The marquee game of the opening weekend of the PAC Conference turned into a back and forth battle with #9 Utah coming back from a 16 point first half deficit to win 39-31 over hosting Arizona. The Wildcats led 19-8 at halftime, but it was the Utes who turned over Arizona multiple times to score five tries in the second half.
Utah assistant coach Jon Law described the game as very sloppy rugby. “... Read More
In a preseason clash of two top five teams, a strong second half powered #3 Saint Mary’s College to a 24-13 victory over #5 Lindenwood. Playing in rain and swirling wind in Moraga, Calif., the match started with the Lions taking a 10-0 before the Gaels closed the gap to three points at the half. Three tries in the second half put St. Mary’s up for good as Lindenwood only could manage a penalty... Read More
The first day of the 11th annual Dennis Storer Classic concluded Saturday with Cal and hosts, UCLA, going undefeated setting up the tournament final on Sunday. Named after the historic UCLA and first ever USA Eagles head coach, Dennis Storer, five teams, UCLA, Cal, UC-San Diego, UC-Santa Cruz, and UC-Davis, gathered in Los Angeles, Calif. for the unofficial start of the collegiate California 15s... Read More
The anticipated match between #3 Saint Mary’s College and Arizona ended in a lopsided victory for the Gaels as they won 73-7 on Friday night in Tucson, Ariz. Rebounding from the prior week’s loss to San Francisco Golden Gate, St. Mary’s’ experience and talent outmatched the Wildcats. Arizona was without five players who attended the Men’s Junior All-American Camp, but with how the Gaels were... Read More
One of the biggest DIA collegiate matches of the early season is this weekend in Tucson, Ariz. when Arizona welcomes #3 Saint Mary’s College to its home opener. Playing under the lights on Friday at William David Sitton Field, this contest will be invaluable to both sides playing against a strong club so early in the season.
Each team has one game under its belt with decidingly different results... Read More
Michigan faced Minnesota in Big Ten competition Saturday that ended with the Wolverines getting their second win of the season. After last weekend’s loss to Indiana, the Wolverines were able to bounce back and get a decisive 59-5 result.
Support was the name of the game on Saturday. Whether it was at the breakdown or when runners had the ball in hand, the Wolverines supported one another in order... Read More
The college 15s season is done and dusted, with no more games left to help sort the final rankings. The top four is easy, below that, it gets a little tougher. BYU beat Cal and St. Mary's. Cal beat St. Mary's. St. Mary's beat Life. There's your inarguable top four.
No. five could be Central Washington or Davenport. Tough one to pick since they didn't play each other or have any common opponents,... Read More
For the last three years, the D1A National Championship has came down to the same two teams, No. 3 Life University and No. 4 Saint Mary’s College of California. The Running Eagles won the 2013 edition, 16-14, and SMC took last year’s game, 21-6. The 2015 match at Fifth Third Bank Stadium at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta would not disappoint, as the game came down to the last play with the... Read More
Life advanced to its third-straight D1A championship game with a 43-14 defeat of Lindenwood in Marietta, Ga. Saturday. The Running Eagles built a four-try second-half advantage before the Lions were able to get on the board.
Life won the kicking battle and proved better in the set pieces, which made the biggest difference in the match. The semifinal was hotly contended, as referee Derek Summers... Read More
The six best teams in the country are still in the hunt for a National Championship. BYU and Cal will do battle in the Varsity Cup final for a third-straight year Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium in suburban Salt Lake City. At the same time, Davenport travels to St. Mary’s and Life hosts Lindenwood in the D1A semifinals. These teams are, without much dispute, the six best teams in the country.... Read More