New Orleans and the Austin Blacks split a set of matches on Saturday when both teams pitted their DI and DII sides against one another. Austin won big in the battle of the second sides, winning 50-7, while New Orleans beat their Division I counterparts, 26-18.
The day’s Division II matchup came down to youth versus experience. According to Trip McCormick, head coach of New Orleans, his second... Read More
Week two in the DII NorCal saw the Sacramento Capitals improving to 2-0 with a 27-8 win over Vacaville (1-1), the Sacramento Blackhawks (1-1) blasting the Chico Mighty Oaks (0-2), 56-17, and BA Baracus (1-1) scoring four early tries to double up the Diablo Gaels (0-2), 43-20. Life West and Berkeley postponed their match and will make it up next weekend.
The Sacramento Capitals once again came out... Read More
New Orleans split a pair of matches this weekend when visiting the Dallas Reds and the Griffins. On Saturday, NOLA suffered a tough loss, 39-3, against the Reds but rebounded against the Griffins, taking that match-up 29-15.
“We were out-played and out-coached,” said Trip McCormick, head coach of New Orleans about the Dallas game. “We lost the point of contact battle at every facet of the game... Read More
The Tempe Old Devils put together a big win against Phoenix on Saturday. Running their offense mainly on the effort of their forwards, the Old Devils won 89-17.
The Old Devils’ forwards took on the brunt of the work during the match over the weekend. Not only did they dominate the set pieces, stealing the ball away in scrums and line-outs, but they served as the main lunching point for the team’s... Read More
Camelback stifled the attacks of a depleted Old Pueblo Lions on Saturday, ending the match with a 46-15 win.
“We were weak on numbers but everyone gave it everything they had,” Hayes said. “We just kind of ran out of gas at the end.”
Despite the fact that the final score didn’t end in the favor of the Lions, they put together some strong offense. According to the Lions’ Captain, Andrew Hayes, the... Read More
The Tampa Bay Krewe visited Jacksonville over the weekend and the hosts put on a strong performance that saw them taking control of the match and holding on for a full 80 minutes. At the end, the score was 53-12 in favor of the hosts.
“We started brightly,” said Rick Brown, coach at Jacksonville. The strong rucking from the forwards and quick ball-handling from the backs allowed Jacksonville to... Read More
The Scottsdale Blues kicked their way to a one-point victory over North Arizona Saturday. After playing their way out of a 20-point hole, the Blues took the win, 39-38.
The initial half was all offense for North Arizona, who was on the front foot the whole time and having a lot of success with its attacking attempts.
“We came out in the first half and I’m pretty sure we put up 31 points on them... Read More
SoCal Rugby featured four games this weekend with varying results. Oceanside outgunned Santa Monica in a high scoring affair, 59-34, while Los Angeles escaped a second half comeback from OMBAC to win, 28-21. Belmont Shore stymied Downtown, 24-3, and the San Diego Old Aztecs outlasted Pasadena, 21-14.
With the emergence of the Pacific Rugby Premiership, OMBAC, Belmont Shore and Santa Monica have... Read More
The 2015 NorCall Division II opening weekend featured the defeat of the unbeaten division champion, a 61-point blowout, the DIII National Runner-Up earning their first DII win, and a one-point victory.
The Sacramento Blackhawks were 12-0 in the division last year and made it to the round of 16 before being narrowly defeated by Snake River. Their opponent this weekend was the Vacaville Old Dogs,... Read More
Boca Raton visited Miami on Saturday and played them in a match that was a contest to the last second. Boca secured the 24-22 victory at the conclusion of the match, after a tense 80-minute battle.
Boca Raton got on the board first and fast, putting up the first five points in the opening minute of the match. After that quick start, Miami decided to take over the match by slowing the pace down... Read More