The Utah Islanders opened their new DII club league season with a thrilling
31-30 defeat of the Glendale Raptors DII team in Glendale.
The Islanders are a new team out of Utah, and because of the at-times shaky
history of club rugby in that state, will not be eligible for the playoffs.
The Islanders have to play a probation season to show they will fulfill
fixtures and be... Read More
Buffalo pulled it off Saturday, defeating the highly-regarded and
similarly-undefeated Old Blue club 20-16 in somewhat wintry conditions in
Western New York.
With the victory, Buffalo takes 1st place in
the Empire DI Club league and an expected home playoff against the #2 New
England team (to be decided).
Old Blue slips to 6-1 and will finish second.
Buffalo led 13-10 at... Read More
Middlesex moved into third place in the New England DI club league with a
40-20 defeat of Malden-area rivals Mystic River Saturday.
The Barbarians improve to 4-2 and could possibly vault to second if Boston
beats the Boston Irish Wolfhounds next week.
The man for the Barbarians was flanker John Kokinda, who was a perfect 8-8
in goalkicking on Saturday, slotting four conversions... Read More
The playoff teams for the Midwest DI club league are decided as Columbus
shocked the Chicago Lions 23-21, and the Milwaukee Barbarians pulled off a
bit of an upset over the Detroit Tradesmen 61-38.
Zach Albert, John Kloiber, Mike Reagles, Zach Singsank, Charlie Wagner, and
Alex McCray all scored for Milwaukee.
Those victories, couples with losses for the Chicago Blaze and... Read More
The Columbus Rugby Club made a bit of a statement Saturday with a shock
23-21 defeat of previously unbeaten Chicago Lions.
Columbus moves to 3-4 in Midwest league play, and the Lions drop to
The key for the Ohio team was their goalkicking. Paul Holmes slotted three
out of four kicks - two penalties and a conversion - and then Dean Panik
hit two clutch kicks late.
"We... Read More
Buffalo and Old Blue have clinched playoff places in the Empire DI club
league, but they play this weekend with a mind to finishing 1st.
Neither team is going to think 2nd is good enough.
“We know Old Blue will be a tough
opponent, but we are excited to play them,” said Buffalo captain Danny
Ryan. “We have not had very many perfect seasons; we had one a couple... Read More
There’s still something to play for this weekend in the New England DI club
league, despite the fact that the top four teams have clinched playoff
Mystic River and Middlesex are tied with 17 points in the standings,
3rd and 4th. They play each other this weekend, while
#2 Boston Irish Wolfhounds and leaders Boston play games where they are
The winner... Read More
Busy or not busy, which is better?
The second league game of the South DI club season takes place this
weekend, with Life University traveling to the Big Easy to take on New
For Life, this is almost an easy time. Last weekend, consider that the Life
program fielded two undergraduate 7s teams in a tournament in Marietta
(both teams swept all their games), played a men’s... Read More
Already we’re deep enough into the DI club season to discuss playoffs; in
fact, we’re already far enough into the season to talk about teams
clinching.Here’s the picture so far:
New England With two rounds left, the top four teams have already
clinched a playoff spot. Boston, Boston Irish Wolfhounds, Mystic River, and
No team has clinched a specific seed, however, and... Read More
Burlington is in the
middle of an impressive campaign in the New England Laurence Division. They
went 4-0 against Laurence opponents and are fresh off a lopsided win in
their first cross-division match against Newport. They have two games left
separating them from a perfect fall record and another run at the
Burlington finished second in its division last season... Read More