The University of South Carolina claimed the 23rd spot in the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship by winning the Southeastern Rugby Conference qualifier yesterday in Knoxville, Tenn. The Gamecocks defeated a tough Kentucky side 7-5 to return to Philadelphia in June.
The field was divided into three groups of three teams. South Carolina took care of business in pool play, blanking both... Read More
In DIA’s penultimate rankings before the playoffs begin there was some minor shifts in the rankings. There were five games between ranked opponents with the better ranked team winning three of five.
BYU smoked Utah in the rivalry game but neither team moves because of their current standing.
Sixth ranked Army took on seventh place Penn State and the game was a thriller. For the second time this... Read More
USA Rugby unveiled the DIAA bracket Spring Playoff bracket this week and will begin with games this weekend. Eight teams made the post season, split between two regionals, one in Long Beach, Calif., and Lawrence, Kan.
Western Washington came out of the NCRC, going undefeated in the process. Nevada finished second in a tightly contested PAC West to earn a playoff spot.
The winner of the PAC... Read More
The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) powered by Penn Mutual playoffs are almost down to the final four. While, Salve Regina already punched its ticket in the fall, the three other teams to round out the field will be determined in the coming weeks.
NSCRO is broken up into four regions, with one team heading to the Champions Cup on April 27-29.
Salve Regina won the... Read More
The venues, dates, and times for the semi-final matches in the European Champions Cup – the most prestigious European club rugby event – have been set for the weekend of April 21 and April 22. In Dublin at the Aviva Stadium, Leinster (Ireland) meet Scarlets (Wales) on Saturday, while on Sunday, Racing 92 (France) welcome Munster (Ireland) in the 35,000 seat Stade Chaban-Delmas in Bordeaux.
In the... Read More
The DIA season is reaching its final stages and the playoff seeding is really taking shape. All of the conferences except the Red River have been decided while several teams are still fighting for the final spots in the post season.
In the Mid-South both Life and Lindenwood won against Clemson and Davenport, respectively. Life put up 93 points while the Lions sent a team devoid of starters to... Read More
There were a number of prominent games in DI this weekend and in some cases the better ranked team won. However, several teams moved up the rankings thanks to impressive wins.
Army beat Navy in a hotly contested game 18-15. The two teams have been in the top 10 most of the year, with Navy ahead. The teams swap places now with Army moving to six and Navy heading to eight. Penn State beat Army but... Read More
(Article reprinted courtesy of BBC Sport)
Rugby chiefs have announced an eight-point plan to make the game safer after their annual injury audit found a rise in the number and severity of injuries in the English professional game.
For a sixth straight season, concussion is the most reported match injury.
There has also been a spike in training ground injuries and injuries picked up on artificial... Read More
DIA featured a juicy slate of games this weekend that could have a large impact on the final playoff seedings. Twelve of the sixteen teams who are currently in the playoff picture played matches and a few others on the bubble are trying to work their way in.
The biggest statement game of the weekend came from Notre Dame College. The Falcons blitzed Indiana early to go up 28-0 at half ended up... Read More
Down by three points in stoppage time, the play started with a scrum at the 22. Navy’s eightman pick gained some ground and the ball was sent to the right to the backs. The forwards had their opportunity before it was swung to the right. The physical Army defense was waiting on the wing and stuffed the attempt at the line. The referee signaled a held ball and blew the final whistle sending the... Read More