The University of California travels to Salt Lake City this weekend to face
Pac-12 rival Utah on Saturday. Kickoff is 1pm at Rio Tinto Stadium.
The match is a big day on Cal’s schedule, with the Bears having pulled out
of D1-A, they see every game as a test of their standing in the rugby
world, and, more importantly, the Pac-12.
Utah has the D1-A... Read More
The Santa Barbara Rugby Academy is no longer just UCSB’s
B-side. Coached by the same staff and run through the same rigorous
training sessions as the Gauchos, Santa Barbara City College now has a
full-fledged team playing in Southern California‘s DII league, and it’s
pretty darned good.
“We’ve expanded. We have 28 guys as part of the team. About 24 of those
guys are guys that... Read More
Megan Bonny led the Washington State women to a 42-0 victory over
Washington last Saturday, scoring four tries to lead her team with 20
points. The win puts WSU atop the Pacific Northwest’s women’s DII college
standings, going 4-0 with only Central Washington left on the schedule. WSU
defeated their toughest opponent, Western Washington, 17-14 during the fall
portion of the league... Read More
(Update: the original run of this article said there was one independent
team competing in DI-AA this season. That's incorrect, as New Mexico has
been playing DII. Additionally, the author didn't originally consider the
Southeastern playoff structure. Four teams advance to the SCRC playoffs in
Three teams will receive at-large bids to the USA Rugby DI-AA playoffs this... Read More
Cal Poly’s victory over Cal on Saturday was the first time since 2004 that
the Cal Bears lost a non-playoff game to a US-based college.
Oddly, that time it was Cal Poly, too. Cal ran out a second side against an
outstanding Cal Poly outfit in a friendly, losing the game but gaining
valuable insight into the team they would ultimately play (and beat) in the
2004 national final... Read More
There were blowouts and close calls all through the DI-AA rugby scene this
week, but the higher-ranked teams all came out on top.
In Northern California, both
league games came down to a single points, with #9 Sacramento State edging
Stanford 23-22, and #15 Chico State beating #23 Santa Clara 43-42.
“Our league is going to be super tight,” said Chico Head Coach Mitch Jagoe... Read More
BYU won their second match against a Super League squad, following up
January’s close win over Old Puget Sound Beach with a 38-25 defeat of the
BYU has had more time on the field than the men’s clubs, but still the
results are impressive. Head Coach David Smyth’s squad is an experienced
one, with the best forward pack in the nation, certainly in... Read More
It was a wild and woolly day in the Northern California college scene, even
if you discount Cal’s surprise loss to Cal Poly.
Santa Clara and Chico State played in a barnburner, with Chico escaping
In that game, Chico ran out to a 22-0 lead after 20 minutes and led 22-7 at
halftime. Somehow Santa Clara came back, but Chico kept answering them with
enough tries to just... Read More
UCLA overcame a small but real 5-3 halftime deficit to beat UC Davis 27-5
Saturday in D1A league action.
center Race Noeldner scored two tries in the second half to pace the Bruins
to the victory in difficult, wintry conditions.
"Davis really tested us and were super physical," said UCLA Head Coach
Scott Stewart. "At halftime we talked about how we wanted to play in... Read More
Paced by 35 points from Connor Mills and a complete turnaround in almost
all possession stats, Texas A&M throttled Oklahoma 85-0 Saturday in D1A
Mills scored two tries, a penalty goals, and was 11-12 in conversions to
claim his 35. But it was a strong team effort that kept the ball in Aggie
hands all day.
"It was a total turnaround from last week," said... Read More