For all of the confusion and weirdness in college rugby, it would appear we’re actually turning a corner in terms of competitiveness. This season has seemingly seen more close scores than ever before, with upsets and near upsets popping up all over the place.
Here’s a quick history of the monotonous dominance of college rugby. From 1980-2010, the years when there was only one undisputed national... Read More
Behind 32 unanswered points, No. 3 Life University blanked Arkansas State to win the Curt Huckaby Cup in Marietta, Ga. Saturday. Life’s defense proved too much for the Red Wolves as ASU was under pressure all match.
After a close win against Lindenwood last week, Life head coach Tui Osbourne focused on defense for the game and the results showed on Saturday. “Our defensive coach really worked... Read More
Wheeling Jesuit posted an impressive 75-18 win over in-state ruval West Virginia Saturday. Nine Cardinals accounted for 13 tries in the win. U20 No. 8 Peter Malcolm led the way with four tries, center Inosi Kau chipped in two, and seven more scored one a piece.
WJU and West Virginia have met four times since the resurrection of the Wheeling program. The Cardinals won 10-6 in the fall of 2012,... Read More
Central Washington University took home a win after playing a pair of matches over the weekend. The Wildcats convincingly won against Oregon, 44-7, but lost a competitive match against the Seattle Saracens.
The Wildcats used speed to subdue Oregon to start off their weekend. They worked their way down the field using multiple phases of solid possession and then worked the ball out wide to their... Read More
The 2015 Penn Mutual Varsity Cup bracket is set, and there are some intriguing match-ups. Back-to-back champion BYU and 2013 and 2014 runner-up Cal both receive byes to the quarterfinals, while 12 others fight it out in the opening round.
Central Washington and Navy have reached the semifinals each of the competition's first two years, trading turns losing to Cal and BYU in the penultimate... Read More
While the top 10 remains unchanged, the rest of the rankings have gone haywire thanks to a series of upsets and results. There are no new teams in the rankings, and no teams have plummeted out, but 14 teams will find a new number next to their name.
Wheeling Jesuit, Clemson and Navy all played each other over the last several weeks, with each team finishing 1-1. Navy beat Clemson, the Tigers beat... Read More
Down by 18 points in the second half, #20 Arizona State mounted an epic comeback to beat #15 UCLA on the last play of the game, winning 27-25 in Tempe, Ariz. The Bruins built a 25-7 lead early into the second half when the Sun Devils proceeded to unload three tries and penalty kick to snatch the victory away from UCLA. The contest came down to the last play in the last minute, where Keenan... Read More
The Seattle Saracens defeated Central Washington 45-14 in a friendly Saturday. After playing an NCRC game on the same day against the University of Washington, the Wildcats struggled to keep pace with an incredibly talented Saracens side.
Seattle did all the scoring the first half, netting a 19-0 cushion at the break. The Saracens punished Central Washington for playing too much rugby inside its... Read More
Taking advantage of their opponent’s lack of discipline and creating offense from the counterattack and kicking game, the Clemson Tigers amassed a substantial lead on the way to a 34-12 victory over Wheeling Jesuit in Charlotte, N.C. The Tigers held the Cardinals scoreless in the first half and exploited multiple cards to break out with a total of five tries to bring a win back to South Carolina... Read More
The college season is getting serious. We had three top-10 match-ups on the weekend, with our rankings holding up through all of them. Two were squeakers, and the other not so much.
Top-ranked BYU overcame a halftime deficit to beat No. 4 St. Mary's, 32-28. No. 2 Cal wallopped then-No. 7 Utah, 82-5. And third-ranked Life nipped Davenport, 28-25. The higher ranked team won each game, making us... Read More