Fifteen DI men’s clubs are in league play this weekend, with several
looking to make important statements for the remainder of the season:
New England takes the weekend off, so they are idle. The rest are in
Buffalo is still nipping at Old Blues heels, sitting at 4-0 and just behind
their NYC rivals by a bonus point. Buffalo plays 2-2 Monmouth and, after a
week... Read More
Fine of the Milwaukee Barbarians scored five tries in Saturday’s 50-20
defeat of the Chicago Blaze. It was the outside center’s first game of the
season due to work commitments.
“He’s our anchor on the outside area. We put him in position, but the great
thing about Mark is he has an amazing first two steps,” said Barbarians
coach Mike Loader.
“He can go through a... Read More
The Glendale Raptors had been expecting a home-and-away DI league season,
and so played the Denver Highlanders last week in what had become a
Not so friendly for Denver, as the Raptors gave the Highlanders a keeker to
the tune of 94-3.
Now the Raptors, under new Head Coach Andre Snyman, look to take on the
Kansas... Read More
First off , there’s this thing in Chicago, where the Chicago Griffins ran out
to a 24-7 first-half lead, and then saw the Lions claw back to tie it 24-24.
That showed us a lot. First of all, it showed that the Griffins, struggling
early, are still to be reckoned with.
“I thought we
started with a lot of intensity,” said Griffins Head Coach Wez Parkes. “We
talked a lot as a team about getting the... Read More
“We were actually missing a few A-side players – lots of weddings this past
weekend,” said Exiles hooker Owen Lentz. “We knew Pittsburgh has got a good
squad. They have an excellent front row and we struggled with the new cadence
for the scrum early on.”
But the Exiles did well in turning the ball over in the tackle, and kept
“The problem for us was we gifted them five points right... Read More
On Saturday the New York Athletic Club defeated Eastern Ontario 32-29 in a
The defending, and, as it turns out, last Super League champions ran out to
a commanding lead thanks to some solid work from Patrick Fiffe and Alistair
McFarland. New USA Selects callup Chris Chapman combined well with
scrumhalf Mike Petri in the halfback combo, while Rutgers product Kirk... Read More
But perhaps the most crucial move came from NOVA. Having beaten Norfolk in
their opening week and then losing to Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh a week later,
NOVA was at 2-1 staring down league leaders PAC.
A loss here wasn't going to be the end of their season, but it would
certainly hurt. In the end, though, NOVA didn't lose, they tied PAC 26-26,
securing a bonus point and staying right in the... Read More
New York Athletic Club played its first game Saturday against
north-of-the-border foes Eastern Ontario. The reigning Super League champs
won 32-29, scoring six tries to Eastern Ontario’s two.
NYAC fielded a strong team including the likes of Eagles Mike Petri and
Brian Doyle, former All American Nick Civetta and Super League champs Chris
Chapman and Alastair McFarland.... Read More
The Kansas City Blues got off to a 1-0 start in the West-North with a 50-7
win over Boulder Saturday night at Swope Park in Kansas City, Mo. The Blues
took a 16-0 lead into halftime, but it could have been more lopsided.
Wing Joe D’Agostino opened scoring in the game’s second minute, slotting a
short-range penalty. Boulder put together... Read More
The Chicago Lions scored three unanswered tries in the second half to haul
in the Chicago Griffins and tie their rivals 24-24 Saturday in MIdwest DI
The tie meant that the Lions remain on top of the Midwest West Pool 1, but
it was also an indication that the Griffins are getting better. Led by a
solid game from Andrew Suniula at flyhalf, lock Graham Harriman, who... Read More