Life, winners of the CRC 7s Qualifier bracket
in Las Vegas last week, transitioned into 15s season with a 77-5 defeat of
Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. Saturday. The Running Eagles got off to somewhat
of a slow start, due in part to a soggy field, but never trailed.
No. 8 Cam Dolan and fullback Joe Cowley led Life with three tries a
“Our offense, it provides a lot of touches for... Read More
Led by four tries from fullback Kiara Harris, and seven conversions from
Julia Fortkort, the University of Texas women's team hammered a stretched
Texas Tech side 54-12 Saturday.
The win put Texas at 3-0 in Texas league play and essentially clinched 1st
in the league. Their league is too small to get an automatic bid to
national playoffs, so the Longhorns will have an extra... Read More
Arkansas State blew past Texas A&M 71-20 Saturday in Jonesboro, Ark.
The Red Wolves led the entire match, including 36-3 at intermission and
64-3 in the second half. Texas A&M managed three tries in the last
quarter of the game, all scored by wing Luke Carter.
“We put three really nicely-worked tries in the last 20 of the game, and
when we actually had some ball we... Read More
Santa Clara opened up their D1-AA season with an impressive 38-12 defeat of
Stanford University Friday night in Santa Clara.
The Broncos, playing their first home night game as part of Bronco Pride
Week, weathered an early charge by the Cardinal and ran away with it late.
The game was affected somewhat by a slew of cards handed out by referee JC
Van Staden, who flashed yellow... Read More
A week after winning the CRC 7s Qualifier in Las Vegas, Life University has
to put their 15s jerseys on and open up their D1-A season.
For Director of Rugby Dan Payne, the adjustment won’t be that big a deal.
“For both 7s and 15s, you need to be a good rugby player,” Payne told
RUGBYMag.com, and told his players, as well. “Make your tackles, take care
of the ball, and move the... Read More
Santa Clara University’s highest-profile contribution to rugby is the fact
the school has hosted a few USA test matches.
DI rugby glory on the pitch, however, has eluded the Bay Area Jesuit
Catholic school with an enrollment just over 5,000.
But as the Broncos gear up for their opening D1-AA league clash with
Stanford Friday night, they are feeling a surge of confidence... Read More
DI-A play opens this weekend, with Oklahoma and Arkansas State hosting Life
and Texas A&M, respectively.
Those games are obviously huge and could immediately separate the cream of
the Mid-South from the rest of the crop.
DI-AA play commences, too, with the South Independent, Southeastern,
Southwest, Northwest and Pacific Mountain West conferences picking up... Read More
The Running Eagles came to Las Vegas National Champions. They leave
it CRC Qualifier champions, and have earned the right play to become
Collegiate Rugby Championship champions.
Colton Cariaga and Cam Dolan are the veterans who led the group.
“I give props to those two, my senior players who keep stepping up,” said
Life 7s coach Tui Osborne.
“It feels great. Obviously, I’m... Read More
The Life Running Eagles advanced to the final of the CRC Qualifier bracket
Saturday with a 26-5 defeat of Kutztown.
Life was too quick for Kutztown, without 7s All American Tim Acker, who was
lost in with a torn ACL in the quarterfinals earlier in the day. Miami’s
Mike Pelagalli wrangled Acker by his collar, causing the injury. Pelagalli... Read More
The University of Utah made it to the final of the 2012 Las Vegas
Invitational CRC Qualifier in dramatic fashion, scoring a last-second try
to beat Davenport University 17-12 in the semifinal.
Davenport had beaten Utah in pool play 10-7, a game played at 8am on
Friday, when it seemed Utah was not at their best. But that... Read More