After battling through four lead changes and entering halftime down three points, California outscored British Columbia by 12 points in the second half to win, 39-36, Saturday on Witter Rugby Field.
The Naval Academy handed UMW their first 15’s loss since October 2016 today with a late surge between the 70th minute and the end of the game. The match officials and both coaches, UMW’s Min Chae and Navy’s Gavin Hickie all commented on what a well-played match it was.
University of South Carolina won the opening Chesapeake Conference 7s tournament of the season, beating James Madison 14-7 in the final.
Played in snowy conditions at Towson University, the tournament included six teams from the Chesapeake and several others from outside the conference (including USC).
Arkansas State scored two tries in the second half to come from behind and defeat Clemson University 14-10 Saturday afternoon in the Mid-South Conference.
It was a tight game throughout, and was a tough oss for the Tigers, who fielded ten players under the age of 20.
The University of California got two tries from scrumhalf Keanu Andrade and scored 24 in each half to beat Arizona 48-17 in PAC Rugby Conference action this weekend.
In a game between the FloRugby #3 and #9, it was the higher-ranked team that came away victorious.
Freshman Kevin Saunders was brought in to start for Cal and scored the Bears' first try.
Four of the top six men's college teams are in action live today.
Lindenwood (#6 ranked by FloRugby) is at Life (#2). It kicks off at 1pm ET and is live here (Signup required, but it's worth it).
For some reason, University of Central Florida seems to start slowly these last few years, but in the end, the Golden Knights always make a move late.
The D1AA playoff schedules and dates are to be announced by USA Rugby soon. Here's a quick preview of what's going to happen.
Fall Champion Mary Washington is waiting to play the Spring Champion and will do so on the weekend of May 5.
Middle Tennessee State and Kennesaw State take each other on this weekend in a game that probably decides the SIRC North.
The New England Rugby Football Union is starting a new College 7s series for the spring.
The series will have a qualifier for the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO), which will be held at Babson College in the Boston area.
Among the teams expected to participate are:
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The Ramblin’ Jesters is an elite invitational sevens team in the grand tradition of the Barbarians and other compilation teams, operating out of London in the UK.