DIA Rugby News
BERKELEY – Cal rugby alumnus Stuart Shiff and his wife, Josie, have recently created an endowment entitled the "Mark Bingham Rugby Back Row Endowment" in honor of American hero and fellow Cal rugby alumnus Mark Bingham.
The small-college men's teams in National Collegiate Rugby have voted to hold their 15s national championship in the fall.
Saint Mary's prop Payton Telea Ilalio has received his 2019-2020 Scholz Award trophy.
Telea Ilalio was named the Rugby Sorensen Award Winner as the top men's college player in the country. He would normally have received his trophy at the annual awards dinner in Seattle, Wash. But with the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, the dinner was canceled.
College rugby players are still signing with Major League Rugby teams in this week after the first collegiate draft.
As we said in earlier posts, the draft was created in large part to stop a wild scramble among MLR teams as they chased the top prospects. Everyone had to take a number and get in line.