The University of Vermont is still looking for games.
It was a tough off-season for UVM, as the rest of the NECRC moved to other conferences. In the end, what had been perhaps the most competitive conference in the nation, top to bottom, with Norwich, Rhode Island, Middlebury, and New Hampshire, as well as Vermont, battling it out every week.
KINGSTON, R.I. – The Norwich University men’s rugby team claimed its first New England Collegiate Rugby Conference (NECRC) Tournament title yesterday wining the NECRC 7s Championship.
Norwich University scrumhalf Tom St. Pierre is the Goff Rugby Report Men’s DII MVP Back.
Goff Rugby Report has selected its top 50 backs for the fall of 2016.
Goff Rugby Report has named its top 50 forwards in men's DII rugby for the fall of 2016.
This list is drawn from teams all throughout the Division 2 landscape. We will follow up with top 50 backs, and also top players from DIAA and DIA.
Look also for our end-of-the-fall awards.
Men's DII Semifinal: Furman v Minnesota-Duluth
This is the final Men's DII rankings for the 2016-17 season.
The Norwich University men's rugby team finished off the best season in program history with an impressive 40-17 victory over three-time defending USA Rugby Division II National Champion Minnesota-Duluth on Sunday morning in the third-place match at Furman University.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will play in the team’s third-straight national men’s DII college final after the Warhawks rode a torrid second half to defeat Norwich Saturday in the semis.
The teams were almost deadlocked - 24-22 - at halftime. But Whitewater’s backline exploded for six tries in the second half to win going away 58-29.
The agitation and anxiety a coach might feel being in the national semifinals for the first time ever isn’t descending on Bob Weggler.
Midway through the season, the Middlebury College rugby team held a meeting, and the team leadership told everyone that they had been eliminated from playoff contention.