The Elite Cup officially kicks off Saturday when
the Denver Barbarians host the Glendale Raptors at Shea Stadium in
Highlands Ranch, Colo.
This will be the third of four meetings between Glendale and Denver this
competitive cycle. The Barbos beat the Raptors at the Aspen Ruggerfest in
September and at Infinity Park in October.
The latter match was a DI league contest. With... Read More
With so much attention paid to NYAC, and with good reason, and to Old Blue,
their main rivals, Boston has been quietly going about its business preparing
for the playoffs and the Elite Cup in the spring.
The big piece of news for Boston is the fact
that newly-capped flanker John Quill is no longer with the club. After
playing in Boston last season and using that as a springboard to the national... Read More
The Cincinnati Wolfhounds defeated Norfolk, the Atlanta Renegades, and a
tough Barbarians compilation side to win the Savannah Tournament this
The Wolfhounds were paced by wing Rashad
Finley, who was a constant threat on the outside and scored numerous
Head Coach Nick Lauterbach praised his team's phase play.
"We've been working on our play three to four phases... Read More
The shock loss by the Austin Blacks in Texas hasn't actually done much to
muddle the Texas DI club league, as the Blacks have a large cushion and did
get two bonus points out of the match.
Perhaps of greater interest was that Dallas got a massive bonus-point win
over The Woodlands and are now in 2nd place (albeit with the 3rd-place
Dallas Harlequins possessing two games in hand).... Read More
has been a region of wild scores, upsets and last-minute game-winning tries
this season, from college to men’s club, and the trend continued Saturday.
Fort Worth beat the previously undefeated Austin Blacks for the first time
in a long time via a game-winning converted try at the death, the Austin
Huns eked out a close win over HARC, and the Dallas Reds torched The... Read More
The San Diego Old Aztecs slammed the Back Bay Sharks 73-7 Saturday in the
only DI club match in Southern California.
The game was notable in that the result bolstered the playoff hopes of the
Old Aztecs, only promoted form DII this season. San Diego is now 3-3, one
standings point behind Los Angeles and OMBAC. They have a game in hand over
Back Bay dropped to 1-6.
The game... Read More
Old Puget Sound Beach Seattle took a huge step forward toward clinching the
#2 playoff spot in the Pacific Coast/NorCal DI club league with a
convincing 61-0 shutout of the Sacramento Lions.
Led by another big game from the forward pack, especially Ifereimi Naruma,
OPSB weathered some early pressure from the Lions before opening up the
"The forwards set the platform," said... Read More
Provo, Utah - Turnovers killed BYU as they lost 22-16 Saturday to NYAC in a
meeting of 2012's DI-A and Super League champions.
BYU led early with a Paul Lasike penalty. But NYAC put in a sterling
physical performance and patiently put themselves in position to score.
Their first try, from Mike Petri, made it 5-3 with about 15 minutes to go
in the first half. A little frustrated by... Read More
One of the DII clubs with big ambitions is the Utah Islanders.
Formed out of the wreckage of the Utah Brothers and Utah Warriors, the
Islanders wanted to play DI but was forced by the West RFU to go into
“We plan to move up to DI next year,” said the Islanders’ Lofi Fuatogi. “We
are filling a need, and we’re getting more and more athletes coming to play
with us, so who... Read More
But it’s happening this weekend, with reigning (and final) Super League
champions New York Athletic Club visit 2012 DI-A champs BYU in
The last time this happened was in 2007, when OMBAC beat Cal in Berkeley
36-30. The year before the AC had visited Cal, losing 33-27.
Given those results, this weekend’s game promises to be very close, and
promises to be relatively-high-scoring. There is... Read More