For the second-consecutive year, Cal and Kutztown will meet in the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship title match. Defending champ Cal won its way back by beating Life, 33-5, and Kutztown dispatched of the Cinderella Arizona Wildcats, 19-14, to book its return trip. Cal beat Kutztown, 24-21, in last year's final.
Cal’s size overwhelmed Life’s speed in the first semifinal Sunday at PPL... Read More
Arizona produced the upsert of the tournament, which is a bit of a statement considering the amount of upsets on day one, beating Arkansas State 7-5 in the Cup Quarterfinals Sunday at PPL Park in suburban Philadelphia. The Wildcats will play Kutztown in the Cup Semis.
Arkansas State looked to be in early after Dylan Carrion scooped up a loose ball off the deck and a couple of nifty switches had... Read More
Life beat Navy 15-5 in the Cup Quarterfinals early Sunday, advancing to the semifinals to take on the winner of Michigan versus Cal. Life scrumhalf Blane McIlroy scored a brace of tries to put Life over the top.
A series of penalties off the opening kickoff gave Navy attacking possession from the get-go, but Life tackled well and kept the Midshipmen outside the attacking 22. This would be Navy's... Read More
The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship is the holy grail of collegiate rugby. There is no greater stage than the turf on PPL Park, no better conduit to the masses than the NBC cameras and no bigger prize than the Pete Dawkins Trophy.
It all kicks off tomorrow, and after watching some of the teams train in Philadelphia today, I’ll make some bold, and maybe not so bold, predictions.
The... Read More