It was conference championship weekend for USA Club Rugby and three DI teams joined the clubs from the Midwest and Atlantic North with entries to the regional round of the National Playoffs. In all three finals, the winning teams were down in the second halves and had to fight back to earn their spot in the next round.
In the Pacific Rugby Premiership Grand Final, Belmont Shore beat OMBAC, 52-29... Read More
Glendale overcame some injury woes to defeat Utah 36-29 Saturday at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah. The game was tied three different times, at 0-0, 10-10 and 17-17, and after Utah scored its first try, no team ever led by more than a score.
The win preserves Glendale’s perfect record, moving the Raptors to 3-0. The loss drops the Warriors to 0-2. They’re the bookends of the league,... Read More
Multiple lead changes and capitalization on mistakes highlighted the San Diego Legion’s second MLR home victory against the Houston Sabercats, 35-32. Late in the match, Houston extended its lead to four points with five minutes left off an Osea Kolinisau drop goal, but the Legion took advantage when the Sabercats kicked the ball back following the restart. After a rash of penalties, San Diego set... Read More
In a game featuring eight lead changes, the San Diego Legion forced the last one at full-time to steal a 35-32 win over the Houston Sabercats. Outside center Anthony Salaber scored a hat-trick in the first 25 minutes, helping the Legion to a 21-20 halftime lead. The result drops the Sabercats to 1-2 and lifts the Legion to 2-1.
Houston broke the early stalemate with a superb try in the 10th... Read More
Three months of rugby of the Samurai Sportswear Pacific Rugby Premiership is coming to an end tomorrow with the Grand Final between OMBAC and Belmont Shore. Playing at Little Q Field in San Diego, Calif. at 3:00 pm PST, the winner advances to the USA Club Regionals in Fort Worth, Texas on May 19th.
The championship squads split the season series as OMBAC won the first meeting 54-27, but Belmont... Read More
After a discouraging performance last week, the defense was the main emphasis for the Austin Elite against the NOLA Gold in its home opener in Round Rock, Texas. The Elite played a contentious first half and held a one-point lead at the break. NOLA took the advantage following a yellow card, but two tries and a superb defensive effort in the final 20 minutes of play earned Austin a 30-17 win and... Read More
Six Major League Rugby matches are in the books through two weeks of action. Amidst the story lines are the fact that Glendale is an expected 2-0, Austin and expected 0-2, and everyone else falls somewhere in between. There’s the story of Seattle showing well through two games, despite being player-coached. Attendance will be a major talking point all season.
But the players are the real stars,... Read More
CONSHOHOKEN, PA – April 26th, 2018 –Philadelphia Whitemarsh Rugby Football Club (PWRFC) announces the hiring of Jack Foley as the Head Coach of their 7s program.
Prior to joining PWRFC, Jack has held a number of high profile coaching positions across the tri-state area. He is the current Head 7s coach with Atlantis High School Boys Elite and the Pennsylvania High School All Stars, and was... Read More
After an extremely competitive match where the San Diego Legion outlasted a powerful Utah Warriors attack for a 31-24 win, San Diego head coach Rob Hoadley and Utah CEO/GM Kimball Kjar spoke with Rugby Today to get their reactions to the match. The Legion picked up their first victory of the young season while Utah got its initial taste of the regular season after being on a bye last week.
The... Read More
The San Diego Legion held on to beat the Utah Warriors, 31-24, Sunday at Torero Stadium in San Diego, Calif. The Legion built an early lead, conceded it, regained it, rebuilt it, and struggled to hold on until the final whistle.
San Diego didn’t let Utah catch its breath out of the gate, pinning the ball deep in the attacking end. Further the Legion probed with methodical driving maul, leading to... Read More