The last weekend of rugby in 2018 for most clubs brought the tremendous highs of a championship and devastating lows of defeat. Over 50 games in the men’s and women’s games saw new conference winners in D1A, teams one step closer to national titles, and a new promotion to the top women’s league.
The D1A Liberty Conference concluded its season with a challenge series of eight games at Fairfield... Read More
Team USA pushed its 2018 test record to 9-0 (10-1 overall) with a 31-5 defeat of Romania Saturday in Bucharest. The Eagles let several scoring opportunities go to waste in the opening half, but they buttoned up their performance in the second stanza, blanking Romania 19-0.
Romania dominated in one phase of the game, the scrum, but the Americans were better in every other facet. Romania’s defense... Read More
DUBLIN, IRE. - Women's Eagles' Head Coach Rob Cain has named his match-day 23 to face No. 8 Ireland this Sunday, Nov. 18 at 8 AM ET, LIVE on Irish Rugby YouTube Channel.
In their final battle of the Autumn Internationals 2018 -- and after the Women's Selects achieved a hard-fought 25-24 victory over England Academy earlier this week -- the starting XV will feature seven changes from the Eagles'... Read More
Ireland v. New Zealand: It's that rare match between the number one and number two ranked sides. The All Blacks won the last contest in Dublin 21-9 after Ireland's upset 40-29 in Chicago; The game will kick off in Aviva Stadium at 7 p.m. Irish time, Saturday. Both fifteens are healthy, and both experienced tough Test matches the week before. Odds: New Zealand 2-5. Ireland 2-1.
Ireland: Rob... Read More
The D1AA Chesapeake Collegiate Rugby Conference released its 2018 all-conference squads on Wednesday. Coaches, evaluators, and administrators picked first and second teams as well as an honorable mention side. Combined, 45 players were chosen from each of the eight schools in the Chesapeake.
“Selections first came from the coaches and then evaluating the teams’ and individuals’ play,” conference... Read More
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Las Vegas Invitational has sweetened the pot for the champion of its men’s elite division, offering a $25,000 purse, with the champion taking home $20,000 and the runner up claiming $5,000.
The LVI, held in conjunction with the USA Sevens, one of 10 stops on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, boasts more than 270 teams annually across 20 divisions. The... Read More
Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest’s new competition, rebranded as Global Rapid Rugby, has received the green light from World Rugby. Forrest announced the sanction approval on Twitter via a studio-produced video Thursday, following the World Rugby Council’s vote to sanction the league.
“The name Global Rapid Rugby, it does suit the philosophy of fast moving, free-scoring, festival of entertainment,” said... Read More
The DI rankings remain relatively static. Three games with ranked teams took place over the weekend and the better ranked team won in two of those affairs.
The big game of the weekend saw Lindenwood hold off Navy on the road. It was the Lions first real test of the season and they came away with a big road win.
Kutztown beat St. Bonaventure 52-39 in a shootout. The Bonnies have been competitive... Read More
The DII playoffs got under way this weekend and the results caused a shake up in the DII rankings.
Queens College defeated Furman 36-31 showing the power of the Cardinals Conference and the warranted three seeds they got to the post season. Queens moves up to 14 and UVA, who also won this weekend, moves to 10. NC State remains at two.
Iowa Central had a strong second half against IUPUI and won 56... Read More
The United States Men's National Team faces an old foe Saturday in Romania. The Eagles boast a 6-2 all-time record over the Oaks, with the rivalry dating back to 1919. At the 1924 Olympics in Colombes, France, the USA defeated Romania 37-0 en route to winning gold.
The last meeting went Romania's way, 23-10, back in 2016. Saturday marks the fourth-straight time the Eagles have played Romania in... Read More