After a final weekend of action in the Mid-Atlantic men’s DII club
competition, and despite one weather cancellation, the playoff picture is
In the North, Doylestown slammed Jersey Shore to finish the season 6-0 and
clinch 1st. Who is 2nd and 3rd is yet to
be determined, as the Roses of Lancaster, Pa., have one more match, against
2-3 Blackthorn in the spring... Read More
The weather made a bit of a mess of a crucial weekend in Northeast men’s
DII club competition, as an unexpected snowstorm forced postponements of
several games in the New York City area.
In New England, however, it was playoff time and no one had the luxury of
waiting a week.
Laurence and Daly conference leaders Middlesex and Portland, 13-0-1 between... Read More
Well the great RUGBYMag Movember journey has begun. Your fearless editor
left his razor at home while covering the Pan-Am Games, and therefore ended
October with a scraggly growth that, of course, had to go before we started
I don't know about you, but for me, shaving after a bit of a growth seems
to leave less stubble, so I've put myself on the back foot at the beginning... Read More
The DII college playoff picture is clearing up in New York, where the
crossover quarterfinals between MetNY and NY State for both the men and the
women are set for Saturday.
MetNY was supposed to have playoffs to determine its seeds last weekend,
but inclement weather forced cancellation, so the league table has
The top two MetNY seeds receive a bye to the... Read More
Texas scored the biggest win of the early Southwest Conference season with
a 44-10 defeat of reigning Texas Rugby Union champ Texas State Friday under
the lights in Austin.
Last season, Texas State took two of three against the Longhorns to claim a
Sweet 16 spot – something Texas hasn’t forgotten.
“The last match of the season, the winner goes to the Sweet 16, they
destroyed us... Read More
The Midwest DII club playoff matchups are set after the regular season
Dayton is the #1 seed from the Eastern Conference (not that there was any
doubt), while Eastside secures top in Midwest-West Pool 1, and Wisconsin
has the Pool 2 first place, a status they clinched some time ago. Wisconsin
was perfect through the season, winning all eight league matches and... Read More
Sometimes it’s the little things that make you sit up and take notice.
In one game for the USA 7s team, at a critical moment, the Eagles had the
ball and started attacking through the backs. Out on the wing, Maka Unufe
was ready for the pass and started creeping up level with center Mile Pulu.
Pulu was slightly held up by the defense, and... Read More
With USA 7s hopefuls not on the Pan-Am squad unable to play as a defined
unit somewhere, those players have sought out opportunities of their own.
Several players with Eagle aspirations are with the Tackling Hunger Tigers
as they go to the Safari 7s in Nairobi, Kenya.
Meanwhile, a small group of players: Pate Tuilevuka, Justin Boyd, Mile
Craigwell and Andrew Durutalo are all in... Read More
Beth Coulter runs the HSBC Sevens World Series for the International Rugby
She is in Hong Kong and Wellington, where tickets sell out in minutes. She
is in Las Vegas, where the game is making a huge leap into the American
consciousness. She is in London and Edinburgh, in massive stadiums.
And she was in Guadalajara in a stadium that seated barely over 1,000 fans,... Read More
32 teams, men’s and women’s, convened at four regional sites Saturday and
Sunday to try and play their way into the Midwest semifinals.
On the men’s side, all ranked teams advanced. Top-ranked UW-Whitewater,
defending national champ, was dominant in the rounds of 16 and 8 in Urbana,
Ill. The Warhawks waxed Loyola 124-10 Saturday and St. Cloud 41-0 Sunday.
The Minnesota champs beat... Read More