One of the interesting surprises in Men's DIAA college rugby is that there's an impression held by some in the East that most of the season is played in the fall.
That's not exactly the case, given that the Gold Coast, Pacific West, NCRC, and Mountain States all start in the winter, and the Heart of America and Ivy League (playoffs, anyway) finish off in the spring.
Here are the weekend's DI men's college rugby games, with several top-ranked teams in action.
Western Washington moved to 3-0 in the NCRC with a 39-0 shutout of previously unbeaten Oregon.
Shutouts and road wins are rarities in this conference, and WWU logged both on this trip to Eugene, backing it up with a 2nd side win 46-7.
It’s early days yet but 1st in the NCRC could well come down to this weekend’s Oregon v Western Washington game.
Both teams won big last weekend, and now will meet up in Eugene, Ore. this weekend.
Oregon Head Coach Pate Tuisue led his team to a 74-18 win over Washington State.
Western Washington and Oregon made a couple of serious statements this weekend in the Northwest Collegiate Rugby Conferences (NCRC) with each securing lopsided victories.
WWU defeated Oregon State 76-7. Oliver Dougherty scored three tries on the day while Louie Henson and Cam Hazzard added two and Noah Hanks converted 7 out of 12.