Santa Barbara 59 - San Diego 19
The match between UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara was a game of two halves; a game that would produce a winner however, a score line that would not fairly or accurately reflect the match itself.
This week, USA Rugby released a list of 50 players drafted into thier preliminary World Cup training squad which included existing Eagles incumbants, NA4 series debutantes, one former Super 12 veteran, and a small gang of our very own College stars.
The University of Queensland Rugby Academy (UQRA) have recently returned home after a successful month long tour of the USA (Oct/Nov 2006).
Featuring former Wallabies Nick Stiles and James Holbeck, the UQRA travelled through four states presenting a series of coach and player development programs to more than 40 coaches and 200 players.
Yale beat Harvard 14-12 on Saturday to end their season on a high note.
After a perfect 10-0 season, full of dominant play and resounding victories, the fate of the Army Rugby team's fall season rested on the result of one game. A game that has no playoff implications, no real value to an outsider looking in. Any former Army or Navy rugger will tell you of the importance of the bitter rivalry. The game means so much more, it can either completely validate or
Over the last few weeks I have interviewed players from Harvard, Dartmouth and Army. The quality of the answers has been superb. This week I caught up with Northeastern's William Long.
Kent Currie: How long have you been playing rugby?
Harvard completely outclassed Boston College in the semifinals of the NRU on Saturday to win 35-0.
The game, played in terrible conditions, was dominated by Harvard from the kick-off. Boston College, strong favorites going into the match, were out-muscled up front and simply could not counter the variation that Harvard had on attack.
Army out-muscled Harvard on Sunday to win the NRU final 36 - 20. The game, which was played in a mud bath, was a torrid affair as both teams had to rely on kicking the ball to gain field possession.
Army’s Andrew Locke has been the outstanding flyhalf in USA College Rugby for the past 2 years. His individual core skills are streets ahead of anyone else who plays flyhalf at the college level. He organizes his team well, has an accurate kick, a strong tackle, and has the ability to unleash 30 meter passes to his speedy outside backs.
There is plenty up for grabs this weekend as Batavia hosts the NRU final four.
Army will play USMMA, and Boston College will play Harvard in what will be a fascinating encounter.