College rugby in Utah has been thrown in a blender over the last handful of years, and whether it’s able to come out on the other side whole remains to be seen. The University of Utah is still reeling from the program’s 2013 suspension, while four-time national champion coach David Smyth has left vaunted BYU for Utah Valley.
The upheaval has shredded two of the best rivalries in all of college... Read More
Last winter, Phil Terrigno, Rugby Coach of Women and Men at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, decided to expand his coaching education by finding an unpaid assistant position with an overseas professional club. With three-months open in the academic summer break, he realized that with no rugby matches occurring in leagues across Europe and Japan, the sole opportunity existed in the... Read More
For the first time in 28 years, David Smyth is no longer involved with BYU Rugby, as the head coach and his staff have stepped down. The initial announcement was made Monday by the wives of Smyth and longtime assistant Wayne Tarawhiti on Facebook. Friday, Smyth released his own statement via the BYU Rugby Facebook page.
“Earlier this week news broke that I, along with the rest of the BYU coaching... Read More
The RUGBY PatCast is a regular pdcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. On this week's episode, he dicsusses the world of collegiate recruiting with Arizona head coach Sean Duffy. He shares his findings from Operation Silverfern, during which he essentially catfished an international recruiting service to get to the bottom of their business practices. He also weighs in on whether or... Read More
GLENDALE, CO. - In an effort to expose the next generation of elite athletes to national selection, USA Rugby will host a Men's Collegiate All-American Selection Camp this Aug. 9-17. Set to take place at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO, the event will bring together 100 of the best college athletes for training and exhibition games under the direction of National Team and Major League Rugby coaches... Read More
Brown University staged its annual alumni rugby contest during Commencement.
The Bruins have been playing rugger since the spring of 1960. In 1961, they tied Dartmouth for first place in the Eastern Union Champsionship, going 6-0-1 and ceding only five points that year to Villanova.
Dave LaFlamme is the head coach, and alumnus Jay Fluck '65 continues to serve as the Director of Rugby.
On June 22-24, 134 of the best NSCRO men’s players in America, representing 44 different schools in five geographic areas (Northeast, LoneStar, Pacific Coast, Mid-South and South), will descend upon the city of Round Rock, Texas to face off and find out which region will be crowned the NSCRO All-Star Champion in this inaugural championship event.
Ten grueling matches over two days will... Read More
The Claremont Colleges captured the NSCRO powered by Penn Mutual 7s national title held in conjunction with the Penn Mutual CRC. The Lions won their pool and ended up defeating Salve Regina 17-0 in the final to win their first ever 7s title.
The Lions took down the New Mexico Highlands, Susquehanna, and Salve Regina in pool play to take the top seed in Pool A. Claremont met the defending... Read More
With a berth to next year’s Penn Mutual College Rugby Championship at stake, Fordham beat West Chester, 24-5, in the Freedom Cup final on Sunday. The New York squad came in second last year and got the monkey off its back in 2018 to beat a six-team field at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa. As the Freedom Cup champion, Fordham earned an automatic bid into the 2019 men's tournament.
In pool... Read More
With about 480 athletes on 40 teams in the men’s and women’s 2018 Penn Mutual College Rugby Championship, it was hard to pick the dream teams for the divisions. Evan Lappen, Brett Anker, and Pat Clifton of Rugby Today, Colin Flora of Sevensrugby.com, and Doug Coil of DJCoilRugby.com assembled the list of exceptional players that shined on the pitch.
For the women, quality players dominated the... Read More