80 minutes of rugby between two ranked programs came down to a conversion off the foot of UCLA’s flyhalf. Lined up near the left touch line, Ben Francis’ successful kick gave No. 15 UCLA the 31-29 win over No. 24 Arizona at Sitton Field in Tempe, Ariz. A slow first half birthed an action-packed second half where the game opened up with a total of seven tries.
“It was contested with errors on both... Read More
After being down by eight points at halftime, top-ranked BYU scored 22 points in the second half to outpace No. 4 Saint Mary’s 32-28 in Moraga, Calif. Saturday. It was a tough, hard-fought match between two National Champions, BYU the two-time defending Varsity Cup champion and St. Mary's the D1A titleist.
BYU is undefeated in six games this season and stretches its winning streak to 18 games... Read More
Wheeling Jesuit opened its spring account with a huge deposit in the win column, knocking off Navy, 25-19, in Annapolis, Md. Saturday. The Cardinals built a 20-0 halftime lead and did enough to secure the win in the latter 40 minutes.
The Cardinals took the lead just after the opening restart. They opted for touch off a very early Midshipman penalty, win the lineout, and put the ball through a... Read More
Central Washington University took home a pair of wins over the weekend, knocking off Oregon State and Western Oregon in grand fashion. The Wildcats not only bested both foes by more than 70 points but left them both out of the scoring action entirely.
According to Tony Pacheo, head coach of the Wildcats, his team played an offensive style that kept the ball in solely its hands and a physical... Read More
Been a crazy few weeks since our last ranking, with upsets and notable scalps being claimed. It's only going to continue to heat up over the coming weeks. In order to explain the movement, we'll give you a reason for each team moving up and each team moving down.
Central Washington - The Wildcats are crushing everything in their path. Granted, they're in a weak competition.
Army -... Read More
To decide state bragging rights and the home of the David Blank Trophy, rivals Arizona and Arizona State met in Tempe, where the clubs battled to a 34-15 Sun Devil victory. The win marks ASU's first conference victory of the season.
The game was the first year of the David Blank Trophy, which honors a special individual that played prop for ASU and later Tempe Rugby Club. Dave was instrumental in... Read More
With stalwart defense and strong forward play, Life University blanked Clemson, 51-0, in Marrieta, Ga Saturday. Paired with a victory over Navy last weekend, Life has now defeated Varsity Cup opponents two consecutive weeks.
The Running Eagles opened the scoring inside 10 minutes. After knocking on the door for the first several, Life scored off a short ruck to take a 7-0 lead. The home side... Read More
Davenport avenged a fall loss with a 16-7 win over Arkansas State in Jonesboro, Ark., Saturday. Despite only being able to practice outside one time prior to the match, the Michigan-based side pulled off a solid road victory.
The visitors controlled most of the play in the first half and kept the Red Wolves off the scoreboard. JP Eloff opened the scoring for Davenport with a penalty. Eloff would... Read More
In a battle between two Varsity Cup squads, Navy outlasted Clemson 39-25 at the Charlotte Rugby Complex. It was the second meeting of the season between the two sides, with Navy taking the first matchup in the fall with a more lopsided score line.
Clemson started strong and was knocking on the door in the opening minute but a knock on near the goal line thwarted an early attacking chance. In the... Read More
BERKELEY – The Golden Bears racked up 16 tries Saturday in a 100-17 win over Arizona State on Witter Rugby Field. Sione Sina and Harry Adolphus both had hat tricks as California (8-1, 2-0 PAC) took sole possession of first place in the PAC Rugby Conference.
Miles Honens was the other multi-try scorer for Cal, which had four different conversion kickers – Jake Anderson (7-of-11), Adolphus (1-of-1... Read More