After the winning coaches had time to process their DI National Championship victories, Eugene Eloff of the Austin Huns and Jarrod Faul of the Life West Gladiatrix spoke with Rugby Today to discuss their perspective on the club finals. Here is what they had to say.
Rugby Today: What are your initial thoughts on the game?
Eugene Eloff: I knew it was going to be tough and we never underestimated [... Read More
Five new champions were crowned this past weekend at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. at the USA Rugby Emirate Airline Club National Championships. In the Saturday Division I matches, the Life West Gladiatrix dispatched the Raleigh Venom, 39-17, and the Austin Huns came back to beat NYAC, 27-23, in the final minutes of the men’s final. On Sunday, the St. Louis Royals beat the Bremer County Bucks... Read More
The marquee match of Day Two of the USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club National Championships is the Division II test between the Life Running Eagles and the St. Louis Bombers. On Sunday at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo., the top teams of Men’s DII will be the final match of the championship series at 3:00 pm MST. This is both team’s first time in the DII Championship and each club brings... Read More
The USA Rugby Emirates Airline DI Men’s Club Championship will be fought between two teams of striking similarities and immense differences. At 7:00pm MST on Saturday at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo., the New York Athletic Club and the Austin Huns will kick off a match that will feature some of the best rugby in the nation.
Both clubs got their start in the early 1970s, but only NYAC has... Read More
On Saturday, the titans of the women’s rugby will gather at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. for the USA Rugby Emirates Airline Division I Club National Championship. Emerging from their respective regionals in Pittsburgh and Tucson, the Life West Gladiatrix and the Raleigh Venom will play at 5:00 pm MST to bring home the trophy. With five championships between the two clubs, the DI final will... 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
In the DI Mid-Atlantic Conference Finals, Rocky Gorge preserved its reign as defending MAC champions and earned its seventh straight appearance to Nationals with a 38-15 victory over the Pittsburgh Harlequins. Seventeen penalties in the first half limited Gorge to a 7-3 advantage at halftime. However, Gorge solved its issues and opened the second half with four straight tries to break the game... Read More