St. Bonaventure held off a a determined comeback from Iona to win a Challenge Series match between the two.
St. Bonaventure led 31-15 only to see Iona come back to lead by five at 43-38. But Bonnies stormed back to score and convert to take the 45-43 lead, and then regained the restart to kick to touch and win the game.
The United States Naval Academy Rugby program had three teams play this Saturday, September 8, with all three Midshipmen teams coming away winners.
St. Bonaventure University is hosting a high school rugby tournament this coming weekend, the Bonnies HS Boys Challenge.
Participating this weekend are four teams from Western New York: Kenmore, Orchard Park, Canisius, and Fairport.
The teams will play shortened games of 20-minute halves, with rolling subs allowed.
Here's the latest from the CRC Qualifiers at the LVI.
Army defeated Kutztown in the Rugby East, and St. Bonaventure and Iona also won games Saturday in the conference.
Penn State sits alone at the top of the Rugby East Conference after the Nittany Lions defeated Army 29-13 Saturday in a battle of two undefeated teams.
In Rugby East action Friday night, West Point defeated St. Bonaventure 67-12 to move to 3-0 in the conference and 4-0 overall.
Junior flyhalf Jon Kim notched 18 points while
Jake Lachina, Ryan Moshak, Chris L’Amoureux, Ben Lemon all score tries in a pretty unrelenting first half that saw the Black Knights take a 32-0 lead, and enter the break up 32-7.
Notre Dame College defeated St. Bonaventure 49-7 Friday night in a rematch of a game SBU won 34-29 last year.
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.
St. Bonaventure needed overtime to beat a very strong Notre Dame College, but did the job in winning the NDC 7s Saturday.
Both SBU and Notre Dame College dominated their pool games, and were just as impressive in the knockout rounds. NDC beat Miami 50-0 in the semis, while Bona beat Big XII winners West Virginia 31-7.
After a long fall sprinkled with losses, St. Bonaventure won games against Notre Dame College and Buffalo in November, and then capped off their fall with a 19-17 victory over MAC Runner-up Western Michigan in the ACRC Bowl Series.
Andrew “Tui” Osborne, who coached Life University to two national championships in men’s rugby, has joined the St. Bonaventure men’s rugby team as associate head coach.
Clarence Picard, longtime head coach of the Bonnies, made the announcement Thursday.