Metropolis utilized a monstrous second half to down Syracuse and
win the DIII National Championship in Glendale, Colo. Sunday, 46-25.
Metropolis led by just two points at halftime, 19-17. They reached that
score with three tries, two of which were converted. The first was touched
down by Nathan Osborne, flyhalf and coach, after a series of slow-ball
movements inched the Minneapolis... Read More
Glendale lead from the first minute to the last in their
51-10 defeat of the Boston Irish Wolfhounds in front of a healthy Infinity
Park home crowd on hand for Saturday's DI Men's Club Semifinal.
Ata Malifa opened scoring with a penalty right at the first minute mark,
giving the Raptors the edge they wouldn't relenquish.
The Wolfhounds had a great chance to get ahead when granted... Read More
Olympic Club pulled away late in Saturday’s
DI Men’s Club Semifinal at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo., to win 41-29,
but it took them the better part of 80 minutes to separate from the Iowa
Palmer fullback Jarod Selby opened scoring in the sixth minute with a
penalty goal, and Olympic Club rebutted just 70 seconds later with a
converted Ryan Harris try.... Read More
New Orleans screamed out to an early lead on Fresno in the DII
Men’s Club National Semifinal Saturday at Infinity Park, and held on in the
second half to win 38-17.
“We just moved the ball pretty quick and recycled pretty well,” said NOLA
captain Joel Mclain. “We came out, got here Friday, had a good training
session, all the boys were pretty focused, and we just knew what we... Read More
Multiple members of the Glendale Raptors have filed grievances with USA
Rugby in regards to the Clubs Strategic Committee's decision to rescind
eligibility waivers initially granted for seven players transferring from
Aspen to Glendale during the 2010/2011 competitive cycle.
Former USA Rugby employee Matt Trenary granted the waivers, the players
played until Alan Sharpley, chair of... Read More
When a men’s club wins a national championship, and even more
specifically, when a DII or DIII men’s club wins a national championship,
there is often a rash of retirements the offseason thereafter.
Some guys figure they’ve reached the top of the mountain and there’s
nowhere to go but down, and some were taping their body parts together just
long enough to reach the pinnacle. For... Read More
Olympic Club has been to the national
semifinal twice before, in 2007 and 2008. Palmer has been three times, last
year (2010), 2001 and 1995.
Both storied clubs have members who feel they should already have one of
USA Rugby’s eagle-shaped trophies in their respective cases, but after
Olympic Club and Palmer meet Saturday at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo.
in the 2011 semifinal,... Read More
Last season, Belmont
Shore rejoined DI after a long stint in the Super League and were
considered instant favorites to win the national title.
They lived up to that expectation until the final match of the season,
losing to Southern California rival Las Vegas in the national championship
game at Infinity Park.
Belmont coach Greg Commins said repeatedly throughout the season... Read More
When the Boston Irish Wolfhounds step on the
pitch at Infinity Park Saturday to face the host Glendale Raptors in the DI
men’s club semifinal, they’ll be staring at a contrasting bunch.
The Wolfhounds are in their first year back in DI after spending four
seasons in the Super League. Glendale is still in DI after being publicly
denied by the Super League. The Wolfhounds finished the... Read More
The South women’s All-Stars defeated the West Coast Warriors Friday 35-5 to
get to the Tier II final at the Women’s Senior National All-Star
Championships in Chula Vista, Calif.
It was somewhat expected that the team that had been training and working
together would win, but the Warriors had on their roster several
accomplished and very experienced players, who were hoping to throw... Read More