A summer full of competition culminates this weekend as the 2018 USA Rugby Emirate Airline Club 7s National Championship descends upon Columbia University in New York City, N.Y. From the nearly 70 men’s teams at the start of the summer, 16 teams qualified for Nationals in the 29 regional tournaments. There is a lot of turnover from last year as only nine clubs return to the postseason from 2016.... Read More
The West won three of the divisions of USA Club Rugby last season and a strong crop of squads battled in Fort Worth, Texas this past weekend to contend for this year’s crown. When the dust finally settled, Belmont Shore, the Life West Gladiatrix, the Denver Barbarians, the St. Louis Sabres, and Austin Blacks will join the five teams from the East in two weeks for the Club National Championships... Read More
Teams from the Atlantic North, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and South assembled at the Fortress Obetz in Obetz, Ohio for the Eastern National Quarterfinals and Semifinals this past weekend. In the semifinals on Sunday, each game came down to the wire with three being decided by two points or less and one going to overtime. By the final whistle, five teams emerged victorious to represent the East in... Read More
It was conference championship weekend for USA Club Rugby and three DI teams joined the clubs from the Midwest and Atlantic North with entries to the regional round of the National Playoffs. In all three finals, the winning teams were down in the second halves and had to fight back to earn their spot in the next round.
In the Pacific Rugby Premiership Grand Final, Belmont Shore beat OMBAC, 52-29... Read More
Three months of rugby of the Samurai Sportswear Pacific Rugby Premiership is coming to an end tomorrow with the Grand Final between OMBAC and Belmont Shore. Playing at Little Q Field in San Diego, Calif. at 3:00 pm PST, the winner advances to the USA Club Regionals in Fort Worth, Texas on May 19th.
The championship squads split the season series as OMBAC won the first meeting 54-27, but Belmont... Read More
Spring 15s are winding down all across the country with playoff rugby in full swing. A quick rundown: the D1A National Championship is set for this Saturday with Life versus Cal, Iowa Central Community College took no prisoners during the weekend to win the NSCRO Champions Cup, OMBAC and Belmont Shore advanced to the PRP Final, Norfolk and Rocky Gorge in the Mid-Atlantic final, the Chicago Lions... Read More
With Club Regionals less than a month away, the conference playoffs are set to begin this Saturday. For the regional round of the National Playoffs on weekend of May 19-20, the Midwest plays the winner of the Atlantic North and the Mid-Atlantic match-up in Obetz, Ohio and the Red River battles the Pacific Rugby Premiership champion in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Midwest season was completed in... Read More
An exciting weekend of American rugby is almost over as D1A is down to four teams with some incredible results, a D1AA Spring Champion is crowned, and Major League Rugby kicked off its inaugural season.
In the D1A quarterfinal round, Life and Cal advanced on one side of the bracket while Penn State and Lindenwood will meet in the other semifinal. Life took care of business in Georgia beating Army... Read More
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