canton, Mass. The Wolfhounds spent several years in the Super League, but since leaving a handful of years back, they haven’t played above DI until now.
With the 2013/2014 season being the gap year for the East Coast’s elite teams, with no Super League or Elite... Read More
The newly minted American Rugby Premiership kicks off Saturday with two contests, one of which features Old Blue and Boston in New York. These old foes have met in league play for many years, though the name of the league keeps changing – Super League, Elite Cup, DI and now ARP.
Their last meeting, a 14-12 win for Old Blue, knocked Boston from the DI playoffs in the spring. With both teams... Read More
After the first weekend of DI play in the Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC), it’s still too early to tell how the division will shake out. Last year, the MAC was represented by Schuylkill River in the postseason, as they advanced to the DI quarterfinals. With the new season upon us, teams have reloaded for their opportunity for the top prize.
After finishing fourth in the regular... Read More
A member of the Mid Atlantic Conference (MAC) has been represented in the Division II National Championship Game for the last four years – Rocky Gorge won the National Championship in 2012 and 2014, Wilmington finished second in the nation in 2013, and Doylestown was runner-up in 2012.
With powerhouse clubs such as Rocky Gorge, Wilmington, Doylestown, Washington, and Media, the Mid-Atlantic looks... Read More
For the first time in club history, Monmouth saw all three of its sides win on the weekend. The DII and DIII men swept league rival Morris, and the women's team scored a remarkable win, convincingly beating Boston, a final four team last year, 43-21. The Renegades netted four tries with three of them coming from Captain Diana Valencia. Scrumhalf Kelly Rafferty had a try and four conversions to... Read More
White Plains Rugby, Westchester’s USA Rugby Division I team, opens its league season this Saturday evening, September 13, at Loucks Stadium, White Plains High School, with a match against Mystic River, a 31very strong team from Boston. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 PM.
It should be a special evening as White Plains Rugby is using the event as a fundraiser for the ALS Therapy Development Institute (... Read More
Severn River and the Washington Irish played to a 14-14 tie Saturday at East Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. These two teams squared in the weekend’s only DII-South match in the Mid-Atlantic Conference.
“We were happy with our focus on the game plan we have in place,” said Severn River Captain Mike Bertoni. “We executed that well. Irish was tough as hell on defense, missed very few tackles.”
For... Read More
In the closest game of the weekend in Mid-Atlantic DI play, the Baltimore-Chesapeake Brumbies held off a late surge by the Raleigh Vipers to win 26-24 Saturday in Raleigh, NC. Behind a dominant scrum, BC was able to preserve their lead late and pull out a victory.
“As is always the case when we play BC, there was a lot of good hits on defense and hard running with the ball,” Raleigh Head Coach... Read More
After a close first half and a red card early in the second, the Norfolk Blues scored four unanswered tries to beat the Pittsburgh Harlequins 38-15. The Blues traveled over 400 miles to Pittsburgh for the Harlequins' first match under new head coach Ludovico Martin. Using a stingy defense and taking advantage of Pittsburgh being a man down, Norfolk shut out the Harlequins attack in the second... Read More
In its final tune up prior to the beginning of the American Rugby Premiership, Old Blue scored 54-second half points to defeat Hartford 69-0.
Old Blue employed a field position game throughout the match. Hartford responded well in the early stages of the game, fielding many of the Old Blue kicks. Hartford kept it close, and at halftime, only 15 points separated the teams.
The second half was a... Read More