Columbus opened the Midwest season in the black Saturday, scoring a 28-25 win at Milwaukee. From the start the Ohio club was on top and taking advantage of the openings that came its way. According to Patrick Sharpe, head coach of the Barbarians, his team came out slow on Saturday, which resulted in Columbus getting up to 14 points in as many minutes. Fortunately for Milwaukee, the players pulled... Read More
The Kansas City Blues played to a close result against the Cincinnati Wolfhounds Saturday. After falling behind early, the Blues rebounded to take the 27-21 victory.
The Blues were under pressure even before the match started, and the situation only worsened after kickoff. According to Blues Head Coach, Markus Valovalo, his team went into the match without either of its captains, Ed Mills and... Read More
Summer has ended, and it is time to bring in fall with all that entails. On top of the leaves and temperature falling, competitive 15s returns to the Midwest. The new season brings the Kansas City Blues another opportunity to assert dominance on the region and the rest of the region the chance to take make a run at the top spot.
Between the conclusion of last season and the upcoming kickoff a new... Read More
After a grueling weekend at East and West Regionals two weeks ago, the New York Athletic Club and Austin Blacks will battle under the lights at 7:00 p.m. local time Saturday for the 2015 DI Men’s Club National Championship at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. NYAC earned a trip to the final by receiving an automatic bid to the DI postseason as the American Rugby Premiership runner-up, dispatching... Read More
After a weekend of matches the Austin Blacks secured a place in the DI final, getting past Belmont Shore and the Dallas Reds. The Texas side comfortably conquered Belmont 35-0 and edged the Reds 19-15. They'll go up against New York Athletic Club June 14 in Glendale Colo. in the national final. NYAC beat the Potomac Exiles 50-19 and Mystic River 38-32 over the weekend to secure their spot in the... Read More
The eastern quarterfinal round of the Division I Men’s Club National Playoffs starts on Saturday at the Rugby Athletic Center in Charlotte, N.C. The East Regional features the Potomac Exiles (Mid-Atlantic) against the New York Athletic Club (NYAC, ARP) and Mystic River (Atlantic North) versus the Kansas City Blues (Midwest). The winners will play in the National Semifinal on Sunday to decide who... Read More
In the West Regionals, a brand new set of teams, save one club, the Dallas Reds, will play in the quarterfinal round of the 2015 Division I Men’s Club National Playoffs at Ray Sheeran Field at Treasure Island in San Francisco, Calif. this weekend. With the establishment of the American Rugby Premiership, the matchups were shuffled with the EPA Razorbacks (Pacific North) playing the Dallas Reds (... Read More
On Sunday the Kansas City Blues secured some hardware as they defeated Metropolis to become the Midwest Champions. The Blues proved preparation and heart mean the difference when the big game is on the line and got a 27-14 win.
Before the start of the match, the Blues were focused on their goal and the end result they wanted to achieve. On paper, the match was set to be a close one, with... Read More
Ahead of the DI playoffs the Dallas Reds took a 40-3 win over the Allen Griffins. The Reds rested a few of their starters but didn’t lose any steam over the weekend.
The Reds played Saturday’s match with players filling in the pack as well as in the back line. Joseph Meier and Jeremy Neilson filled in the holes in the pack, while Andrew Campisi and Robert McDermott stood in at flyhalf and inside... Read More