In the tightly contested DI Midwest Conference in one week to go, first place Columbus extended its winning streak to four games with a road win over Kansas City, 64-24, and second place Metropolis out-punched Cincinnati in 59-49 slugfest. In third, the Chicago Lions beat the Barbarians in Milwaukee, 23-10, and Palmer outlasted the fourth place Chicago Griffins, 31-29.
At home in Columbus, Ohio,... Read More
With multiple field issues, only three games were in DI Club on the east coast. In a non-conference test, NYAC looked to avenge its loss last season to Rocky Gorge. At Travers Island in New York, NYAC welcomed Gorge to the Empire State with a 65-0 blowout. In the Mid-Atlantic, Wilmington picked up its first DI victory over Rocky Gorge, 39-5, and Baltimore-Chesapeake came back from a first half... Read More
In its third match of the Major Rugby Championship, the Austin Huns trounced the Rugby Utah Select XVs, 48-22. With the victory, the Huns stretched their winning streak to eight games. Rugby Utah had its moments in the match as its powerful pack pounded against Austin’s defensive front. However, it was the Huns’ overall talent and athleticism that brought about the win.
“It was a hard physical... Read More
The race for the top spots in the Midwest is getting even tighter with two weeks remaining on the regular season schedule. Columbus and the Chicago Lions stay in first and place with Saturday’s victories and the Kansas City Blues inch closer to fourth place with a 43-39 victory over the Milwaukee Barbarians.
The Chicago Lions hit the road to Cincinnati, Ohio and came away with a 37-26... Read More
In the final leg of the second annual Rugby Gold Cup between the teams of the DI Red River and Midwest, the Dallas Reds, Austin Blacks, Chicago Lions, and hosting Metropolis squared off in Minneapolis, Minn.
On Friday, 80 minutes of rugby ended in the 25-25 tie for Metropolis and Dallas and the Blacks routed Chicago, 50-5. Two days later, the teams swapped opponents as Metropolis edged Austin, 32... Read More
In the second part of a home and away series with the Glendale Raptors, Brigham Young University nearly pulled off the upset losing by two points, 41-39. After losing 57-12 in early February in Glendale, Colo., the Cougars improved immensely in Saturday’s match and will use the experience in the upcoming D1A Playoffs. For the Raptors, the game was preparation for its battle with the Austin Huns... Read More
DI Club Rugby is back in the Midwest and the competition was tight throughout almost the entire division. Milwaukee, Columbus, and Palmer all notched narrow victories, with the Kansas City Blues’ 19-point win being the outlier. The standings remain crowded at the top with five teams separated by five points.
The Milwaukee Barbarians hit the road to Cincinnati, Ohio and came away with a 32... Read More
In the first round of the Pacific North playoffs, Life West ran out to a 50-27 victory and SFGG survived a stiff test from Olympic Cub, 32-17.
“We started well in the first ten to fifteen minutes,” said Life West coach Adriaan Ferris of his squad’s 50-27 win. “We were fairly dominant upfront, but I think that gave us kind of a false sense of where we were. We didn’t really earn the... Read More
In the Mid-Atlantic, Potomac scored a home win over Baltimore-Chesapeake, 43-27, Rocky Gorge held on for a 31-29 victory versus Pittsburgh, and Schuylkill River blew out Wilmington on the road, 54-17.
In Gaithersburg, Md., the Potomac Exiles ran out to an early lead and never looked back against Baltimore-Chesapeake. Centers John Davis and Joe Whalen set the tone with big runs and... Read More
The Division I club scene was crowded on Saturday with six divisions in action. Pittsburgh was the lone victor in the Mid-Atlantic, while Cincinnati, Life West, Olympic Club, Pasadena, OMBAC, Belmont Shore, Oregon Sports Union, Portland Pigs and Austin Huns took victories across the Midwest, Pacific, and Red River.
With snow-covered fields postponing the Schuylkill River versus Rocky... Read More