With four competitive regions active in DI club rugby, the tries were abundant and the results were felt throughout the country. Little time remains between now and the start of the National Playoffs so clubs are playing their best rugby to get into prime position for the postseason. Teams in the Pacific Rugby Premiership, Red River, Mid-Atlantic, and Atlantic North battled on the pitch on... Read More
The national collegiate playoffs are upon the American rugby world and the results went pretty much as expected. The favorites won and won convincingly, albeit for one closer than expected outcome. In the ramp up to MLR opening weekend on Saturday, Rugby United New York’s match against the Ontario Arrows in Canada was snowed out and the Seattle Seawolves play their only prep match today versus... Read More
In the much anticipated rematch from the end of February, Belmont Shore dealt OMBAC its first defeat this season at Little Q Field in San Diego, Calif. Trailing 20-14 at the half, Belmont scored 25 straight points in the second half while shutting down the potent OMBAC offense. With SFGG and Life West on a bye, Belmont takes over second place with a 5-2-1 record and 29 standing points.
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College, club, and professional rugby are in the final preparation for the playoffs and the start of Major League Rugby season. For college, the D1A playoffs begin Saturday and the spring D1AA started this weekend. Club rugby has a few weeks left before the postseason, but the most of the MLR finished it’s preseason ahead of the openers on April 21st.
In a rematch between Saint Mary’s and Cal,... Read More
Round seven in the Pacific Rugby Premiership was Saturday triple-header at Treasure Island in San Francisco, Calif. Like the season opener, all of the teams of the PRP gathered in one location for a day of California rugby. OMBAC, Belmont Shore, and SFGG each notched wins as the league enters its last four weeks of competition. OMBAC leads the pack with a 7-0 record and Belmont and SFGG are tied... Read More
With teams across the nation preparing for the playoffs, the end of March brought some dominant victories and surprising results. The teams in the collegiate ranks contined to jockey for position ahead of the postseason while wrapping up their conference schedules. In elite play, the MLR preseason ensued with some eye-opening outcomes and the big dogs in the PRP prevailed at Treasure Island.
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A continuation of a winning streak, a tie, and an upset marked round six of the Pacific Rugby Premiership on Saturday. OMBAC turned in another fantastic performance stretching its perfect record to 6-0 with a 46-10 win over Olympic Club. In the battle for second place, Belmont Shore and SFGG traded blows back and forth ending in a 36-36 draw and lastly, Santa Monica earned its first win of the... Read More
As the East thaws out from its latest Nor’easter, the West remained hot in the in the United States of Rugby. Life, Cal, BYU, and Army flexed their muscles and Rugby United NY bagged its first New York City win. Two draws of almost the same score occurred in the MLR preseason and PRP. With the playoffs in D1A and DI Club fast approaching and the start of the MLR almost here, rugby is only going... Read More
After five weeks of competitive play in the Pacific Rugby Premiership, it is getting crowded at the top of the standings. With its 41-3 blitzkrieg against Santa Monica, OMBAC stands alone in first place at 5-0. Three teams are tied at 3-2 with Belmont Shore and SFGG at 16 standing points and Life West just two behind with 14 points. Life West has pulled itself back into contention with three... Read More
Beginnings and blowouts crisscrossed the rugby landscape on Saturday. The top collegiate programs soared and Rugby United New York played in its first historic match in the lead up to next season’s entry into the MLR. In club land, the Mid-Atlantic started its spring ball, Dallas continued its romp through the Red River, and OMBAC, Life West, and SFGG won in round five of the PRP.
Four of the top... Read More