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
Arkansas State treated visiting Glendale to a 14-12 loss in Jonesboro, Ark. Saturday. The match served as a preseason primer for the Red Wolves and a good non-league test for the Raptors, and it makes ASU 2-0 over the Pacific Rugby Premiership side this competitive cycle. The Red Wolves downed Glendale, 51-24, in the fall.
“That game could have gone either way. We both had a really good go at... Read More
After high scoring losses to BYU and St. Mary’s, Utah rode into Los Angeles to right the ship against UCLA and promptly shutout their opponent, 38-0. Behind a vicious attack and a stifling defense, the Utes scored five tries and three penalty kicks against a solid Bruins side for the victory.
“In the first ten minutes of the match, we were in their five twice and the boys dominated. Although we... Read More
Central Washington exerted dominance over in-state rival Western Washington Saturday, beating the Vikings, 132-3, to retain the Cascade Cup. The big win came about when the Wildcats combined tried and true tactics with an experimental lineup.
“The boys were determined,” said Wildcats head coach Tony Pacheo. “They played very unselfish rugby the entire match, looking to put each other into space... Read More
In the opening weekend of the PAC Conference, UCLA ripped off a total of eight tries to defeat Oregon State, 44-12, in Corvallis, Ore. The Bruins are striving to learn from their round-of-eight appearance in the Varsity Cup to advance farther in the postseason this year. Saturday’s victory against the Beavers looks to be the start to another successful season for the Bruins.
“The team played well... Read More
After a couple of tough losses to BYU and St. Mary’s, Arizona State bounced back to defeat San Diego State, 34-15, in Tempe, Ariz., Saturday. A young team, the Sun Devils learned from the bruising losses, improving in ball possession and backline play.
“Our schedule this spring is amazingly tough, so we expected this week to see the same stuff that we did against BYU and St. Mary’s," Lane stated... Read More
After going dormant for the holidays, there are now a couple of weeks of college results on the books in warm weather areas. There's only been one result worthy of shaking up the last rankings of 2014, though, and it was Arizona's surprisingly dominant win at Santa Clara. The Wildcats won, 55-5, laying down a big marker in their first season as a D1A independent. The win bumps Arizona to No. 18... Read More
Reigning Varsity Cup champion, BYU, defeated Utah, 50-22, in St. George, Utah Saturday. Coming into the game, Utah had several weeks of rugby under its belt. The Utes lost convincingly to St. Mary’s two weeks ago, but a match against one of the top programs in the country seemed to put Utah in the right direction. Last weekend, the Utes swept the Pac North tournament, yielding only five points in... Read More
DI-A, a competition run by USA Rugby, heralded the return of the University of Utah Thursday. However, Rugby Today has learned the Utes remain devoted to the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup, an independent competition that's schedule usually clashes with the DI-A postseason.
“The University of Utah has a long-standing and proud rugby tradition, and we are happy to welcome them back to our competition... Read More
Epic rivals Utah and BYU meet Saturday in St. George, Utah for a regular season friendly at Snow Canyon High School. The Wasatch Cup will not be up for grabs until the March 21 rematch, but make no mistake, Saturday’s game is still a varsity match between two teams who want to beat each other really bad.
St. George was picked as the venue for this contest, even though it's about three-and-a-half... Read More