With a fierce wind to contend with, St. Mary’s shut out Army in the second half while putting up four tries to win 40-12 in West Point, N.Y. Saturday. Completing a three-game East Coast road trip, St. Mary’s broke Dartmouth 76-3 and it’s second side tied Iona, 27-27 before playing Army on Saturday. In the match against Army, the Gaels only led by two points in a close first half and used the... Read More
It's long been this ranking's stance to avoid movement for the sake of movement. You won't see teams "tied" in our rankings, you won't see us "shake things up" just for the sake of doing it, and you won't see us include more than 25 teams in our list. We're going to give you a subjective version of our Top 25 and provide sound reasonsing for it.
This week is an example of one where there are no... Read More
In the annual battle of the service academies in West Point, N.Y., No. 6 ranked Army scored three tries in the final 12 minutes of the match to defeat Navy, 41-24. Whenever Army plays Navy in any sport, it’s about more than just the game. It showed on the field with a tough physical match that included seven lead changes. After trailing Navy in the first half, 5-7, Army piled on 36 points in the... Read More
In a contest between two top 10 clubs in Grand Rapids Mich., No. 3 ranked Life took care of ninth-ranked Davenport in a low scoring affair, 20-13. With the win, Life improved to 4-0 in the Mid-South Conference and is ready for the D1A Playoffs as the conference champion.
“We controlled a little bit more possession than [Davenport],” Life head coach Tui Osbourne said. “We converted when we had to... Read More
In the second part of the home and away series against No. 8 Lindenwood, third-ranked Life held on and avoided going into extra time to defeat the Lions, 18-15. Life won the first meeting earlier this month by four points, 25-21. Lindenwood had the opportunity to push the game into overtime with a penalty kick with no time left, but the kick sailed wide left.
“At times, we played well,” Life head... Read More
For all of the confusion and weirdness in college rugby, it would appear we’re actually turning a corner in terms of competitiveness. This season has seemingly seen more close scores than ever before, with upsets and near upsets popping up all over the place.
Here’s a quick history of the monotonous dominance of college rugby. From 1980-2010, the years when there was only one undisputed national... Read More
No. 11 Lindenwood erased a six-point deficit in the second half to came back to defeat conference rival and seventh-ranked Davenport, 20-16, on under the lights on Saturday evening in St. Charles, Mo. The Lions defense shut out Panthers in the second half to bring the second annual Charles Labry Memorial Shield home.
Down by six points at halftime, Lindenwood head coach JD Stephenson said, “I had... Read More
Behind 32 unanswered points, No. 3 Life University blanked Arkansas State to win the Curt Huckaby Cup in Marietta, Ga. Saturday. Life’s defense proved too much for the Red Wolves as ASU was under pressure all match.
After a close win against Lindenwood last week, Life head coach Tui Osbourne focused on defense for the game and the results showed on Saturday. “Our defensive coach really worked... Read More
Wheeling Jesuit posted an impressive 75-18 win over in-state ruval West Virginia Saturday. Nine Cardinals accounted for 13 tries in the win. U20 No. 8 Peter Malcolm led the way with four tries, center Inosi Kau chipped in two, and seven more scored one a piece.
WJU and West Virginia have met four times since the resurrection of the Wheeling program. The Cardinals won 10-6 in the fall of 2012,... Read More