GRR: Arizona State
University of San Diego started off their Gold Coast Conference campaign with some sizzle on a hot Saturday.
Behind two tries from loose forward and Man of the Match Joey Shenton, the Tereors led 29-0 at halftime and never looked back in defeating Arizona State 41-10.
Arizona State pulled off a bit of a shock in women's D1 rugby, defeating Grand Canyon University 36-27.
It was a very well-played game given the layoff for both programs, but to see what is essentially a club team defeat a varsity program shows that such a result is possible.
The idea that college rugby conferences should follow college sports conferences in other sports isn't new, nor should it be followed universally, but it does have merit in specific areas.
The USA Men’s Under 20 team may or may not take the field this year—everything is up in the air—but the players selected still deserve recognition in what is becoming an increasingly competitive team to make.
Arizona State standout No. 8 Carson Shoemaker isn’t taking the honor lightly.