Tragedy struck the Norfolk Blues on October 2nd. That is the day Abigail Hagen, wife of team captain Eric Hagen and mother to their two young sons, lost her life in a car accident. This Saturday, October 21st, Norfolk will host “The Blues Remember Abby Match” at 3500 Granby Street (Lafayette Park) in Norfolk, Va against the Washington Irish.
“It means a lot for our guys to show Eric and Abby how... Read More
Four divisions were at it again in an action-packed weekend of DI Club rugby. The Glendale Merlins stayed undefeated with a tight win over Life, while Old Blue ran past Mystic River in the ARP/Atlantic North. Norfolk and Rocky Gorge remain unbeaten in the Mid-Atlantic, and the Potomac Exiles improved to 3-2. In the Midwest, Metropolis is distancing itself from the pack after improving to 9-0... Read More
Close tests, big upsets. With teams jockeying for positions within their conferences, there were plenty of exciting matches this weekend in D1A, D1AA, and DI Club.
With Indiana on a bye, Michigan State and Wisconsin shined in the Big Ten. The Spartans nipped Purdue, 17-14, to remain undefeated and Wisconsin blew out Iowa, 105-0, to improve to 3-1. Ohio State got back on the winning track with a... Read More
With the Pacific Northwest on bye, there were only three conferences in action across the DI club scene. Glendale and Life were the winners in the ARP Friendlies, while it was Metropolis, the Chicago Lions, Columbus, and Cincinnati that took home victories in the Midwest. There were only two matches in the Mid-Atlantic, won by the Potomac Exiles and Schuylkill River. The Norfolk-Rocky Gorge match... Read More
Four conferences were in action on a loaded day of DI Club rugby. In the ARP, Old Blue stormed past Mystic River and Glendale defeated NYAC in friendly in Colorado. It was Rocky Gorge, Pittsburgh, and Schuylkill River in the winners’ column in the Mid-Atlantic, while Metropolis, the Chicago Lions, the Chicago Griffins, and Columbus got the wins in the Midwest. Last but not least, ORSU took down... Read More
Busy weekend in DI Club as there were four conferences in action across the country on Saturday. The Potomac Exiles and Pittsburgh Harlequins defended home turf, while the Norfolk Blues notched a road win for a 3-0 start in Mid-Atlantic play. In the Midwest, Metropolis continued its undefeated season, with the Chicago Lions, Cincinnati Wolfhounds, and Palmer Dragons also picking up wins.... Read More
After the winning coaches had time to process their DI National Championship victories, Eugene Eloff of the Austin Huns and Jarrod Faul of the Life West Gladiatrix spoke with Rugby Today to discuss their perspective on the club finals. Here is what they had to say.
Rugby Today: What are your initial thoughts on the game?
Eugene Eloff: I knew it was going to be tough and we never underestimated [... Read More
Five new champions were crowned this past weekend at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. at the USA Rugby Emirate Airline Club National Championships. In the Saturday Division I matches, the Life West Gladiatrix dispatched the Raleigh Venom, 39-17, and the Austin Huns came back to beat NYAC, 27-23, in the final minutes of the men’s final. On Sunday, the St. Louis Royals beat the Bremer County Bucks... Read More
The USA Rugby Emirates Airline DI Men’s Club Championship will be fought between two teams of striking similarities and immense differences. At 7:00pm MST on Saturday at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo., the New York Athletic Club and the Austin Huns will kick off a match that will feature some of the best rugby in the nation.
Both clubs got their start in the early 1970s, but only NYAC has... Read More
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