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May 1, 2017 Titans Tame Marist to Win Hawaii Rugby Championship  Photo: Atama Vakalalabure Doug Coil The Hawaii Rugby Union Championship was won Saturday, April 29, as the Titans Rugby Club defeated the regular season leaders, Marist Hawaii 25-19 at Kapiolani Park. During the regular season, both teams finished with 9-1 records and split their head to head matches. Marist was awarded first place over the Titans based on head to head point differential. The Titans narrowly beat Marist earlier in April and the Championship went right down to the wire as the Titans won the Aloha Cup. In the…

April 28, 2017 Austin Huns Announce Sevens Coaching Staff Logo: Norma Salinas Photography Austin Huns Release Austin, TX (April 28, 2017) – The Austin Huns are thrilled to announce Danie de Villiers, Jacob Liberman, Steve Robinson, Lomani Tongotongo, and Justin Milan as the 7’s coaching staff for the summer of 2017. The Austin Huns 7’s season kicks off June 17, 2017, at the 20th annual Bloodfest 7’s Tournament in Austin, Texas. During this time, Austin Huns Elite Head Coach Eugene Eloff will take the position of Director of Rugby and oversee the sevens process, as well as start the planning…

April 28, 2017 Bethel College Pilots Win NSCRO Challenge Cup Championship National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Release Medford, NJ 27 April 2017 – The Bethel College Pilots have made history by winning the 2017 NSCRO Challenge Cup National Championship in their second year of existence. The four regional champions: Point Loma Nazarene University (San Diego, CA), Bethel College (Mishawaka, IN), Iowa Central Community College (Fort Dodge, IA) and Trinity College (Hartford, CT) met at Founders Field in Cheswick, PA on 22 April 2017 to start the weekend off with semifinal matches to determine which two teams would take the…

April 28, 2017 Ani Mteto of Iowa Central Community College Named MVP 2017 NSCRO Challenge Cup National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Release “Heart & Soul”, “Most Impressive Tackler”, “All Championship XV” award were also announced at the ceremony following the championship event Medford, NJ 27 April 2017 – Following the 2017 NSCRO Challenge Cup National Championship at Founders Field on 23 April 2017, Stephen Cohen, president of NSCRO, presented the following awards: Most Valuable Player (best overall player during the event) Ani Mteto, Iowa Central Community College Heart & Soul Awards NSCRO custom match ball is given to a…

April 28, 2017 Watch NSCRO Mens’ Champions Cup & Women’s 7s National Championship via Live-Stream  National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Release: April 28, 2017 Medford, NJ 28 April 2017 – Watch the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Men’s 15s National Champions Cup and the Women’s 7s National Championship this weekend via live-stream! The Men’s Champions Cup will be live-streamed directly from Infinity Park in Glendale, CO and the Women’s 7s Nationals will be live-streamed directly from Founders Field in Cheswick, PA. See schedule and link information below: Saturday, April 29 Men’s 15s Champions Cup Semifinal #1 Tufts University vs. LSU Alexandria 2…

April 27, 2017 Ohio and Michigan College Rugby All-Star Squads Named Doug Coil On May 12, 2017, the Ohio College All-Stars will play the Michigan All-Stars at the new stadium in Obetz, Ohio. This event will showcase the College rugby talent in both Ohio and Michigan. It is a further example of how representative rugby is helping to provide High Performance opportunities to athletes to develop. The Ohio and Michigan squads have been Named and are listed below. Ohio College All-Stars Forwards: Khalid Williams (Notre Dame College), Spencer Krueger (Ohio State), Darren Rice (Wheeling Jesuit), Christian Smith (Wittenberg), Jack Bengel…

April 26,  2017 Hawaii Rugby Union Championship: Marist v. Titans for Gold, Timberwolves v. Raiders for Bronze Doug Coil Mahalo to Tapukitea Chontal Tupou for sharing the April 22nd Hawaii Rugby Union results. On April 22, the Hawaii Rugby Union Men’s Semi-Finals were held. Marist Hawaii (#1 Seed) defeated the Timberwolves (#4 Seed) 26-22 and Titans Rugby (#2 Seed) won 37-29 over the Kalihi Raiders. The Hawaii Rugby Union will conclude their season with the Men’s Championship featuring Marist Hawaii against the Titans. In the Bronze match, the Timberwolves will face the Raiders. This will be the third meeting between…

Mid-Atlantic Conference Women’s Rugby Championships Doug Coil The 2017 Women’s MAC D1-3 Playoffs will take place on April 29th and 30th and will be hosted by the Norfolk Storm at the Princess Anne Athletic Complex Address: 4001 Dam Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456 The winners of the D1 and D2 MAC Championship advance as the MAC seed to the National USA Division I and II Round of 8 – May 20-21. The 2nd place D1 team will continue to a repechage match with the North Atlantic or Midwest #2 seed. The winner of that match will advance in place of the SOUTH seed to…

April 25, 2017 Southern California RFU Club Finals & Pacific South Championship Doug Coil The Southern California Rugby Football Union Men’s D1/D2 and Women’s D2 Playoff Finals will take place on April 29 and the Pacific South Championships between the Southern California Champions and the Arizona/Rio Grande Rugby Union Champions will be on May 6. Both event will be held in San Diego, California at OMBAC Rugby’s Little Q pitch with free admission. Southern California RFU Finals- April 29th 12:15pm – Old Pueblo vs Pasadena – Women’s D2 2pm – Orange County vs Riverside – Men’s D3 3:45pm – Santa…

Strikers Rugby Release Strikers Rugby is proud to announce Matt Trouville is joining the team as our inaugural Academy Director. Matt, a USA Rugby Eagle and World Cup player, will be responsible for extensive Strikers’ youth outreach programs. These include: Rookie Rugby, four Strikers’ supported high school teams, “young players with promise” talent identification scheme, and Strikers own academy and U/20 teams. Strikers Head Coach, Justin Fitzpatrick said: “Matt brings a wealth of talent and experience, not only as a respected international player, but also as a prominent member of the Atavus Rugby USA Rugby Academy and National Development Academies.…

April 25, 2017 Empire GU Rugby Women’s & Men’s Playoffs Empire GU Release Empire GU / NERFU Women’s D1-D2 Playoffs Semifinals Set for April 29, NCR3 Championship to be held May 6 D1 Women’s Playoffs 4/29/2017: Empire GU/NERFU Crossover Weekend D1 Matches * Game A – #2 Boston @ #1 Monmouth * Game B – #2 Village Lions @ #1 Beantown D2 Matches * Game C – #2 Worcester @ #1 Morris * Game D – #2 Brooklyn @ #1 Providence ** Winners advance to the Northeast Competitive Region 3 Championship 5/6/2017: D1/ D2 NCR3 Championship – Albany, NY D1…

April 25, 2017 Kevin Phillipson, Professor with St. Andrews University, Joins NSCRO Board of Directors Photo: NSCRO (Kevin Phillipson) National Small College Rugb Organization (NSCRO) Release: April 25, 2017 Medford, NJ  25 April 2017 – Kevin Phillipson is the latest addition to the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Board of Directors. Phillipson, a professor of business with St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, NC teaches business, marketing, entrepreneurship and technology. He also consults with business owners doing strategic business planning specializing in small companies that have made it to “year three”, reach somewhat of a plateau, and now are looking to move up…

April 24, 2017 Midwest -West Regional Men’s Rugby DIII Playoffs Photo: Bremer County Bucks Doug Coil The Bremer County Bucks are hosting the West side of the Midwest Regional Playoffs in Waverly, Iowa on April 29-30. The Midwest West Region is comprised of the Chicago-Wisconsin: North, South & West, as well as Iowa. The teams competing are the first place teams in their league. They are Bremer County Bucks, Wisconsin D3, Chicago Riot and Oconomowac. The Bremer County Bucks had a 6-0 Iowa League record and play Wisconsin Rugby D3, who were 7-1 and had 36 points to the second…

April 24, 2017 The Mid-Atlantic Conference Rugby Men’s D1-3 Playoffs Doug Coil The 2017 Men’s MAC D1, D2 and D3 Championships will take place on May 6th and will be hosted by Richmond Lions at Dorey Park,  2999 Darbytown Rd, Henrico, VA 23231 The Division 1 semi-finals will begin on Saturday, April 29 as Rocky Gorge hosts the Norfolk Blues and Schuylkill River hosts the Pittsburgh Harlequins. The winners will meet in the Championship on May 6. The Champion will then move to USA Rugby Round 8/4 in Pittsburgh, PA on May 20-21. The Division II semi-finals will also begin…

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