After a grueling weekend at East and West Regionals two weeks ago, the New York Athletic Club and Austin Blacks will battle under the lights at 7:00 p.m. local time Saturday for the 2015 DI Men’s Club National Championship at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. NYAC earned a trip to the final by receiving an automatic bid to the DI postseason as the American Rugby Premiership runner-up, dispatching... Read More
The eastern quarterfinal round of the Division I Men’s Club National Playoffs starts on Saturday at the Rugby Athletic Center in Charlotte, N.C. The East Regional features the Potomac Exiles (Mid-Atlantic) against the New York Athletic Club (NYAC, ARP) and Mystic River (Atlantic North) versus the Kansas City Blues (Midwest). The winners will play in the National Semifinal on Sunday to decide who... Read More
The American Rugby Premiership finished its inaugural season with a couple of rivalries last weekend. NYAC defeated Old Blue 34-25 and Boston downed the Irish Wolfhounds 39-31 to complete the first ARP campaign.
Old Blue opened the scoring with a 40-meter drop goal from James Bird. NYAC reclaimed the lead with a pair of penalties before Bird dotted down to give OB the 10-6 lead. Athletic Club... Read More
Although Life wrapped up the ARP last weekend, NYAC and Old Blue were battling for second place and a bid to the USA Rugby Division I playoffs. With a dominant 71-12 victory over the Boston Irish Wolfhounds, and an Old Blue 30-20 loss to Life, NYAC takes the automatic berth to the DI playoffs.
After 20 minutes of play in New York, Life opened the scoring with a penalty. James Bird evened the... Read More
Behind a strong defensive performance, Life, which played a man down most of the match, improved its record to 5-0 in the American Rugby Premiership with a 26-7 victory over NYAC in Marietta, Ga. To start their spring campaign, the Running Eagles widened their point gap in the standings to eight over the field. Flyhalf AJ MacGinty was six-for-six on his kicks, connecting on three penalties and... Read More
Aided by a red card, Old Blue maintained third place in the American Rugby Premiership standings with a 31-13 victory at Boston Saturday. The loss effectively ends Boston’s bid for the postseason, while Old Blue remains in striking distance for second place and the automatic bid to the DI playoffs. With both clubs battling a strong wind, the game was close in first half, but Old Blue ran away in... Read More
In search of dry fields and 80 minutes of quality rugby, American Rugby Premiership side Boston will travel south to the Germantown SoccerPlex in Boyds, Md. this weekend to take on the defending DII National Champion, Rocky Gorge. Boston, who is 1-2-1 in the American Rugby Premiership, will play two games against Rocky Gorge on Saturday. The ARP versus DII match is scheduled to kickoff at 12:30 p... Read More
Life moved to 4-0 in American Rugby Premiership action with a commanding 61-6 victory over Old Blue in Marietta, Ga., Saturday. With the loss, Old Blue drops to 1-3 in conference action. The first half was very tight with Old Blue playing some valiant defense. Going into the break Life lead 19-6.
“In the first half we had really good set piece with quite a few line breaks that we didn’t cash in... Read More
In a battle of local rivals, the Boston Irish Wolfhounds and Boston played to a 22-22 draw in ARP action Saturday. The Wolfhounds used a last second penalty to even the game and earn two points.
With games like these, records are thrown out the window. While they are enemies on the field, there is a mutual respect for one another. “There is certainly friendly banter more than anything else,”... Read More