Twenty games in two days highlighted the USA Club Rugby East Regionals at Founder’s Field in Pittsburgh, Pa. over the weekend. With a trip to the Club Championships in Glendale, Colo. on June 3rd on the line, five divisions were up for grabs in the quarterfinal and semifinal matches. When the rain cleared on Sunday, NYAC (DI Men’s), the Raleigh Venom (DI Women’s), the Life Running Eagles (DII Men... Read More
This weekend in Pittsburgh, Pa., the world of club rugby descends on Founders Field where four teams will clash for the honor to play in the Division I USA Club Championships in Glendale, Colo. on June 3rd. At 5pm, the Midwest Champion, the Chicago Lions, are matched up against the Mid-Atlantic's Rocky Gorge and the last two DI National Champions, NYAC and Mystic River, face off for semifinal... Read More
In Tucson, Arizona, four of USA’s powers will duke it out for the right to advance to the Division I USA Club Rugby National Championship in Glendale, Colo. on June 3rd. The Austin Huns (9-1) will take on the undefeated San Francisco Golden Gate (13-0) side, while Belmont Shore (11-1) faces Life West (10-3) in the second west regional match.
Austin Huns vs SFGG
The Huns tuned up with a 59-37 win... Read More
At a time when most teams are resting and preparing for the DI Club Regional Playoffs on Saturday, two teams continued their efforts to get better against high-quality competition. The results were mixed for the Austin Huns and the Chicago Lions as they played the Rugby Utah Select XVs and Old Blue, respectively. In both games, the first halves were hotly contested, but in the second halves, one... Read More
The ramp up to the DI National Quarterfinals wasn’t kind to the two teams from the Atlantic North on Saturday. The #1 seeded NYAC lost 42-19 to Old Blue while the defending DI National Champion, Mystic River, was beaten by the visiting Glendale Raptors, 22-16. Although both squads lost, valuable lessons were learned and wake-up calls were received.
For NYAC, the final result and who scored didn’t... Read More
Since there is no Frontier Conference representative in Division I, the second place teams from the Red River and Pacific North battled it out in a repechage match in Austin, Texas. The game was a rematch of last year’s National Semifinal between the Austin Blacks and the Life West Gladiators. History did not repeat itself, as Life West was triumphant in a 36-28 victory over the Blacks. With the... Read More
At Little Q Field in San Diego, Calif., Belmont Shore defeated hosting OMBAC, 31-28, to win the DI Pacific South Conference Championship. Belmont Shore endured a tough test from OMBAC to advance to Tucson, Ariz. on May 20th to play the Life West Gladiators in the DI National Quarterfinals.
OMBAC ran out to an 11-0 early lead via two Kalei Konrad penalty kicks and an unconverted from scrummy... Read More
In the DI Mid-Atlantic Conference Finals, Rocky Gorge preserved its reign as defending MAC champions and earned its seventh straight appearance to Nationals with a 38-15 victory over the Pittsburgh Harlequins. Seventeen penalties in the first half limited Gorge to a 7-3 advantage at halftime. However, Gorge solved its issues and opened the second half with four straight tries to break the game... Read More
In the final set of DI NorCal “round robin” playoff matches, Olympic Club fell to San Francisco Golden Gate, 55-5, and Life West handled the EPA Razorbacks, 43-27. SFGG advances to the Pacific North Championship against the Northwest champion, ORSU, at Treasure Island, Calif. on Saturday, while Life West travels to Texas for the West Regional Repechage match against the Austin Blacks.
SFGG locked... Read More
The DI Midwest Conference Championship is set for Saturday in Lemont, Ill. between Columbus and the Chicago Lions. The #3 seeded Lions pulled off the road win versus #2 Metropolis, 40-19, in the first semifinal, while top-seeded Columbus took care of business against the #4 Chicago Griffins, 29-19.
In the #2 versus #3 semifinal, the Lions made the long trip to Minneapolis, Minn. to play... Read More