Reader tedmunds leads the Rugby World Cup
Knockout Prediction Contest after a quarterfinal round that surprised many
of those entered.
The vast majority picked England and
Ireland to win their games - they didn't. So those who were brave enough to
choose Wales end up near the top. tedmunds was the only entrant in any of
the matches to get a margin of victory exactly right - Wales... Read More
In the Midwest-West College DI league, it was Rugby Day at Minnesota, with
the sun encouraging as many as 6,000 to the University of Minnesota's TCF
Stadium to see the #16 Gophers host #15 Wisconsin.
The presence of so many fans may have preyed on the UM nerves - certianly
they started poorly... Read More
Middlebury claimed a hard-won victory 29-22 over SUNY Albany Saturday,
coming back from a 17-12 deficit to win.
The Vermont school has been hit hard by injuries and struggled with keeping
it together on a hot, 80-degree day.
They also struggled with scoring tries, but were fortunate to have
scrumhalf Brian Sirkia there to kick goals. Sirkia notched four penalties
in the first... Read More
Lance Cavanaugh scored three tries and Mason Baum, Ryan Hargraves and Jean
Pierre Eloff each added a pair to lift the Davenport Panthers (ranked #1 by
RUGBYMag.com) to a very impressive 75-0 demolition of Ohio State University
Saturday in Grand Rapids.
The victory improved Davenport to 2-0 in the Midwest-Eastern DI Men's
Ohio State came into the game hoping to... Read More
The top four teams in the Mid-Atlantic DI league played each other this
weekend, with one team emerging as the best in the league, and another
moving into a share of first place.
Potomac Athletic Club, 2-0, manhandled previously undefeated Norfolk 39-8
in a display that put the rest of the league on notice.
"They've been putting up some big scores, so to hold them to eight points... Read More
The Middlesex Barbarians improved to 5-0 with a 31-13 defeat of previously
undefeated Worcester Saturday in New England DII club play.
Worcester jumped out to an early lead thanks to a series of Middlesex
mistakes, and their forwards punched it in for a 7-0 lead.
The two teams bashed at each other early, leading to penalty kicks on
either side and a 10-3 score. After a period of... Read More
Bowling Green beat touring Air Force 40-27 at the
Moose Rugby Grounds in Elkhart, Indiana Saturday. The match was part of a
two-game swing through the Midwest for the Zoomies, who fell 19-17 to Notre
Played early in the morning so Air Force could make it back to South Bend
for the Air Force vs. Notre Dame football game, the first half was spent
with both teams feeling each... Read More
Salisbury, ranked third in DII, wasn’t in need of a confidence boost, but
they got one by upending Maryland, ranked 12th in DI-AA, 30-27
A DI team losing to a DII opponent is far from a rarity, but Maryland isn’t
a DI-AA rummy. The Terps are defending Atlantic Coast champs and just a
week removed from upsetting Tennessee, who returns to DI-AA this season
after competing... Read More
Both teams are 4-0 in the Laurence Conference, and they have accomplished
this in slightly different ways. Worcester is a bit more of a smash-mouth
team that relies on defense – they have given up a paltry 25 points in four
Middlesex likes to run it a bit more, and averages almost 60 points scored
per game. The two teams have played the same... Read More
The know and the unknown meet in a mysterious venue as Bentley University
of Waltham, Mass. takes on American International College of Springfield.
Both teams are 2-0 in the new Rugby Northeast league – Bentley is an
established DII contender, while AIC is still relatively new on the scene.
Both teams are also very different in the way they play.
Coming off a big win over St.... Read More