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10.01.2019 - Alex Goff

The Rocky Mountains were hit with some early snow this week and even on the rugby fields something strange was in the air.

Strangest of all perhaps was Colorado Mesa’s startling 48-29 defeat of previously 2-0 Western Colorado.

Western has been a playoff team before, and Mesa was three weeks removed from a 110-0 humbling at the hands of Northern Colorado.

09.30.2019 - Alex Goff

With Furman, Citadel, and North Carolina off this week, it was time for other teams in the Southern Rugby Conference to try to make a move.

09.30.2019 - Alex Goff

Who stood out in DIA and DIAA action this weekend? Here's a list of scorers, defenders, and leaders from the games around the nation.

Our Gamebreakders for September 28-29.

 

Manny Bravo, Western Michigan

Bravo is the WMU hooker was superb on defense and led the forwards in a 24-17 defeat fo Bowling Green.

09.30.2019 - Alex Goff

This is how we're voting on the D1A rankings.

Everyone who votes on the official D1A rankings ranks them 1 through 68. We do that too, but we're listing just 50 at the moment.

09.30.2019 - Alex Goff

This is how we're voting on the D1A rankings.

Everyone who votes on the official D1A rankings ranks them 1 through 68. We do that too, but we're listing just 50 at the moment.

09.29.2019 - GRR Contributor

Representing your country in a World Cup is undoubtedly one of the greatest achievements in any athlete’s career — regardless of the sport, regardless of the outcome. 

And when Hanco Germishuys first picked up a rugby ball as a baby in South Africa, little did he know his journey would bring him to the highest peak of American rugby.

09.29.2019 - Alex Goff

Western Michigan defeated Bowling Green, Louisville rebounded from last week’s loss, and Cincinnati made it three in a row as the top of the MAC tightened up.

Western Michigan edged Bowling Green 24-17 in a game that lived up to the intense rivalry between these two teams. 

WMU Head Coach chalked it all up to the early losses to Notre Dame College and Indiana.

09.29.2019 - Alex Goff

St. Joseph's, Temple, and West Chester are now 3-0 in the Mid-Atlantic Rugby DIAA Conference after impressive wins this weekend.

09.29.2019 - Alex Goff

Several important DII college games line up this weekend.

We're tracking them.

Check back for scores.

09.29.2019 - Alex Goff

USA Men's 15s Head Coach has named his squad to face Paris on Wednesday in Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium.

09.28.2019 - GRR Contributor

The US Naval Academy and Davenport opened up the Mid-South Conference season with Davenport traveling to Annapolis this weekend.

The Mid-South plays most of its season in the spring, but with the snows slow to melt in Michigan, Davenport likes to log a couple of league games in the fall, and this was one of them.

09.28.2019 - Alex Goff

Iona and Syracuse are looking strong in the Liberty Conference after both beat key rivals this weekend.

Iona got two tries from Watson Filikitonga and from Mike Hay in a 79-10 dismissal of Fordham. Nine other Iona players touched down—Conor Byrne, Andrew Aglione, Phil Raviele, John Powers, Connor Buckley, Cam DiGiorgio, Doug Price, Tyler Ringwood, and Omar Mtarfi.

09.28.2019 - GRR Contributor

The USA Women’s National Team 7s will open their Olympic season at home with the HSBC USA Women’s Sevens Glendale. As the opening round of the World Rugby Sevens Series 2019-20, the tournament takes place from Oct 5-6 with all matches broadcast LIVE on NBC Sports Gold. Tickets are available at usawomens7sglendale.com.

09.28.2019 - Alex Goff

Check back for scores. Major clashes this week with Indiana vs Ohio State, Wisconsin vs Minnesota, Davenport vs Navy, Bowling Green vs Western Michigan, West Chester vs Rowan, and Dartmouth vs Penn State all turning heads.

 

 

09.27.2019 - Alex Goff

Indiana held off a late Ohio State charge to win Game 1 of the two-game Battle For The Mitten challenge in Lansing, Mich. Friday night.

The game was part of a doubleheader that also included Michigan vs Michigan State. Both games were held at the baseball stadium for the Lansing Lugnuts minor league team.

09.27.2019 - Alex Goff

Some of the big standouts from DIA and DIAA games this past weekend.

For some reason, No. 8 had more standouts than usual.

 

09.26.2019 - Alex Goff

Utah Youth Rugby's fall HS 7s season comes down to this weekend and there's plenty on the line.

United Boys won the opening tournament, beating Herriman 28-24 in the final. Herriman responded last week, beating United 24-21 in the final.

So this week's tournament decides who's on top.

09.26.2019 - Alex Goff

Utah Youth Rugby's fall HS 7s season comes down to this weekend and there's plenty on the line.

United Boys won the opening tournament, beating Herriman 28-24 in the final. Herriman responded last week, beating United 24-21 in the final.

So this week's tournament decides who's on top.

09.26.2019 - Alex Goff

Some impressive performances from players all over the DII spectrum get some recognition from GRR.

Gamebreakers for the weekend of September 21.

 

Levi Van Lanen, UW Whitewater

The Warhawks have a fairly young backline but the experienced and talented Van Lanen has them working nicely together, and he sparked a 57-17 defeat of Minnesota-Duluth.

 

09.25.2019 - Alex Goff

Wisconsin-Whitewater reminded us all that the Warhawks are still able to fly, beating Minnesota-Duluth 57-17 and putting paid to any notions that the Bulldogs might chase the Warhawks down.

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