Mystic River continued to dominate the Atlantic North with a 48-5 victory over White Plains. With the win, Mystic River advances to the DI East Regional being held in Charlotte, NC, on May 30th.
Mystic River got out of the gate quickly against White Plains, when fly half Pono Haitsuka dotted down in the corner for a 7-0 lead. Mystic River coach Josh Smith praised the play of his fly half,... Read More
In the DII Conference Semifinals on Saturday, the Atlanta Old White and Orlando Griffins advanced to meet each other for the opportunity to represent the South in the National Round of Eight. The games were played concurrently at Blanchard Woods Park in Evans, Ga. The Atlanta Old White jumped out to a 24-0 halftime lead and didn’t let up winning 49-17 over Charlotte. The Chattanooga versus... Read More
For the second-straight year, it’s Glendale against San Francisco Golden Gate in the Pacific Rugby Premiership final. These teams have met five times in the last year, splitting regular season matches. SFGG won the shootout in last year’s final, 39-38.
Other than the one outlier, the 2014 regular season finale rendered meaningless by Gate and the Raptors having already clinched their spots in the... Read More
With trips to the Western Regionals on the line, the two Pacific conferences played their championship finals on Saturday. In Long Beach, Calif., the Tempe Old Devils dominated the Bay Back Sharks, 34-7, to return to the Round of Eight as the Pacific South Champion. In the Pacific North final in Vallejo, Calif., Life West notched an impressive victory over playoff stalwart Snake River, 29-3, to... 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
With the second place team of the American Rugby Premiership added to the mix, the DI Men’s Club National Playoffs field looks different from year’s past. With multiple new entrants from last year and Life winning the ARP, an exciting tournament is expected. NYAC joins a strong group of contenders for the crown that includes unbeaten EPA Razorbacks and Mystic River and one-loss teams like Belmont... Read More
The 2015 DII Men’s Club National Playoffs are shaping up to be an impressive array of talent that will end in Glendale, Colo. on June 13th. There are many of the same faces, as well as new upstarts looking to take a shot at the crown. In total, 21 of the 36 clubs that earned their spot to last year will represent their league this year. Although the bracket has not been fully completed, the... 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
In the final week of PRP play, Glendale and SFGG clinched berths in the Cup Finals with convincing victories. Glendale defeated Olympic Club 27-7 and SFGG handled Belmont Shore 49-5, respectively. In the final game of the weekend, OMBAC won 38-5 over Denver. With victories, Glendale and SFGG claimed the top two spots, respectively, and despite an OMBAC victory, the San Diego based side fell four... Read More
Saturday’s cold and rainy weather turned into a great Sunday for rugby in Sandston, Va. for the DI Mid-Atlantic Conference Championship between the Potomac Exiles and the Norfolk Blues. Missed opportunities plagued Norfolk, and the Exiles capitalized on those openings to win their first MAC title, 26-18. Potomac inside center Matias Cima was stellar with his boot, connecting on four penalty kicks... Read More