San Diego improved to 3-1 with a thrilling 24-20 defeat of Ohio at Torero Stadium on the campus of the University of San Diego Sunday. The hotly contested match wasn’t settled until extra time and saw the lead change hands six times.
Takudzwa Ngwenya paved the way for the first score of the game, chasing an up-an-under from Mike Te’o and laying into Robbie Shaw as he caught the ball. The positive... Read More
Ohio earned its first road win Sunday, beating Sacramento 31-11 at Sacramento's Bonney Field. The win moved the visitors to 2-1 on the season, and the loss dropped the home team to 1-2.
Shaun Davies missed a penalty 90 seconds in. Sacramento’s first opportunity for points was converted, as Mirco Bergamasco slotted a penalty in the early goings, putting Sacramento up 3-0. He added another in the... Read More
The lineups have been set for PRO Rugby's third week of action, with Ohio hosting San Francisco in its home opener and Denver making the trip to San Diego Sunday. The viewing information has also been determined, with the league having to make a separate television deal for Ohio matches.
Time Warner Cable will carry the Ohio home matches through its regional sports channels, but it will only be... Read More
Denver ruined San Francisco’s home opener Sunday at Boxer Stadium, winning 35-18 in PRO Rugby’s second week. The home team gained a 13-6 lead in the first half, but Denver scored 29 unanswered points to win the game. The result puts Denver alone in first place at 2-0. Only San Diego, which defeated Sacramento earlier in the day, is also unbeaten.
San Francisco opened with a penalty in the fourth... Read More
San Diego scored a 37-24 victory in its debut Saturday, beating visiting Sacramento at Torero Stadium on the campus of the University of San Diego. The hosts never trailed, taking a commanding 24-3 lead into halftime.
It was all penalty kicks to start the game, with two Kurt Morath goals sandwiching one from Sacramento’s Harry Bennett to give the home team a 6-3 advantage. In the 15th minute,... Read More
The lineups are set for the second weekend of PRO Rugby. Saturday, San Diego (0-0) hosts Sacramento (1-0) at Torero Stadium at 6 p.m. ET, and Sunday San Francisco (0-1) has its home opener at 6 p.m. ET against Denver (1-0).
The professional era of American rugby was ushered in over the weekend, as Denver met Ohio at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. and Sacramento hosted San Francisco at Bonney Field. League officials are grinning after a stellar opening showcase.
PRO Rugby’s broadcast of the California tilt touted that roughly 8,000 paid to watch the league’s inaugural weekend – about 2,300 in snow-buried Denver (... Read More