St. Mary’s College put Olympic Club to the sword Saturday in a friendly for
both teams, beating the men’s club 53-10 in a solid display.
Neither coach was particularly thrilled with the day, however, St. Mary’s
Head Coach Tim O’Brien will have wanted to have his players challenged
more, that’s certain, and said he wanted to see his team be more ruthless... Read More
Tennessee and Florida banked lopsided wins in
the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference Saturday. The two other games
on the SCRC slate, Kentucky vs. Mississippi State and Alabama vs. Auburn,
The Volunteers traveled to South Carolina and pounded the Gamecocks 71-7.
The win all but wraps up the Eastern Division for Tennessee, who has now
beaten its two ranked... Read More
Southwestern Collegiate Rugby Conference play continued Saturday
after a two-week layoff. One game, Sam Houston State vs. TCU, was
postponed to due a wind advisory. The other two, Rice vs. Houston and Texas
vs. North Texas, were played in muddy conditions, as much of Texas fell
victim to heavy showers.
In the former, Rice shut out Houston 43-0, improving to 4-1. In the latter,... Read More
Life, winners of the CRC 7s Qualifier bracket
in Las Vegas last week, transitioned into 15s season with a 77-5 defeat of
Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. Saturday. The Running Eagles got off to somewhat
of a slow start, due in part to a soggy field, but never trailed.
No. 8 Cam Dolan and fullback Joe Cowley led Life with three tries a
“Our offense, it provides a lot of touches for... Read More
Led by four tries from fullback Kiara Harris, and seven conversions from
Julia Fortkort, the University of Texas women's team hammered a stretched
Texas Tech side 54-12 Saturday.
The win put Texas at 3-0 in Texas league play and essentially clinched 1st
in the league. Their league is too small to get an automatic bid to
national playoffs, so the Longhorns will have an extra... Read More
Arkansas State blew past Texas A&M 71-20 Saturday in Jonesboro, Ark.
The Red Wolves led the entire match, including 36-3 at intermission and
64-3 in the second half. Texas A&M managed three tries in the last
quarter of the game, all scored by wing Luke Carter.
“We put three really nicely-worked tries in the last 20 of the game, and
when we actually had some ball we... Read More
Santa Clara opened up their D1-AA season with an impressive 38-12 defeat of
Stanford University Friday night in Santa Clara.
The Broncos, playing their first home night game as part of Bronco Pride
Week, weathered an early charge by the Cardinal and ran away with it late.
The game was affected somewhat by a slew of cards handed out by referee JC
Van Staden, who flashed yellow... Read More
A week after winning the CRC 7s Qualifier in Las Vegas, Life University has
to put their 15s jerseys on and open up their D1-A season.
For Director of Rugby Dan Payne, the adjustment won’t be that big a deal.
“For both 7s and 15s, you need to be a good rugby player,” Payne told
RUGBYMag.com, and told his players, as well. “Make your tackles, take care
of the ball, and move the... Read More
Santa Clara University’s highest-profile contribution to rugby is the fact
the school has hosted a few USA test matches.
DI rugby glory on the pitch, however, has eluded the Bay Area Jesuit
Catholic school with an enrollment just over 5,000.
But as the Broncos gear up for their opening D1-AA league clash with
Stanford Friday night, they are feeling a surge of confidence... Read More
DI-A play opens this weekend, with Oklahoma and Arkansas State hosting Life
and Texas A&M, respectively.
Those games are obviously huge and could immediately separate the cream of
the Mid-South from the rest of the crop.
DI-AA play commences, too, with the South Independent, Southeastern,
Southwest, Northwest and Pacific Mountain West conferences picking up... Read More