This past weekend saw William Paterson University Men defeat USMMA, Kings Point Men convincingly 69-5 in a semifinal match-up. The home team earned a place in the final this year and will face Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Men who defeated Marist College Men 36-24 in the other conference final 4 match-up.
Why is Vermont the #1-ranked DII team in the country?
Because UVM is shutting teams out. Scoring a ton of points is difficult, to be sure, but blanking opponents is way, way harder, and if you are successful, then you only need to score once to win a game.
Give up two or three tries and you rely more on your offense.
The University of Mary Washington had to battle for it, but came away with a four-try bonus point and a 22-12 victory over Virginia Tech in the Chesapeake Conference.
it was a muddy affair in Blacksburg, Va,, but it was enough for the Mothers to almost clinch the Chesapeake. UMW just has to garner a single bonus point from its final two league games to secure 1st place.
Here are scores and matchups from men's D2 college.
Big news as Illinois State was upended by UW-Milwaukee in the Great MW playoffs.
Major NEWCRC game on tap.
See Latest D2 Rankings Here
The Rugby East Conference comes down to this weekend, with West Point taking on Penn State.
Both teams are undefeated, with Army sitting at 5-0 and Penn State at 3-0. Army is coming off a 58-27 defeat of Notre Dame College that head coach Matt Sherman called one of his team's best performances to date.
Where do the USA Men's National team players come from?
It's a question we ask often when the squad is assembled. I do this analysis many different ways, and this time I am going to go as specific as I can be, but be general in other areas.
Ten single-school high school rugby teams from Southern California have formed their own association.
The teams are all working toward getting official sanction from the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), and at the same time are looking for a more regular challenging games during league play. This move appears to be a separation from the Rugby SoCal oversight.
St. Joseph's clinched 1st in the Mid-Atlantic D1AA with a tight win over West Chester.
The result doesn't really change much, as those two finish 1st and 2nd and will play in the conference championship game anyway.
St. Joe's held on 41-35, with West Chester on attack at the end of the game when the Hawks finished them off.
The Men's College DII rankings have seen some big movement of late with the emergence of teams such as Vermont, Villanova, Marquette, East Carolina, and Iowa Centra CC.
Rugby NY's boys 7s season is well underway, with Pelham and Keio'FASNY looking to repeat in separate brackets.
The series is open to any teams - single school, combined schools, or clubs pulling from several teams. This is so players can get as much time on the field as they wish.
So far the teams participating include:
Fairfield, PlayRugby, NYRFC, OGRCC (all clubs)
We're coming down to the playoff wire in a number of DII men's college leagues.
Here are the latest scores
Also of note, Iowa Central CC lost 45-11 to Arkansas State.
JONESBORO – Arkansas State University’s rugby team kept its win streak alive by defeating Iowa Central Community College, 45-11, Saturday afternoon at Curt Huckaby Field. The Red Wolves now stand 5-0 overall, while ICCC drops to 2-4.
Two undefeated teams in Liberty Empire faced each other this weekend, but only Syracuse finished the game with that record in tack. Like last weekend, the Hammerheads started strong, with Dermot Heavey touching down a loose ball on three minutes.
College playoff time is almost here, with the USA Rugby Fall Finals LIVE on FloRugby.
Who will we see get to that special weekend? Here’s a look at the Men’s D2 potential playoff seeds, and who is in contention for those places.
WATCH Men DII College Semis And Final LIVE on FloRugby
Iona defeated AIC 50-18 Thursday in Liberty Conference action, bolstering the Gaels' case for a D1A Top 20 rankings spot (which they hold now already).
Iona saw Watson Filikitonga return to action and he scored four tries, including two in the first ten minutes. Connor Buckley, Lavar James, Bryce Stanback, and Mike Scarcella also scored tries.
LAFAYETTE, CO. - The USA Women's Selects (15s) will face England A on Nov. 13 at Newbury RFC at 2:30 PM ET as part of the larger Women's National Team's November schedule, USA Rugby confirmed today.
At GRR we're a little late with all the scores, but here are most of them.
Tri-State teams are still woefully slow in reporting scores and we think they should start using the USA Rugby CMS ... it works! Please go it next year.
Upstate NY had the week off.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) nominated Senegal as the host country for the 4th Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2022. It will be the first Olympic event in history to take place on the African continent.
On October 5th, the Navy 1st XV traveled to Colorado Springs to defend the Shea Cup against the Air Force Academy.