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Written by Alex Goff    Saturday, 24 September 2011 16:40    PDF Print Write e-mail
Vols Claim SCRC 7s
Sevens - Collegiate Sevens

The University of Tennessee claimed the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference Olympic 7s with a 26-14 defeat of Florida in the final Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn.

The two teams were deadlocked 14-14 at halftime before Mason Howard went over to give the Volunteers a 21-14 lead. Tennessee scored in the closing moments as Florida pressed to equalize.

The victory came after both teams logged some impressive results in the knockout rounds. Florida, winners of Pool D, edged Georgia 19-12 and then battled past Arkansas 19-7. Meanwhile Tennessee was dominant. Throughout the tournament, they gave up only one try before the final, that in a 29-7 defeat of Mississippi State in pool play. They shut out Auburn in the quarters 34-0, and a solid LSU team 36-0 in the semis.


LSU edged Arkansas 21-19 in the consolation game.

SEC 7s

Final
Tennessee 26-14 Florida

Semis

Tennessee 36-0 LSU
Florida 19-7 Arkansas

Quarters

UF 19-12 Georgia
Tennessee34-0 Auburn
LSU 12-5 MSU
Ark over Alabama

Pool A

Tennessee 22-0 Kentucky
Tennessee29-7 MSU
MSU 15-14 Kentucky

Pool B

LSU 17-12 USC
LSU 22-17 Auburn
Auburn 26-24 USC

Pool C

Ark 19-10 Georgia
Georgia 40-0 Mississippi
Ark 38-0 Mississippi

Pool D

UF 22-0 Alabama
UF 24-12 Tennessee B
Alabama 12-5 Tennessee B

 
Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Saturday, 24 September 2011 01:06    PDF Print Write e-mail
U Minn to Host RugbyDayMinnesota
Colleges - Men's DI College

On Saturday, October 8, the University of Minnesota Recreational Sports Department, the U f M Men’s Rugby Team, and TCF Bank Stadium will host a rugby event unlike anything Minnesota has seen - RugbyDayMinnesota. The Gophers rugby team will take on University of Wisconsin-Madison in a rivalry match with decades of history.

The match will be held at the TCF Bank Stadium in front of an estimated crowd of five thousand students, alumni, professors, parents, youth players, and fans. It's expected to be the largest crowd for a rugby game in Minnesota history.

The idea is to make it a community even that raises awareness of the excitement and traditions of rugby.

More information can be seen at www.RugbyDayMinnesota.org

 
Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Sunday, 02 October 2011 12:08    PDF Print Write e-mail
RWC Pool Standings
International - Rugby World Cup

Rugby World Cup Pool Standings as of Oct 2, 2011

Pool A

Team

P

W

D

L

PF

PA

TF

TA

BP

PTS

New Zealand

4

4

0

0

240

49

24

4

3

20

France

4

2

0

2

124

96

13

9

3

11

Tonga

4

2

0

2

80

98

7

13

1

9

Canada

4

1

2

1

82

168

9

20

0

6

Japan

4

0

1

3

69

184

8

25

0

2

 

 

Pool B

Team

P

W

D

L

PF

PA

TF

TA

BP

PTS

England

4

4

0

0

137

34

18

1

2

18

Argentina

4

3

0

1

90

40

10

3

2

14

Scotland

4

2

0

2

73

59

4

4

3

11

Georgia

4

1

0

3

48

90

3

9

0

4

Romania

4

0

0

4

44

169

3

21

0

0

 

Pool C

Team

P

W

D

L

PF

PA

TF

TA

BP

PTS

Ireland

4

4

0

0

135

34

15

3

1

17

Australia

4

3

0

1

173

48

25

4

3

15

Italy

4

2

0

2

92

95

13

11

2

10

USA

4

1

0

3

38

122

4

18

0

4

Russia

4

0

0

4

57

196

8

29

1

1

 

 

Pool D

Team

P

W

D

L

PF

PA

TF

TA

BP

PTS

South Africa

4

4

0

0

166

24

21

1

2

18

Wales

4

2

0

1

180

34

23

4

3

15

Samoa

4

2

0

2

91

49

10

5

2

10

Fiji

4

1

0

3

59

167

7

19

1

5

Namibia

4

0

0

4

44

266

5

36

0

0

 

 
Written by Heather Mason    Friday, 23 September 2011 22:34    PDF Print Write e-mail
Nutrition: Post-Match Meal as Important as Post-Match Stretch
RUGBYmag Premier - Coaching

Nutrition Columnist Heather Mason discusses the best options for a post-game meal.

 
Written by Jackie Finlan    Friday, 23 September 2011 21:59    PDF Print Write e-mail
Army Still #1 in NERFU's DI
Colleges - Women's College

New England’s women’s DI college season will kick off tomorrow, and the lineup of participating teams has been made over. With the creation of the Ivy League, DI has seen the exodus of Brown, Yale, Dartmouth and perhaps Radcliffe (DII champions that might have promoted itself into DI this year). In their place, former DII teams Boston University, Boston College and Northeastern have bumped up to DI.

To stay atop its game, Army has supplemented its league season with games v PSU, Navy and St. Xavier. (Dobson Images)

They join UMass, UConn and the indisputable league favorite, DI national champion Army. Seven of last year’s starters return to West Point's roster, but there are some holes that need to be filled.

“We’re seeing that in training,” Army coach Will Riddle said of players stepping up, “but we’ve still got a lot of work to do. We’re excited about several of our new players - Betsy McCracken, a former age grade Eagle, came in this summer as a freshman, and she looks to be able to contribute from the very start.”

McCracken is working in at lock right now, and she joins 12 other new players on the roster this semester. Riddle is confident however that several of the new players have the potential to contribute in a big way early on.

With some of Army’s biggest competition now playing in other leagues, one would assume that Army will have an easier run to the regional title.

“The new NERFU DI is a wait-and-see situation,” Riddle said. “We've got some rebuilding to do, so we're not going to make any assumptions. However, we are supplementing our fall schedule with a few matches that will be important to our development.”

Army will host Penn State on October 1, Canadian collegiate champ St. Francis Xavier on October 7 and Navy on October 22 tentatively.

“They are sure to give us all we handle and maybe more,” Riddle said. His team takes on UMass in their league opener.

Of all the teams promoted into DI, Boston University is most likely to give Army the best competition. BU finished atop its conference undefeated, and will test its DI mettle against UConn tomorrow.

Boston College and Northeastern finished in the middle of their DII conferences last year, but BC’s Lily White is confident in her team’s progress.

“We have a strong crop of returning players and are coming off a good spring season, where we won the Beast of the East tournament in April for Division II,” White said. “We also have been able to recruit a lot of rookies, so we have a good amount of promising, young talent. We are very excited to be moving back up to DI and feel like we have something to prove coming from DII.”

White and teammates are pretty familiar with Northeastern and BU, so those matches promise to be exciting.

NERFU DI – Saturday, September 24
Army v UMass
Boston College v Northeastern
Boston University v UConn

Stay tuned for player and feedback on Saturday's games.

 


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