With a tight 20-19 win over Ventura County, the Sin City Irish of Las Vegas
are fat and happy in first place in the Southern California DII club
Pasadena has kept pace and then some with Sin City,
beating Kern County 50-7 and inching closer to the Irish thanks to a
four-try bonus point that the Las Vegas team did not get.
Sin City needed a last-minute try from... Read More
Santa Monica improves to 4-1 with a strong number of bonus points, and is
five standings points ahead of Los Angeles, with a game in hand.
"We're very pleased with the result," said Santa Monica Head Coach Doug
Bratcher. "We get some daylight between us and everyone else."
The Dolphins are also starting to get healthy. Flyhalf Mike Hobbs was back
on the field, and prop Ross Silverman... Read More
SFGG remains happily on top of the Northern California DI club league after
soundly beating Olympic Club Saturday 58-13.
Also in NorCal, the East Palo Alto Bulldogs put on an impressive display in
beating the Bay Barbarians 47-16. Those results put both teams in excellent
position to claim one of the four playoff spots; the top four face off with
the top four from Southern... Read More
The Tempe Rugby Club defeated Scottsdale 14-6 Saturday in DII club action
in Arizona, securing Tempe atop the Arizona DII league with a 4-0
Scottsdale went into the match in second place at 2-1, and battled Tempe
throughout. The teams were deadlocked 6-6 at halftime, and Tempe only got
some breathing room when Prop Ruben Villegas bulled over for the only try
of the game... Read More
The Texas DI club league got a bit of a shakeup as top team Austin Blacks
were stymied by the Dallas Harlequins to a 20-20 tie, and 2-2 Dallas Reds
upset the Austin Huns 35-6 to jump from 4th to 2nd.
In the Austin Blacks v. Dallas Harlequins match,
Austin took a 14-10 lead into halftime. No. 8 Tim Howard got the lone try
for the Blacks while Spencer Cameron touched down for... Read More
Old Puget Sound Beach got a late try to beat Brigham Young University 34-30
in a friendly in St. George, Utah Saturday.
It was a classic top-college v. top-club matchup, with the younger
and more in-season collegiate giving the club players all they could
handle. The teams used open subs, but generally ran their best against the
other’s best. OPSB Head Coach Justin Fitzpatrick... Read More
Florida is at the center of the DII club scene this weekend as the
playoffs between the North and the South get underway.
The Miami Tridents (4-5-0) are hosting the Tampa Bay Krewe (7-1-1) this
Saturday afternoon in one of the three FRU crossover matches scheduled for
the day. The Daytona Beach Coconuts (3-6-0) will host the Naples
Hammerheads (8-1-0) and the Fort Lauderdale Knights... Read More
Eight league games are on the slate in Men’s DI club rugby this weekend, as
all took a week off during the USA 7s.
For some, this is a crucial weekend as they need to rescue shaky starts and
get themselves back into playoff contention.
Texas In Texas, the big game is the big
game, as the Dallas Harlequins visit the 4-0 Austin Blacks. The Harlequins
are now at 3-1 and in 3rd... Read More
The Tempe Rugby Club moved to 3-0 in Arizona DII club league play after a
tense 10-0 defeat of longtime rivals Red Mountain.
Tempe had won
their first two games of the season 70-12 and 136-12, respectively, and so
could have expected another gallop on Saturday. However Red Mountain, 51-20
winners of Magpies in their opener, provided a much sterner test.
Tempe defense was... Read More
The Sacramento Lions defeated the Bay Barbarians 36-15 to move to 3-1 in
Northern California DI league play.
Paced by a man-of-the-match performance by prop forward Josh Vavao, the
Lions retain 2nd place in NorCal, just behind SFGG.
Also in NorCal, Olympic Club beat the East Palo Alto Razorbacks 39-29. It
was the first effort for O-Club (they forfeited two early matches), and... Read More