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
It is highly likely that most of the starters from Friday’s match against
Australia won’t start for the Eagles against Italy on September 27.
But even so, recovery over the next four days is vitally important.
Recovery was vital for the first two games of the tournament and will be
also for the last game, said Lou Stanfill, who has appeared in all three
World Cup matches so far... Read More
The third week of play in the NY State Premier college league sees several
teams trying to establish, or re-establish themselves as contenders.
Bonaventure opened their account two weeks ago with a surprisingly emphatic
49-8 defeat of Syracuse. Now they hope to entertain a big crowd during
family weekend. Head Coach Clarence Picard reminded everyone that Brockport
might be 0-... Read More
As 1-0 Norfolk prepares to travel to 0-1 Media, both teams are focused on
their defense. Norfolk’s defense is by no means in shambles, as the Blues
defeated Raleigh 40-22, but it’s not good enough, if you ask Norfolk
flanker Danny Hare.
“We want to mitigate the number of points scored against us,” he said, “not
let other teams run up a score late. Instead of winning 40-30, we want... Read More
aren’t a lot of playoff implications in the Midwest games this weekend.
Columbus and Indianapolis play in a battle of 0-3 teams, Buffalo and
Cincinnati are set to replay a game the Wolfhounds won 46-3 in August and
the winless Milwaukee Harlequins go up against the juggernaut otherwise
known as Palmer.
The most intriguing games are a friendly between the Chicago Griffins... Read More
American lock Samu Manoa starts once more for the Northampton Saints as
they clash with Sale Friday.
Manoa got some praise from teammate Christian Day this week, as the fellow
second row forward told the BBC that the American import has been a
"He arrived to fill Courtney Lawes' shirt as an explosive, dynamic second
row and he's more than done that,” said Day. "He's... Read More