With USA picking up its fourth win of the ARC in Brazil, rugby on the homefront was busy with 21 games in college, four tests in DI club, and the first match of MLR foes this preseason. The teams in the D1A top five picked up wins while OMBAC, SFGG, and Olympic Club won out west. In the historic first game between two clubs of the MLR, the Houston Sabercats defeated NOLA Gold, 30-12.
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The D1A PAC Conference was in full effect on Saturday as the heavy hitters squared off in Tuscon while UCLA and Utah played non-conference opponents. Second-ranked Cal took the show on the road to #9 Arizona and turned in a balanced performance to win 48-17. As for UCLA, the #25 Bruins came back on the #16 San Diego State to force a 23-23 tie on the last play of the game. Lastly, #17 Utah fell in... Read More
With every team in the top six of D1A Rugby and 13 of the top 25 in action, it was a busy weekend in the college ranks. In addition, the Houston Sabercats held on for a 39-38 win against NYAC; OMBAC, SFGG, and Belmont Shore were victorious in the PRP; and Dallas, Austin, and Glendale enjoyed comfortable wins in the DI Red River.
The weekend was highlighted by three marquee matchups in D1A. First... Read More
With the D1A PAC Conference entering its fourth week of play, #10 Arizona’s 70-19 defeat of #14 Utah highlighted the weekend. The Rogers brothers, Kyle and Matt, combined for five tries in the victory with Kyle earning the hat trick and Man of the Match honors. The Wildcats’ next opponent is the defending conference champion, #2 Cal, who completed a three-game sweep of challengers this week by a... Read More
The headlines of the second week of February saw #10 Arizona take out #14 Utah, #3 Life and #5 Lindenwood win in the Mid-South, and Belmont Shore, Life West, and OMBAC grab victories in the first round of the Pacific Rugby Premiership.
In the much-anticipated test between two top 15 D1A clubs in the PAC, #10 Arizona asserted itself against Utah, 70-19, in Tuscon, Ariz. The Wildcats’ win improves... 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 action in the D1A PAC Conference centered around Arizona State’s trek to California for a pair of matches and #2 Cal challenging a men’s club to a duel. ASU ended up splitting their road trip by losing to UCLA, 47-5, but beating USC, 22-20, on Sunday. Cal brought the full ferocity of the Bears to Olympic Club on Saturday beating the Pacific Rugby Premiership outfit, 87-19.
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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
A superb defensive effort sparked a second-half comeback that saw Grand Canyon University upset San Diego State, 22-18. In San Diego, Calif., the ‘Lopes endured a pair of yellow cards at the end of each half to emerge victoriously. Trailing 10-3 at the half, GCU scored three tries in the second half to pull off the upset and secure its second D1A win.
“Our boys really dug deep,” GCU head coach... Read More