Major League Rugby released its 2019 schedule on Wednesday detailing 19 weeks of rugby for nine squads across the country. The original seven teams are joined by two rookie clubs in the Toronto Arrows and Rugby United NY. Beginning on January 26th with Toronto at the NOLA Gold and ending on June 2nd as the Seattle Seawolves host the Austin Elite to end the regular season, year two of the MLR is... 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
The Chicago Lions Rugby organization, established in 1964, will be fielding their first ever Women's Fifteens side this fall and compete in the Midwest Rugby Union and USA Rugby Division 2. While the Chicago Lions have fielded a highly competitive Women's 7's team since 2012 coached by Jeremy Nash, they have never assembled a fifteens team.
The Chicago Lions have been interested in expanding... Read More
The West won three of the divisions of USA Club Rugby last season and a strong crop of squads battled in Fort Worth, Texas this past weekend to contend for this year’s crown. When the dust finally settled, Belmont Shore, the Life West Gladiatrix, the Denver Barbarians, the St. Louis Sabres, and Austin Blacks will join the five teams from the East in two weeks for the Club National Championships... Read More
Teams from the Atlantic North, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and South assembled at the Fortress Obetz in Obetz, Ohio for the Eastern National Quarterfinals and Semifinals this past weekend. In the semifinals on Sunday, each game came down to the wire with three being decided by two points or less and one going to overtime. By the final whistle, five teams emerged victorious to represent the East in... Read More
After the Pacific Rugby Premiership kicked off its season last weekend at Treasure Island, the venues shifted to Southern California for the second round of games. All but one home team celebrated victory as Belmont Shore and OMBAC improved to 2-0 and SFGG evened its record to 1-1.
Following its closely fought one-point win last week against SFGG, Belmont Shore jumped all over the Olympic Club to... Read More
In a follow-up to the previous article on the future of club rugby, Rugby Today spoke with Erik Geib, the Club Department Manager of USA Rugby to get his perspective on the subject.
Rugby Today: What was USA Rugby's involvement in the revival of the Pacific Rugby Premiership and new format in the western competitive regions?
Erik Geib: There are several factors that go into this question.
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It was championship weekend for college as the 2017 rugby season came to a close. With the titles of Men’s DIAA and DII and Women’s DI and DII at stake at Furman University, great competition brought out the best of college rugby.
For the women, Davenport completed their unbelievable inaugural year in the division by winning its first DI Championship over Notre Dame, 89-24. In the back-to-back... Read More
Starting back in mid-August, the DI Club Marathon Midwest began and it ended Saturday 14 weeks later. Metropolis traveled to Columbus, Ohio with its undefeated record intact and lost by a point to Scioto Valley. The second place Chicago Lions fell for the second week in a row to Cincinnati, 31-8, and the Kansas City Blues edged a competitive Palmer College side, 32-29. Lastly, Milwaukee improved... Read More
Playoff Saturday was in effect this weekend in college as club rugby put some of last touches on their fall schedules. Indiana and Dartmouth claimed conference titles while James Madison earned its right to play in D1AA Nationals. An early Mid-South conflict had Arkansas State defeat Davenport and TCU, Texas &M, and Texas Tech rolled in the Red River. In non-conference action, St. Mary’s and... Read More