Wheeling Jesuit posted an impressive 75-18 win over in-state ruval West Virginia Saturday. Nine Cardinals accounted for 13 tries in the win. U20 No. 8 Peter Malcolm led the way with four tries, center Inosi Kau chipped in two, and seven more scored one a piece.
WJU and West Virginia have met four times since the resurrection of the Wheeling program. The Cardinals won 10-6 in the fall of 2012,... Read More
The 2015 Penn Mutual Varsity Cup bracket is set, and there are some intriguing match-ups. Back-to-back champion BYU and 2013 and 2014 runner-up Cal both receive byes to the quarterfinals, while 12 others fight it out in the opening round.
Central Washington and Navy have reached the semifinals each of the competition's first two years, trading turns losing to Cal and BYU in the penultimate... Read More
While the top 10 remains unchanged, the rest of the rankings have gone haywire thanks to a series of upsets and results. There are no new teams in the rankings, and no teams have plummeted out, but 14 teams will find a new number next to their name.
Wheeling Jesuit, Clemson and Navy all played each other over the last several weeks, with each team finishing 1-1. Navy beat Clemson, the Tigers beat... Read More
Down by 18 points in the second half, #20 Arizona State mounted an epic comeback to beat #15 UCLA on the last play of the game, winning 27-25 in Tempe, Ariz. The Bruins built a 25-7 lead early into the second half when the Sun Devils proceeded to unload three tries and penalty kick to snatch the victory away from UCLA. The contest came down to the last play in the last minute, where Keenan... Read More
The Seattle Saracens defeated Central Washington 45-14 in a friendly Saturday. After playing an NCRC game on the same day against the University of Washington, the Wildcats struggled to keep pace with an incredibly talented Saracens side.
Seattle did all the scoring the first half, netting a 19-0 cushion at the break. The Saracens punished Central Washington for playing too much rugby inside its... Read More
Taking advantage of their opponent’s lack of discipline and creating offense from the counterattack and kicking game, the Clemson Tigers amassed a substantial lead on the way to a 34-12 victory over Wheeling Jesuit in Charlotte, N.C. The Tigers held the Cardinals scoreless in the first half and exploited multiple cards to break out with a total of five tries to bring a win back to South Carolina... Read More
The college season is getting serious. We had three top-10 match-ups on the weekend, with our rankings holding up through all of them. Two were squeakers, and the other not so much.
Top-ranked BYU overcame a halftime deficit to beat No. 4 St. Mary's, 32-28. No. 2 Cal wallopped then-No. 7 Utah, 82-5. And third-ranked Life nipped Davenport, 28-25. The higher ranked team won each game, making us... Read More
80 minutes of rugby between two ranked programs came down to a conversion off the foot of UCLA’s flyhalf. Lined up near the left touch line, Ben Francis’ successful kick gave No. 15 UCLA the 31-29 win over No. 24 Arizona at Sitton Field in Tempe, Ariz. A slow first half birthed an action-packed second half where the game opened up with a total of seven tries.
“It was contested with errors on both... Read More
After being down by eight points at halftime, top-ranked BYU scored 22 points in the second half to outpace No. 4 Saint Mary’s 32-28 in Moraga, Calif. Saturday. It was a tough, hard-fought match between two National Champions, BYU the two-time defending Varsity Cup champion and St. Mary's the D1A titleist.
BYU is undefeated in six games this season and stretches its winning streak to 18 games... Read More
Wheeling Jesuit opened its spring account with a huge deposit in the win column, knocking off Navy, 25-19, in Annapolis, Md. Saturday. The Cardinals built a 20-0 halftime lead and did enough to secure the win in the latter 40 minutes.
The Cardinals took the lead just after the opening restart. They opted for touch off a very early Midshipman penalty, win the lineout, and put the ball through a... Read More