We are still early in the season but it is time for the first set of DII College Rankings. DII changes tremendously every year and it is hard to keep a grip on everything. Some teams dropped down from DIAA and others came from NSCRO leaving the field different than last season.
The WIIL, which rebranded as the Great Midwest, is still the strongest conference in the country. The conference sees... Read More
There were several games this weekend between ranked opponents. All of the favorites won but some movement occurred in the rankings.
The biggest game saw Penn State take down NDC on the road 29-14. The falcons led in the second half but Penn State pulled away late to take the victory. Penn State stays at five and NDC drops one spot to 11.
Army picked up a pair of wins over St. Bonaventure and... Read More
Impact Beyond 2019 programme on track to greatly accelerate growth of rugby in Asia
900,000 new rugby participants involved in Asia 1 Million project with one year to go
Tag rugby introduced to 1,982 schools in Rugby World Cup 2019 host cities
Asia is home to 60 per cent of world’s youth population
With one year to go, Japan 2019 is on track to be the most impactful Rugby World Cup to date having... Read More
Twenty years ago, in May 1998, witnessed the finals of the Harp Super League in its second season. The game determined then the best club in the country among top 16-teams spread from coast-to-coast. Belmont Shore defeated Old Blue of New York 28-10, a convincing win for the Long Beach-based club. The game marked the second year Old Blue made it into the finals.
Belmont Shore at 6-1 advanced to... Read More
The fall leagues comprising DIA are now mostly underway. The Liberty, Rugby East, Rocky Mountain and Big 10 all are into their campaigns.
The top teams in Rugby East are off to a strong start. Army picked up a pair of wins over the weekend, besting a very improved St. Bonaventure team on Friday 28-10 and blitzing Buffalo by 80 the next day.
The marquee matchup over the weekend came in... Read More
USA Rugby interim board chair Barbara O’Brien appeared on Rugby Wrap Up recently – her first media appearance in the role. The brief interview was revealing to some degree.
O’Brien humbly admitted she wasn’t cut out for the role of board chair for USA Rugby, given her lack of experience in the sports business world, and that she accepted the responsibility on the condition of it being interim.... Read More
The popular West Coast 7s autumn tournament will take place on two weekends in two venues. The first one on October 6 is at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, with four pools of three-sides each, a five team secondary contest, and a women's event.
Two weeks later, a two-day tournament on October 20 and October 21 features a full 16-team contingent at the pitches on Treasure Island, San Francisco, which... Read More
When the All Blacks Men lose, that becomes the biggest global rugby story of the day, the loss offering a faint sparkle of hope to all future opponents that New Zealand are mortal. Last Saturday, when the Springboks won in Wellington, all rugby eyes were riveted on the match, which overshadowed Argentina’s Down Under upset victory against Australia.
The win marked Los Pumas first win in Australia... Read More
Rugby sevens’ Olympic qualification pathway for Tokyo 2020 has today been confirmed by the International Olympic Committee and World Rugby.
Twelve teams will compete for medals in both the men's and women's rugby sevens competitions from 27 July-1 August at Tokyo Stadium.
Japan’s men’s and women’s teams have secured automatic qualification as hosts of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, leaving 11... Read More
The DII College season is now full under way with every conference having kicked off. Several conferences are starting to take shape while in others we got a taste of the competition in each region.
Hurricane Florence wiped out all the games in the Southern Conference and several in the Cardinals Conference. These games will be made up later in the season.
The Great Midwest Conference is starting... Read More