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11.14.2019 - Alex Goff

It was a relatively quiet weekend in Men's DII college rugby in that there weren't a lot of games, but there were some important ones.

Here are our Gamebreakers for the week.

Kyle Clark, Norwich

The Cadets prop scored a try and helped set the tone up front as Norwich beat UMass-Lowell to win the Rugby Northeast.

11.14.2019 - Alex Goff

Every game means something, but that's especially true at this time of year as conference champions are decided and the same for playoff seedings in DIAA.

Here are our Gamebreakers for DIA and DIAA for November 9-10.

Connor Buckley, Iona

The Gaels scrumhalf scored three tries as Iona defeated Fairfield in Liberty Conference action.

11.14.2019 - Alex Goff

Pelham HS beat PlayRugby in the final of the third week of New York HS 7s this pas weekend, capping off an exciting day of rugby.

PlayRugby took a 12-0 lead and held that to halftime in the final. But Pelham stormed back with three unanswered tries to win it 21-12 and maintain Pelham’s lead in the NY State series.

11.13.2019 - Alex Goff

Goff Rugby Report came out with a list of the top five surprise teams in DIA this fall, and if we’d made the video a few weeks later, it might have been six teams, with the University of Texas in that list.

11.13.2019 - Alex Goff

The USA Rugby Fall DIAA bracket has been finalized as it carries a little bit of a surprise, but probably a well thought-out one.

11.13.2019 - Alex Goff

We have to find a new #1 as the team that has been camped out at the top of the rankings, Wisconsin-Whitewater, lost.

Yes, sure, the Warhawks lost by a mere five points, but it is very, very tight at the top in these rankings. With #2 Furman being idle, and Norwich playing #6 UMass-Lowell and winning in impressive fashion, it's the Cadets who get the #1 ranking.

11.13.2019 - Alex Goff

Registration for the Los Angeles Invitational tournament is open.

The LAI is the satellite tournament to the LA SEVENS HSBC Sevens World Series event Feb 29-March 1 2019.

Games will be Friday, Feb. 28 all day, and then the early part of the day on Saturday, Feb. 29. 

11.12.2019 - Alex Goff

With Marquette and University if Illinois-Chicago opting not to submit at-large bids, and with some travel issues for some Western teams, has changed the USA Rugby Women's Fall DII College Playoffs bracket.

11.12.2019 - Alex Goff

The Women's DI College playoff bracket has undergone a slight change as the US Naval Academy receive an at-large bid and will play Northeastern University in Round 1.

The 1st round will be played this Saturday, November 16.

Wyoming is at Texas A&M, Michigan State is at Pitt, Northern Iowa visits Davenport, and Northeastern is at Navy.

11.12.2019 - Alex Goff

As usual we have some big movement with conference playoffs, and we have to say we're not surprised that happened happened.

11.12.2019 - GRR Staff

(World Rugby Announcement)—World Rugby has announced that Spain will host the 13th edition of the World Rugby U20 Trophy in September 2020.

The age-grade competition will be organised in the Valencia region at the Campo de El Pantano, a rugby stadium located in Villajoyosa, from 14-27 September.

11.12.2019 - Alex Goff

USA Rugby's Men's DII College bracket is set, with 21 teams getting set to kick it off in the next two weekends.

Eleven teams have a spot in the Round of 16, which will be played in Columbia, Mo. and Greenville, SC on November 23-24.

11.11.2019 - Alex Goff

Boston College and Northeastern will face off in the final of the Liberty Conference after both won semifinals over the weekend.

BC was very impressive in beating Syracuse (7-0 in conference play) 39-10 In Liberty games, Syracuse hadn’t given up more than two tries in any game, but against the Eagles, Syracuse gave up six.

11.11.2019 - Alex Goff

We're going to find out very soon what the DIAA fall bracket looks like, and it won't be a simple task to figure it out as ten teams are in the running for eight spots.

The Automatics

Following this past weekend's action, three of the four conference champions pertinent to this playoff have been decided:

11.11.2019 - Alex Goff

Some decisions have to be made this week as we vote in the DIA rankings.

11.11.2019 - Alex Goff

STANFORD, Calif. – California went 5-0 and won PAC 7s Champions on Sunday, taking the tournamet for the seventh time in the past eight years.

After going 3-0 to sweep pool play on Saturday, the Bears entered Sunday with a tough challenge against the UCLA Bruins in the Cup Semifinal.

11.11.2019 - Alex Goff

There was a scary moment during the Mid-American Conference 3rd-4th game on Sunday when Louisville Head Coach Emil Walton collapsed while patrolling the sideline.

Walton was taken to the hospital and at first no one knew what had happened or if he will be OK.

Both Louisville and IUPUI teams gathered on the field during the stop in action.

11.11.2019 - Alex Goff

Bowling Green defeated Western Michigan 23-20 to win the Mid-American Conference championship about 11 months after winning the entire USA Rugby fall DIAA championship.

The Falcons were certainly in danger of not even winning their conference, as they had lost two games in the regular season, to Western Michigan and Louisville.

11.10.2019 - GRR Staff

Rugby NorCal’s High School Girls Fall Sevens inaugural season concluded with championships on Saturday at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA.

After five weeks of exciting competition, 12 high school girls teams qualified for NorCal Cup and Bowl Championships.

11.10.2019 - Alex Goff

William Paterson has won the Tri-State Conference, defeating RPI 34-19 in Sunday's championship match to vault WPU into the national playoffs.

Paterson came back from a 16-10 halftime deficit to defeat a very intelligent and savvy RPI team. 

"They came at us very hard," said WPU Head Coach Kisset Chirengende. "RPI is a really good team."