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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 18, 2016 Western State Men’s Rugby Beats Colorado School of Mines Photo: Western State Rugby Doug Coil Western State Colorado University Men’s Rugby Club traveled to play the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado on Saturday, September 17th and emerged with a key 34-28 Division II win in the Rocky Mountain Rugby Union. It took nine minutes before Western State’s eightman, Greyson Lincoln took a quick tap off a Mines penalty for a try, which was then converted for a 7-0 lead. Five minutes later Mines found a gap though the backs and went in for a converted…

September 16, 2016 Southern Rugby Conference Week Two  Photo: Southern Rugby Conference Southern Rugby Conference Release Week two of the Southern Conference season is in the books with some exciting new scores. All but one team, Coastal Carolina, has made their season debut and started their path to or from the eventual Conference Finals in November. With the recent shift in conference divisions, some new competitors are getting the opportunity to face each other and prove who the top dogs are. Week 2 was highlighted by a defeat of East Carolina University by The Citadel, 27-26. The Citadel would dot…

September 16, 2016 Lindenwood Women Rugby Beats St. Louis Sabres Photo: Lindenwood University Athletics Lindenwood University Athletics Release Women’s rugby hit the Hunter Stadium pitch for the first time this season Friday night and came away with a 49-14 victory over the St. Louis Sabres. The first 20 minutes of the match stayed close with both teams trading scores, but the Lady Lions were able to take a 17-7 halftime lead.  Lindenwood used a balanced attack on both sides of the ball to pull away in the second half. Head coach Billy Nicholas noted the significance of playing the Sabres.…

September 16, 2016 Aspen Ruggerfest: September 15-18, 2016 Photo: Gentlemen of Aspen Rugby Football Club The 49th Aspen Ruggerfest is being held September 15-18, 2016 in Aspen, Colorado. The matches are taking place at Wagner Rugby Stadium and Rio Grande Park. The schedule can be found here, https://aspen-ruggerfest.com/calendar/. Division and Schedule Open: Pool A: Gentlemen of Aspen, Kansas City Rugby Club, Boulder Rugby Pool B: Maccabi USA, Dark ‘n Stormy Misfits, Denver Barbarians, Heart of America Pool C: Glendale Raptors, New Orleans Rugby Club, Goslings Gold Misfits, Kansas City Blues Masters: Gentlemen of Aspen 35s, Kansas City Blues 35s, PAC Team…

September 16, 2016 Yale Women’s Rugby Opens Ivy Conference at Columbia Photos: Yale Women’s Rugby Yale Women’s Rugby Release The team travel to New York City this weekend to take on Columbia University in the opening fixture of the Ivy Conference. Last season, Yale defeated Columbia 22-5 in a tough match. Coach Wilson is expecting nothing different this weekend, “Columbia have some very physical players and like to carry the ball. I’m expecting them to come out firing as they look to use their home field advantage.” Coach Wilson also commented on his own team’s chances, “I like where we currently…

September 15, 2016 Austin Huns become USN’s First North American Partner Austin Huns Release Austin, TX (September 14, 2016). In an exciting move for both North American Rugby and sports nutrition, Ultimate Sport Nutrition (USN) have partnered with the Austin Huns to become the Official Nutrition Partner. This partnership makes the Austin Huns the first rugby team in North America to partner with the internationally acclaimed company. USN is an innovative international brand that prides itself on being leaders in sports supplementation and product development while providing athletes superior quality at exceptional value. USN’s involvement in professional sport globally will…

Rugby Utah Names Malcolm Hood as Director of International Relations Rugby Utah Release RUGBY UTAH NAMES MALCOLM W. HOOD, FORMER NEW ZEALAND ALL BLACKS PHYSICAL THERAPIST AND TRAINER AS ITS DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS September 12, 2016 – Salt Lake City, Utah – Rugby Utah, the state’s officially recognized Geographic Rugby Organization announced today that Malcolm M. Hood, former physical therapist, and trainer of the world famous New Zealand All Blacks, has joined Rugby Utah as its Director of international relations. Hood will serve as a senior international strategic advisor tasked with helping build as well as maintain existing international…

September 15, 2016 Cal Announces New Rugby Additions Cal Athletics Release BERKELEY – Seventeen new student-athletes have joined the California Gold Bears rugby program for 2016-17. They are comprised of 16 freshmen and a transfer junior, with the majority of the new group hailing from Northern California, followed by two new additions from Southern California, one from Washington, D.C., two U.S. passport holders who were educated abroad and three new members of the team who come to Berkeley from the United Kingdom. The crop of new players is comprised almost evenly of backs and forwards and more than half of…

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 13, 2016 Women Eagles Play France on Fall Tour Doug Coil This article is based on a USA Rugby Press Release by Chad Wise on September 13, 2106. The USA Women’s Eagles will be on tour in France to play two test matches against the fourth ranked women’s rugby team in the world and 2016 RBS Women’s Six Nations Champion, France. The first match will be on Tuesday, November 22 at Stade de la Méditerranée in Béziers with the second match set for Altrad Stadium in Montpellier Friday, November 25. France holds a 7-1-1 record against the U.S. with…

Northeast Academy Expansion Plans Northeast Academy Release: Ryan Trost New York, NY; (Sept. 13, 2016) – Continuing its mission to expand the reach of High Performance opportunities in the region, the Northeast Academy has begun partnering with Saratoga Rugby Club (SRC). The city of Saratoga Springs, NY has a healthy, long standing relationship with SRC; that relationship will continue to play a key role in the Academy’s plan to create a full time training environment and centrally located home base in 2017/18. The Academy’s role as an officially sanctioned, designated pathway for coaches and athletes to USA Rugby (USAR) national…

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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