As the East thaws out from its latest Nor’easter, the West remained hot in the in the United States of Rugby. Life, Cal, BYU, and Army flexed their muscles and Rugby United NY bagged its first New York City win. Two draws of almost the same score occurred in the MLR preseason and PRP. With the playoffs in D1A and DI Club fast approaching and the start of the MLR almost here, rugby is only going... Read More
After five weeks of competitive play in the Pacific Rugby Premiership, it is getting crowded at the top of the standings. With its 41-3 blitzkrieg against Santa Monica, OMBAC stands alone in first place at 5-0. Three teams are tied at 3-2 with Belmont Shore and SFGG at 16 standing points and Life West just two behind with 14 points. Life West has pulled itself back into contention with three... Read More
Beginnings and blowouts crisscrossed the rugby landscape on Saturday. The top collegiate programs soared and Rugby United New York played in its first historic match in the lead up to next season’s entry into the MLR. In club land, the Mid-Atlantic started its spring ball, Dallas continued its romp through the Red River, and OMBAC, Life West, and SFGG won in round five of the PRP.
Four of the top... Read More
Round Four of the Pacific Rugby Premiership saw OMBAC remain undefeated while Belmont Shore and Life West kept pace with victories on Saturday. OMBAC doubled up SFGG, 28-14, to win its fourth game of the season and Belmont pushed its record to 3-1 with a 19-3 defeat of Santa Monica. Lastly, Life West got back to 0.500 with a 55-22 drubbing of Olympic Club.
SFGG at OMBAC
In the marquee match of... Read More
With the USA Eagles on their way to another top finish at the Vancouver 7s, plenty of rugby was on tilt stateside. St. Mary’s, Life, Lindenwood, San Diego State, Central Washington, Oklahoma, and LSU each won their D1A matches. Cal and Army advanced to the final at the Cal Invitational and the Bears withstood the Black Knight barrage to win 50-41 on Sunday. In club land, OMBAC, Life West, and... Read More
At the end of three rounds of play in the Pacific Rugby Premiership, only one team remains undefeated with three challengers jockeying for position behind them. In a clash of the unbeaten, OMBAC scored early and often to beat Belmont Shore, 54-25. Looking to build on victory last week, SFGG outlasted Life West at home, 30-22, and lastly, Olympic Club notched its first win with a 17-7 victory... Read More
With USA picking up its fourth win of the ARC in Brazil, rugby on the homefront was busy with 21 games in college, four tests in DI club, and the first match of MLR foes this preseason. The teams in the D1A top five picked up wins while OMBAC, SFGG, and Olympic Club won out west. In the historic first game between two clubs of the MLR, the Houston Sabercats defeated NOLA Gold, 30-12.
In D1A non-... Read More
After the Pacific Rugby Premiership kicked off its season last weekend at Treasure Island, the venues shifted to Southern California for the second round of games. All but one home team celebrated victory as Belmont Shore and OMBAC improved to 2-0 and SFGG evened its record to 1-1.
Following its closely fought one-point win last week against SFGG, Belmont Shore jumped all over the Olympic Club to... Read More
With every team in the top six of D1A Rugby and 13 of the top 25 in action, it was a busy weekend in the college ranks. In addition, the Houston Sabercats held on for a 39-38 win against NYAC; OMBAC, SFGG, and Belmont Shore were victorious in the PRP; and Dallas, Austin, and Glendale enjoyed comfortable wins in the DI Red River.
The weekend was highlighted by three marquee matchups in D1A. First... Read More
The Pacific Rugby Premiership is back and a triple-header at Treasure Island in San Francisco, Calif. jump-started the 2018 season. After taking 2017 off, Saturday was a rugby day and the PRP did not disappoint. Life West and OMBAC dominated in the early and late matches, but it was the Belmont Shore versus San Francisco Golden Gate test that provided the drama. Belmont won in injury time, 30-29... Read More