Browsing: College Rugby

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.

February 7, 2016 Cal Bears Fall To University of British Columbia  Photo: ABFlyerPhoto Cal Bears Press Release: Feb. 6, 2016 BERKELEY – California had a halftime lead over the undefeated Thunderbirds from the University of British Columbia and battled through four lead changes as fullback Harry Adolphus connected on five penalties and the Golden Bears rallied behind a raucous crowd on Pac-12 Networks but could not drive the ball over the try line as time expired, losing the opening leg of the “World Cup” series, 20-15, Saturday on Witter Rugby Field. “Taking nothing away from the ‘Birds, because I thought…

February 5, 2016 Cal Hosts University of British Columbia Feb. 6th Photo: GoldenBearsSports.com Cal Bears Press Release: February 2, 2106 BERKELEY – The Golden Bears’ home schedule kicks off with a scorcher Saturday, Feb. 6, at 11 a.m. as California (5-0) hosts British Columbia (10-0) in the “World Cup” series opener on Witter Rugby Field. Slated for an early kickoff at 11 a.m. on top of its early scheduling, which comes two weeks sooner than its traditional fixture date, Saturday’s “Cup” opener is an all-hands-on-deck affair for the Bears, who will need the utmost support from their fans. Cal students…

January 30, 2016 WellDog Brokers Wyoming Rugby Exchange In Australia Wyoming Rugby Release, January 28, 2016 Laramie, WY) WellDog Implements College Rugby Exchange with Australia New Queensland-Wyoming program builds on existing University Wyoming student exchange programs to expand Wyoming-Queensland ties and increase competitiveness of participating rugby clubs 28 January 2016 (Laramie, WY) – WellDog announced today that it has established a rugby student athlete exchange program between the University of Wyoming and universities in Brisbane, Australia. The exchange program, developed in partnership with the nascent Wyoming Rugby Organization, will allow Australian and Wyoming students to study and play at the…

January 17, 2017 Cal Bears Beat UCLA To Win Dennis Storer Rugby Classic Photo:ABFlyer Photo Cal Bears Athletics Press Releases: Anton Malko, Jan. 16-17, 2016 Day Two LOS ANGELES – The Golden Bears beat UCLA, 38-0, Sunday for their fourth win of the weekend to end the Dennis Storer Classic on North Athletic Field at UCLA. Center Jesse Milne had a hat trick, fullback Harry Adolphus scored a try and kicked two conversions (2-for-3) and three penalties (3-of-3), and flyhalf Russell Webb kicked a penalty as California exited the two-day event with a grand total of 29 tries and none…

January 13, 2016 Cal Starts Spring Rugby 15s at UCLA Photo: ABFlyer Photo of George Vrame Cal Athletics Press Release January 13, 2016 BERKELEY – Having turned to the 15-a-side game for its 134th year as the longest-tenured intercollegiate sport at the University of California, the Cal rugby program is in the homestretch of two weeks of double-day training sessions prior to the start of the spring semester and will soon break camp to begin its competition schedule Saturday and Sunday, January 16-17, in Los Angeles. “Camp has gone well. We’ve battled some wet weather and a flu bug while…

January 12, 2016 Monroe College Seeks Men’s Head Rugby Coach For New Program Logo: Monroe College Athletics Doug Coil Monroe College is seeking a men’s rugby coach to build a new rugby program (Academy) at their college which is located in the Bronx, NY with a sports campus up in New Rochelle. Mark Griffin, CEO and Founder of Play Rugby USA is assisting in this effort to identify a new head rugby coach. This new program is likely to receive participants from the newly designated Community Olympic Development Program to continue playing rugby at the College level. Play Rugby USA…

November 16, 2015  Greg McWilliams, Yale Director of Rugby, Joins ATAVUS Photo: ATAVUS Doug Coil ATAVUS Press Release, Nov. 16, 2015 “Coach educator brings technical and tactical knowledge to continue to build Rugby curriculum SEATTLE (November 16, 2015) – Current Director of Rugby at Yale University and USA Rugby Collegiate All-American coach Greg McWilliams has joined ATAVUS to develop Rugby specific curriculum, provide elite level coaching at ATAVUS camps and academies, and drive coach development within the organization. Greg’s addition to the ATAVUS team earlier this fall has accelerated the company’s long-term commitment to build a network of elite coaches…

November 5, 2015 Army West Point Men’s Rugby: A Profile Photo: Army West Point Athletics Doug Coil “The United States Military Academy is renowned because of its historic and distinguished reputation as  a military academy, and as a leading, progressive institution of higher education.” West Point continues to provide hundreds of young men and women the unique opportunity to develop physically, ethically and intellectually while building a foundation for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career as an Army officer in the service of our nation.” (Rugby Media Guide) The West Point Army Men’s Rugby Program has been among the elite…

November 4, 2015 Kutztown University Men’s Rugby: A Profile of Excellence Photo: Kutztown Men’s Rugby Doug Coil and Jennifer Umberger The Kutztown Men’s Rugby Club is currently enjoying another undefeated fall 15s season and leads the D1A Rugby East Conference. Only the November 7th match against rival, Penn State (with one loss this season), stands in the way. KU is currently ranked 6th in the Country in a recent D1A Rugby poll. A Rugby East title would be another accomplishment that would certainly reinforce the successes of the Kutztown program over the last 31 years. Why is Kutztown Men’s Rugby…

October 31, 2015 Wheeling Jesuit Gains Rugby Win Against Delaware Logos: University of Delaware, Wheeling Jesuit University Doug Coil University of Delaware Men’s Rugby v. Wheeling Jesuit Varsity Rugby, Newark, DE, October 30, 2015 Delaware entered the match with a 4-2 record. They had wins against St Joe’s, Princeton, Rowan and Rutgers and losses to Kutztown and Penn State. Wheeling Jesuit entered the match 4-3 with wins against Cincinnati, Iona, St. Bonaventure and Buffalo and losses to Penn State, Army and Kutztown. They also were ranked 10th in a recent D1A Rugby poll. Wheeling Jesuit is part of the D1A…

October, 25, 2015 Kutztown Gains Homecoming Rugby Win Against Army Photos: University Logos Doug Coil It was homecoming for Kutztown and the Kutztown sideline was lined with supporters for this key D1A Rugby East match. About 500 people were able to watch a match that did not disappoint in its intensity and thrilling competition. Men’s and Women’s rugby players, alumni, community members and University staff gravitated to view this key match. Kutztown entered the match ranked 6th in a recent D1A Rugby Poll, while Army was ranked 7th. Kutztown was undefeated at 6-0, while Army was 5-1. Records aside, this…

October 22, 2015 2015 SCRC Championship Now Part of ACRC Bowl Series Doug Coil Press Release: Stephen Siano Sevens Sports “Ardmore, PA, Oct 21, 2015—The Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference (SCRC) has decided that its championship game will be played in Charlotte on Nov. 21 as part of the ACRC Bowl Series. The ACRC Bowl Series is an annual championship tournament bringing together the best college rugby teams from around the nation. The 2015 Bowl Series takes place Nov. 20-21 at the Rugby Athletic Center in Charlotte, N.C. Last year, the Bowl Series hosted SCRC champs South Carolina and Atlantic Coast…

October 19, 2015 Army & Penn State Join Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Photo: Penn Mutual Varsity Cup, United World Sports, Inc. Doug Coil Varsity Cup Press Release: Oct. 19, 2015 “NEW YORK – United World Sports and the Varsity Cup universities announced Monday that the United States Military Academy at West Point and Penn State University have committed to the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship as the final 15th and 16th teams in the competition. Army and Penn State bring their considerable rugby histories and success to the Varsity Cup, which is widely recognized as the most prestigious postseason championship…

September 12, 2105 Delaware Men’s Rugby Resumes With Success Against St. Joe’s Doug Coil Excitement was felt in anticipation of Delaware’s Men’s Rugby club taking the pitch for the first time in two years against St Joe’s. Crowds of alumni, parents and fans lined the one sideline. There were tents for both, with parents and alumni manning them. The rain that started prior to the match did not deter anyone from leaving, even in the later monsoon conditions. This match between the Colleges has traditionally been played early in the season. In fact, Delaware’s last match two year’s ago was…

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