Colorado State Men’s Rugby – Rams Charge Head-On

The currently ranked #17 Colorado State Men’s Rugby Club has been making a name for themselves and stepping up big the last few years.  Having alumni Ben Pinkelman play for the U.S. team in the 2016 Rio Olympics was certainly a milestone for the club.  Ending the season last year in the #12 spot, and […]

Sacred Heart University Women’s Rugby – ‘Earn Everything’

Sacred Heart University’s Queen of Hearts Women’s Rugby Club had origins in the 1990’s before becoming an NCAA D1 varsity-sport in the fall of 2015.  Since then, competing in the NIRA as a fairly new program, they have been holding up well.  This season already they sit 3-2, stomping Molloy twice and Castleton with a […]

Notre Dame College Men’s Rugby – Falcon Family

#14 Notre Dame College is a young 5 year-old program that competes in the Rugby East Conference.  Notre Dame College in Cleveland, Ohio is a quickly rising athletic powerhouse even though it is such a small school.  Head coach Jason Fox demands a lot from his players and cares tremendously about this team.  Assisting him […]

Princeton Women’s Rugby – Tigers in the Ivy (League)

Princeton Women’s Rugby (PUWRFC) competes in the Division I Ivy Rugby Conference.  The club has been around for awhile, celebrating 37 years this fall.  For a team that used to be coached by the male players in the past, they’ve taken some serious strides.  Boasting an experienced coaching staff, head coach Chris Ryan has been with the club […]

Xavier University Men’s Rugby Club – X Marks the Spot

For being a small school Xavier University Rugby Club packs a big punch.  In the realm of NSCRO (National Small College Rugby Association) Xavier was ranked #2 overall in the nation for ‘16-‘17.  It all started back in 1974 when Xavier University dropped their football team.  A lot of players were trying to find another […]

Monroe College Women’s Rugby – A ‘Rugby Academy’ Indeed

You might never have heard of Monroe College before.  It’s an urban school based in New Rochelle and the Bronx of New York.  With the Men’s team just forming last year, this is the inaugural season for the Monroe College Women’s Rugby Club.  They have entered into the Tri State Rugby Conference Central Division.  Coach James […]

Iona College RFC Gaels – 40 Years of Rugby

When you’re a  club as old as Iona College Men’s Rugby Football Club you’ve been around the block a few times.  Started back in 1977, the Gaels have produced a wide range of rugby players and have played in a variety of leagues and conferences.   Now in 2017, celebrating 40 years of rugby, they […]

Montana State Women’s Rugby – Bobcats in the DI Rocky Mountains

Montana State Women’s Rugby Club was started by students in 2011.  In 2014, they became DII and since then have won their conference twice and won the plate at the DII 7s National Championships.   This year, they’ve joined the Rocky Mountain Division I conference and won the shield at the DI 7s National Championships […]

Quinnipiac Women’s Rugby – NIRA Powerhouse

The No. 1 preseason ranked Quinnipiac University Women’s Rugby Team has something special.  The program began in 2010 with an on-campus walk-on squad now led by Head Coach Becky Carlson.  Since then, the Bobcats have been to nationals 5 times and hold 2 NIRA (National Intercollegiate Rugby Association) national championships.  The special something according to Carlson […]

Rugby Recap Women’s: September 1st – 3rd

Photo Courtesy: USCG Academy Women’s Rugby Club This past weekend was filled with teams hosting season opener matches and scrimmages along with the start of some great league play. A mix of non-conference and NIRA collegiate matches this weekend had some great results. National Champion Quinnipiac defeated Army 44-22. Sacred Heart came to play beating […]