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Men’s College Rugby has four levels, D1A, D1-AA, DII and NSCRO. Championships are held in each of these divisions in rugby 15s and in the later 3 divisions in sevens.

September 7, 2016 Southern Rugby  Conference  Week One Photo: Southern Rugby Conference Southern Rugby Conference Release The Southern Conference has officially started matrix play despite poor timing by Hurricane Hermine. Though our Eastern Division wasn’t able to participate in play this week, our Western Division got things under way. There were some interesting results. On the Western Side we saw three matches for the week that had the following results: Furman University 28 – UNCG 0 Furman University backed into a bonus point victory in week 1 as UNCG had to forfeit their opening match of the season. UNCG have…

September 6, 2016 Western State Men’s Rugby Gains Win Against Montana State Doug Coil Western State Colorado University Men’s Rugby Club played Montana State University in the first Rocky Mountain Rugby Conference match of the season. Western, who finished second in the Conference last year, emerged with the victory, 34-24. Western took a 14 point lead early during the first half, but back-to back tries by co-captains Arik Lebeck and Ben Morris, plus a Morris conversion had Montana State right back in the match. During the second half Western State seized the momentum in adding twenty more points.…

September 6, 2016 Notre Dame College Men’s Rugby Defeats St. Bonaventure Doug Coil Notre Dame College Men’s Rugby hosted their second consecutive Rugby East opponent Friday night in St. Bonaventure. Just like the week before, when they won against Wheeling Jesuit University 59-5, they defeated St. Bonaventure University 49-7. The match was a contested one during the first half. Notre Dame College took an early 7-0 lead and St. Bonaventure came back to even the score when Stephvan Tanner dotted the ball down for a try after a series of tight phase ball inside the Notre Dame 10. Notre Dame…

September 6, 2016 Tommy Duffy Becomes Wheeling Jesuit Rugby Head Coach Wheeling Jesuit University Release: Chris Myers, Sep. 05, 2016 WHEELING, W.Va. – Watching his first glimpse of the sport 44 years ago upon the campus where the Alma Grace McDonough Center sits, Tommy Duffy returns home as the new Wheeling Jesuit men’s rugby head coach. After an extensive search, all the Cardinals young D1A rugby program had to do was find their new coach who used to walk across the creek to the Wheeling campus. Wheeling native Duffy comes home as the newest member of the Wheeling Jesuit athletics department. He…

September 3, 2016 Lindenwood-Belleville Gains Win Against Tennessee Doug Coil Tennessee opened the 2016-2017 season at home on Friday night  against Lindenwood-Belleville that ended with a 30-22 loss. The Lynx were able to take advantage of many Volunteer mistakes in the season opener. Last year was the first season for Lindenwood-Belleville where they competed in Division II.  They had an excellent season and finished in 4th place finish in the Div II National Championship and this year are playing an independent D1AA schedule. They have some international experience and should make teams take notice this season. In the end, both teams…

September 2, 2016 Ohio State Men’s Rugby Dominant in Win Against University of Cincinnati Doug Coil Ohio State Men’s Rugby opened their season with a 59-5 win at home against the University of Cincinnati at Fred Beekman Park. Ohio State scored eleven tries in gaining the win. JoJo Erceno had five, team captain Aaron Thomas had a hat trick, Jack Walsh had a pair and Matt Stauder also added the first try of the match. Taylor Huff converted the first and fifth try in going two for seven on the night. Cincinnati added the final try of the night. The…

September 2, 2016 Notre Dame Men’s Rugby Opens Season With Win Against Michigan Doug Coil The University of Michigan Men’s Rugby hosted the University of Notre Dame men’s Rugby under the lights in a exciting battle between these prominent Collegiate rugby teams. Notre Dame emerged with a 40-31 win for new head coach Justin Hickey. Michigan took the early lead three minutes into the match with a try that was converted for a 7-0 lead. Notre Dame struck right back a minute later, as Luc Joseph went in for a try to narrow the gap to 7-5. The teams engaged…

September 2, 2016 Army West Point Men’s Rugby Opens Season with Win Over Stony Brook Doug Coil Army West Point Men’s Rugby opened their season in a non-conference match against Stony Brook earlier this evening at the Anderson Rugby Complex. After an early 3-0 lead by Stony Brook four minutes into the match, Army scored four first half tries by Jake Lachina, Harrison Farrell and two by Jareth Long-Garrett. During the second half they added three more for a 49-3 win. Second half tries were scored by Jake Lachina who added his second try of the match, Luke Heun and…

September 2, 2016 Penn State Men’s Rugby Beats Queens University Rugby in Ontario Photo: Shawn MacDonald (Sports Information Officer, Queens University) Doug Coil The article is based on media releases from both Queens University Gaels and Penn State Men’s Rugby. It was a pre-season match for both the Queen’s University Men’s Rugby Gaels and Penn State Men’s Rugby in Kingston, Ontario Thursday afternoon. Penn State emerged with a 32-10 decision over the Gaels. This was Queen’s Men’s Rugby team’s final tune-up before they travel to Waterloo to take on the Warriors to start their regular season Sunday at 1 pm.…

September 1, 2016 Josh Macy Becomes Head Coach Lindenwood University Men’s Rugby Photo: Lindenwood Men’s Rugby Lindenwood Men’s Rugby Release Director of Student Life Sports Mike Elam has announced Josh Macy as the new head coach of the men’s rugby program.  He brings over 15 years of collegiate and international coaching and playing experience to the position. The Fredericksburg, Virginia native comes to Lindenwood from Springfield, Massachusetts, where he was the Director of Rugby and Men’s Head Coach at American International College, developing both the men’s and women’s programs from scratch.  He compiled a 57-11 record in men’s 15’s play,…

August 31, 2016 Jack Clark to Receive Glenn Seaborg Award Photo: Cal Athletics Cal Athletics Release: August 31, 2016 BERKELEY – Jack Clark, Cal’s iconic rugby coach who has guided the Golden Bears to 27 national collegiate championships, has been selected as the 22nd recipient of the Glenn T. Seaborg Award. The official presentation will take place during a ceremony when Cal hosts Utah on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium. The honor, named after the former University of California chancellor and 1951 Nobel Prize-winning scientist, is presented annually to a former Cal football player for…

August 31, 2016 University of Arizona Rugby Developmental Side to Join Rio Grande Rugby Union Photo: Andrew Pillari of Jack San Pietro University of Arizona Rugby Release: August 31, 2016 Arizona has made a move for the future today, with their Developmental Side officially joining the Rio Grande Rugby Union for the coming year. The Wildcats, a D1A program, will remain in that competition while their third side will compete in the Division II league against teams from across the southwest. This move comes on the heels of aggressive recruitment campaigns the past few years, with nearly 100 players currently…

August 29, 2016 Harry King II, New Head Coach Davenport University Men’s Rugby Photo: Davenport University Davenport University Release: August 26, 2016 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Harry King II will assume the throne as men’s rugby head coach at Davenport University it was announced by the athletic department. Harry King will be in his first year as Davenports Men’s Head Rugby Coach. King’s playing career started at Ferris State University and was the spring board into playing for them for 2 seasons and also playing back home for the Cleveland Rovers 15’s and 7’s B-Side Team while learning the game.…

August 29, 2016 Andrew Matyas Added As University of Arizona Rugby Coach Photo: Chris Mooney University of Arizona Men’s Rugby Release: Aug 26 Arizona has made a move in the coaching staff for the upcoming season, with Andrew Matyas re-joining the program in a Junior Varsity and Developmental staff role. Coach Matyas comes to the program after successfully adding coaching to his still active player status. Since the end of his eligibility in 2015, Matyas has been busy, assisting with both the Tucson Magpies Men’s Club and the Tucson Barbarians U19 sides. Matyas fills the void left by the departure of…

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