In the last round before the California Cup Grande Final next weekend at Treasure Island, Life West and OMBAC punched their tickets to championship on Saturday. With the Olympic Club versus Belmont Shore match being rained out, the last two games of the competition were win or go home. Life West came back from a 14-point deficit to beat SFGG in the final minutes to win 36-34 and OMBAC bashed the... Read More
After a two-week holiday break, the California Cup was back in action on Saturday for Week Four. With one set of games left until the Grande Final on January 21st, this weekend had a significant impact on the standings. With its 46-28 win over previously unbeaten Life West, OMBAC is one step closer to securing a spot in the final. SFGG came from behind to knock off Belmont Shore, 23-21, setting... Read More
With over 240 points scored in the three California Cup matches this past weekend, the offenses were on tilt as OMBAC, Life West, and Belmont Shore added victories to their records. OMBAC nearly doubled up SFGG, 62-36, to explode in the second half behind hat tricks from Todd Clever and John Grant. With five players returning from the dissolved San Francisco PRO team, Life West remained... Read More
On a chilly December Saturday in Richmond, Virginia, the Capital Selects avenged their 2015 loss to the USA South Panthers with a hard-earned 28-20 win. In a highly anticipated rematch, both teams brought their best rosters, with five combined PRO Rugby and USA Select players on the pitch.
The Capital Selects came out firing, not allowing the Panthers to get out of their own 22 for the opening... Read More
The first weekend of the inaugural 2017 California Cup is in the books as Life West clipped Belmont Shore, 27-20, OMBAC clobbered the Olympic Club, 58-10, and San Francisco-Golden Gate dispatched the San Diego Old Aztecs, 42-19. Playing at Ray Sheeran Field at Treasure Island in San Francisco, Calif., the fans in attendance were treated to a triple-header of high quality California rugby.
The... Read More
A New York resurgence, the beast in the east, and a four-headed Midwest monster highlighted the 2016-2017 USA DI Club Rugby fall season. The 2015 DI Champion, the New York Athletic Club, rebounded from a 5-5 record in the American Rugby Premiership/Atlantic North last season to an undefeated 8-0 mark this fall knocking off Old Blue, Mystic River, and Life in the process. Repeating its performance... Read More
In the penultimate weekend of the American Rugby Premiership fall season, Old Blue held off a surging Mystic River club, 32-25, and the New York Athletic Club crushed the Boston Irish, 81-29. Old Blue’s victory completes a season sweep over the defending DI National Champions, but Mystic will now shift its focus to NYAC this Saturday. Old Blue will conclude its fall season at home against Boston... Read More
The top six teams in the Mid-Atlantic had chances to strengthen their playoff position before the winter hiatus. Rocky Gorge and Baltimore-Chesapeake both defended home turf with hard-earned wins. Down in Norfolk, Va., the Blues fought to a draw against Schuylkill River.
Facing a must-win for their playoff chances, Baltimore-Chesapeake stood up against Pittsburgh, who entered the match in second... Read More
As part of the Rugby Weekend on Friday in Chicago, Ill., the Chicago Griffins hosted Metropolis for the first leg of the annual Gold Cup. After the Minneapolis club amassed a 33-10 at halftime, the Griffins began an epic comeback resolving their mental errors and issues with execution to win, 43-33.
“We have proven to ourselves that we can be a good rugby side and play attractive rugby, as long... Read More
The ability to travel and win in any competition is essential for a successful club. Each team in the DI Mid-Atlantic, except for one, has struggled on the road. Besides Rocky Gorge, the home team has won almost twice the number of games than away. On Saturday, the Potomac Exiles, the Schuylkill River Exiles, and the Pittsburgh Harlequins each defended their home fields beating the Norfolk Blues... Read More