USA Rugby Collegiate Director Todd Bell said there have been positives and
“The teams have been getting a high level of competition each week,” Bell
told RUGBYMag.com Premier. “And they are getting better each week. Rutgers is
a good example of a team that isn’t necessarily recording a lot of wins, but
In addition, said Bell, the video sharing program has been “a big... Read More
High School and U19 Championships were hosted in Texas, and four of the
eight participants were Texas teams, but the hardware was swept by a pair
of Kansas City teams, with St. Thomas Aquinas and the Kansas City Junior
Blues winning the high school and U19 championships, respectively, in
The Saints and Jr. Blues are local rivals. They played three times this... Read More
Cathedral Irish waded impressively through the Midwest U19 field this past
weekend, winning two 45-minute games on Saturday 59-0 and 53-0, before
pushing aside surprise finalists Grand Rapids 31-3 to take the Midwest U19
“We just got out in front of teams early and kept going,” said Cathedral
coach Scott Peterson. “It was a bit of a surprise for us to see Grand
Rapids... Read More
Generals and Admirals on the sidelines. A vocal, large crowd. The prime of
our military future on the field. The Army-Navy rugby game is unmatched for
a sporting event that means something else as well.
And it did not disappoint. Army held off Navy 34-27. There is no “yeah but”
about this game. It was that tough, that close, that difficult. The
Midshipmen and the Cadets thundered... Read More
changes at the top, but some in the middle as the CPD regular season ended
Saturday. This past weekend was in fact our worst of the season in terms of
predicting winners. We were right on only 8 out of 13. This was in part due
to elevating a couple of teams based on one-off victories, when they
probably shouldn’t have been that high.
Now, however, that every team in a conference... Read More
Last fall the Utah Warriors were accepted into the USA Rugby Super League
despite not having played a single game. The reasons the Warriors were
accepted were because the new club was backed financially and had a strong
local player pool in a city not served by a major DI club (Provo is
This was the first time the Super League had accepted a member that was not
an established DI club.... Read More
(Aquinas and the Jr. Blues scrumming earlier in the season.)
Kansas City teams swept the West High School and U19 championships Saturday
and Sunday in Austin, with the Kansas City Junior Blues and St. Thomas
Aquinas (Overland Park, Kan.) winning the West's U19 and high school bids
to Nationals, respectively.
Aquinas' appearance at Nationals will be the program's first. The Jr... Read More
them all they could handle, but top-ranked Bowling Green outlasted the
bigger Gators en route to a 21-18 victory in the final of the Bowling
Green, Ohio regional Sunday.
Bowling Green standout flyhalf Nick Viviani opened the game with a penalty,
but Florida responded with the match’s first try not long after. Viviani
attempted to skip a pass to the outside, but it... Read More
Santa Barbara is the final team to make the National DI college semifinals
as the Gauchos rode an amazing comeback to beat Stanford Sunday evening on
the UCSB ca mpus.
Stanford led 10-0 at halftime and 17-0 as late as 59 minutes into the game.
But UCSB rebounded, made some changes in their approach, and ran in four
tries in seven minutes and another one later in the game to win... Read More
Davenport scorched both comers in the rounds of 16 and eight in Blaine,
Minn. this weekend.
Like the Buffalo regional, the suburban Minneapolis bracket was marred by
bad weather that created a high volume of knocks and scrums. While that
would hamper most offenses, Davenport still managed to pile up points,
outscoring Kansas State and Minnesota by a... Read More