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.

October 13, 2016 Austin Huns Hire Steve Robinson as Amateur Coach Photo: Austin Huns Austin Huns Release: October 12, 2016 The Austin Huns are pleased to announce the hiring of Steve Robinson as the Head Coach of the Amateur side. Steve recently moved from Australia. He has helped the Westlake High School Rugby Club to three consecutive Texas State Championship as Assistant Coach. Previously he held the Junior Head coaching role at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland for a number of years after having played extensive senior rugby both in Australia and abroad in the United Kingdom. “We are…

October 7, 2016 Nashville Grizzlies Win Queen City Crown Logo: Queen City Crown Doug Coil The 2016 Queen City Crown was held September 30- October 2nd at the Rugby Athletic Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Eight teams went head to head in a full-on round robin with admission free to all spectators. The following teams contended for the crown: Charlotte Royals Nashville Grizzlies Charleston Blockade Atlanta Bucks DC Scandals Columbus Kodiaks Dallas Lost Souls Baltimore Flamingos There were over 200 players and team supporters in attendance, which represents an increase over the inaugural tournament in 2015. This supports that rugby…

October 2, 2016 Philadelphia-Whitemarsh Rugby Gains Win Against Brandywine Photo: Philadelphia-Whitemarsh Rugby Club Philadelphia-Whitemarsh Rugby Club Release: Kyle Antoian Brandywine (0,1) at Philly-Whitemarsh (3,0) – October 2, 2016 Philly-Whitemarsh came into Week 4 with a 3-0 record. Last year, PW blanketed Brandywine 98-0. In Brandywine’s first match of the 2016 fall season, they fell to Lancaster 77-5. Without a doubt, these comparison stats were reassuring in the minds of the Philly boys. The match pitted a supremely confident squad that was borderline cocky, against a demoralized opponent that had won only four matches in the past two years. The diametric…

September 30, 2016 Austin Huns Name James de Lacey Strength & Conditioning Coach Photo: Austin Huns of James de Lacey Austin Huns Rugby Club Release: Thierry Daupin, September 30, 2016 The Austin Huns are excited to announce James de Lacey as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. James de Lacey is strength and conditioning coach who works with elite sports teams and athletes, primarily in Rugby League and Union. He has a Master’s degree and has published research in the ‘Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research.’ “I am delighted to have kiwi born James de Lacey as part of our…

September 26,2016 Mid-America Women’s Rugby All-Star Team Photo: Mid-America Women’s Rugby Doug Coil The Mid-America women’s All-Star Team will compete in an All Star Tournament near Dallas, Texas the weekend of November 19. Twenty five players (and 4 alternates) were selected to the Mid-America Women’s All Star Team. Mid-America Women’s All Star Team Abby Higgins – Kansas City Jazz Allissa Lockard – Kansas City Jazz Anna Clouse – Kansas City Jazz Becky Peda – Kansas City Jazz Chloe Jex – Kansas State Ciara Clawson – MU women’s rugby club Elizabeth Crotty – St. Louis Sabres Emily Schmitz -At Large Hannah…

September 26, 2016 Philly-Whitemarsh Rugby Edges Doylestown Logos: Philadelphia-Whitemarsh and Doylestown Rugby Philadelphia-Whitemarsh Rugby Club Release: Kyle Antonian, Sept. 26, 2016 Since moving up to D2 in 2014, Philly-Whitemarsh has had the number of local rival, Doylestown. Three matches. Three victories. The last match was played on Halloween and it proved to be a nightmare on elm street for the Dragons. 59-5 was the scoreline. Coming into Week Three, Doylestown was looking to prove itself and trying not to succumb to an 0-2 hole early in the 2016 season. PW, confident in its past performances, looked to roll what was…

September 25, 2016 Lansdowne Holds Off Gotham Knights Photo: Lansdowne RFC Lansdowne RFC Release: September 25, 2016 Alan “Rusty” Walsh saved the day for the homeside as he kicked an 80th minute penalty to edge the Gotham Knights 25-23 in a nervy encounter at Tibbetts Brook Park.  Lansdowne struck first in minute 8.  Some lovely interplay between the dynamic halfback combination of Mark Giordano and Dillon Casey saw the ball come out wide to Robbie Davies.  Center Davies was able to beat 2 defenders and run into goal from 20 meters. Sennin Flanagan converted. Six minutes later, Davies struck again. …

September 25, 2016 Penn State Women’s Rugby Races By Rutgers Photos: Penn State Rugby and Rutgers Women’s Rugby Doug Coil On Saturday September 24th, Penn State Women’s Rugby welcomed Rutgers to the Big Ten Women’s Rugby Conference with a 89-5 win. The match will be a bench mark for Rutgers to measure their progress. There will be more competitive league matches this season for Rutgers. Penn State took advantage of a penalty on Rutgers for a high tackle, when Gabby Cantorna took a quick tap and offloaded to Tess Feury for a try and a 5-0 lead. The lead became…

September 20, 2016 Wisconsin Women’s Rugby Beat Minnesota Valkyries, Gain First Win As D1 Team Photo: Wisconsin Women’s Rugby Club Wisconsin Women’s Rugby Club Release Put a check mark in the win column for Wisconsin Women’s Rugby! With a physical and hard fought game this past Saturday, we were able to pull off our first win as a Division 1 team after defeating the Minnesota Valkyries 40-17. It wasn’t until a little over halfway into the first half that a try was allowed from either team, and although the Valkyries were the first to score it didn’t come easy. Wisconsin…

September 20, 2016 Timothee Guillimin, French fly-half signs with Austin Huns Austin Huns Release: Thierry Daupin (September 20, 2016) The Austin Huns are thrilled to announce Timothee Guillimin as the new addition to the backline for the next three seasons. Timothee is a player of many qualities and massive potential, his international appearances for France are a testament to exceptional abilities as a rugby athlete.  Of the 60,000 teenage rugby players in France, less than 100 are chosen to represent France in their age group international competitions in any given year. Timothee was selected for both the U-16 and U-18 France…

September 19, 2016 Philadelphia-Whitemarsh Wins Against Old Gaelic Photo: Philadelphia-Whitemarsh Philadelphia-Whitemarsh Release: Kyle Antoian An early showdown loomed between the MAC favorites Philly-Whitemarsh and Old Gaelic. Old foes. New season. PW traveled with redemption in mind after suffering a beating by their central PA counterparts last spring. Old Gaelic looked to solidify its dominance over the big city folk. There were many questions for both squads as they seek to top the table in the North division. This match was going to provide the answers. Normally considered a forwards team that plays northern hemisphere style rugby, Old Gaelic looked to…

September 14, 2016 Mystic River Beats Household Cavalry RFC from London Photo: Mystic River Rugby of Mystic River & Household Cavalry RFC Doug Coil On Tuesday, September 13th, the Mystic River Rugby Club hosted the Household Cavalry RFC from London in Melrose, Massachusetts in their final tuneup prior to beginning their American Rugby Premiership season. They emerged with a 71-10 win and they look toward this weekend for more rugby action. This Saturday, September 17, they travel to Randall’s island in New York City for a 2pm ARP match against Old Blue. Their D2 Barbarians side also will be playing…

September 12, 2016 Laramie Lumberjacks Beat Queen City D4 in their Inaugural Rugby Match Photo: Laramie Lumberjacks Rugby Club Doug Coil The Division 4 season of the Rocky Mountain Rugby Union began this past Saturday, September 10th, as new club the Laramie Lumberjacks hosted Queen City D4 in Laramie, Wyoming. The Lumberjacks came away with a 57-12 win in their inaugural match against Queen City development D4 side. Last year the Queen City D3 side reached the playoff finals against the Denver Highlanders D3 side to see who would represent the Rocky Mountain Union at the Frontier playoffs. Division 4…

September 12, 2016 Clayton Bootleggers Beat Fort Bragg in Opener & Gain First D3 Win Photo: Clayton Bootleggers Doug Coil This article is based on a Clayton Bootleggers match recap. The Clayton Bootleggers opened their first Division 3 season at home against Fort Bragg and debuted in style with a 48-10 win. This win will long be remembered by the club as it was their first official D3 win. Fort Bragg played an aggressive defense during the match and the victory margin doesn’t reflect how the match was contested. Clayton Head Coach Rich Munro said “There are things we need…

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