The marquee match of Day Two of the USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club National Championships is the Division II test between the Life Running Eagles and the St. Louis Bombers. On Sunday at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo., the top teams of Men’s DII will be the final match of the championship series at 3:00 pm MST. This is both team’s first time in the DII Championship and each club brings... Read More
Justin Rutledge assisted with the writing of this recap.
Half of the Division II Men’s Club National Playoffs Round of 32 field played this past weekend with plenty of teams looking for their berths into the next round. The conference championships of the New England, Empire, Southern, Pacific South, and Midwest were in full swing. The first games of the Frontier, Red River, and Mid-Atlantic... Read More
With the merger of the regional sub-divisions and the promotion of one of the best DII clubs in the country, the landscape of DII in the Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC) has completely changed. Last season, the division was separated into a seven-team North and a five-team South. This year, the sub-divisions have been combined into a single 11-team league that spans Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland... Read More
With a vicious defense and opportunistic quick-strike offense, the Life West Gladiators won the DII Men’s Club National Championship over Wisconsin, 43-24, Sunday at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. The win makes the second-year club 1-1 in title games, having lost in the DIII final a year ago.
In an extremely physical game, Life West was dangerous with ball in hand. However, aggression on... Read More
With both 2014 finalists exiting in the regional rounds, there will be a new DII Men’s Club National Champion this year. The two clubs in the final are no strangers to the championship stage. California powerhouse, the Life West Gladiators, advanced to the DIII final last year and moved up in competition to face Wisconsin, who returns to their third National Championship match in four years. They... Read More
Three of the four clubs from last year have returned to represent their conferences in eastern half of the 2015 Division II Men’s Club National Playoffs. With a slight shakeup from last year, Wisconsin (Midwest) will play the New York Rugby Club (Atlantic North) and Rocky Gorge (Mid-Atlantic) will square off against the Atlanta Old White (South). With each team’s goal to make it to the National... Read More
As with the DI clubs in the West Regionals of the Division II Men’s Club National Playoffs, three new teams have emerged to represent their respective conferences. However, the 2014 National Finalist has returned to take another shot at the crown. Starting at 1:30pm on Saturday at Ray Sheeran Field at Treasure Island in San Francisco, Calif., the Life West Gladiators (Pacific North) challenge the... Read More
With trips to the Western Regionals on the line, the two Pacific conferences played their championship finals on Saturday. In Long Beach, Calif., the Tempe Old Devils dominated the Bay Back Sharks, 34-7, to return to the Round of Eight as the Pacific South Champion. In the Pacific North final in Vallejo, Calif., Life West notched an impressive victory over playoff stalwart Snake River, 29-3, to... Read More
The 2015 DII Men’s Club National Playoffs are shaping up to be an impressive array of talent that will end in Glendale, Colo. on June 13th. There are many of the same faces, as well as new upstarts looking to take a shot at the crown. In total, 21 of the 36 clubs that earned their spot to last year will represent their league this year. Although the bracket has not been fully completed, the... Read More
For the last four years, one of the most contested rivalries in club rugby has played out in the DII Mid-Atlantic Conference Championship between Rocky Gorge and Wilmington. Each club has seen their season end at the feet of their opponent with the victor advancing to the National Championship. This year mirrored last year’s match as Wilmington built a 17-8 halftime lead only to see Rocky Gorge... Read More