The quarterfinals for the D1A National Collegiate Championships are set for this Saturday and Sunday and nine of the most competitive clubs in the nation are set to clash. St. Mary’s will be looking for third championship in a row, but have the likes of Life, Lindenwood, Arizona, Utah, Indiana, Davenport, Cal Poly, and Air Force in the hunt to claim the title.
Since the Cal Poly versus Air Force... Read More
The Penn Mutual Varsity Cup is down to four and the D1A playoffs to eight. We die-hard rugby fans wish we could mesh the professionalism and exposure of the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship with the inclusiveness of the D1A competition, and we’d all love to see Cal vs. Lindenwood, Central Washington vs. St. Mary’s, or Life vs. BYU. But that’s not the world in which we currently live.
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With both teams already earning spots in the D1A National Playoffs, the last match of the California Conference regular season came down to Cal Poly at Saint Mary's in Moraga, Calif. After a sloppy second half, the Gaels came out on top, 50-11.
Despite what the final score might indicate, the match between the two teams was a competitive contest for the most part. According to Saint Mary’s Head... Read More
In a primer before the start of the D1A National Playoffs, Lindenwood was able to grind out a 13-10 victory over Davenport in cold conditions.
When Lindenwood left campus, the sky was clear and the weather was sunny. However, once the players arrived at Davenport, the scene had changed dramatically. According to Lindenwood’s assistant coach Aaron Browne, there was a thick layer of snow on the... Read More
The field for the D1A National Rugby College 15s National Championships has been set and the first round matches are scheduled for April 16th. Twelve teams were selected with top four clubs earning opening round byes for claiming their conference championships. The seeds were determined by the final USA Rugby D1A Rankings and conference championship winners.
Life and Saint Mary’s earned the top... Read More
Life continued its undefeated campaign with a 34-0 victory over Davenport. In arduous conditions due to heavy snow, the Running Eagles used a simplified game plan to notch the shut out victory.
“It was pretty tough conditions…You could hardly see the ball. It was a bit of a nightmare. It was some of the toughest conditions we have played in this year,” Life assistant coach David Gannon said.... Read More
In the penultimate match of the DIA California Conference, St. Mary’s reached the century mark as the Gaels dominated Santa Clara, 100-24. The SCUTS scored first, but St. Mary’s came back with a vengeance scoring 16 tries by nine different players. Two players had hat tricks and three more had two tries apiece, but it was flyhalf Mike McCarthy who shined with a total of 30 points with two tries... Read More
Over the weekend Penn State took on Indiana in State College, Pa. After a back-and-forth first half, Penn State came away 48-32 winners.
The Hoosiers and Nittany Lions both came into Saturday’s match looking for a resounding non-conference scalp. Indiana was in search of a fourth-straight win, while PSU was looking to end a two-match losing streak. Though the teams came into the match on the... Read More
In the second match of its Rocky Mountain trip, Army came from two tries down in the second half to score 17 unanswered points to beat Utah, 29-26. Playing at the Utes’ home pitch in Salt Lake City, Utah, each team was nursing injuries, but the energy on the field was tremendous. The two game away jaunt left Army with the belief that it can be competitive with the best in the nation, but still... Read More
In a heavyweight title fight that came down to the last seconds, Life University’s Cody Melphy dove over the line for the game-winning try over rival Lindenwood. Blaine McIlroy’s all-important conversion spoiled a 15 point second half comeback from Lindenwood, earning the 23-21 victory for Life.
"Road games are always tough to win in the Mid-South and this one certainly was," Life head coach... Read More