With the DI Mid-Atlantic competition only three weeks old, the frontrunners have defined themselves. Rocky Gorge doesn’t look like it has lost a step after winning the division last season as it easily dispatched Schuylkill River, 49-12. The Pittsburgh Harlequins have gone 7-1-1 this calendar year and took another big step defeating previously unbeaten Norfolk at home, 32-10. Lastly, the Potomac... Read More
In the third week of American Rugby Premiership competition, Mystic River and NYAC took advantage of the Boston area clubs to produce two high scoring results. After losing in the DI National Semifinal rematch to Old Blue, Mystic River rebounded to crush Boston, 86-0. NYAC was on bye last Saturday and got ready for next weekend’s rivalry match against Old Blue with a 38-7 win over the Boston... Read More
Division I Men’s Club in the Midwest has proved again to be a wide open competition as heavy-hitters from last season suffered losses and the Ohio teams came away with some big wins. In the slate of matches, Columbus conquered another big name in the region by beating the Chicago Lions, 40-25, Cincinnati handed Metropolis its second straight loss, 32-29, and Palmer beat the Milwaukee Barbarians,... Read More
Based on the results of the second week of action in the DI Mid-Atlantic, the top of division looks to be crowded. The Norfolk Blues won a nail-biter against the Schuylkill River Exiles, 36-34, while the defending champ, Rocky Gorge, outplayed the Potomac Exiles, 37-12, in its season debut. The Pittsburgh Harlequins earned their second victory of the season with a 32-21 win at home over Baltimore... Read More
The second weekend of the American Rugby Premiership was marked on the calendar ever since the DI National Semifinal this past spring. In the rematch, Old Blue led the entire match to defeat Mystic River in New York, 29-22. Playing on a dry field, Old Blue’s dominant forward pack was relentless as the club moved to 2-0 in the league. For the battle of Boston, the Boston Irish overcame a late... Read More
The second week of matches in the Men’s Club Division I Midwest played host to a number of significant upsets and close calls. The Kansas City Blues eked out a 19-17 win over the Cincinnati Wolfhounds, while the Chicago Griffins beat the Milwaukee Barbarians, 33-25. Palmer upset the Chicago Lions, 30-16, and Columbus rebounded to beat Metropolis, 29-24.
Going into the match between the Cincinnati... Read More
Three matches highlighted the opening weekend of the DI Mid-Atlantic Conference schedule as Pittsburgh, Schuylkill River, and Norfolk began their seasons in the winning column. With a reshuffled division that includes DII champ Wilmington and without NOVA and Raleigh, the seven-team conference got started with a blowout and two second half come backs.
Newcomer Wilmington got its first taste of DI... Read More
The 2016 American Rugby Premiership began with two of the top teams asserting their dominance. Old Blue and New York Athletic Club (NYAC) opened their seasons traveling to Massachusetts to take on the Boston area clubs. Both squads left with resounding wins as Old Blue shutout the Boston Irish, 56-0, and NYAC stomped Boston, 48-10.
After reaching the DI semifinals earlier this year, Old Blue... Read More
A year long quest for glory culminates into one goal for two teams on Saturday as Mystic River and the Austin Blacks challenge for the USA Rugby Division I Club Championship at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. Both clubs come from ultra-competitive conferences and battled through fierce opposition in Pittsburgh and Tucson to make it to the final. Each club has the experience and talent to be the... Read More
The USA Rugby Men’s Club Division I Eastern National Semifinal was the rubber match between two foes with plenty of history duking it out in the rain and mud. At Founder’s Field in Pittsburgh, Pa., Mystic River and Old Blue battled the field conditions in a contest for field position. Tactical kicking was on display with both teams trying to find an edge. In the end, ten first half points by... Read More