On Saturday the Kansas City Blues and Milwaukee Barbarians played in a playoff preview. Despite late tries from the Barbarians, the Blues came away with the 41-31 win.
The Blues ran at the Barbarians hard, and throughout the match the Barbarian defensive line had trouble handling the opposing ball carriers.
“We need to do a better job of finishing our tackles and putting people on the deck,” said... Read More
This weekend New Orleans faced off against the Houston Athletic Rugby Club in the last match of its season. Though NOLA was out of playoff contention going into the contest, the 54-18 win ended the season on a high note.
When HARC had the ball in hand the offensive strikes came from all over the field. The forwards made yards on their runs and contributed to the team’s scoring attempts. The... Read More
With the second place team of the American Rugby Premiership added to the mix, the DI Men’s Club National Playoffs field looks different from year’s past. With multiple new entrants from last year and Life winning the ARP, an exciting tournament is expected. NYAC joins a strong group of contenders for the crown that includes unbeaten EPA Razorbacks and Mystic River and one-loss teams like Belmont... Read More
On Saturday the Dallas Reds defeated the Austin Huns 26-10. Though there was some ill discipline and execution errors on the part of the Reds, they were able to get the most out of their performance and secure a win over the weekend.
When the Reds and Huns faced off on Saturday both teams were pretty evenly matched, especially in the pack. According to Filip Keuppens, manager of the Reds, the... Read More
The Austin Blacks got a convincing victory over HARC this weekend. Execution was key for the Blacks en route to securing a 62-17 win. For the Blacks, Saturday’s match was all about getting their game plan right. From execution on offense to increased stability at the breakdown and set piece play, each element of the Blacks’ game was on point.
“Execution on offense in the first half was clinical... Read More
On Saturday the Milwaukee Barbarians had a big weekend and beat Columbus Rugby Club 33-18. The bonus-point win was more than a convincing victory, though. It cemented the Barbarians’ spot in the Midwest's top four and helped them avoid the relegation bracket.
The Barbarians came out with a targeted plan from the start of the match, and they executed it to great effect. According to Nick Vigder,... Read More
The Chicago Lions beat the Chicago Griffins over the weekend in an old fashioned Chicago derby. The Lions took advantage of lapses in performance and discipline on the part of the Griffins and won 38-26.
It was a little more than ten minutes before the first try was scored. After fielding a kick from the Griffins, the Lions ran it back at them and Dan Coci crossed over for his team’s first five... Read More
The Kansas City Blues visited Metropolis on Saturday and came away with an eight-point win after the match concluded. The Blues won 39-31, but they had to earn every point.
“It was the tough game we thought it would be,” said Markus Valovalo, coach of the Blues. “Metro are reigning league champions for a reason and they threw everything at us.”
Metropolis came at Kansas City head on, using its ... Read More
Over the weekend, Palmer defeated the Milwaukee Barbarians in a close match. The collegiate side took home a comfortable victory after everything was finished, winning 34-24 on Saturday.
For Palmer, the match was a return to the basics. According to Joe Lippert, the Palmer coach, it was hard-nosed, simple rugby that enabled them to have so much success Saturday and improve their performance... Read More
The Chicago Griffins scored a 32-30 win over the Cincinnati Wolfhounds on Saturday. Played in sloppy conditions, the match was a back-and-forth affair, with Cincinnati drawing first blood. The Griffins took the lead shortly after by putting up a pair of tries in response. The two teams continued to trade tries and grab the lead from one another until the first half ended. After the opening half,... Read More