As with the DI clubs in the West Regionals of the Division II Men’s Club National Playoffs, three new teams have emerged to represent their respective conferences. However, the 2014 National Finalist has returned to take another shot at the crown. Starting at 1:30pm on Saturday at Ray Sheeran Field at Treasure Island in San Francisco, Calif., the Life West Gladiators (Pacific North) challenge the... Read More
Wisconsin Rugby Club beat the Detroit Tradesmen in controversial fashion Saturday to advance into playoffs. After a ruling on a conversion benefitting the Tradesmen was reversed, Wisconsin won 28-27.
“There was confusion about the final score of this game,” said Jed Elley, head coach of the Tradesmen. “The ref awarded us a two-point conversion earlier in the game – touch judges’ flags were down... Read More
(The original rendition of this article incorrectly said the Cleveland Rovers and Cleveland Rugby Club were merging. The Cleveland Rovers intend to keep their name alive and play DIII.)
In the world of sports there are rivalries that develop between teams. In Cleveland, Ohio there was a strong rivalry between the two teams that call the city home – the Cleveland Rugby Club and the Cleveland... Read More
With trips to the Western Regionals on the line, the two Pacific conferences played their championship finals on Saturday. In Long Beach, Calif., the Tempe Old Devils dominated the Bay Back Sharks, 34-7, to return to the Round of Eight as the Pacific South Champion. In the Pacific North final in Vallejo, Calif., Life West notched an impressive victory over playoff stalwart Snake River, 29-3, to... Read More
The 2015 DII Men’s Club National Playoffs are shaping up to be an impressive array of talent that will end in Glendale, Colo. on June 13th. There are many of the same faces, as well as new upstarts looking to take a shot at the crown. In total, 21 of the 36 clubs that earned their spot to last year will represent their league this year. Although the bracket has not been fully completed, the... Read More
he Wisconsin Rugby Club and Detroit Tradesmen got the better of their opponents over the weekend to advance farther into DII postseason play. Wisconsin downed Lincoln Park, 24-19, and the Tradesmen beat the Cleveland Rugby Club, 53-19, at home.
When Wisconsin played Lincoln Park it was a battle to the end. Going into the early minutes of the second half, Wisconsin was handling its opposition and... Read More
For the last four years, one of the most contested rivalries in club rugby has played out in the DII Mid-Atlantic Conference Championship between Rocky Gorge and Wilmington. Each club has seen their season end at the feet of their opponent with the victor advancing to the National Championship. This year mirrored last year’s match as Wilmington built a 17-8 halftime lead only to see Rocky Gorge... Read More
Now that the Midwest has finally begun to thaw out, DI competition resumed on Saturday. When Palmer and the Kansas City Blues faced off, it was to a 13-13 stalemate. The match was one that saw players shaking off the rust from their time off and came down to its final moments.
Both teams came out tough, playing hard, yet imperfect, rugby. According to the Palmer coach, Joe Lippert, the Blues’... Read More
In a match both clubs were waiting for, Boston’s ARP side battled the defending DII National Champion, Rocky Gorge, to a 21-21 draw in Fulton, Md. Moved from the original field because of weather issues, the game was played on artificial turf at a nearby high school. Trying to get away from the winter weather up north, Boston traveled to Maryland, but seemed to bring the windy and cold conditions... Read More
In search of dry fields and 80 minutes of quality rugby, American Rugby Premiership side Boston will travel south to the Germantown SoccerPlex in Boyds, Md. this weekend to take on the defending DII National Champion, Rocky Gorge. Boston, who is 1-2-1 in the American Rugby Premiership, will play two games against Rocky Gorge on Saturday. The ARP versus DII match is scheduled to kickoff at 12:30 p... Read More