Tuesday brings the most important USA match of the year, and possibly one
of the most important in the history of American rugby.
That’s a bold statement, and indeed one that’s difficult to quantify. The
USA’s World Cup qualifier series against Canada were the most important
games, until they lost the series on points difference and had to play
Uruguay. Then that series was the... Read More
Midwest season began as expected, with Bowling Green and Miami (OH) scoring
big wins over Purdue and Michigan State, respectively.
However, in both cases, the winning coach
was less than thrilled about his team’s performance. For Miami, that’s
because the Reds led 26-7 at halftime and allowed the Spartans to
score three tries in the second half.
“I’m frustrated,” Miami... Read More
League play opened Saturday, and every team was in action, but week one is
only half over, as all of the visitors pack up and travel to another
conference foe for a Sunday match.
There was only one close game Saturday,
which Columbia won 17-13 over Brown. It was stalemated 3-3 at halftime, but
Brown’s forwards appeared to bully their way out of the defensive struggle
with a... Read More
The South Independent
7s championship was always going to be won by Arkansas State or Life,
“We were the only two CPD
teams in the Southern Independent Rugby Conference. We thought we
definitely had an advantage of most of the teams,” said Life’s Cam Dolan,
“but just like in any other sport, especially in 7s, anything can happen at
any given day, so we knew we had to... Read More
The Boston Irish Wolfhounds made a big statement as they
edged an up-and-coming South Shore Anchors club 25-20 to move to 2-0 in the
New England DI club league.
South Shore had looked solid in defeating
Mystic River last week and dropped to 1-1.
“As a founding member of the club, I am really proud to see how they’ve
progressed,” said Wolfhounds’ Director of Rugby David Gonzalez... Read More
Norfolk shutout Media 27-0
Saturday to improve to 2-0 in MARFU play. Though an impressive score line,
it pales in comparison to the 69 points the Blues hung on Media last
“They have a lot of new,
younger players. They’ve got a new flyhalf who has a phenomenal boot, but
they have some new young players and they played some tough D,” said
Norfolk player/coach Chris Porter... Read More
moved to 2-0 in the East Coast Rugby Conference with an 11-0 shutout of
Northeastern has yet to give up a point in league play.
“It was a tough loss,” said UMass captain Dan Guzzino, whose squad edged
Middlebury last weekend. “We had a lot of sloppy play, but a couple of
little mistakes hurt us. We had some good opportunities, but they played
good... Read More
The University of Tennessee claimed the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby
Conference Olympic 7s with a 26-14 defeat of Florida in the final Saturday
in Knoxville, Tenn.
The two teams were deadlocked 14-14 at halftime before Mason Howard went
over to give the Volunteers a 21-14 lead. Tennessee scored in the closing
moments as Florida pressed to equalize.
The victory came after both... Read More
It’s week #2 in the New England DI league and already things are getting a
South Shore, which finished the 2010 fall league season 0-6, defeated
defending Northeast champs Mystic River 32-24.
That game in itself has put clubs on notice that last year isn’t this year,
and you better be ready for anyone.
“That was our first league match of the season, and also our... Read More
The Australian national team got a more physical clash with the USA than
they bargained for.
A nasty-looking clash of Anthony Faingaa’s head on Chris Wyles’s knee saw
the Australian center down and out at the end of the game. Faingaa did not
look good and he will be out at least two weeks.
Meanwhile, center Pat... Read More