On Friday night under the lights, San Diego State hosted Grand Canyon University to a 36-17 defeat in the Aztecs' first match of the year. With GCU starting mostly freshmen in its inaugural season of rugby, the Aztecs took advantage of the youth and inexperience of the Antelopes and jumped out to an early 19-0 lead from which the their opponent could not recover. Led by All-American senior... Read More
Reigning Varsity Cup champion, BYU, defeated Utah, 50-22, in St. George, Utah Saturday. Coming into the game, Utah had several weeks of rugby under its belt. The Utes lost convincingly to St. Mary’s two weeks ago, but a match against one of the top programs in the country seemed to put Utah in the right direction. Last weekend, the Utes swept the Pac North tournament, yielding only five points in... Read More
Arizona takes on Santa Clara Saturday in Santa Clara, Calif. in an important non-conference clash. As Arizona is a D1A independent, these games against D1A contemporaries will be a large part of the Wildcats’ resume come tournament time. They also play Colorado State and Wyoming out of conference.
Both teams enter the contest undefeated, Santa Clara having beaten Stanford, 22-19, last week. The... Read More
DI-A, a competition run by USA Rugby, heralded the return of the University of Utah Thursday. However, Rugby Today has learned the Utes remain devoted to the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup, an independent competition that's schedule usually clashes with the DI-A postseason.
“The University of Utah has a long-standing and proud rugby tradition, and we are happy to welcome them back to our competition... Read More
Epic rivals Utah and BYU meet Saturday in St. George, Utah for a regular season friendly at Snow Canyon High School. The Wasatch Cup will not be up for grabs until the March 21 rematch, but make no mistake, Saturday’s game is still a varsity match between two teams who want to beat each other really bad.
St. George was picked as the venue for this contest, even though it's about three-and-a-half... Read More
Lindenwood unveiled its schedule Monday, and there are plenty of tough fixtures upcoming. In addition to home-and-homes series with Mid-South opponents Davenport and Life, the Lions have a bevy of friendlies.
First up is New Orleans on Feb. 7 and LSU the next day. After the 7s Lions try and qualify for the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship in Las Vegas, a trip to Norman, Okla. to face the... Read More
Western Washington opened its Northwest Collegiate Rugby Conference campaign with a comprehensive 56-0 defeat of Western Oregon Saturday in Bellingham, Wash.
The game was the Vikings’ first on a brand new Robert S. Harrington Field – a multipurpose turf field used for Western’s soccer teams, as well as rugby and lacrosse. It’s full-sized for rugby and has a scoreboard and permanent seating.
“... Read More
In an exhibition match before the regular season begins, Saint Mary’s easily handled Arizona State, 59-15. The Gaels are ranked fourth in the nation after winning the D1-A National Championship in May. Meanwhile, Arizona State was looking to improve upon its loss last week against BYU.
The Gaels showed that they were the more dominant team early when they scored a minute into the match. Even with... Read More
In west coast collegiate action, Santa Clara narrowly defeated Stanford, 22-19, in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday evening. Both Santa Clara, who plays in DIA, and Stanford, who competes in DIAA, used the friendly match as a warm up for upcoming conference action.
Although the match is listed as a friendly, the Santa Clara-Stanford rugby rivalry goes back over 100 years. The early 1900s ban on... Read More
The spring college rugby season began in earnest on the weekend, with two highly-anticipated clashes winding up resounding blowouts. Top-ranked BYU beat Arizona State, 72-8, Saturday in St. George, Utah, and No. 4 St. Mary’s walloped 16th-ranked Utah, 81-15, in Moraga, Calif.
The Cougars led just 24-3 at halftime, but exploded in the second stanza. Open substitutions were used in the friendly.... Read More