The Maryland Exiles came back from 7-0 down to defeat NOVA 17-10 in
Mid-Atlantic DI club play.
NOVA took an early lead with a kick through to the wing, and generally
dominated the first half.
But in the second half, the Exiles picked it up, hitting the rucks with
more enthusiasm and starting to take control of the scrums.
Former USA 7s player Eddie Galpin and prop Robert Garvis... Read More
It’s a clash of the fantastical as the Midwest DII women’s club playoffs
start this weekend.
Just take a look at the four conference leads hosting games this weekend –
you’ve got Scylla (of Milwaukee), the monster of Homeric legend (and
possibly the mythical manifestation of a real scary cliff-face in the
You’ve got the Amazons (the 2nd side of Twin Cities), the... Read More
The new-look South DI club league gets started as Life University travels
to Atlanta to take on the Renegades.
With New Orleans and Charlotte also in the league, the competition is
small, but one of high quality.
The Renegades played Charlotte last week, although it was a friendly.
Atlanta won, but, said Renegades Head Coach Bob Taylor, but “I don't
believe Charlotte is quite... Read More
Not to denigrate the wild and wonderful Aspen Ruggerfest, but it’s a
preseason tournament. The Barbos won it, and won it handily, but it’s not
league rugby. This weekend against Provo, a very tough, ornery, physical
Barbarians enter the 2012-2013 season hoping for a fresh start. They
struggled through a series of close losses in the 2012 Super League, and then
ran right into a... Read More
The Glendale Raptors moved to 1-0 in the West North DI league with a
systematic 60-13 dismantling of a very good Kansas City Blues side Saturday
The Raptors hit on an early formula and kept using it, as Dustin Croy was
set free for the first three tries of the game. James Paterson converted
two to give Glendale an early 19-0 lead. Doug Graves added a try to make it... Read More
Old Blue won against in the Empire DI club league, and opened themselves up
to being caught by not getting four tries. Good news for Old Blue, Buffalo
didn't get four tries, either.
Old Blue edged a steadily improving White Plains team 19-17 Saturday -
White Plains had a late penalty that could have won the game, but the wind
push the kick wide - while Buffalo battled to a 15-10... Read More
The Potomac Athletic Club made a statement with an impressive 41-15 defeat
of the Norfolk Blues to stay atop the Mid-Atlantic DI club league.
The two teams were close until the final 20 minutes, when PAC finished with
a series of tries to put the game away.
"It's never easy playing Norfolk away," said PAC captain Greg Suellentrop.
"We were very pleased with the result, and more... Read More
The Detroit Tradesmen and Palmer College of Chiropractic are still
The Tradesmen went down to Cincinnati to face
the Wolfhounds, and while they came away on the short end, they did enough
to stay in the playoff hunt.
Detroit took an early lead before Cincinnati reeled off 31 unanswered
points. The Tradesmen came back led by good work from Adam Saad, Jason
Gookie, and... Read More
The big game in DII club rugby last week could well have been Cleveland
Rovers against Cleveland Eastern Suburbs. It was a local rivalry match
between two 3-1 teams.
In a classic grudge match, the Rovers edged Eastern Suburbs 28-23.
The Rovers tried raining high balls down on the ES team, but found their
opposing deep three to be solid enough. And that tactic began, in fact, to... Read More