With Club Regionals less than a month away, the conference playoffs are set to begin this Saturday. For the regional round of the National Playoffs on weekend of May 19-20, the Midwest plays the winner of the Atlantic North and the Mid-Atlantic match-up in Obetz, Ohio and the Red River battles the Pacific Rugby Premiership champion in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Midwest season was completed in... Read More
The 1979 Eastern Rugby Union Championship was won by Old Blue of New York, who beat Baton Rouge in Kenilworth Park, Washington, DC. The New Yorkers won handily 24-0.
The route to the title for Old Blue began in Albany, NY, for the Northeast championship two weeks earlier when Old Blue, Boston RFC, and Albany Knickerbockers met in round robin play to determine who would advance to DC. Old Blue... Read More
The Major League Rugby season couldn’t have started better for the Seattle Seawolves. After a one-game preseason, the Pacific Northwest outfit took the field at Starfire Stadium in Seattle, Wash. and beat the San Diego Legion with a clinical attack and domineering scrum. The Legion did score a pair of tries in the second half, but the story of the day was the Seawolves’ dominant scrum producing... Read More
The first kickoff of the inaugural MLR season was at Dyer Stadium in Houston, Texas where the NOLA Gold picked up its first-ever road win against the Houston Sabercats. After trailing 12-10 at the half, the Gold scored three tries in the second half for the 35-26 come back victory. NOLA has been improving in every match this year and the result was a big win to open up the MLR season.
“The key... Read More
After a 41-26 home opening win against the Austin Elite, the Glendale Raptor’s first match in the MLR ended with the result they wanted but not exactly how they wanted it. Dealing with a pair of red cards that reduced its numbers to 12 players at the end of the match, the Raptors offense built a big lead and the defense held off any semblance of a comeback.
“We scored more points and won the... Read More
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - The Utah Warriors opened the new Zions Bank Stadium with an impressive 80-12 drubbing of the Alberta Wolfpack in front of 3,143 fans. The Warriors were lead by Josh and Jared Whippy, originally from Fiji who combined for a total of 36 points. Josh Whippy accounted for 26 points and Jared for 10 points.
However, in the 73rd minute of play Josh Whippy suffered a compound... Read More
It all started in the fall of 2006 with one massive personality and some big dreams. From the beginning, they’ve done things differently in Glendale, a tiny hamlet landlocked by Denver, recruiting tactics included.
“I actually answered an ad for open tryouts in the Rocky Mountain News, which is a newspaper that doesn’t even exist anymore,” recalled lock Casey Rock, one of just two original... Read More
Houston is a burgeoning rugby town. With the Sabercats set to kickoff the inaugural Major League Rugby season Saturday on the back of a very promising slate of friendlies, and a fourth tier-one test in six years on tap for the summer, that seems obvious. But it hasn’t always.
If you grew up in the Houston rugby community Sabercats center Conor Mills did, it doesn’t seem real. There are a number... Read More
The Seattle Seawolves played their first preseason match this spring on Saturday against the Prairie Wolf Pack. The scrimmage was closed to the public and used it as a tune-up for its home opener this weekend versus the San Diego Legion. Rugby Today was able to speak with player/coach Phil Mack following the 47-7 victory.
Rugby Today: Who is playing for Seattle today?
Phil Mack: We had our full... Read More
With four competitive regions active in DI club rugby, the tries were abundant and the results were felt throughout the country. Little time remains between now and the start of the National Playoffs so clubs are playing their best rugby to get into prime position for the postseason. Teams in the Pacific Rugby Premiership, Red River, Mid-Atlantic, and Atlantic North battled on the pitch on... Read More