The Glendale Raptors continued their preseason slog with a 59-31 loss to the team assembled from the weeklong Rugby Americas combine Saturday at Infinity Park. The combine featuring capped players from three South American countries and youngsters from Canada and America.
The game was chopped into four quarters, with the first two being very competitive. Glendale’s depth proved an issue late, as... 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
Two of the best squads in the major USA Club Rugby premierships square off on Saturday in the 2018 USA Rugby Elite Cup Championship between Old Blue of New York and the Chicago Lions. This is the second rendition of the event which pits the top clubs of the American Rugby Premiership and the Midwest Rugby Premiership against each other. The Lions will host Old Blue in Chicago, Ill. at 3:30 pm CST... Read More
Returning teams continue to add new talent and re-sign veterans, while the lone 2019 expansion team continues to announce expected signees and both 2020 expansion franchises make front office moves.
In non-personnel news, the two-game preseason series between Glendale and Utah has been canceled. It was supposed to kick off Saturday.
With Tiger Rugby’s Paul Holmes rumored to involved in... Read More
The Columbia Business School RFC, founded in 1968, celebrated its 50th reunion with a gala weekend, beginning with a Friday night dinner at the famous Sparks Steak House on the east side of Manhattan. The club is the USA’s second oldest business school rugby organization after Harvard B. School RFC, which started in 1963.
Around 150 alumni and guests gathered for the gala dinner, with twenty old... Read More
There were not many noteworthy games in DIAA this week. Most of the favorites won and conferences are generally taking shape.
Dartmouth won another lopsided game and remains undefeated at 3-0. Brown is 2-0 after knocking off a previously unbeaten Yale side. Harvard picked up its second win with a victory over Princeton.
Saint Joe’s and West Chester both moved to 3-0 but in very... Read More
Player signings continue to clog the offseason Major League Rugby marquee, and for good reason, but the biggest news since our last update might be on the sideline, as Seattle has announced a new coach in Anton Moolman.
The Seawolves famously won the inaugural title on the shoulders of player/coach Phil Mack after previously announced head man Tony Healy was unable to secure a visa, resulting in... Read More
With the start of the second season just about four months away, news seems to be hurtling out of Major League Rugby at record pace. The two biggest recent developments include the reported confirmation of the Ontario Arrows for the 2019 season and the inclusion of teams in Atlanta and New England for 2020.
The Arrows news hasn’t been confirmed by a Major League Rugby announcement, but it’s been... Read More
Le Figaro, the second largest newspaper in France, published an article that Pierre Arnald, former head of the Stade Francais French national stadium, has joined Rugby United New York as Director General of this Major League Rugby club. In addition, Arnald stated that he invested $1 million in the new enterprise started by RUNY president James Kennedy.
His reasoning for accepting the appointment... Read More
Twenty years ago, in May 1998, witnessed the finals of the Harp Super League in its second season. The game determined then the best club in the country among top 16-teams spread from coast-to-coast. Belmont Shore defeated Old Blue of New York 28-10, a convincing win for the Long Beach-based club. The game marked the second year Old Blue made it into the finals.
Belmont Shore at 6-1 advanced to... Read More