The three teams that make up the Mid-South, Davenport, Lindenwood and Life, have made a gentleman's agreement to limit the number of non-American-qualified players on the field at a given time. There is currently no such rule in college rugby, but the Mid-South teams will self impose a limit consistent with USA Rugby's eligibility regulations for clubs, allowing just five foreigners on the field... Read More
Fordham at Syracuse
With each team searching for its first win, Fordham traveled across New York to play Syracuse. The hosts got out to a big 21-0 lead at halftime and prevailed 35-12. Fordham attempted to make it interesting late in the second half, but couldn’t come all the way back.
The first score came from a 25-meter breakaway run from Syracuse’s wing Seth Gilgus at the fourth minute.... Read More
Dartmouth moved to 2-0 in the Ivy League with a convincing 58-0 victory over Harvard Saturday in Canton, Mass. Big Green All American Madison Hughes was in attendance but did not participate due to National Team obligations, but Dartmouth had no trouble continuing its winning ways nonetheless. The Ivy League perennial champs have started the season strongly with two consecutive 50-point wins over... Read More
Shippensburg at West Virginia
West Virginia continued its domination in the early season by shutting out their second straight opponent, Shippensburg, 73-0. For Shippensburg, it was the second consecutive lopsided loss. West Virginia scored a total of 11 tries by eight players, receiving impact from all aspects of the club.
“From a coach's perspective, it was good to see that we were scoring... Read More
The newly minted Red River Conference saw its first games played on the weekend – a 57-12 win for Oklahoma over Baylor and a 27-0 defeat of TCU for Texas. The new league was scheduled to kick off earlier this month, but the first two games were either rescheduled or canceled.
In Waco, the Sooners dominated the day, and senior center Michael Al-Jiboori led the way with three tries. Grant Clancy... Read More
Arkansas State scored an impressive win over Pacific Rugby Premiership runner-up Glendale Saturday, beating the Raptors 59-24 in Glendale, Colo. ASU led 17-5 at halftime, and the floodgates opened up in the second half.
Both Glendale and Arkansas State play their serious league seasons in the fall, but had a lot of firepower on the field Saturday. Glendale was led by Eagles Zach Fenoglio and Chad... Read More
West Virginia at West Chester
After a disappointing loss last week against Wheeling Jesuit, West Virginia rebounded by shutting out West Chester University 58-0 Saturday. WVU took the 300-mile voyage east to West Chester’s home pitch in Pennsylvania.
Using their dominant pack and powerful scrum, West Virginia was able to control the game. All-American eightman Ryan Blythe led his team on the... Read More
USMMA at Binghamton
The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point made the 200 mile trip to Vestal, NY to match up against Binghamton University Saturday. Both teams won their first games of the season by at least two tries, but Kings Point would emerge the 31-12 victor.
Junior Dan Ardis had two tries on the day for USMMA, and Josh Raines and Kees Elling contributed with tries... Read More
The SEC featured five games this weekend. Auburn dismantled Ole Miss 74-10, while LSU skipped past Mississippi State 27-5. Tennessee upended Florida 45-17, South Carolina blanked Georgia 72-0, and Kentucky defeated Vanderbilt 27-8.
In Starkville, Miss., the Bulldogs came out very motivated and took the game to LSU, but the Tigers weathered the storm and matched the physicality of Mississippi... Read More