Belmont Shore and Santa Monica put some distance between themselves and
their closest competition with convincing victories this weekend in SoCal
DI club action.
Belmont Shore shut out the Las Vegas Blackjacks 78-0 to improve to 5-0.
Santa Monica is second in the league after beating Back Bay 38-21.
The team moving up is Los Angeles. Close losers to Belmont Shore a week
ago, LA... Read More
The Austin Huns, Dallas Harlequins and Dallas Reds all won in Texas DI club
league play this weekend, putting some distance between the top four and
bottom three in the league.
The Huns defeated The Woodlands 71-18 to move to 3-1 and retain 2nd place
behind the idle (and 4-0) Austin Blacks. Seven Huns scored 11 tries, with
Mike Montgomery racing over for two, and hooker Mike... Read More
After opening their quasi-independent league season with a sobering 35-7
loss to SFGG in January, Old Puget Sound Beach will be getting back on the
horse this weekend as they visit the East Palo Alto Bulldogs.
OPSB will play
a six-match schedule against NorCal opponents to secure an acceptable
competitive season in order to enter the playoffs. Having lost to SFGG
already, they... Read More
O-Club essentially told the Northern California league that they were not
ready to start earlier in January, and protested that the current league
season was too long. As a result, they forfeited their first two games,
receiving penalty points deductions as punishment. This is all part of the
transition pains the club is going through. A new coach, and some noticeable
player turnover is part of... Read More
The Los Angeles Rugby Club may have lost Saturday’s game, but the result is
still cause for encouragement.
Holding Belmont Shore to only 18 points, LA were in perfect position to
upend the defending national DI champs, ultimately going down 18-14.
then, was a disappointing loss for LA, but a sign, say club leaders, of
better things to come.
“We were in a... Read More
Rain forced the postponement of two DI club league games in Southern
California, but one game did get played, as Belmont Shore edged a tenacious
Los Angeles club 18-14 in a muddy, wet game in LA.
Los Angeles led at halftime and were never out of it, but two tries from
Sinipati Uiagalelei and a conversion and two penalties... Read More
The Austin Blacks stayed undefeated and atop the league table in Texas with
a 31-25 defeat the Dallas Reds Saturday at Burr Field in Austin, Texas.
The Blacks ran in five tries to the Reds’ one, but Dallas flyhalf Peter
Clifford slotted six conversions to keep the game within reach. In the
final minutes, Dallas made a threatening move that nearly resulted in an
upset win.... Read More
SFGG were victorious again in NorCal DI rugby, beating one of their closest
rivals, the East Palo Alto Bulldogs, easily 50-12 Saturday.
SFGG moved to 3-0, counting their win over Old Puget Sound Beach (which is
sort of a league game, and sort of not). Seven different SFGG players
notched nine tries in the match. Prop Paul Fukafuka scored two and Soni
Pone, Hector Quiles, Heine... Read More
Sitting pretty at 5-0 the Frisco Griffins won big last week, 53-19 over
Alamo City to stay atop the Texas DII club league.
Leading the way last week were two players with prominent histories, as
former Eagle Justin Boyd scored two tries at fullback, and longtime Dallas
Harlequins Super League starter Gonzalo Ruiz scored four times from No. 8.
“When I slot into the backline, I... Read More
The Northern California DII club league is only a week old, but it’s
already looking good for Santa Rosa.
The Santa Rosa club thumped the Diablo Gaels 51-3, while Vacaville and San
Jose tied 13-13, Fresno beat Sacramento 32-18, Berkeley defeated Marin
35-15, and Baracus edged Chico 24-21.
For Santa Rosa, which finished 4th in the nation last year,
going behind 3-0 early wasn... Read More