The Life University Running Eagles repeated as Men’s D1A College champions, again defeating California in the title game. The match was played at Stevens Stadium Santa Clara.
Life completed an undefeated season, while the Bears finished 18-2.
There were four lead changes in the contest. Cal led 26-22 at the 73rd minute when Life scored and converted to give them the lead 29-26. A last second Cal... Read More
The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. On the latest episode, he and contributor Brett Anker talk to Jack Clark, architect of the dynastic Cal Bears. We celebrate the 40th year of the collegiate rugby national championship by going down memory lane with the man trying to win his 25th title as head coach.
Listen to the full episode here
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. A miniature hiatus comes to an end as the guys discuss the Mathieu Bastareaud signing, Women's Eagles vs. BaaBaas, Rugby X, the effect of MLR on the 7s USMNT, College Rugby's Final 4 and... Read More
The final D1A 2018 Men’s college final witnessed Life routing perennial champion California 60-5. These two fifteens will meet this weekend again for the college title, the match to be played in Stevens Stadium, Santa Clara, California.
In the West Region semifinals, Cal nipped East Bay rival St, Mary’s 28-24 with a try at the death. The Gaels had previously been ranked first, the Golden Bears... Read More
Sixteen teams from ten states have qualified for the 2019 NSCRO Women’s 7s National Championship. There are ten returning teams – including the top six finishers from 2018. They are joined by six teams making their first trip to the 7s National Championship:
*Angelo State University, TX
California University, PA
Colgate University, NY
Colorado College, CO
*Eckerd College, FL
Endicott College, MA... Read More
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