RUGBYMag: The USA rugby 7s team finally began its Olympic journey with a
Bronze medal at the Pan-Am Games. What was your take on the tournament?
Barnett: From the USOC perspective this was a great opportunity to see
the team in action.
seen them play at the USA 7s in Las Vegas, but this was a good opportunity
for us to see how the team and the players go through a... Read More
Three of the DI-AA Sweet 16 spots have already been clinched – Midwest
(Wisconsin), Mideast (Davenport) and East Coast (Northeastern). Dartmouth
trounced the Ivy this fall, going undefeated in league play, but the Ivy is
holding a four-team playoff in the spring to determine its representative
for the postseason.
The Empire Conference will be down to four teams by the end of the... Read More
to a report by the BBC, London Irish is considering going to Boston to play
a match on American soil.
Club CEO Andy Martin picked Boston because of its heavily Irish population,
and said, “you can imagine the scene. Fenway Park in Boston full of Irish
people, hopefully with some of the fans from here going across to watch us
playing an Italian side in the Heineken Cup... Read More
Fort Benning, Ga. - Defending champions Air Force are in the driver's seat
after two impressive victories on Day One of the United States Armed Forced
The USAF's 34-0 shutout of the Marine Corps and 31-5 defeat of the United
States Navy weren't particularly surprising, given the Air Force's
domination of this competition in recent years. But what was somewhat... Read More
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