The top NSCRO squad is Christendom College (Front Royal, Virginia), which finished the season with a 9-0 record and received five first place votes.
In the previous poll, Christendom was ranked #3, but thanks to a dominant performance in the 2018 NSCRO Men's 15s Mid-Atlantic South Region Championship in Raleigh, North Carolina the weekend of December 2nd and 3rd, the Crusaders jumped two spots.... Read More
Guinness brewery announced it would take over as title sponsor of the prestigious Six Nations tournament a few days before the British pound dropped to $1.26, its lowest rate since June of 2017.
The title sponsorship was once the sole purview for 14-years of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). But, since the world-wide financial debacle of 2008, RBS could not continue to justify a sponsor’s expense on... Read More
For the second consecutive week, the United States reached the cup final on the HSBC 7s World Series. After falling to New Zealand last week, the Eagles once again came up short falling 29-15 to Fiji.
The United States dominated possession in the first half but errors and penalties marred opportunities to score. Fiji completed one pass in the first half yet led 17-0 at the break.
After the... Read More
The DII College final four took place over the weekend with North Carolina State knocking off defending champions Wisconsin Whitewater. The Wolfpack take the top spot in the rankings after capping off an impressive undefeated season.
Iowa Central gave NC State a tougher game than Whitewater in the semifinals and move into the second spot.
Things get tricky from here down. On the second day of a... Read More
In May of 1999, U. Cal Berkeley won its 16th national D1 Men’s championship, defeating Penn State 36-5 in the final. The championship match was played in San Francisco’s Balboa Stadium.
The win represented the Golden Bears’ ninth consecutive title and reaffirmed the University’s dominance over USA college rugby.
Sixteen teams started out, playing in the opening round in three venues; Berkeley,... Read More
NSCRO powered by Penn Mutual crowned its women’s 15s champions this past weekend and saw three of the four teams earn a place in the men's Champions Cup slated for April 27 and 28 in the spring.
The women’s competition took place entirely in the fall. The four region winners were Salve Regina, Catholic University, Minnesota-Moorhead, and Wayne State.
After all the dust settled, Wayne State... Read More
NC State captured the DII men’s national title with a convincing 57-12 win over two time reigning champions Wisconsin-Whitewater. It was the first national championship in program history.
To get to the finals the Wolfpack had to dispatch a tough Iowa Central squad. The game was 21-17 early in the first half but NC State pulled away for a 33-17 victory over the Tritons.
The Warhawks reached their... Read More
Coming into championship weekend, the DII College rankings were a doozy to complete. Queens College shocked the field two weeks ago to get a shot at dethroning Whitewater and as a result two teams from the Cardinals Conference are headed to the final four. The conference gets a lot of bump thanks to the performance.
The top four are the four remaining teams. Whitewater, NC State, Iowa Central and... Read More
The DIAA Fall Championship is set with St. Joe’s and Bowling Green reaching the December 2nd final in Charlotte, N.C.
Muddy conditions marred the Mt. St. Mary’s venue and the games turned into grind it out affairs. After winning the MARC conference, the St. Joseph's met Salisbury in the round of eight. The Hawks' flyhalf Noah Niu was crucial in orchestrating the Hawks offense. With the score 10-5... Read More
The Men’s DII College final four is set after a weekend of action packed rugby. UW-Whitewater returns seeking its third straight DII title and will be joined by three teams appearing in their first ever DII final four, Queens College, Iowa Central, and NC State.
These four teams will head to Mecklenburg, NC in two weeks to play for a national title.
In a snowy Columbia, Missouri, UW-... Read More