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
Founder’s Field in Pittsburgh, Pa. is the venue once again for the 2016 USA Rugby Emirates Airline Men’s Club Nationals Quarterfinals. Twenty teams will gather at the pitch for two days of competition to decide the East Finalists.
For the Men’s Division I, four clubs from the Midwest, Atlantic North, and Mid-Atlantic will travel to the pitch looking to advance to the National Championships on... Read More
The last spot in the Division I Men’s Club National Quarterfinals came down to the Pacific North where the San Diego Old Aztecs played the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club for the Southern California Championship at Robb Field in San Diego, Calif. On Saturday, the Old Aztecs used stifling defense to frustrate the opposition and emerged victorious with the 29-8 win. San Diego faces a tough task in... Read More
For the first time in Mid-Atlantic Conference history, both sides of Rocky Gorge will join Wilmington as conference champions. Rocky Gorge’s DI and DIII squads beat the Norfolk Blues, 48-22, and Reading, 32-24, respectively, and Wilmington triumphed over the Richmond Lions, 32-24, for the DII title. Rocky Gorge and Wilmington have advanced to the National Quarterfinals next weekend in Pittsburgh... Read More
In anticipation of the Division I Men’s Club National Regionals on May 22nd, two geographical union champions were crowned this past weekend with two more to be decided this Saturday. Metropolis and Life West joined the Dallas Reds, the Austin Blacks, Mystic River, and Old Blue in the Round of Eight. This weekend, Rocky Gorge and the Norfolk Blues will compete for the Mid-Atlantic Championship... Read More
With a little over a month to go until the DI Men’s Club National Championship in Glendale, Colo. on June 5th, the regular season is quickly coming to a close and the spots for the National Playoffs are filling up. The Atlantic North and Red River settled their first and second seeds, while Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Pacific South still have their conference playoffs to complete.
Needing a win to... Read More