Browsing: Club Rugby

USA Men’s Club Rugby is divided into West & East Leagues, each with 4
Conferences. Conferences include West (Pacific North & South, Frontier & Red River) & East (Atlantic North, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest & Southern). Levels include Premier and Divisions 1-4.

March 28, 2016 Scioto Valley Lose Close Spring Home Opener to KC Blues Doug Coil Columbus Rugby Football Club has reverted back to Scioto Valley RFC for rugby 15s. They are a Division 1 club team in the Midwest Rugby Union. This past weekend  was their first home rugby match of the Spring. It featured the Kansas City Blues traveling to Scioto Valley and resulted in a narrow  26-34 loss for the home team. This match was a repeat of the prior week’s away trip to Kansas City. After ten matches, Scioto Valley has a record of 4-6, but have…

March 16, 2016 Todd Clever, Partner Austin Huns Professional Rugby Team Photos: Norma Salinas Photography Austin Huns Rugby Press Release: Austin, Texas, March 16, 2016 Austin Huns Rugby is pleased to announce that USA Eagles icon, Todd Clever, will be an official partner in creating the professional rugby team and complex in Austin, TX. Clever joins the Huns Rugby Management group as co-owner and strategic partner.  His responsibilities will include developing a professional structure for the new professional team, recruiting players, serving as a key contributor in the development of a state of the art training facility and ambassador for…

March 15, 2016 Austin Huns Come Back to Beat New Orleans Photo: New Orleans Austin Huns Press Release The Austin Huns storm back to defeat New Orleans  17 – 19 Austin, TX (March 14, 2016) The Austin Huns traveled to New Orleans this past weekend and secured a thrilling 19-17 come from behind victory to take possession of third place in Red River competition. In spite of a week of rainy weather, the pitch at Gretna Park was firm and the match was played under good conditions. The Huns were without their usual 9-10 combination of Gio Bonilla and Thierry…

March 2, 2016 Austin Huns Rugby Goes Pro Austin Huns Rugby Press Release: March 2, 2016 Austin Huns RFC is pleased to announce the creation of Huns Rugby Management, a professional entity created to develop professional rugby in Austin. Huns Rugby Football Club (RFC) will continue to manage and operate the non-profit including all amateur and youth programming and competition, while Huns Rugby Management will launch a professional team along with a new 34-acre rugby complex. “It’s a very exciting time for the club. We believe that the professional structure will help us to continue to improve and expand the…

February 29, 2016 Austin Huns Savour Win Against Dallas Harlequins Photo: Norma Salinas Photography Austin Huns Press Release: February 29, 2016 The Austin Huns hosted the Dallas Harlequins at Nixon Lane Saturday, coming away with a hard fought 15-10 victory. The day began auspiciously with the Huns’ Division 2 squad avenging their loss in December to run away with the curtain raiser 74-12. It looked as if premier side would feed on that momentum under a clear, sunny sky with a cool breeze at their backs. Off the opening kickoff the men in blue gained possession. Filling in at scrumhalf…

February 29, 2016 International & USA Rugby Men’s & Women’s Club/College Results Feb 29-Mar 6, 2016 I Logos: USA Rugby and World Rugby Doug Coil International USA Sevens – HSBC World Sevens Series, Las Vegas, NV March 4-6, 2016 Pools Results USA 19-12 Wales USA 26-26 Canada USA 0-29 South Africa USA 26-14 Kenya – Cup QF USA 14-21 Fiji – Cup SF USA 10-21 South Africa – 3rd place Americas Rugby Championship Chile 13-64 Canada Uruguay 29-25 USA Brazil 7-42 Argentina Aviva Premiership Newcastle Falcons 14-15 Worcester Warriors M4 Sale Sharks 29-23 Harlequins M5 Gloucester 13-10 Wasps Leicester Tigers…

February 23, 2016 Nigel Conroy Becomes Boston Rugby Club Head Coach Photo: Nigel Conroy Boston Rugby Club Press Release: Original Article link “Following a fantastic five years as Head Coach of Boston Rugby Club, Mike ‘Dimo’ Diamantopoulos will be taking a step back from his coaching involvement. Dimo will of course remain involved with the club he has been so strongly involved in growing, continuing to bolster the strength of the team from a recruitment advisory position. His continued involvement in the landscape of USA Rugby combined with his contacts around the world have always proved to be a tremendous…

February 16, 2016 Boston Irish Wolfhounds Introduce Richard Ashfield as Head ARP Coach Photo: rugbycc.com – Richard Ashfield Boston Irish Wolfhounds Press Release: Feb. 16,2016 “BOSTON- The Boston Irish Wolfhounds would like to welcome Richard Ashfield to its coaching staff. Coach Ashfield will be head coach for the American Rugby Premiership side starting Spring 2016. The club is very excited as Coach Ashfield brings a wealth of experience and expertise. His coaching career and administrative involvement in rugby dates back to his time in Ireland as Youth Development Office for both Lisburn RFC and IRFU Ulster’s branch. More recently, Coach…

February 12, 2016 Red River & Gold Cup Implications: Austin Blacks – Dallas Reds Logos: Rugby Gold Cup Championship & USA Club Rugby Doug Coil Saturday the Austin Blacks play the Dallas Reds. Both are among the best club sides in the united States. They met in last year’s Men’s Division 1 Club Semifinals and was won by the Austin Blacks. The match will  impact both the Red River Division 1 Rugby competition, as well as the Rugby Gold Cup. The Rugby Gold Cup features the Austin Blacks 2015 runners-up in the USA Men’s Club Championship and Red River Division…

February 8, 2016 Huns Beat HARC In Red River Rugby Action Photo: NormaSalinasPhotography Austin Huns Press Release Austin, TX (February 8, 2016). The Huns traveled to Houston for a rare morning match against rivals HARC on Saturday, coming away with a scrappy 40–27 victory. The men from Austin were missing several top players, including starting #8 Rui Branco, outside center Sam Feldman, and loosehead Matt Zappa. However, they welcomed back captain Brian Welborn, who had been out with a knee injury since December. And it was Welborn who kicked off the scoring just five minutes into the match. Huns took possession…

January 26, 2016 Battle of Austin: Huns Fall To Blacks Photo: Norma Salinas Photography Austin Huns RFC Press Release: Match Report V Austin Blacks Austin, TX (January 19, 2016). The Austin Huns suffered a tough loss to crosstown rival Austin Blacks on a bright sunny day at Burr Field. The match started well for the Huns, with wing Justin Hale streaking down right sideline for the opening score to put the underdog visitors up 5-0 after only 8 minutes. The Blacks worked their way into Huns territory after the kickoff, and their sustained pressure was rewarded with a penalty under…

January 22, 2016 Glendale Raptors Name Kitt Wagner Ruiz Women’s Rugby Head Coach Photo: Danya Clark Glendale Raptors Press Release: John Arthur, Jan. 21, 2016 GLENDALE, CO – The Glendale Raptors have named Kittery (Kitt) Wagner Ruiz head coach of the women’s rugby team. Ruiz, a former assistant coach for the Raptors, inherits a team that won the 2014 and 2015 Women’s Premier League (WPL) championship. “Kitt and the next season’s team will develop their own legacy as did the 2015 WPL team, and will continue the path of excellence and high standards that is the Glendale Raptors Rugby program,”…

January 19, 2016 Austin Huns Lose To Dallas RFC In Closing Minutes Photo: Norma Salinas Photography Austin Huns RFC Press Release: January 19, 2016 Match Report against Dallas Reds Austin, TX – The Huns gave up a try in the closing minutes for the second week in a row at Nixon Lane, this time losing a bruising encounter with Dallas RFC 17-25. The Reds finished 3rd in the country last season, so the home team knew this would be a test. From the opening kickoff both sides hammered one another, with big hits and hard runs all over the park.…

January 11, 2016 Austin Huns RFC Lose To Griffins To Begin 2016 Photo: NormaSalinasPhotography Austin Huns Rugby Football Club Press Release Austin, TX (January 11, 2016). The Huns lost for the first time this season on a cold blustery day in Austin, Texas, being edged out by the Allen Griffins 24-34. With four tries each, the teams were well-matched with the visitors’ kicking game and adaptation to the conditions being the difference. Going into a strong wind in the first half, and under massive pressure from the Griffins in the scrums, the home team fell behind early and trailed by…

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