St. Mary's defeated a mixed San Fransicso Golden
Gate side 30-15 in a preseason freindly for both clubs. SFGG fielded a
combined lineup of players from their DII team and a few Super League
regulars in the Sunday match, and they looked rusty.
St. Mary's, led by All Americans Matt Crawford and
Chad Clark in the backs, benefitted from more time on the training
ground and game field, looking like ... Read More
The first half of the Texas DI season is
complete and three of the league’s four teams might as well be 0-0. This
weekend provided a big second-half comeback and a bit of an upset to bring
everyone in the league, other than 0-3 Texas Tech, to 2-1.
Texas vs. Texas State
Friday night in Austin, Texas hosted its suburban rival, Texas State. The
clubs’ campuses are separated by a short 30-minute... Read More
Oregon State University shut out the University of Oregon 42-0 in the
annual "Civil War" match, so-named as it's what everyone calls the rivalry
between these two universities.
OSU and Oregon also play their annual football game on the same day.
For the rugby, it was all about the Oregon State forwards, as they controlled
the pace of the game, especially in the rucks.
"We did make some mistakes... Read More
Baylor defeated The University of Dallas 29-7 Saturday, in some tough
weather conditions, to clog up the middle of the DII Texas league.
“It was a sloppy match to begin with,” said Baylor coach Clayton Jewett.
“We were playing in about a 30-mile wind and it just reeked havoc on both
While passing wasn’t a strong point for either side Saturday, Dallas... Read More
In varsity sports, it’s called the Civil War. When Oregon and Oregon
State come together, more than bragging rights are on the line. Ask Oregon
State coach Mark Webber, and the same goes for rugby.
“I'm old school...It’s for the right to live in the state,
basically,” he said. “It’s not as big as the Civil War in football, but
it’s just as big to the kids, at least I try to envoke... Read More
Arizona State Saturday in a rivalry game to kickstart both programs’
The Wildcats and Sun Devils have a couple
scrimmages under their belts this fall, but Saturday marks the first
80-minute game against a fellow college side for both, and should provide
somewhat of a preview for their March 26 rendezvous in the inaugural CPL
“We've traditionally had more matches... Read More
The College Restructuring Plan approved recently by the USA Board of
Directors is a huge document that will change the domestic rugby landscape as
it’s currently known. The two aspects of the plan that resonate loudest are
the creation of conferences and the forcing of programs to play at a level on
par with their school’s varsity sports.
The first effectively takes the college game completely... Read More
True league play won’t start in Florida until late January, but this fall
DI and DII colleges combined to create the Florida Cup competition, which
culminated this weekend with both the semifinal and final rounds.
The semis saw two ranked DII teams butt heads with two ranked DI teams,
with both DI squads coming out on top. On one half of the bracket, #9
Florida defeated USF (#12... Read More
Fifth-ranked Arkansas repeated as Heart of America Champions Saturday
with a thrilling 25-16 victory over Central Missouri. The Razorbacks owned
the scoreline in the first half, but not necessarily possession.
UCM employed a forward-centric attack early and often, rarely going
outside the flyhalf. The Warriors game plan resulted in a lot of go-forward
ball, but constant pressure from the... Read More
#11 Missouri held on to upset #6 Saint Louis 20-15 Saturday in what
almost became a miraculous comeback. The Tigers got up early via a
pair of penalty kicks from Mark Menne and a breakaway try from fullback
Aaron Lewis. Saint Louis did manage to get on the board in the first half
with a penalty kick, but the momentum was undoubtedly in Mizzou's favor.
The Tigers opened the second half scoring as... Read More