In an unpleasant match Belmont Shore emerged winners in the Men's DI Club
Round of 32 with a 60-7 defeat of Utah #2 Northside Tigers.
Shore is the only Southern California team to advance to the Round of 16.
The game itself turned ugly fairly quickly, as some of the Tigers resorted
to dirty tactics. Peter Dahl was hit with a swinging arm after scoring a
try and the offender... Read More
The Northern California teams dominated in the Pacific Coast DII club
playoffs this weekend, winning three out of the four first-day
The only game not won by a NorCal team was between two teams from the
SFGG battled Tempe in an interesting game. Tempe, the Arizona champs, led
11-7 before SFGG exploded for 43... Read More
The Provo Steelers trailed Santa Monica 23-10 at halftime of Saturday‘s
Round of 32 match in Provo, but rallied to win 30-23. Conventional wisdom
would suggest the larger team would wear down as time melted off the clock.
But like a fighter‘s body punches, the Steelers’ constant crashing had a
“We wore on them, you could tell,” said Provo co-captain Dave Valeti. “... Read More
Olympic Club became the third Pacific Coast RFU DI club to win in the Round
of 32 this weekend, defeating a difficult Los Angeles team on Treasure
Island in San Francisco.
The game was played in a 50 mph crosswind that played havoc with long
passes, kicks to touch, and lineout throws. The wind caused a humorous
moment at the end of the... Read More
The Dallas Reds downed the Kansas City Blues 26-17 Saturday in the
National Round of 32. The Blues, who had upended a Texas team on the road
in the same stage of the postseason a year ago, were the physically bigger
side, but did not produce like it, according to Dallas coach Jeff
“I think Kansas City will agree, our scrum absolutely killed their scrum.
We were pushing... Read More
When the Denver Highlanders reached the Sweet 16 last season, their pack
was full of large, doughy, not-so-mobile scrummies. When Peter Shafroth
arrived as coach in the fall, he assessed his personnel and decided to play
a tight game, moving the ball out wide little and using possession to milk
the clock, and hopefully, gain some ground.
There has been a renaissance since then, and... Read More
The Sacramento Lions beat Old Mission Beach Athletic Club 30-15 in San
Diego Saturday to record the biggest upset of the DI playoffs thus far. The
Lions, who haven’t reached the Sweet 16 since 2007, weren’t supposed to
beat the second seed out of SoCal, but they did. They weren’t supposed to
have the stamina to keep pace in the second half, either, but they
outscored OMBAC 22-10 in... Read More
The Pacific Coast got just one club into the 2011 DI Round of 16
last year, Olympic Club, and they want back in. Provo, the Sacramento Lions
and Northside Tigers want in, too. Problem is, they all have to beat
someone from Southern California, which is widely considered the best DI
league in the country, and is perhaps even the best club league in the
“I think... Read More
Due to some forfeits, there are only two games to be played in the
DI West crossovers. Both the North and South’s top seeds, Glendale and
Austin, respectively, receive byes, as Shreveport and the Denver Barbarians
opted not to travel. Austin and Glendale are expected to be extremely
competitive in the Round of 16, as both have had really good seasons.
One of the two games being... Read More
Tampa Krewe defeated New Orleans 37-19 Sunday to win the South DII club
That win followed shutouts by both teams in the semis on Saturday – Tampa
battled Atlanta Old White 18-0, and New Orleans crushed Greenville
“I thought that semi was good for us,” said Tampa Head Coach Dai Morgan.
“They were very physical and wouldn’t let us play the wide-open game we... Read More