The 2015 NorCall Division II opening weekend featured the defeat of the unbeaten division champion, a 61-point blowout, the DIII National Runner-Up earning their first DII win, and a one-point victory.
The Sacramento Blackhawks were 12-0 in the division last year and made it to the round of 16 before being narrowly defeated by Snake River. Their opponent this weekend was the Vacaville Old Dogs,... Read More
Glendale came up one point and one win shy of a dream season in 2014. The Raptors embarked on the inaugural Pacific Rugby Premiership voyage along with six other clubs. They held the best record at the end of the regular season, 11-1, falling only at San Francisco Golden Gate. Glendale then beat a scaled down SFGG side at home in the last match of the regular season, when both teams were already... Read More
Former Italian international Mark Giacheri will coach SFGG's Pacific Rugby Premiership team alongside long-standing assistant coach Grant Wells and newly appointed team manager Mike Bobis.
Giacheri and Wells have just over one month to continue preparations for the 2015 PRP season. SFGG will be looking to achieve the consecutive ‘treble’ and continue their dominance of the highest caliber of US... Read More
"New York, New York, a helluva town.
The Bronx is up, but the Battery's down.
The people ride in a hole in the groun'.
New York, New York, it's a helluva town!"
(From the musical On The Town, lyrics by Comden and Green)
New York is also noted as the home of the New York Rugby Football Club, founded in 1929, the oldest club dedicated to rugby in the United States. This past September, the club... Read More
As the last week in the fall season comes to a close in the DI Mid-Atlantic, Baltimore-Chesapeake and Schuylkill River finished the year with convincing wins over NOVA and Raleigh, respectively. Going into the winter break, BC is in second place and Schuylkill River holding firm in fourth place.
The spring schedule works out that the four top teams in the division will all play against each other... Read More
As the fall season is wrapping up, the DI Mid-Atlantic playoff contenders are jockeying for position in a crowded top of the standings. The Potomac Exiles, Norfolk Blues, and Schuylkill River Exiles each won their games by at least 24 points on the weekend. The second place team, the Baltimore-Chesapeake Brumbies, was idle for the weekend.
With the top four teams huddled at the top of the... Read More
New York Rugby Club and Old Blue both clinched spots in the Empire playoffs with wins this weekend. NYRC defeated Lansdowne, 45-6, and Old Blue nearly reached the century mark with a 92-31 victory over Long Island.
NYRC played Lansdowne on a small Tibbits Field, limiting NYRC’s ability to spread the ball wide. Combined with two weeks off, NYRC struggled a little bit early. “We threw the ball... Read More
With the Mid-Atlanitc fall season concluding next weekend, Rocky Gorge and Wilmington are both undefeated and could be destined to meet again in the Mid-Atlantic Conference Final for the fourth-straight year. Rocky Gorge has easily dispatched all opposition in the south division, while Wilmington has racked up eight-consecutive wins and bonus points versus a more competitive north division. ... Read More
OMBAC coach and long-time Southern California rugby fixture Vaa Togiailua died Sunday from multiple gunshot wounds. 41, Togiailua was shot while in his car at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. He was listed in critical condition until his passing Sunday. Police have reportedly not released any information on the shooting.
A crowdfunding effort to support Togiailua's family has been created, and nearly $9,000... Read More