The first weekend of the inaugural 2017 California Cup is in the books as Life West clipped Belmont Shore, 27-20, OMBAC clobbered the Olympic Club, 58-10, and San Francisco-Golden Gate dispatched the San Diego Old Aztecs, 42-19. Playing at Ray Sheeran Field at Treasure Island in San Francisco, Calif., the fans in attendance were treated to a triple-header of high quality California rugby.
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A New York resurgence, the beast in the east, and a four-headed Midwest monster highlighted the 2016-2017 USA DI Club Rugby fall season. The 2015 DI Champion, the New York Athletic Club, rebounded from a 5-5 record in the American Rugby Premiership/Atlantic North last season to an undefeated 8-0 mark this fall knocking off Old Blue, Mystic River, and Life in the process. Repeating its performance... Read More
In the penultimate weekend of the American Rugby Premiership fall season, Old Blue held off a surging Mystic River club, 32-25, and the New York Athletic Club crushed the Boston Irish, 81-29. Old Blue’s victory completes a season sweep over the defending DI National Champions, but Mystic will now shift its focus to NYAC this Saturday. Old Blue will conclude its fall season at home against Boston... Read More
The top six teams in the Mid-Atlantic had chances to strengthen their playoff position before the winter hiatus. Rocky Gorge and Baltimore-Chesapeake both defended home turf with hard-earned wins. Down in Norfolk, Va., the Blues fought to a draw against Schuylkill River.
Facing a must-win for their playoff chances, Baltimore-Chesapeake stood up against Pittsburgh, who entered the match in second... Read More
As part of the Rugby Weekend on Friday in Chicago, Ill., the Chicago Griffins hosted Metropolis for the first leg of the annual Gold Cup. After the Minneapolis club amassed a 33-10 at halftime, the Griffins began an epic comeback resolving their mental errors and issues with execution to win, 43-33.
“We have proven to ourselves that we can be a good rugby side and play attractive rugby, as long... Read More
The ability to travel and win in any competition is essential for a successful club. Each team in the DI Mid-Atlantic, except for one, has struggled on the road. Besides Rocky Gorge, the home team has won almost twice the number of games than away. On Saturday, the Potomac Exiles, the Schuylkill River Exiles, and the Pittsburgh Harlequins each defended their home fields beating the Norfolk Blues... Read More
With two weeks remaining the fall season of the American Rugby Premiership, the latest chapter of the NYAC and Old Blue epic rivalry was on display Saturday at Randall’s Island, N.Y. After winning the first match 19-13 a month ago, NYAC completed the season sweep against Old Blue winning 30-25. Life completed its Atlantic Cup exhibition with a 43-17 road loss to Mystic River and the Boston Irish... Read More
With only three weeks until the end of the fall American Rugby Premiership season, the New York Athletic Club and Mystic River clobbered the Boston area teams, while Old Blue ventured to Georgia to play former ARP participant, Life, as part of the Atlantic Cup. In the DI Atlantic North/ARP competition, NYAC blanked Boston, 74-0, and Mystic River came back in the second half with four tries to... Read More
With six weeks of the DI Mid-Atlantic fall season in the books, Rocky Gorge is clearly the best team in the conference and a realistic contender for the DI National Championship next year. Gorge won its sixth straight match against the Norfolk Blues, 51-23, passing the 400 total points mark in the process. The Pittsburgh Harlequins leapfrogged Schuylkill River to tie the Blues in second place... Read More
After six weeks of competition in the DI Mid-Atlantic, Rocky Gorge has further distanced itself from the pack with a 106-6 demolition of Baltimore-Chesapeake. Gorge’s next opponent, the Norfolk Blues, took care of business shutting out their second straight foe by blasting Wilmington, 84-0. Finally, Pittsburgh dropped its second consecutive match after losing to the Potomac Exiles, 31-12.
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