The second week of the DI Red River season featured a severe blowout and big scare to the National Finalist. The Dallas Reds picked up their first win of 2017 with the 92-8 destruction of the Houston Athletic Rugby Club (HARC) and the Austin Blacks capitalized on a late yellow card to score two tries to defeat the Dallas Harlequins, 35-27.
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It was a true team effort... Read More
In chilly Leesburg, Va., hundreds of ruggers from across the Mid-Atlantic came to watch the Capital Selects take on Stars Rugby, with many more streaming the matches at home. There was a lot of top-level talent on the pitch and the games did not disappoint. The Stars wanted to exact revenge for its losses last year; however, the Capital Selects once again won both the women’s and men’s matches,... Read More
Looking to start 2017 off with intense competition, the Glendale Raptors kicked off six months of rust by challenging itself against Cal Cup Finalist Life West in Hayward, Calif. on Saturday. The Raptors were the aggressors on both sides of the ball pressuring the Gladiators at every opportunity and then stretching the field to create mismatches and overloads to score. Led by dominant... Read More
In its first major match since its full organizational reboot, the Austin Huns beat OMBAC, 24-21, in a hotly contested match in Austin, Texas. The lead changed hands eight times and came down to the final second as Austin scrumhalf Michael Reid scored on a quick tap from five meters to win the game. Traveling from the west coast fresh off its Cal Cup Championship, OMBAC played hard and gave it... Read More
With three clubs fresh off of the California Cup, the Pacific North Division enters the season in a bit of a fractured state as Life West, Olympic Club, and San Francisco Golden Gate (SFGG) already have six matches under their belt in 2017. Meanwhile, the East Palo Alto Razorbacks, Sacramento Lions, and Santa Rosa played their first matches, respectively. The Cup experience gave... Read More
Five weeks of intense competition of the inaugural California Cup concluded on Saturday with OMBAC emerging as champions over Life West, 26-22. At the Grande Final at Treasure Island, San Francisco, Calif., OMBAC built a 20-3 lead at the half only to have Life West surge back with the help of a couple yellow cards. Two second half penalties gave OMBAC enough of an edge to hold off the Gladiators... Read More
In the last round before the California Cup Grande Final next weekend at Treasure Island, Life West and OMBAC punched their tickets to championship on Saturday. With the Olympic Club versus Belmont Shore match being rained out, the last two games of the competition were win or go home. Life West came back from a 14-point deficit to beat SFGG in the final minutes to win 36-34 and OMBAC bashed the... Read More
After a two-week holiday break, the California Cup was back in action on Saturday for Week Four. With one set of games left until the Grande Final on January 21st, this weekend had a significant impact on the standings. With its 46-28 win over previously unbeaten Life West, OMBAC is one step closer to securing a spot in the final. SFGG came from behind to knock off Belmont Shore, 23-21, setting... Read More
With over 240 points scored in the three California Cup matches this past weekend, the offenses were on tilt as OMBAC, Life West, and Belmont Shore added victories to their records. OMBAC nearly doubled up SFGG, 62-36, to explode in the second half behind hat tricks from Todd Clever and John Grant. With five players returning from the dissolved San Francisco PRO team, Life West remained... Read More
On a chilly December Saturday in Richmond, Virginia, the Capital Selects avenged their 2015 loss to the USA South Panthers with a hard-earned 28-20 win. In a highly anticipated rematch, both teams brought their best rosters, with five combined PRO Rugby and USA Select players on the pitch.
The Capital Selects came out firing, not allowing the Panthers to get out of their own 22 for the opening... Read More