GRR: Rugby East
Iona College put together two nice early victories in warmup games last week.
Iona had a fairly comfortable time of it against Fairfield, winning 48-0 in a fame where the Gaels ran in changes relatively early. Then Iona took on Fordham, which hung touch through the game and scored two late tries in a 36-20 Iona victory.
ST. BONAVENTURE, NY (SBU Press Release) — Clarence Picard and Andrew Tui Osborne have been named full-time coaches of men’s and women’s rugby at St. Bonaventure University, elevating the stature of the programs to take advantage of the burgeoning popularity of the sport in the United States.
The DIA College meetings were held this weekend and the conferences decided to add several teams for the 2016-17 season.
Every conference was represented at the meetings in Colorado, and among the many issues discussed was the addition of college programs hoping to move up.
Among the additions:
Coming off a close loss to Navy, Dartmouth has to feel like things are looking up as the Big Green faces West Point this weekend.
Kutztown University defeated West Point 39-26 Saturday at Kutztown, dropping Army to 4-2 in the Rugby East and putting Kutztown up to 5-0.
The game was intensely physical and very tight for most of the game, but a sterling effort from the Kutztown forwards saw the Bears survive.