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
UCLA used a strong second half to outlast Air Force 27-12 in Westwood, Calif. Saturday. Seb Sharpe led the way with a second half hat trick to propel the Bruins into the second round of the Varsity Cup.
The Bruins opened the scoring early with a penalty from Ben Francis. However, that was all the scoring the home side would do in the first half. A combination of unforced errors and excellent... Read More
Clemson earned its first-ever Penn Mutual Varsity Cup win with a thrilling 26-22 victory over Arkansas State, as two late penalties from Aaron Keers spoiled a second-half comeback for the Red Wolves. Arkansas State controlled the early stages of the game, pressuring Clemson with the kicking game. The Tigers defense held strong, but their defensive line started to narrow. Arkansas State found the... Read More