ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk announced today that Mike Flanagan is stepping down as the head rugby coach after 27 years on the job.
“Although a Club Sport, the Rugby program at Navy has always taken on the most formidable intercollegiate competition in the nation,” said Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk. “The Academy, alumni, and... Read More
In the second game of a home and away series between Central Washington University and Brigham Young University, the Cougars repeated the tune of the first match beating the Wildcats, 55-12. With both squads moving on in search of postseason glory, the teams used this game to identify and shore up weaknesses before the playoffs begin.
"[BYU] was able to match their physicality, which allowed us a... Read More
Another epic 80 minutes of rugby and then some was played on Saturday between service academy rivals, Army and Navy, in West Point, N.Y. Defense was paramount during the match as each squad tested the resolve of its opponents. After coming back from an 11-point deficit, Army was up 24-18 with no time remaining. The Midshipmen held possession in extra time and pounded on the Army defense. The... Read More
NEW YORK – A final updated 2017 Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship has been announced that will include Boston College and Utah Valley into the pool of 14 teams, replacing Utah and Arizona State.
Boston College joins the 2017 Varsity Cup having completed one of their strongest seasons in recent history this past fall, finishing in a standings tie atop the East Coast Rugby Conference. Utah... Read More
In the concluding match of the “World Cup” series, the University of California Berkeley took on the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Things unraveled for Cal in the second half as a competitive match turned into a bit of a rout, with UBC earning the 50-6 win.
Both teams traded penalties early, but UBC broke through at 8’ with a penalty try, awarded due to an offsides call... Read More
In Moraga, Calif., a highly-anticipated matchup between top-ranked St. Mary’s College and tenth-ranked San Diego State turned into a blowout win for the Gaels, 57-5.
It took only two minutes for the home team to earn its first score with a try from prop Payton Telea. Fullback Dylan Audsley hit the first of his six conversions for the early 7-0 lead. Tries from No. 8 Viliami Helu, Audsley, and... Read More
After suffering two straight losses, #4 BYU scored 26 tries in two days as the Cougars picked up two big road wins this week. On Friday, the Cougars ventured to the University of Colorado and blasted the Buffalos for an 82-0 shutout and then blitzed the U.S. Air Force Academy, 74-15, on Saturday. The BYU A side is on a bye next week before facing Saint Mary’s for its home opener on March 11th.... Read More
NEW YORK – The draw for the 2017 Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship has been announced, laying out pathways for the national postseason’s 14 collegiate rugby programs to reach the final of the single-elimination championship tournament. Round One kicks off April 8 at six different universities across the nation, followed by the April 15 quarterfinals and April 22 semifinals before the May... Read More
In a clash of top ranked clubs, #2 Saint Mary’s College of California beat #3 Brigham Young University, 27-12, for the first time in three years. BYU had a five game winning streak against Saint Mary’s dating back to 2014. However, on Saturday in Moraga, Calif., the Gaels used BYU’s penalty trouble to their advantage to shut out the Cougars in the first half then outscore their opponent in the... Read More
To be the best, you have to play the best. No. 2 ranked Brigham Young University has a challenging schedule this spring and in order to be prepared for the D1A National Playoffs in April, the Cougars played one of the best men’s club teams, the Glendale Raptors, on Saturday at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. Despite its best efforts, BYU was able to keep close for a little while before the... Read More