In recent weeks, sevens have been on display on the east coast, especially among Ivy League Women’s and Men’s sides. The prominent success story concerns Dartmouth Women who won both the Ivy Sevens played at Princeton, New Jersey, but also the National Intercollege Rugby Association (NIRA) sevens event for women’s colleges that are Varsity (NCAA affiliated) rugby programs.
For the Men, Brown won... Read More
The first round of the DIA playoffs took place over the weekend and all of the favorites picked up victories. Most of the games were blowouts, with the exception of Arkansas State giving BYU all it could handle at South Field.
Top seeded St. Mary’s got off to a slower than usual start but ultimately pulled away from conference foes Cal Poly. The Gaels led the entire way and ended up coming away... Read More
The final week of the DI regular season took place over the weekend with only a handful of teams playing. The rankings, as a result, did not change much.
The big game of the weekend was between the top two ranked teams. St. Mary’s hosted Cal and the Gaels came away with a 21-12 victory over the bears. The teams remain in the top two spots.
Central Washington hosted BYU and held the Cougars tough... Read More
The DIAA spring quarterfinals and semifinals took place over the weekend on back-to-back days with Dartmouth and the University of Nevada coming out of their respective regions. The teams will meet on April 21 to determine the spring champions.
In the eastern region, Dartmouth outlasted a feisty Missouri squad 33-10 on Saturday to set up a match up with UCF on Sunday. The last time Dartmouth and... Read More
The first ever DIA playoff field of 16 has been announced and it should be the best field since the Varsity Cup emerged five years ago. Action will start this weekend with the better seeded teams hosting.
A couple of teams who were on the outside looking in are now included thanks to either a results or the omission of Notre Dame College. There are disputing reports on the situation, but NDC... Read More
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