The second rugby match between two American universities occurred in May of 1876 when Harvard traveled to New Haven to meet Yale. In what would be called the “concessionary” game, because one half was rugby union, and the other half soccer football, Harvard prevailed. The Cantabs played rugby three times before (McGill twice and Tufts once), introducing the sport to the Elis for the first time.... Read More
St. Bonaventure defeated Lindnenwood-Belleville, 17-14, in the final of the Heart of America Classic Sunday in Kansas City. With the win, the Bonnies punch their first-ever ticket to the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship May 31- June 2 at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia, Pa.
Just one more spot remains unclaimed for the CRC, and it goes to the winner of the Southeastern Collegiate... Read More
When fourth-ranked Navy takes on seventh-ranked Army Saturday at Warrior Field in West Point, N.Y., the narrative of top-10 teams meeting the day before the D1A playoff bracket is unveiled is a mere subplot. The headliner is that it’s Army versus Navy, future soldier against future soldier.
Within that, you have the dynamic of big brother Army dangling a four-game winning streak over little... Read More
The 2019 National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Women’s 7s National Championship will be held at Founders Field in Cheswick, PA on April 27 – 28, 2019. This will be a 16-team event, with teams qualifying through conference play and an at-large bid process. Nine teams representing the following conferences will automatically qualify following their regionals championship matches:... Read More
Dartmouth put on a clinic to win the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship qualifier division of the Las Vegas Invitational, defeating Colorado 20-5 in the final Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev. The Big Green were among the first 15 teams to be extended at-large bids to the main event in June, so the LVI’s automatic bid will go back into the kitty of remaining at-large berths.... Read More
Colorado stormed out of nowhere into the Las Vegas Invitational final, and now the Buffs sit one win away from punching their first-ever ticket to the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. Standing in their way is a team that’s already got an invite to the big dance, Dartmouth.
The Buffs are the talk of the tournament, not yielding a single point until their semifinal upset of Kutztown,... Read More
Giant's Conscience is a new podcast featuring Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton and contributor Jake Frechette. The two seasoned rugby journalists will talk about the news du jour in American and world rugby. The guys lament the USA's lopsided defeat at the hands of Argentina XV, go over some college results, check in on The RFU Championship to see how our Eagles' teams are doing, we discuss... Read More
The first 15 teams for the 10th Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship May 31-June 2 at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia have been named. Nine more spots remain on offer for the crown jewel of college rugby, including automatic qualifiers at the Las Vegas Invitational Feb. 28 - March 2nd, the Heart of America in Kansas City March 30-31, and the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference... Read More
The 19th Beast of the East Tournament, hosted by Rugby Imports and the Providence RFC, took place in 2002 at the usual venue in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Then, there were four divisional championship (Today, five with a D3 Men’s event) in the largest college rugby tournament (fifteens) in the country.
Most of the sides historically have come from New England colleges.
Harvard won the DI Men’s... Read More
What happens to Cal when Jack Clark and Tom Billups retire? How would Arkansas State go if Matt Huckaby ever took his hands off the wheel completely? What would a Scott-Lawrence-less Life look like, or a Mazzarella-free Bowling Green? Chances are, if you’re an alumnus, fan or stakeholder of any of those programs, you don’t want to find out.
For the first time since the mid-‘80s, the Cougars are... Read More