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11.21.2019 - Alex Goff

When we run these Gamebreaker columns, we try not to repeat names too often.

The reason is, there are players who do unsung work we’re trying to sing about. But, as the season progresses, you start to see the same names pop up again and a again. Eventually we have to repeat someone. This is that kind of week.

11.20.2019 - Alex Goff

Dartmouth is the best team in the men’s Ivy League rugby conference.

11.20.2019 - Alex Goff

Canada shut out the USA in the first of two women's Can-Am test matches Wednesday in Chula Vista, Calif.

Playing in a rainstorm, somewhat negating the whole point of playing in Southern California, the game was a tough one for the USA as they couldn't quite get the attack going.

11.20.2019 - Alex Goff

Watch for a new and intriguing sevens tournament coming in December, as the Freetail 7s is slated to kick off December 30 in Austin, Texas.

11.20.2019 - Alex Goff

It appears that Grand Valley State's place in the USA Rugby Men's DII playoffs will be taken by Great Lakes Conference #3 Central Michigan.

With GVSU unable to play because of a series of injuries and family issues that decimated their roster, and Bethel (the Great Lakes #2) not playing for some time and already hit hard with injuries, CMU has stepped in to fill the spot.

11.20.2019 - Alex Goff

USA and former Wisconsin-Whitewater All American Ben Landry will play for the Barbarians Thursday in a clash with Brazil in Sao Paulo.

11.20.2019 - GRR Staff

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (USA Rugby release) — USA Rugby Boys HS All American Head Coach Brendan Keane has named 51 players to assemble for the North American Four (NA4), taking place December 28 and 31 as part of Winter Camp 2019. 

11.20.2019 - Alex Goff

Well there's not a lot to say here. We had just a few Round 1 playoff games, and most went according to expectations.

The one game in which the lower-ranked team was victorious was #21 Lehigh over #18 North Carolina 18-15. Lehigh moves up.

11.19.2019 - Alex Goff

The New York State HS 7s wrapped up its fourth week of competition building toward this coming weekend's final event.

The back-and-forth rivalry between Pelham HS and PlayRugby Academy continues, and this past weekend PlayRugby took the Boys Varsity division, garnering some payback for the prevous week's Pelham victory.

11.19.2019 - Alex Goff

Great Falls Village in Virginia was a busy place this past Sunday as Great Falls Youth Rugby hosted its sixth annual tournament to benefit the spinal cord injury Adaptive Sports programs at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network.

This annual charity event is dear to the heart of Gary Coetzee, president of Great Falls Rugby and himself a spinal cord injury survivor.

11.19.2019 - Alex Goff

Great Falls Village in Virginia was a busy place this past Sunday as Great Falls Youth Rugby hosted its sixth annual tournament to benefit the spinal cord injury Adaptive Sports programs at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network.

This annual charity event is dear to the heart of Gary Coetzee, president of Great Falls Rugby and himself a spinal cord injury survivor.

11.19.2019 - Alex Goff

Grand Valley State men's team has informed USA Rugby that it cannot play in the USA Rugby Men's DII College playoffs this coming weekend.

11.19.2019 - GRR Staff

Loyola University of Maryland defeated Bucknell 46-19 over the weekend to secure a trip to the National Small College Rugby Organization national playoffs.

Flyhalf Anthony McGrath led Loyola with two tries, and wing Jack Preston also got a pair, while fullback Dan Giannascoli, flanker Jake Walshe, and Tim Callaghan and Kyle Lin also touched down.

11.19.2019 - Alex Goff

With only a few games this week we'd be forgiven for not moving anyone, but of course the few results we did get prompt moves anyway.

We picked all six winners last week, albeit not by the margins that actually occurred, but overall we had it pegged, including predicting that Tennessee would beat Kennesaw State even though KSU was the higher-ranked team.

11.19.2019 - Alex Goff

A 50th Anniversary for a club is an important thing, and you want to recognize it some way; for the South Jersey Rugby Club, a tour seemed right, and it turned out better than they could have hoped.

South Jersey’s Bob Carr wanted to take the men’s club on tour to celebrate its 50th year, and the women’s team, not as old but just as committed, would be part of it to. 

11.19.2019 - Alex Goff

 

A late penalty goal saw Navy edge Notre Dame College 29-27 Saturday in South Euclid, Ohio, n a game that saw seven lead changes.

The Falcons and the Midshipmen went at it all day, with neither team backing down.

11.18.2019 - GRR Staff

The Rugby Tennessee girls fall season finished off this weekend in Memphis.

Columbia Central defeated Riverdale in the final and took the state championship. Columbia Central finished the fall 27-2 with a 121-21 points for and against.

Sophomore wing Azhinaye Barner (pictured) was named Tournament MVP.

11.18.2019 - Alex Goff

Officially the Sevens World Series 2019-20 season has started with the USA women's team's thrilling victory in Glendale, but with a two-month break between that tournament and Dubai, really it feels like it all starts in earnest in a few weeks.

11.18.2019 - Alex Goff

Tennessee defeated Kennesaw State in fairly convincing fashion to win the SCRC Saturday, taking revenge for an earlier 29-19 KSU win in league play.

11.18.2019 - Alex Goff

One of the biggest decisions we have to make in our rankings is whether to keep a tie as a tie in the rankings.

Yes Notre Dame College tied Davenport, but does that mean they have to be deadlocked from now on? This week, we've decided to separate the two. This is mostly because Davenport still has some games to play, and the data on NDC is pretty heavy, if a bit confused.

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