On a cold, rainy, windy evening in South Bend the University of Notre Dame claimed an important victory, defeating St. Bonaventure 13-10.
It wasn’t the prettiest victory, but it was an important one for the Fighting Irish, coming as it did after close losses to Ohio State (15-7), Indiana (25-12), and Bowling Green (24-17).
Penn State is now atop the Rugby East after beating St. Bonaventure 43-20 Saturday.
The Nittany Lions put in a solid performance up front with Anthony Adamcheck setting the tone at tighthead prop, and Will Lyke have a strong game at No. 8.
Is it time to get excited about St. Bonaventure?
Was this past weekend's 32-12 defeat of Notre Dame College enough for us to call SBU a contender in the Rugby East?
Head Coach Tui Osborne isn't quite sure we should go that far, but he's happy.
The US Naval Academy men's rugby team took two teams to St. Bonaventure this weekend, winning both the A-side and B-side contests.
College teams as well as players and fans from around the country have voted to create the list of five finalists for the Rudy Scholz Award.
Given annually to the top men's college player in the country, the Rudy Scholz Award is sponsored by the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle, WA and has been presented each of the last three years.
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.