College, club, and professional rugby are in the final preparation for the playoffs and the start of Major League Rugby season. For college, the D1A playoffs begin Saturday and the spring D1AA started this weekend. Club rugby has a few weeks left before the postseason, but the most of the MLR finished it’s preseason ahead of the openers on April 21st.
In a rematch between Saint Mary’s and Cal,... Read More
Feeling the excitement before the USA’s first international match of the year, Arizona fought off UCLA, 33-10, at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. on Saturday. The Wildcat defense was impressive holding back the Bruin offense for most of the contest. In addition to Saturday’s victory, Arizona’s second side beat USC, 66-14, on Friday to bring its PAC Conference record to 2-0. Lastly, Cal... Read More
With the emphatic win of the USA National team against Argentina serving as the nightcap, plenty of college and club rugby was on display on Saturday. Most of the D1A heavyweights were in action as St. Mary’s, Cal, Life, Lindenwood, and Arizona walked away as victors. In the club world, the Houston Sabercats preyed on the Capital Selects and the Dallas Reds and Austin Blacks continued their... Read More
The second week of the D1A California Conference saw the frontrunner and the newcomer notch victories. Both squads were road warriors as No. 1 ranked Saint Mary’s blitzed San Diego State, 62-5, in San Diego, Calif. and #21 UC Davis took down Cal Poly, 33-27, in San Luis Obispo. The first weekend of February sees St. Mary’s battle Olympic Club, UC Davis take on UC Santa Barbara, and SDSU host Cal... Read More
Four of the top five teams in the nation shined on Saturday as conference play began while the Houston Sabercats got back on track with a win over James Bay. Saint Mary’s picked up a Cal Conference win against SDSU as Cal, BYU, and Lindenwood were victorious in non-conference match-ups.
No. 1 ranked Saint Mary’s schooled SDSU, 62-5, for the Aztecs’ second loss in a row and the Aggies of UC Davis... Read More
After a fall semester that saw the Red River Rugby Collegiate Conference crown a 7s champion (Arkansas) and begin its 15s slate, the conference resumed its season on Jan. 20.
Baylor and Texas Tech played a league match, which the Bears won convincingly, and LSU stepped out to face national powerhouse Life in a road fixture.
Baylor 59, Texas Tech 17
In the spring opener for both teams, the Bears... Read More
The first installment of the spring rankings saw little movement thanks to only a pair of games.
Central Washington traveled to California for a pair of games and came out on the losing end of both. The Wildcats played a young side on Friday night against UC-Davis and lost 33-14. Due to the roster, however, the team didn't get punished much for the loss.
Davis remains at 19 and we will see how... Read More
It was championship weekend for college as the 2017 rugby season came to a close. With the titles of Men’s DIAA and DII and Women’s DI and DII at stake at Furman University, great competition brought out the best of college rugby.
For the women, Davenport completed their unbelievable inaugural year in the division by winning its first DI Championship over Notre Dame, 89-24. In the back-to-back... Read More
No official press release has been sent out, nor will it be, but the Varsity Cup is done. Founded by BYU in 2012, with its first postseason being staged in 2013, the competition was a team-driven independent entity which struck partnerships and sponsorships with United World Sports, NBC and Penn Mutual.
BYU claimed the first three titles, the third of which was eventually stripped for fielding an... Read More
The third round of Red River Rugby Collegiate Conference fifteens play on Nov. 18 was marked with three blowouts: LSU ran away from Arkansas, Texas A&M downed Oklahoma and Baylor handled TCU.
Texas Tech, playing the Quinn Noel Memorial Match (a non-conference friendly against Woodlands RFC), lost by three points and Texas fell to Arkansas State, 65-0.
Below are recaps from each of the... Read More