PHILADELPHIA — Doylestown romped over the New Jersey Blaze 36-5 Friday in pool play of the Girls High School Rugby Challenge and seemed on track to do the same early in Sunday's championship match at PPL Park.
Doylestown built a 10-0 lead before allowing a Tess Feury score and the go-ahead try from N.J. Blaze's Jordan Cowan off a botched scrum deep inside its own territory just before the first... Read More
PHILADELPHIA – Maryland and Cal ushered Division II-member Drexel into the Collegiate Rugby Championship with shutout wins of 26 and 36 points, respectively.
The Dragons final pool match came against fellow-Philadelphia school Temple, a common opponent from previous sevens tournaments.
"We were playing really selfish the first two matches," Drexel's Austin Glenwright said. "We studied up on... Read More
PHILADELPHIA — The New York Rhinos and the Ontario Blues were on the PPL Park pitch for a while in between two Collegiate Rugby Championship matches Saturday - 48 minutes, to be exact.
The match between the domestic select side and the Canadian squad - a 79-43 Blues win - was an exhibition for the 'Super Sevens' rugby format. Normal sevens rules apply, but instead of two seven-minute halves, 16-... Read More
Behind two tries from senior Andrew Haskell, Virginia Tech upset Arizona - a program which has produced the likes of Peter Tiberio and Brett Thompson - 29-0 during the first round of Collegiate Rugby Championship play at PPL Park Friday.
"It's a huge step for us," Haskell said. "I think we all knew we could do it, but we're the kind of team where if something goes wrong, sometimes we struggle.... Read More
[Cal's Carl Hendrickson carries the ball against Arizona State University. Photo credit: Abel Barrientes]
PHILADELPHIA — In California’s first training session in Philadelphia before last year’s Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC), then-sophomore Jesse Milne injured his hamstring and didn’t make an appearance in the tournament.
“It’s exciting to see the work come to fruition and actually get some... Read More
PHILADELPHIA – Junior Jack Arnold remembers the flood of text messages from his University of Arizona teammates early on the morning of August 12, 2013: Dave Sitton, who headed the club for 35 years, had died suddenly.
[Above: Junior Jack Arnold kicks off for Arizona. Photo courtesy of University of Arizona Rugby]
“I was one week away from coming back to practice in the fall,” Arnold said. “... Read More