December 17 College 7s Championship Women Bowl RR: Texas 27-10 UNC-Charlotte QF: Princeton 15-12 Oregon State QF: Norwich 29-0 Indiana QF: Boston College 14-12 Cal QF: Virginia 27-0 Santa Clara Bowl RR: Arizona State 20-5 UNC-Charlotte Plate SF: Cal 26-5 Santa Clara Plate SF: Oregon State 29-0 Indiana Cup SF: Boston College 5-0 Virginia Cup SF: Norwich 27-0 Princeton Bowl RR: Texas 26-5 Arizona State Plate Cons: Santa Clara 26-10 Indiana Plate Final: Cal 19-5 Oregon State 3rd/4th: Princeton 12-5 Virginia Final: Norwich 34-5 Boston College
Men Shield QF: Texas 17-12 Florida Shield QF: Virginia 27-0 Florida State Shield QF: Arkansas 17-10 UW-Milwaukee Shield QF: Air Force 24-5 Stony Brook Cup QF: Life 27-5 Colorado Cup QF: Arkansas State 15-10 Cal Poly Cup QF: Central Washington 21-17 St. Mary's Cup QF: Kutztown 17-0 Tennessee Bowl QF: Miami 22-7 W. Wash. Bowl QF: Texas A&M 31-7 Oklahoma Bowl QF: Wisconsin 15-12 NC State Bowl QF: UC Davis 19-17 San Diego State Shield SF: Air Force 19-7 Arkansas Shield SF: Virginia 31-5 Texas Bowl SF: UC Davis 12-5 Wisconsin Bowl SF: Miami (Oh) 30-12 Texas A&M Plate SF: Colorado 15-14 Cal Poly Plate SF: St. Mary's 25-14 Tennessee Cup SF: Life 21-14 Arkansas State Cup SF: Central Washington 19-17 Kutztown Shield Cons: Arkansas 36-7 Texas Shield Final: Air Force 22-17 Virginia Bowl Cons: Texas A&M 10-5 Wisconsin Bowl Final: Miami 26-5 UC Davis Plate Cons: Tennessee 29-0 Cal Poly Plate Final: St. Mary's 29-7 Colorado 3rd/4th: Arkansas State 27-0 Kutztown 0 Cup Final: Life 22-17 Central Washington (OT)
December 16 College 7s Championship Women Princeton 20-5 Indiana Cal 24-0 UNC Charlotte * Virginia 10-0 Arizona State Norwich 39-0 Oregon State Princeton 32-5 Texas Tech Cal 17-5 Santa Clara Virginia 5-0 Boston College Norwich 21-5 Oregon State Boston College 32-0 Arizona State UNC-Charlotte 22-5 Santa Clara * * UNC Charlotte matches forfeits
Men Central Washington 32-0 Arkansas Tennessee 24-10 Oklahoma Arkansas State 22-0 Air Force San Diego State 17-7 Stony Brook Kutztown 33-19 Florida State Life 31-0 Texas Cal Poly 24-12 Wisconsin UC Davis 10-5 Florida St. Mary's 53-0 UW-Mil. Miami (Oh) 22-7 Virginia W. Wash. 24-5 NC State Texas A&M 12-7 Colorado Stony Brook 36-14 Tennessee Central Washington 28-12 Air Force Arkansas State 55-0 Arkansas Oklahoma 22-10 San Diego State Kutztown 19-17 UC Davis Life 19-17 Cal Poly Miami (Oh) 19-12 Texas A&M St. Mary's 31-19 W. Wash. Colorado 17-5 Virginia NC State 35-5 UW-Mil. Arkansas State 27-7 Central Washington Tennessee 26-12 San Diego State Oklahoma 14-5 Stony Brook Arkansas 14-5 Air Force Life 17-17 Wisconsin Kutztown 17-0 Florida Cal Poly 39-5 Texas UC Davis 19-5 Florida State St. Mary's 22-19 North Carolina State Colorado 24-17 Miami (Oh) UW-Milwaukee 10-7 Western Wash. Texas A&M 19-19 Virginia
December 10 George 7s - Day Two Bowl QF USA 26-0 Zimbabwe Bowl QF Canada 21-0 Morocco Bowl QF Argentina 28-12 Portugal Bowl QF Scotland 26-7 Kenya Cup QF Samoa 21-12 Wales Cup QF South Africa 26-12 France Cup QF England 21-14 Fiji Cup QF New Zealand 21-5 Australia Shield SF Zimbabwe 21-14 Morocco Shielf SF Kenya 17-12 Portugal (SD) Bowl SF Canada 22-12 USA Bowl SF Scotland 21-14 Argentina
December 9 South Africa 7s - Day One Fiji 31-7 Portugal Wales 42-7 Zimbabwe England 26-7 USA Samoa 17-5 Argentina France 31-7 Scotland New Zealand 39-7 Morocco South Africa 33-0 Canada Australia 31-14 Kenya Fiji 42-17 Zimbabwe Wales 34-7 Portugal Samoa 24-14 England USA 21-14 Argentina France 19-7 Morocco New Zealand 45-0 Scotland South Africa 45-0 Kenya Australia 33-10 Canada Portugal 24-12 Zimbabwe Samoa 14-12 USA Scotland 50-0 Morocco Canada 26-5 Kenya Fiji 29-14 Wales England 19-0 Argentina New Zealand 41-0 France South Africa 26-0 Australia
December 4 Men DI Club Atlanta Renegades 57-14 Boca Rugby
December 3 Men DI Club Atlanta Renegades 48-10 Tampa Krewe Dallas 24-21 Shreveport
WPL Challenge Match Glendale 53-5 Minnesota Valkyries
Men College DIAA Texas 32-25 Sam Houston
Men College DII Rice 44-15 North Texas
Dubai 7s Bowl QF Canada 26-17 Samoa Bowl QF USA 41-7 Zimbabwe Bowl QF Scotland 40-5 UAE Bowl QF Portugal 24-12 Kenya Cup QF England 10-7 New Zealand Cup QF Fiji 34-7 Australia Cup QF Argentina 7-5 Wales Cup QF France 19-5 South Africa Shield SF Samoa 21-12 Zimbabwe Shield SF Kenya 35-5 UAE Bowl SF USA 33-17 Canada Bowl SF Scotland 19-7 Portugal Plate SF South Africa 22-7 Wales Plate SF Australia 26-12 New Zealand Cup SF England 19-12 Fiji Cup SF France 24-5 Argentina Shield Final Samoa 31-17 Kenya Bowl Final Scotland 26-0 USA Plate Final Australia 17-14 South Africa 3rd/4th Fiji 26-21 Argentina Cup Final England 29-12 France
Dubai Women 7s Plate SF Spain 22-14 China Plate SF South Africa 19-5 Brazil 7th/8th China 17-14 Brazil Cup SF Canada 36-0 USA Cup SF England 12-10 Australia 3rd/4th Australia 22-5 USA Cup FInal Canada 26-7 England
December 2 Dubai 7s Wales 14-7 Scotland Australia 40-7 Canada Fiji 40-7 Argentina Samoa 55-12 UAE New Zealand 40-0 USA South Africa 17-5 Portugal France 27-5 Kenya South Africa 36-7 USA France 26-0 Zimbabwe England 19-12 Kenya Scotland 19-14 Canada Argentina 73-7 UAE Portugal 12-10 USA Zimbabwe 21-5 Kenya Wales 33-14 Australia Fiji 31-14 Samoa South Africa 21-5 New Zealand England 29-12 France
Dubai Women 7s USA 22-10 South Africa England 26-15 China Australia 12-5 Spain Canada 31-0 Brazil USA 14-7 China England 22-19 South Africa Australia 40-0 Brazil Canada 19-14 Spain South Africa 28-14 China England 31-0 USA Canada 14-7 Australia Spain 19-0 Brazil
November 26 Gold Coast 7s Tonga 7-5 Kenya Argentina 38-12 Japan Scotland 36-0 Niue USA 24-5 Papua New Guinea New Zealand 24-14 England Australia 14-12 Samoa Fiji 33-5 Wales South Africa 14-5 France
November 25 Gold Coast 7s SOUTH AFRICA 21-7 AUSTRALIA PB NEW ZEALAND 28-5 FIJI PA WALES 21-7 ENGLAND PD SAMOA 29-0 ARGENTINA PC UNITED STATES 21-0 JAPAN PB KENYA 19-7 NIUE PA SCOTLAND 14-12 TONGA PD FRANCE 33-5 PNG PC AUSTRALIA 22-7 UNITED STATES PB FIJI 26-7 KENYA PA NEW ZEALAND 38-0 NIUE PA WALES 14-12 SCOTLAND PD ENGLAND 19-0 TONGA PD ARGENTINA 14-31 FRANCE PC SAMOA 38-0 PAPUA NEW GUINEA PC AUSTRALIA 33-0 JAPAN PB SOUTH AFRICA 17-12 UNITED STATES PB FIJI 38-0 NIUE PA NEW ZEALAND 26-5 KENYA PA WALES 24-7 TONGA PD ENGLAND 24-5 SCOTLAND PD ARGENTINA 33-0 PAPUA NEW GUINEA PC SAMOA 24-14 FRANCE PC
Written by Alex Goff
Thursday, 01 December 2011 20:05
The Orlando rugby club takes on the Tridents this weekend in the Florida pool of the South DII club competition, and you have to wonder how the Tridents feel about it.
Orlando has, so far, been unstoppable. They won the Florida Cup, have won eight straight, and won their first two league games of the season 34-3 over the Tampa Krewe, and 57-5 over Jacksonville.
“The biggest key to our teams success has been the depth, as we are now fielding a D2 and a D3 side, and the commitment of our players to our offseason program,” said Orlando Head Coach Alan Dodimead. “We are feeling good about how we have started, but it is a long season and I feel we have yet to play to our potential as we have yet to play a game with our full starting side. With that being said we have had players step in and play very well and fight for a spot on the roster.”
Depth always seems to be a key component to a successful DII side, as those players struggle with long seasons and availability. Dodimead likes the depth the club boasts, and also the attitude.
“It is very difficult to single out any particular players as we have truly been playing great rugby 1-15,” the coach said. “Our biggest improvement from last year to now has been on defense. We are really focusing on making teams work hard to put scores across the line.”
Scrumhalf Mike Seifollahi has been playing superbly and leads the team with four league tries. He sets the tone for the squad as a whole, said Dodimead, while No. 8 Will Doherty has been leading the pack.
Looking ahead, Dodimead hopes the squad’s trip to the Battleship Tournament in Mobile, Ala, but he also knows the Tridents just toured Costa Rica, and that could help them.
“I, for one, feel a tour can truly galvanize a team,” Dodimead said. “So with them coming off a successful tour, I expect their very best this weekend. We know they are going to be a very physical team and we are looking to match that and put them under pressure on attack. They have some very talented players and play a very structured game so we are going to have to be very disciplined in our defensive alignment if we are to bring home a win.”
Also on tap in the South DII: Pelicans (0-1) at Jacksonville (0-1) Miami (1-0) at Krewe (1-1) Naples (1-0) at Datyona (0-1) Orlando (2-0) at Tridents (0-0)
The McGill University Redmen Rugby team capped off another fantastic season with an undefeated regular season record. This included two convincing championship wins in both the RÉSQ Final against cross-town rival Concordia Stingers and the unofficial “Eastern Championships” facing the University of New Brunswick Ironmen.
For a Rugby Club that had been around since 1863, McGill has only realized their potential as a serious University rugby side in the last ten years. After winning six-consecutive Quebec Championships, McGill looks to expand with quality competition in the Ontario leagues and sides from Northeastern United States. Internally, they now have paid coaching staff, strength and conditioning programs, and the all-important scrum machine. Also, a highly effective executive club team has expanded efforts of recruiting, fundraising and alumni relations.
McGill boasts players from all over the world, including contingents from Asia, Africa, and Europe. A large portion of the team consists of students from British Columbia and Ontario, who compliment the stalwart local Quebeckers on the field of play. McGill RFC has produced a number of top-flight players with international caps. Most notably, McGill lock Jon Phelan (B.Eng ’09) played for Canada in 2010 and competed professionally in Wales this past season.
The “Unofficial” Eastern Championships were born in 2008 when the Dalhousie Tigers travelled with two sides to Montréal, Quebec to take on the hosting McGill sides. The Redmen lost that game on a last-minute kick, but responded one year later with a similar victory against the Tigers, in Montréal.
After a brief, bureaucracy- induced hiatus, the Eastern Championships returned in 2011 with much anticipation. Trepidation was rife in the first minutes of the game, with both sides committing several penalties and mistakes. Fortunately for the local Redmen side, the game opened up and they were able to play their fast and effective brand of creative rugby. Graduating flanker John Lee scored twice as a plethora of skill came from all over the field, from first-year standouts to wily veterans. McGill won the game 36-0, in a definitive triumph for both for the club and Quebec rugby.
The win was due in no small part to the tireless efforts of McGill’s coaches, Craig Beemer, Eric van Sickle, and Adrian Thorogood. As a mainstay of the RESQ, McGill is seeking the inclusion of the University of Ottawa and l’Université de Montréal into the Quebec league, one of the many necessities for the regional growth of rugby. For highlights of the last two championship games, check it out the video!
McGill RFC is also actively involved in developing local and international rugby for those who either have not been exposed to the sport or for those simply do not have the means to play. Regionally, McGill has contributed to underfunded rugby programs by donating kit, and hosting day camps for young players to hone their skills.
Globally, McGill RFC and the McGill Marlets Women’s rugby team have been proud to affiliate themselves with Gainline Africa, an initiative to help support the development of rugby in war-torn northern Uganda. In this year’s championship games, McGill donned the signature orange Gainline Africa shoelaces – the very same that members of Canada’s national team wore in recent internationals. With this donation, in addition to other fundraising events, there is a chance to make a serious impact on the lives of other rugby loving teams around the world.
McGill continues to earn recognition as a top-tier Canadian rugby school that combines international styles of play with professional training, physiotherapy and nutrition. “The Mighty Red” are now a force to be respected within discussions of Canadian rugby, gone are stereotypes of academia and elitism when the boots are laced up at Percival Molson Stadium.
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