CPD rankings improved to an 89% prediction rate as we were 13/14 this past
weeken, meaning of the 14 matchups, 13 times the higher ranked team won.
Overall for the season, we are 57 for 64. The one upset was a big one, as
LSU (ranked 23) defeated #21 Oklahoma 39-5, which is pretty amphatic. So
that needed to be corrected. Another result wasn't an upset, but... Read More
Among the more
meaningless statistics in rugby is tries scored. Usually. Tries are
normally scored by teams, who put their teammates in position to score.
More often than not it's the player who passed the ball to the eventual
score who recognized the space or the opportunity, or committed the
defender at the right moment.
But sometimes the stats is impossible to ignore, such as... Read More
This one was probably not circled on very many calendars. When the College
Premier Division schedule was released, surely few singled out the April 16
match between Air Force and Utah as a possible watershed in the West
playoff race. However, with Air Fore stealthily reaching 3-1, that’s
exactly what it has become.
BYU, 6-0, has
the West conference title all but sewn up, and Utah,... Read More
Rugby World Cup will be broadcast in 3D technology for the first time after
Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) appointed 3DLive as Official 3D Broadcaster
of RWC 2011 in New Zealand.
One of the pioneers of 3D production in New Zealand, 3DLive will deliver a
3D feed of the Rugby World Cup 2011 semi-finals, Bronze Final and Final,
taking advantage of the latest next generation technology... Read More
According to sources close to the football team, Palamo has an excellent
shot of not only making the team, but being a starter at running back.
Palamo was identified as a possible player for the football team after his
performance at the USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Invitational last June, when he
helped lead Utah to the title.
Asked about playing football, Palamo said it’s been an... Read More
Video interviews by RUGBYMag.com Editor--in-Chief Alex Goff with Cal
players Derek Asbun, James Bailes and Dustin Muhn after Sunday's Cal win
over St. Mary's.
Derek Asbun interview click here
Dustin Muhn interview click here
James Bailes interview click here
We're excited when
rugby gets press in some unexpected places. This time around it's the
fledgling Cape Cod Rugby Club in Massachusetts.
The club got some excellent press from the Cape Cod Chronicle this past
week. Why do we care? Well first of all, your esteemed editor's mom was the
one who sent the initial clipping (along with some area rugby people).
Second of all, RUGBYMag.com... Read More
weekend’s results, the playoff picture in the College Premier Division is a
Navy and Army came out of two weeks of important games 2-0. That puts them
two bonus-point wins up against most of their nearest competitors, Delaware
and Dartmouth, and seven points over Penn State.
has three games left, which means there's time for... Read More
MORAGA, Calif. -
California defeated Saint Mary's Saturday on Pat Vincent Field, leading
most of the match as the Golden Bears built a 38-point lead before their
nine-try effort ended with a 60-34 win over the Gaels.
No. 8 Danny
Barrett, wing Dustin Muhn and fullback Blaine Scully scored two tries each
as the Bears (22-0, 6-0) clinched the top spot in the Pacific region. Cal... Read More
Diego State has been improving week by week since falling to Cal in their
CPD opener, with the one aberration being a 46-5 loss in Moraga to St.
Mary’s in marshy conditions.
against UC-Davis, it didn’t appear early on that trend would continue when
Davis’s All American scrumhalf, Tyler Harrison, scored a try, which he
converted, in the game’s second minute.
“It... Read More