Wisconsin punched its ticket to a third Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship appearance Saturday by claiming the Big Ten 7s title in Elkhart, Ind. The Badgers went a perfect 5-0 on the day, racking up 167 points and conceding just 29.
“Our defense is an area we pride ourselves on. We’re hard on the guys in defense and we drum into them to maintain their defensive pattern as well as... Read More
With the 46-19 win over Utah on Saturday, Cal captured its fourth consecutive PAC Conference title. Traveling to Salt Lake City, Utah for the match, the Bears shuffled the lineup and produced eight tries. Cal’s experience and a punishing scrum worked to their benefit opening up the backs to score six times. Each team will now prepare for the opening round of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby... Read More
Over the weekend Penn State took on Indiana in State College, Pa. After a back-and-forth first half, Penn State came away 48-32 winners.
The Hoosiers and Nittany Lions both came into Saturday’s match looking for a resounding non-conference scalp. Indiana was in search of a fourth-straight win, while PSU was looking to end a two-match losing streak. Though the teams came into the match on the... Read More
In the first game of its Rocky Mountain tour on Thursday night in Provo, Utah, Army West Point was able to compete with Brigham Young University for the first 40 minutes, but the Cougars showed their experience and athleticism in the second half to win 71-10. After the Black Knights kept the score at 26-10 at the break, the Cougars reassessed and brought the thunder with seven unanswered tries in... Read More
Over the weekend, Arizona notched a convincing victory over Notre Dame at Steuber Stadium in Palo Alto, Calif. With the 47-10 win, Arizona retained the Parseghian Cup, an annual trophy established under the former head coaches of both programs.
Anticipation leading up to the annual match against Notre Dame was high. Not only was it a chance for Arizona to test its players against a quality... Read More
With the PAC Conference season winding down, UCLA travelled east to Salt Lake City, Utah to play a weary Utah club. The Bruins battled from an extreme deficit to come back and narrowly earn a 36-34 victory. UCLA will now rest up and prepare to play Central Washington in the first round of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup on April 9th.
The match was Utah’s second test in three days where they lost to... Read More
In a rivalry game between two of the top collegiate teams in the country, the #2 Cal Bears battled back to defeat #3 Saint Mary’s College of California, 27-14, in Moraga, Calif. on Saturday. Down four points half way through the second half, Cal didn’t panic and scored three unanswered tries to win the game. With the victory, Cal improves to 11-1 on the season.
“I think we had the run of the play... Read More
Name a DI collegiate rugby team that’s lost just one game or less in its last two seasons. Cal? Nope. Defending D1A champ St. Mary’s? Nah. Only a small number of teams fit the bill – BYU, Life, Indiana and… American International College.
The first two should come as no surprise. BYU has won the first three Varsity Cup titles and the last consolidated USA Rugby DI championship in 2012, totaling... Read More
After an extremely long first day which included three breaks for lightning, pool play of USA Rugby's College 7s National Championships is in the books. Eight teams remain in the hunt for the men's DI title, with some cracking matches along the way. In the picture above is the Cup bracket. In a table below are the pool standings. Between them are some observations from a few great pool matches. ... Read More