The first leg of Fall HS Sevens in the Mid-Atlantic Region was completed this past weekend at Gosling Park in Glenn Dale, Md., home of Wild Geese Old Boys Rugby club.
The event was hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Foundation and Hope for South Africa, a charity that works to prevent the effects of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in that country.
The startling turnaround of Colorado Mesa continues, as the Mavericks claimed another big victory over the weekend.
Barely a month after giving up over 100 points to Northern Colorado, Mesa has figured out its attacking and defensive pattern, and with some players back from injury are a real force in the Rocky Mountain Conference in Men’s DII College.
CHULA VISTA, CA. - The USA Women’s National Team XVs will return to Southern California for a two-match test series against rival-Canada on November 20 and November 24.
Held at the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista, both matches kick off at 3 PM PT with open admission and games also broadcast live on FloRugby.
As we talk about rankings we have said several times that there are results you finally have to move aside.
In a month the USA Rugby Men's DII College playoffs start, and there are still some seeds and spots to be confirmed.
Pelham HS hosted the first leg of the five-event Rugby NY Fall 7s Series this past Sunday, with three brackets.
Hosts Pelham HS took the Boys Varsity bracket, going 3-0. There was no playoff as severe weather halted play early. But Pelham was the only team to go 3-0 on the day. Play Rugby finished 2-0-1, winning two games and also getting a tie, to top their pool.
The Rocky Mountain HS Grizzlies won both the Varsity and JV Divisions of the Rugby Idaho and the West Ada School District girls fall 7s championships.
The University of Kansas put in a very impressive 34-0 shutout of Iowa this past weekend and the Jayhawks are in excellent position in the Heart of America DIAA Conference.
A couple of readers have asked us whether we take into account performance in 7s when making these rankings; we don't.
UCLA took the West Coast 7s in dramatic fashion, defeating Arizona 17-14 with a try in the corner on the final play.
The Bruins were superb throughout the tournament, finding a way to get both speedster Eric Naposki and speedster Lucas Lacamp space to punish defenders. Much of that hinged on the vision of Shane Barry, who repeatedly set those two free.
Grand Valley State remains on top of the Great Lakes Conference after beating Saginaw Valley State 65-19 Saturday.
Grand Valley took a while to get going but after a few words from their captain and coach, the GVSU squad started to pick up the pace.
Iona College put in an impressive performance Saturday in beating Notre Dame in a non-conference D1A clash between the two prominent Catholic universities at a packed house at Iona's Mazzella Field.
York College edged Scranton 26-19 Saturday to lock up a place in the Mid-Atlantic Men’s DII college conference semis.
Led by an excellent performance by the forward pack, and with a smart tactical approach, York came out strong and scored early.
Senior Nate Rolling scored three tries on Senior Day to lead the Norwich University men's rugby team to a 42-24 victory over previously unbeaten UMass Lowell in the Rugby Northeast regular season finale.
Cal and Arizona looked in control Saturday in the West Coast 7s, winning all three of their pool games and not allowing a single point against.
UCLA and Cal Poly also won their pools. UCLA allowed just the one try, while Cal Poly was pushed the hardest, taking victories 24-12 over CCAC, 26-7 over USC, and 24-10 over a stubborn Utah side.
Ohio State defeated Illinois 38-17 to stay atop the Big Ten Conference with a 4-1 record, and Indiana also logged a victory to put those two on the inside track for the conference championship game.
IU got tries from Will Chevalier and Mike Nettleton in the first five minutes, and flanker Max Ney was over a few minutes later.
Check back for scores as we track the entire DII landscape.
Oh Yes, It's Big: Norwich Hosts UMass Lowell
All Very Tight In MARC DII
BYU just throttled Utah State by the credulity-straining score of 167-0 Saturday to improve to 4-0 in the Rocky Mountain Conference.
In a result no one wants to see, the Cougars got three tries from scrumhalf Dylan Parry and 30 points from fullback Connor Parry with ten conversions and two tries.
DIAA games and picks for the weekend of October 19.
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Massive MARC Clash As St. Joe's Visits West Chester
Playoffs Loom For MAC
In our picks last week we were 13-4, which isn't especially good.
Those four losses include one tie, as wel didn't say "pick 'em" or anything like that about Michigan State vs Minnesota. But then, we also picked Northeastern by 20 and they won by a single point, so that's a win, but barely.
This week there's a lot going on in the Big Ten.