Day One at the 2017 Las Vegas Invitational College Rugby Championship Sevens Qualifier was filled with blowouts, close-calls, upsets, surprises, and ultimately, eight teams advancing to the Cup Quarterfinals on Friday. Seven pool winners and one wild card moved on to the Cup Quarters tomorrow with the remainder of the clubs battling it out in the lower brackets.
Lindenwood captured the #1 seed in... Read More
The competition in the D1A California Conference was highlighted by dominant displays of rugby resulting in each of the winning clubs putting at least 50 points on their opponents. Saint Mary’s continued its tear this spring with a 94-7 blowout over Cal Poly, San Diego State stomped UC-Santa Barbara, 53-21, and Santa Clara clocked Sacramento State, 53-28.
No. 2 ranked Saint Mary’s remained... Read More
After suffering two straight losses, #4 BYU scored 26 tries in two days as the Cougars picked up two big road wins this week. On Friday, the Cougars ventured to the University of Colorado and blasted the Buffalos for an 82-0 shutout and then blitzed the U.S. Air Force Academy, 74-15, on Saturday. The BYU A side is on a bye next week before facing Saint Mary’s for its home opener on March 11th.... Read More
In a clash of top ranked clubs, #2 Saint Mary’s College of California beat #3 Brigham Young University, 27-12, for the first time in three years. BYU had a five game winning streak against Saint Mary’s dating back to 2014. However, on Saturday in Moraga, Calif., the Gaels used BYU’s penalty trouble to their advantage to shut out the Cougars in the first half then outscore their opponent in the... Read More
To be the best, you have to play the best. No. 2 ranked Brigham Young University has a challenging schedule this spring and in order to be prepared for the D1A National Playoffs in April, the Cougars played one of the best men’s club teams, the Glendale Raptors, on Saturday at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. Despite its best efforts, BYU was able to keep close for a little while before the... Read More
Having played the majority of their schedule in the fall, #6 Penn State and #17 Navy are ramping up their competition for the 2017 Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship in April. On Saturday, the clubs clashed in a postseason preview at Prusmack Rugby Complex in Annapolis, Md.
As both clubs’ spring season openers, the teams played tight rugby for the first 40 minutes. In the second half,... Read More
On an blustery day in Baton Rouge, La., the #25 Louisiana State University Tigers gave the #7 Arkansas State University Red Wolves everything they had for 80 minutes of rugby. At the UREC Field Complex, the wind played a heavy part of the game as the majority of the scoring was on the side of the field. With the wind at its back, LSU controlled most of the possession in the first half and found... Read More
With two explosive wins over this past week, the Cal Bears stretched their undefeated streak to nine games in 2017. Utilizing sides composed of predominantly freshmen and sophomores, Cal blanked Cal Maritime 87-0 on Wednesday and scored 45 points in the second half against Santa Clara to win 65-21. This Saturday, Cal will face a stiff test as it splits its squad to play back-to-back games versus... Read More
To begin the 2017 season, #20 San Diego State and #21 Cal Poly clashed in San Diego, Calif. on Saturday with the Aztecs edging the Mustangs, 13-8. Both looked to shake off the winter rust as execution was lacking at times for each club. With such a low scoring affair, defense was paramount and scoring was at a premium. Ultimately, San Diego State won the game behind tries from Ari Flink and Jacob... Read More
Former Dartmouth assistant coach and current All-American assistant James Willocks will succeed Blake Burdette as the head coach at Penn State. After leading the Nittany Lions to an undefeated fall campaign, Burdette was let go for unstated reasons. The program has undergone several coaching changes over the last few years, as Willocks will be the fourth man to lead the program in that time. ... Read More