A decade ago in 2007, the domestic Super League celebrated its tenth anniversary when perennial powerhouse Belmont Shore (Long Beach, California) defeated the Chicago Lions 27-21 in San Diego for the club title. Belmont Shore chalked up their fourth championship. They had made the finals on eight occasions in those ten years, dominating American club rugby. Belmont were considered favorites... Read More
An action packed weekend saw nine Division I club games across the country. In the most significant matches, the Austin Huns broke its 24-year losing streak to the Austin Blacks in a rout, 45-14, and the Glendale Raptors cracked New Orleans, 59-5, in a non-conference battle. The Huns are taking the Red River and the nation by storm, but face a stiff test next Saturday when they travel to Infinity... Read More
With rain causing numerous schedule changes throughout the season, there were only three matches in the Pacific North this weekend. Santa Rosa took a bye week while Life West defended home turf against a tough Olympic Club, 38-20, and San Francisco Golden Gate’s two Division I clubs went 1-1 on the weekend.
In the Pacific South, Santa Monica blew out Los Angeles, 62-5, while the San Diego Old... Read More
It’s a whole new ballgame in the DI Red River Conference as the new look Austin Huns are challenging for the top spot in the league. After dispatching OMBAC last weekend, the Huns took another major step knocking off the defending conference champions, the Dallas Reds, 24-18 on Saturday. In the Houston Athletic versus the Dallas Harlequins match, the Quins beat HARC, 36-19.
Dallas Reds at the... Read More
Santa Rosa, Life West, and the Olympic Club found themselves in the winners’ column last week in Pacific North play. Only Olympic was able to repeat the performance, with a 39-0 victory over the EPA Razorbacks. Sacramento rebounded with a 37-19 win over Santa Rosa, while Life West fell to San Francisco Golden Gate 35-19.
With Tempe idle, there were only two matches in the Pacific South on... Read More
The second week of the DI Red River season featured a severe blowout and big scare to the National Finalist. The Dallas Reds picked up their first win of 2017 with the 92-8 destruction of the Houston Athletic Rugby Club (HARC) and the Austin Blacks capitalized on a late yellow card to score two tries to defeat the Dallas Harlequins, 35-27.
Houston Athletic at Dallas Reds
It was a true team effort... Read More
In chilly Leesburg, Va., hundreds of ruggers from across the Mid-Atlantic came to watch the Capital Selects take on Stars Rugby, with many more streaming the matches at home. There was a lot of top-level talent on the pitch and the games did not disappoint. The Stars wanted to exact revenge for its losses last year; however, the Capital Selects once again won both the women’s and men’s matches,... Read More
Looking to start 2017 off with intense competition, the Glendale Raptors kicked off six months of rust by challenging itself against Cal Cup Finalist Life West in Hayward, Calif. on Saturday. The Raptors were the aggressors on both sides of the ball pressuring the Gladiators at every opportunity and then stretching the field to create mismatches and overloads to score. Led by dominant... Read More
In its first major match since its full organizational reboot, the Austin Huns beat OMBAC, 24-21, in a hotly contested match in Austin, Texas. The lead changed hands eight times and came down to the final second as Austin scrumhalf Michael Reid scored on a quick tap from five meters to win the game. Traveling from the west coast fresh off its Cal Cup Championship, OMBAC played hard and gave it... Read More
With three clubs fresh off of the California Cup, the Pacific North Division enters the season in a bit of a fractured state as Life West, Olympic Club, and San Francisco Golden Gate (SFGG) already have six matches under their belt in 2017. Meanwhile, the East Palo Alto Razorbacks, Sacramento Lions, and Santa Rosa played their first matches, respectively. The Cup experience gave... Read More