The fall season in DIA is winding down and the postseason is starting to be determined. One conference is complete and several more will finish in the coming weeks.
Army claimed the Rugby East title with an emphatic 31-0 win over Penn State. While the Nittany Lions have gotten the better of Army in recent years, the Black Knights jumped out to a 24-0 halftime lead and blanked a solid... Read More
The Glendale Raptors continued their preseason slog with a 59-31 loss to the team assembled from the weeklong Rugby Americas combine Saturday at Infinity Park. The combine featuring capped players from three South American countries and youngsters from Canada and America.
The game was chopped into four quarters, with the first two being very competitive. Glendale’s depth proved an issue late, as... Read More
Last Saturday, the All Blacks outperformed Australia, winning easily 37-20, the match played in Yokohama, Japan. The crowd of 46,000 was the highest rugby attendance in that country. The large crowd total bodes well for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
The match was the third one in the traditional Bledisloe Cup, played between these two, Down Under fifteens. The Kiwis won all three matches this year... Read More
A wild, jammed-packed weekend was filled with championships, huge victories, and devastating defeats. Bad weather postponed many games but with only three weeks left in the fall, clubs all across the country battled the elements for some of the best rugby of the season.
The WPL wrapped up its season with a double shot of games on Friday and Sunday. After the Friday semifinals, the San Diego... Read More
In the epic matchup between the top teams of two of USA’s club premierships, Old Blue of New York beat the Chicago Lions, 38-28, to capture the 2018 USA Rugby Elite Cup Championship in Chicago, Ill. The game came down to who could dominate more from the first half to the second. Old Blue rang up a 33-3 lead in the first half, but Chicago made adjustments to outscore its opponent 26-5 in second.... Read More
International Matches in Japan - Today, October 26, Japan take on a World XV side. Tomorrow, October 27, New Zealand and Australia meet in Yokohama for the third match of the 2018 Bledisole Cup, which the Kiwis have already won.
Since the first Test match in 1903, New Zealand are 187-49 (72%) against the Wallabies
Candidates for Breakthrough Player of the Year - World Rugby announced the three... Read More
Two of the best squads in the major USA Club Rugby premierships square off on Saturday in the 2018 USA Rugby Elite Cup Championship between Old Blue of New York and the Chicago Lions. This is the second rendition of the event which pits the top clubs of the American Rugby Premiership and the Midwest Rugby Premiership against each other. The Lions will host Old Blue in Chicago, Ill. at 3:30 pm CST... Read More
There was some significant movement in DII this week.
Iowa Central continues to be the toughest team to rank. But seeing UW-Whitewater lose to Belleville 48-5 puts an earlier season loss by the Tritons to the Lynx some perspective. With a similar result, Iowa Central vaults up to number five.
Montana State drops to 10 because they have yet to play a tough game. They continue to lead the... Read More
A few teams moved in the rankings this week.
Iona gave Penn State a tough game at home. The Gaels have played Navy, Army and Penn State tough this season and are earning attention. They move up to 15 despite the loss.
Ohio State bested Wisconsin this week further complicating the picture in the Midwest. With that victory, Ohio State remains at 25 and with Ohio State undefeated in the Big 10... Read More
(Interviews conducted by Evan Lappen)
World Rugby is hosting its second regional combine this week in Glendale, Colo. There are players from five countries – 10 from Brazil, nine from Uruguay, two from Chile and a smattering from Canada and the United States. They’ll play the Glendale Raptors in an exhibition Saturday at Infinity Park.
The first World Rugby combine was held in Fiji earlier this... Read More