Men's Division I

2018 MEN’S DIVISION I NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP


2018 Club Playoffs
DateEventLocationResults
May 19-20Eastern Club ChampionshipsFortress Obetz, Obetz, OHTBD
May 19-20Western Club ChampionshipsHarmon Field Park, Fort Worth, TXTBD
June 2-3Club Finals Women's DI & DIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
June 2-3Club Finals Men's DI, DII, DIIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
August 11-12Club 7s National ChampionshipsTBDTBD

MYSTIC RIVER TURNS IN A GUTTY PERFORMANCE  TO WIN MEN’S DIVISION I

Glendale, CO.- For the second time in three years Mystic River, are the Men’s Division I Club National Champions, as they see off Belmont Shore in a thrilling finish 25-24.

Mystic River’s head coach, Josh Smith, said after the game, “This group of players is a special group of players… This is what the club has been about all season… We’ve been a gutty team all year.” There was never a time where that was more evident than tonight’s match.

In the lead up to the game, most expected a hard, physical and close match up with plenty of scoring, they were right. It took next to no time for the first points of the game to be scored, as Mystic River opened the scoring in the first two minutes, after scooping up a loose pass just outside Belmont’s 22 and strolled in from there. Unperturbed by the quick start by Mystic River, Belmont was calm and poised as they marched down the field minutes later to win a penalty and cut the lead to four. It didn’t take too long for Belmont to get right back into the attacking half of Mystic and find themselves three points richer. After fifteen minutes it was a 7-6 game.

READ MORE >>

2017 MEN’S DIVISION I NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

HUNS STAND ATOP DIVISION I, DETHRONE 2015 CHAMP NYAC

GLENDALE, Colo. – The Austin Huns defeated longtime American rugby power New York Athletic Club, 27-23, Saturday to win their first USA Rugby Emirates Airline Men’s Division I National Championship in more than 40 years.

The second game of the Championship event at Infinity Park was the tightest in years, went down to the wire, and featured six capped Men’s Eagles. Young Hanco Germishuys, an Eagle and All-American at multiple levels, was named Most Valuable Player for his 80-minute performance.

“I’m speechless. It’s unreal for me,” the 20-year-old said of the individual accolade. “I couldn’t have done it without these guys; they’re my brothers.”

READ MORE >>


2016 MEN’S DIVISION I NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

MEN’S DI CROWN EARNED BY MYSTIC RIVER IN HEAVY-HITTING FINAL AGAINST AUSTIN BLACKS

GLENDALE, Colo. – The Austin Blacks suffered a second consecutive USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club Men’s Division I National Championship defeat Saturday, a 45-33 losing effort to Mystic River.

The final match of the day at Infinity Park was a thriller from start to finish, with momentum swinging back and forth through 80 minutes. For Austin there will be disappointment, but Mystic’s title has been a year in the making following a Semifinal defeat to eventual Champion New York Athletic Club in 2015.

“This means everything,” Mystic River Josh Smith said. “We really thought we had a shot this year. We had some players turn down PRO contracts for this moment. When we got through [the Quarterfinals and Semifinals in] Pittsburgh there was a lot of talk about what these guys gave up, and we got the job done today.”

Read More >>>

Women's Division I

2018 WOMEN’S DIVISION I NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP


2018 Club Playoffs
DateEventLocationResults
May 19-20Eastern Club ChampionshipsFortress Obetz, Obetz, OHTBD
May 19-20Western Club ChampionshipsHarmon Field Park, Fort Worth, TXTBD
June 2-3Club Finals Women's DI & DIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
June 2-3Club Finals Men's DI, DII, DIIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
August 11-12Club 7s National ChampionshipsTBDTBD

THE PAST REPEATS ITSELF: LIFE WEST GLADIATRIX BEAT RALEIGH VENOM FOR THE WOMEN’S  DIVISION I TITLE

Glendale, CO.- The Life West Gladiatrix once again reign supreme over the Women’s Division I Clubs, as they win their second Division I title in as many years, beating the Raleigh Venom in a repeat of last year’s championship match.

“It was a pretty special for us, in the sense that we played for eighty minutes that considering that we put a performance in that we were very happy with,” noted Adriaan Ferris Life West’s head coach, after the game.  
The game kicked off to a lightning quick start, with the Gladiatrix scoring twice in the first ten minutes to get out to a 12-0 lead. It looked like there may have only been one team in it at the beginning, but Raleigh took a look at themselves and came right back out after conceding the second try and seemed like a new team. They immediately applied pressure to the reigning champs on both sides of the ball. In the 17th minute the pressure paid off when Jazamine Grey crossed for the first of her two tries in two minutes. Just like that the Venom had taken over the momentum and put themselves right back into the thick of it. 

READ MORE >>

2017 WOMEN’S DIVISION I NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

GLADIATRIX RESPOND TO DI CHALLENGE IN TITLE-WINNING CAMPAIGN

GLENDALE, Colo. – Life West Gladiatrix captured a second National Championship in as many years Saturday, beating Raleigh Venom, 39-17, for the 2017 USA Rugby Emirates Airline Women’s Division I title at Infinity Park.

Capped Eagle Elizabeth Cairns was named Most Valuable Player in the Final, one year removed from the Northern California team’s Division II National Championship victory. Fellow international Megan Foster was named MVP in last year’s game and led her side with nine points Saturday evening.

“We try to be a very dynamic team, move it sideline to sideline, and want everyone to power through tackles, pass, and do everything to make themselves threats on the field,” Gladiatrix prop Catie Benson said. “Raleigh pressured us from the beginning, which we hadn’t seen during the season. They made great tackles and were very physical.”

READ MORE >>


2016 WOMEN’S DIVISION I NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

WOMEN’S DI NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP STAYS IN SEATTLE AS SARACENS BEAT CHICAGO NORTH SHORE

GLENDALE, Colo. – Seattle Saracens ended a long season with a 36-19 win against Chicago North Shore Saturday to take the USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club Women’s Division I National Championship trophy home to where it has been held for the past year.

The team out of Washington did not have the same kind of attacking success Life West had in the DII Final that opened the Championship weekend at Infinity Park, but played smart and capitalized on scoring opportunities to steadily build a lead over North Shore.

Chicago had to deal without the ball for plenty of the first half, and succumbed to several penalties that were turned into three-point penalty kicks. North Shore cut into the 9-0 deficit in the 24th minute, with Kadie Sanford going over from successive set pieces.

Read More >>>

Men's Division II

2018 MEN’S DIVISION II NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP


2018 Club Playoffs
DateEventLocationResults
May 19-20Eastern Club ChampionshipsFortress Obetz, Obetz, OHTBD
May 19-20Western Club ChampionshipsHarmon Field Park, Fort Worth, TXTBD
June 2-3Club Finals Women's DI & DIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
June 2-3Club Finals Men's DI, DII, DIIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
August 11-12Club 7s National ChampionshipsTBDTBD

JUBILATION FOR THE DENVER BARBARIANS,HEARTBREAK FOR  THE DETROIT TRADESMEN

Glendale, CO.- The Denver Barbarians have another piece of silverware to add to their already packed trophy cabinet, as they beat the Detroit Tradesmen in dramatic fashion, 39-38, to claim the Men’s Division II Club National Championship.

It was a close affair with the Barbarians trailing for most of the match, only to snatch a one point lead with three minutes left in the game, and ride it out until the full-time siren sounded.  After the match Brian Erichsen, head coach of the Denver Barbarians noted, “This feels pretty awesome. Whether you win by one or fifty it doesn’t matter, but when it’s by one- wow.”

 Wow was right, it was an intense affair and one that saw to evenly matched teams engaged in a game that all those in attendance are unlikely to forget. The game got off to a furious pace, both teams declared their intentions early, but poor handling, cost each side points in the first ten minutes. It was never a question of if but when a team begin the scoring fiesta. Detroit opened the scoring in the 11th minute, and their celebrations were short lived as Denver hit right back; and so began the story of the first half. Every time the Tradesmen crossed the line the Barbarians were right behind them and then the Tradesmen would score again. After the first try of the game was scored there was never more than a five-minute gap in the first half before the other would respond. At the end of the first stanza a missed conversion is all that separated the two teams. Detroit lead, 21-19.

READ MORE >>

2017 MEN’S DIVISION II NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

BOMBERS BOMBARDED BY DIVISION II CHAMPION LIFE

GLENDALE, Colo. – A winger’s hat trick of tries highlighted Life Running Eagles’ 50-24 defeat of St. Louis Bombers Sunday at Infinity Park in the 2017 USA Rugby Emirates Airline Men’s Division II Club National Championship.

Jonathan Poole scored thrice for the Running Eagles in the span of 30 game minutes, while Most Valuable Player David Gannon dotted down twice in the first half as Life built a 24-10 lead through 40 minutes. The D2 Championship is the first for Life, but not the first for the program at all levels, with several players unavailable for the Final due to Life commitments elsewhere.

“It’s been a long season,” the MVP said after the post-match celebrations. “It just feels great to get it over the line. Couldn’t have done it with a better group of lads.”

READ MORE >>


2016 MEN’S DIVISION II NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

TEMPE ENDS YEARS OF WAITING WITH MEN’S DII NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY OVER DETROIT

GLENDALE, Colo. – Tempe Old Devils’ second trip to the USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club Men’s Division II National Championship Final in three years ended with a trophy ceremony Sunday with a 54-21 defeat of Detroit Tradesmen.

Tempe lost to eventual Champion Life West in the 2015 Semifinals, a year after a Final defeat to Rocky Gorge in Madison, Wisc. Sunday’s match at Infinity Park was not one-sided, but well-managed by an experienced Tempe side.

Detroit’s attack had been hyped leading up to the Final, and there were times when the backs showed their skill sets, but Tempe controlled the match from the beginning.

Read More >>>

Women's Division II

2018 WOMEN’S DIVISION II NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP


2018 Club Playoffs
DateEventLocationResults
May 19-20Eastern Club ChampionshipsFortress Obetz, Obetz, OHTBD
May 19-20Western Club ChampionshipsHarmon Field Park, Fort Worth, TXTBD
June 2-3Club Finals Women's DI & DIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
June 2-3Club Finals Men's DI, DII, DIIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
August 11-12Club 7s National ChampionshipsTBDTBD

CHARLOTTE LEADS FROM THE FRONT TO HOLD OFF ST.LOUIS  SABRES FOR A HISTORIC WIN

Glendale, CO.- History was made today as the women from Charlotte Rugby, were able to stave off a determined St. Louis Sabres side, 46-28 winning the first national championship in their club’s history.

After the match, Charlotte’s coach Brad Richard was full of praise for both his team and opposition, “It’s a huge honor to represent the Charlotte Rugby Club…It’s extremely meaningful… St. Louis are and awesome team and were great opponents.”  

The first half was a saw both teams dominate periods of play, but Charlotte were able to put themselves in the driver’s seat early and ride it into a half time lead.  The game started with strong running from both teams, but mistakes, and a failure to clear the ball from their 22 kept the Sabres on their heels for most of the opening stages of the game. Both teams looked to swing the ball from sideline to sideline and use their speed on the outside to burn their opposition; However, it was a perfectly timed line from Charlotte’s number eight and eventual MVP, Sara Davis, up the middle of the field that led to the first points of the contest. Charlotte didn’t have to wait long before adding to their early lead, as just five minutes later they extended their lead due to poor discipline around the rucks.

READ MORE >>

2017 WOMEN’S DIVISION II NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

SCYLLA HOLD OFF GOLDEN GATE IN CLOSE DII NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

GLENDALE, Colo. – Abigail Williams scored all of Milwaukee Scylla’s points in a suffocating, 16-15, victory against San Francisco Golden Gate in Sunday’s USA Rugby Emirates Airline Women’s Division II Club National Championship at Infinity Park.

Scoring two tries and successfully kicking two penalties in addition to a physical presence on both sides of the ball, Williams was named Most Valuable Player in the Final. Only three points were scored in the final 40 minutes as each team left it all out on the field of play.

“We’ve had a lot of adversity on the run up to get here and we’ve been pushed to the brink at times,” Williams said after the match. “That helped us today. [San Francisco Golden Gate is] the toughest team we’ve played all year. We just had a little bit extra today but they were fantastic.”

READ MORE >>


2016 WOMEN’S DIVISION II NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

LIFE WEST STEALS WOMEN’S DII CLUB TITLE FROM HOLDER WISCONSIN

GLENDALE, Colo. – Life West scored 12 tries in a 66-20 defeat of reigning title-holder Wisconsin Saturday to win the USA Rugby Emirates Airline Women’s Division II National Championship in its first year in the competition.

Beginning a five-match championship weekend at Infinity Park, the Gladiatrix ticked the scoreboard from the opening minute of the match to the end of the 80th, starving Wisconsin of the possession necessary to launch a proper title defense.

Catherine Benson and Angelina Lomu each recorded a hat trick of tries, with Lomu scoring her first of three in the first minute of the match. Life West found several gaps in the Wisconsin defense from the opening restart and the first pass out to the wing landed in Lomu’s hands for a broken Grace Hovde tackle and 40-meter run to the try zone.

Read More >>>

Men's Division III

2018 MEN’S DIVISION III NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP


2018 Club Playoffs
DateEventLocationResults
May 19-20Eastern Club ChampionshipsFortress Obetz, Obetz, OHTBD
May 19-20Western Club ChampionshipsHarmon Field Park, Fort Worth, TXTBD
June 2-3Club Finals Women's DI & DIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
June 2-3Club Finals Men's DI, DII, DIIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
August 11-12Club 7s National ChampionshipsTBDTBD

AUSTIN BLACKS D3 GET OVER THE HUMP AND WIN THE CLUB’S FIRST NATIONAL TITLE

Glendale, CO.- The Austin Blacks D3 made history today as they become the first D3 side to win a National Championship, and are the first Austin Blacks side to win a National Championship, as they take down Long Island Rugby 33-18.

This was the club’s sixth attempt at winning a national championship, and have finally won it all meant a lot to the club as head coach Ryan Little explained, “It means everything we’ve been here five times before and always came up second.”

It was a slow and sloppy start to the day, as both teams looked to play expansively to begin, but dropped balls slowed the progress of either team. Despite the handling, Austin was able to set up camp in the Long Island half and continually apply pressure. The Long Island boys were able hold them off, to start, but in a sign of the difficulties to come they were unable to clear the ball out of their half. Austin eventually capitalizing and got on the board first through a penalty. This woke the men from New York up and they stormed down the field and through a 43-meter penalty were able to draw level. 

READ MORE >>

2017 MEN’S DIVISION III NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

ROYALS ROLL TO DIII TITLE WITH FOUR-TRY WIN AGAINST BREMER COUNTY

GLENDALE, Colo. – In a USA Rugby Emirates Airline Men’s Division III Club National Championship Final featuring four yellow cards and two Television Match Official reviews at Infinity Park, St. Louis Royals finessed their way to the title with a 29-19 defeat of Bremer County Bucks.

Full back Stephen Duff, one of four try-scorers for St. Louis, was named Most Valuable Player in a valiant effort on both sides of the ball, acting as one of the last lines of defense as the Bucks surged in the second half.

“This year we really pushed through to make the Royals a better team,” the MVP said post-match. “We worked harder on fitness, strategy; everything. Before we knew it we were flying every game.”

READ MORE >>


2016 MEN’S DIVISION III NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Yankees beat Texans in Men’s DIII National Championship decider

GLENDALE, Colo. – Fairfield Yankees completed their trip from Connecticut with a USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club Men’s Division III National Championship Sunday in a 41-33 defeat of Euless Texans.

The DIII matchup kicked off the second day of the Championship weekend at Infinity Park following Saturday’s triple-header. The Texans conceded 14 points in 20 minutes spent with a man in the sin bin, and the Yankees had built up enough of a lead in the first half to withstand the Euless barrage in the second.

Displaying signs of energy and confidence, Euless opened the match with a knock on the restart, and conceded a penalty after winning a turnover for Fairfield center Karl Rempe to put three points on the scoreboard.

Read More >>>

Men's Sevens

2018 MEN’S CLUB 7S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

2018 Club Playoffs
DateEventLocationResults
May 19-20Eastern Club ChampionshipsFortress Obetz, Obetz, OHTBD
May 19-20Western Club ChampionshipsHarmon Field Park, Fort Worth, TXTBD
June 2-3Club Finals Women's DI & DIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
June 2-3Club Finals Men's DI, DII, DIIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
August 11-12Club 7s National ChampionshipsTBDTBD

2017 MEN’S CLUB 7S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

The USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club 7s National Championship returns to the Midwest in 2017 as the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn., will host the event Aug. 12-13.

Located in the northern part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, Blaine’s National Sports Center features an 8,000-plus seat stadium, as well as more than 650 acres of sport and event facilities. For 2017, the National Sports Center will welcome a total of 32 teams competing in one of the newest Olympic sports. Rugby Sevens made its Olympic debut at the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games, and 11 of the 24 members of Team USA previously honed their crafts at Club 7s.


2016 MEN’S CLUB 7s NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

32 teams of the best teams from around the country will descend on Denver for the USA Rugby Club 7s National Championships August 13 and 14. The top-16 men’s and top-16-women’s club sevens programs in the United States will face off to determine the National Champion.

Schedule

DateEventLocation
August 13-14Club 7s National ChampionshipsDick’s Sporting Goods Park

Women's Sevens

2018 MEN’S CLUB 7S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

2018 Club Playoffs
DateEventLocationResults
May 19-20Eastern Club ChampionshipsFortress Obetz, Obetz, OHTBD
May 19-20Western Club ChampionshipsHarmon Field Park, Fort Worth, TXTBD
June 2-3Club Finals Women's DI & DIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
June 2-3Club Finals Men's DI, DII, DIIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
August 11-12Club 7s National ChampionshipsTBDTBD

2017 WOMEN’S CLUB 7S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

The USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club 7s National Championship returns to the Midwest in 2017 as the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn., will host the event Aug. 12-13.

Located in the northern part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, Blaine’s National Sports Center features an 8,000-plus seat stadium, as well as more than 650 acres of sport and event facilities. For 2017, the National Sports Center will welcome a total of 32 teams competing in one of the newest Olympic sports. Rugby Sevens made its Olympic debut at the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games, and 11 of the 24 members of Team USA previously honed their crafts at Club 7s.


2016 WOMEN’S CLUB SEVENS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

32 teams of the best teams from around the country will descend on Denver for the USA Rugby Club 7s National Championships August 13 and 14. The top-16 men’s and top-16-women’s club sevens programs in the United States will face off to determine the National Champion.

Schedule

DateEventLocation
August 13-14Club 7s National ChampionshipsDick’s Sporting Goods Park

Tickets

Ticketing information is not available at this time. Sign up for the USA Rugby Ticket Presale Email Alerts for early notification.

2016 Tournament Information Packet

Check back soon…

History

  • Men’s Division I Past Champions

    YearChampionScoreRunner-UpLocation
    2017Austin Huns27 – 23New York AthleticGlendale, Colorado
    2016Mystic River Rugby45 – 33Austin BlacksGlendale, Colorado
    2015New York Athletic44 – 39Austin BlacksGlendale, Colorado
    2014Life Running Eagles39 – 7New Orleans RugbyMadison, Wisconsin
    2013Life Running Eagles27 – 26Seattle OPSB RugbyGlendale, Colorado
    2012Belmont Shore Rugby34 – 11Glendale RaptorsGlendale, Colorado
    2011Glendale Raptors20 – 15Olympic Club RugbyGlendale, Colorado
    2010Las Vegas Blackjacks36 – 22Belmont Shore RugbyGlendale, Colorado
    2009Gentlemen of Aspen25 – 10Las Vegas BlackjacksGlendale, Colorado
    2008Life Running Eagles15 – 14Glendale RaptorsGlendale, Colorado
    2007Hayward Griffins30 – 16Austin BlacksSan Diego, California
    2006Santa Monica Dolphins57 – 19Boston Irish WolfhoundsSan Diego, California
    2005Santa Monica Dolphins42 – 14Back Bay SharksSan Diego, California
    2004Boston Irish Wolfhounds27 – 8Austin BlacksPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    2003Boston Irish Wolfhounds14 – 5San Mateo RugbyPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    2002San Mateo Rugby37 – 3Austin BlacksPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    2001San Mateo Rugby22 – 10New York AthleticPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    2000Gentlemen of Aspen42 – 34Hayward GriffinsManchester, New Hampshire
    1999Gentlemen of Aspen30 – 13Golden Gate RugbyCincinnati, Ohio
    1998Gentlemen of Aspen47 – 12Old Blue of New YorkSan Diego, California
    1997Gentlemen of Aspen31 – 25Old Blue of New YorkSan Diego, California
    1996Old Mission Beach Athletic23 – 12Old Blues RugbyChicago, Illinois
    1995Potomac AthleticOld Mission Beach AthleticAustin, Texas
    1994Old Mission Beach AthleticLife Running EaglesChicago, Illinois
    1993Old Mission Beach AthleticMilwaukee RugbyWashington, D.C.
    1992Old Blues RugbyMystic River RugbyDenver, Colorado
    1991Old Mission Beach AthleticWashington RugbySan Diego, California
    1990Denver BarbariansOld Blues RugbyDenver, Colorado
    1989Old Mission Beach AthleticPhiladelphia Whitemarsh RugbyDenver, Colorado
    1988Old Mission Beach AthleticMilwaukee RugbyAlbany, New York
    1987Old Blues RugbyPittsburgh RugbyTampa, Florida
    1986Old Blues RugbyOld Blue of New YorkTampa, Florida
    1985Milwaukee RugbyDenver BarbariansChicago, Illinois
    1984Dallas HarlequinsLos Angeles RugbyHartford, Connecticut
    1983Old Blues RugbyDallas HarlequinsChicago, Illinois
    1982Old Blues RugbyDenver BarbariansPalo Alto, California
    1981Old Blues RugbyOld Blue of New YorkDayton, Ohio
    1980Old Blues RugbySt. Louis FalconsLong Beach, California
    1979Old Blues RugbySt. Louis FalconsKansas City, Missouri
  • Women’s Division I Past Champions

    1987Beantown Rugby
    YearChampionScoreRunner-UpLocation
    2017Life West Gladiatrix39 – 17Raleigh VenomGlendale, Colorado
    2016Seattle Saracens54 – 21Chicago North ShoreGlendale, Colorado
    2015Seattle Saracens31 – 24Beantown RugbyGlendale, Colorado
    2014Oregon Sports Union39 – 7Chicago North ShoreMadison, Wisconsin
    2013No Championship Held – RestructureN/ANo Championship Held – Restructure
    2012Atlanta Harlequins33 – 14Oregon Sports UnionFort Myers, Florida
    2011Chicago North Shore13 – 5Glendale RaptorsVirginia Beach, Virginia
    2010San Diego Surfers16 – 12Atlanta HarlequinsMesa, Arizona
    2009San Diego Surfers14 – 0Northern Virginia Rugby
    2008Berkeley All Blues25 – 17New York Rugby
    2007Berkeley All Blues25 – 18Beantown Rugby
    2006New York Rugby22 – 17Berkeley All Blues
    2005Berkeley All Blues32 – 20 (OT)Minnesota Valkyries
    2004Berkeley All Blues58 – 0Minnesota Valkyries
    2003Berkeley All Blues36 – 8Minnesota Valkyries
    2002Berkeley All Blues17 – 6New York Rugby
    2001Berkeley All Blues41 – 11Beantown Rugby
    2000Berkeley All Blues24 – 21Beantown Rugby
    1999Berkeley All Blues32 – 10Beantown Rugby
    1998Berkeley All Blues28 – 16Maryland Stingers
    1997Berkeley All Blues25 – 14Maryland Stingers
    1996Beantown RugbyBerkeley All Blues
    1995Bay Area SheHawksBerkeley All Blues
    1994Berkeley All BluesBay Area SheHawks
    1993Bay Area SheHawksBeantown Rugby
    1992Bay Area SheHawksBerkeley All Blues
    1991Beantown RugbyFlorida State Seminoles
    1990Belmont Shore RugbyBay Area SheHawks
    1989Bay Area SheHawksFlorida State Seminoles
    1988Minnesota GophersFlorida State Seminoles
    Florida State Seminoles
    1986Beantown RugbyFlorida State Seminoles
    1985Florida State SeminolesSan Diego Surfers
    1984Florida State SeminolesBeantown Rugby
    1983Beantown RugbyFlorida State Seminoles
    1982Beantown RugbyChicago Rugby
    1981Belmont Shore RugbyBeantown Rugby
    1980Florida State SeminolesIndianapolis Hoydens
    1979Florida State SeminolesWisconsin Rugby
  • Men’s Division II Past Champions

    /

    YearChampionScoreRunner-UpLocation
    2017Life Running Eagles D250 – 24St. Louis BombersGlendale, Colorado
    2016Tempe Old Devils54 – 21Detroit TradesmenGlendale, Colorado
    2015Life West Gladiators43 – 10Wisconsin RugbyGlendale, Colorado
    2014Rocky Gorge Rugby29 – 5Tempe Old DevilsMadison, Wisconsin
    2013Wisconsin Rugby60 – 27Wilmington RugbyGlendale, Colorado
    2012Rocky Gorge Rugby37 – 26Wisconsin RugbyGlendale, Colorado
    2011New Orleans Rugby27 – 21Tampa Bay KreweGlendale, Colorado
    2010Tampa Bay Krewe29 – 17 (OT)Doylestown DragonsGlendale, Colorado
    2009East Palo Alto Razorbacks46 – 22Albuquerque AardvarksGlendale, Colorado
    2008Red Mountain Warthogs41 – 18Brandywine RugbyGlendale, Colorado
    2007Raleigh Vipers29 – 27Red Mountain WarthogsSan Diego, California
    2006Pearl City Black Bears32 – 5Santa Barbara GrunionSan Diego, California
    2005Park City Haggis26 – 17Atlanta Old WhiteSan Diego, California
    2004Fairfield Yankees23 – 3Nashville RugbyPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    2003Riverside Rugby41 – 15Tempe Old DevilsPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    2002New Haven Old Black48 – 27South Side IrishPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    2001The Woodlands Rugby42 – 35Milwaukee RugbyRockford, Illinois
    2000Fort Worth Rugby22 – 17Grand Rapids GazellesRockford, Illinois
    1999Orange County Islanders32 – 22Grand Rapids GazellesLemont, Illinois
    1998Wisconsin Rugby16 – 8Frederick RugbySan Diego, California
    1997TEAM DISQUALIFIEDN/A (22 – 16)Huntington Beach UnicornsSan Diego, California
    1996Snake River Rugby29 – 15Tempe Old DevilsChicago, Illinois
    1995Michigan RugbySan Fernando Valley RugbyAustin, Texas
    1994Santa Rosa RugbyLincoln Park RugbyAustin, Texas
    1993Santa Rosa RugbyNashville RugbyMobile, Alabama
    1992Battleship RugbyNashville RugbyMobile, Alabama
  • Women’s Division II Past Champions

    2015Wisconsin Rugby38 – 28Sacramento AmazonsGlendale, Colorado

    YearChampionScoreRunner-UpLocation
    2017Milwaukee Scylla16 – 15San Francisco Golden GateGlendale, Colorado
    2016Life West Gladiatrix66 – 20Wisconsin RugbyGlendale, Colorado
    2014Pittsburgh Angels36 – 21Sacramento AmazonsMadison, Wisconsin
    2013No Championship Held – RestructureN/ANo Championship Held – Restructure
    2012Pittsburgh Angels8 – 0Severn River RugbyFort Myers, Florida
    2011Raleigh Venom17 – 0Pittsburgh AngelsVirginia Beach, Virginia
    2010Albany Knickerbockers34 – 22Albuquerque Atomic SistersMesa, Arizona
    2009Raleigh Venom12 – 0Pittsburgh AngelsHouston, Texas
    2008Orlando Rugby27 – 17Detroit RugbyOrlando, Florida
    2007Detroit Rugby15 – 5Scioto Valley RugbySanford, Florida
    2006Raleigh Venom22 – 5Albany KnickerbockersRaleigh, North Carolina
    2005Raleigh Venom8 – 6Detroit RugbyNaples, Florida
    2004Detroit Rugby29 – 26Cincinnati-Dayton RugbyMonmouth, New Jersey
    2003Detroit Rugby11 – 10Cincinnati-Dayton RugbyMinneapolis, Minnesota
    2002Village LionsMinneapolis MenagerieCincinnati, Ohio
    2001Ann Arbor Rugby28 – 0Minneapolis MenageriePittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Men’s Division III Past Champions

    YearChampionScoreRunner-UpLocation
    2017St. Louis Royals29 – 19Bremer County BucksGlendale, Colorado
    2016Fairfield Yankees54 – 21Euless TexansGlendale, Colorado
    2015Wichita Barbarians30 – 28Tri-City BarbariansGlendale, Colorado
    2014Old Blue of New York D325 – 7Life West GladiatorsMadison, Wisconsin
    2013Oceanside Chiefs44 – 40 (3OT)Old Blue of New York D3Glendale, Colorado
    2012New Orleans Rugby D336 – 20Philadelphia Whitemarsh RugbyGlendale, Colorado
    2011Metropolis Rugby D346 – 25Syracuse ChargersGlendale, Colorado
    2010Old Mission Beach Athletic D328 – 14St. Louis RoyalsGlendale, Colorado
    2009Northern State Wolves67 – 22Beaumont BluehawksGlendale, Colorado
    2008Reno Zephyrs31 – 27Michiana MooseGlendale, Colorado
    2007Boston Irish Wolfhounds D355 – 5Mission RugbySan Diego, California
    2006Mission Rugby32 – 22Boston Irish Wolfhounds D3San Diego, California
    2005Pearl City Black Bears26 – 10Montauk SharksSan Diego, California
    2004Clinton Muddy River22 – 19Reno ZephyrsPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    2003Reno Zephyrs28 – 10Clinton Muddy RiverPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    2002Chico Mighty Oaks47 – 5
    Clinton Muddy River
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    2001Battleship Rugby23 – 12Milwaukee Westside HarlequinsRockford, Illinois
    2000Boston Rugby D330 – 18Stanislaus RugbyRockford, Illinois
  • Men’s Sevens Past Champions

    YearChampionScoreRunner-UpLocation
    2017Rugby Utah Selects22 – 21Denver BarbariansBlaine, Minnesota
    2016Rugby Utah Selects 48 – 12Kansas City BluesCommerce City, Colorado
    2015Seattle Saracens31 – 10Denver BarbariansDes Moines, Iowa
    2014Seattle-OPSB Rugby31 – 26Old Blue of New YorkSeattle, Washington
    2013Seattle-OPSB Rugby26 – 5Denver BarbariansPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    2012Belmont Shore Rugby26 – 12Chicago LionsSan Francisco, California
    2011Belmont Shore Rugby37 – 14Schuylkill River ExilesSan Francisco, California
    2010Seattle-OPSB Rugby26 – 17Belmont Shore RugbySan Francisco, California
    2009Belmont Shore Rugby34 – 15Gentlemen of AspenSan Francisco, California
    2008Gentlemen of Aspen26 – 24Belmont Shore RugbySan Francisco, California
    2007Chicago Lions35 – 21Old Mission Beach AthleticFerndale, Washington
    2006Old Mission Beach Athletic29 – 14Old Blue of New YorkFerndale, Washington
    2005Old Blue of New York31 – 17Old Mission Beach AthleticPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    2004Riverside Rugby38 – 19Denver BarbariansPark City, Utah
    2003Riverside Rugby22 – 21Olympic Club RugbyPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    2002Old Mission Beach Athletic54 – 0Maryland ExilesConshohocken, Pennsylvania
    2001Old Mission Beach Athletic17 – 7Denver BarbariansConshohocken, Pennsylvania
    2000Old Mission Beach Athletic*Kansas City Blues*Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
    1999Philadelphia Whitemarsh Rugby26-19Northern Virginia RugbyConshohocken, Pennsylvania
    1998San Mateo Rugby29 – 7Tempe Old DevilsConshohocken, Pennsylvania
    1997San Mateo Rugby57 – 7Fresno RugbyConshohocken, Pennsylvania
    1996Northern Virginia Rugby26 – 21Old Mission Beach AthleticConshohocken, Pennsylvania
    1995Old Mission Beach Athletic35 – 19Northern Virginia RugbyConshohocken, Pennsylvania
    1994Old Blues Rugby31 – 0Maryland ExilesPalo Alto, California
    1993Old Blue of New York40 – 22Kansas City BluesHartford, Connecticut
    1992Old Puget Sound Beach Rugby15 – 6Old Blues RugbyAlexandria, Virginia
    1991Old Puget Sound Beach Rugby26 – 6Northern Virginia RugbyAlexandria, Virginia
    1990Old Puget Sound Beach Rugby18 – 10Northern Virginia RugbyAlexandria, Virginia
    1989Maryland Old Boys26 – 12Northern Virginia RugbyAlexandria, Virginia
    1988Old Puget Sound Beach Rugby19 – 6Denver BarbariansMilwaukee, Wisconsin
    1987Duck Brothers Rugby18 – 10Denver BarbariansMilwaukee, Wisconsin
    1986Quad City Irish25 – 10Denver BarbariansMilwaukee, Wisconsin
    1985Old Mission Beach Athletic26 – 12Duck Brothers RugbyTucson, Arizona
  • Women’s Sevens Past Champions

    YearChampionScoreRunner-UpLocation
    2017Seattle Atavus26 – 14San Diego SurfersBlaine, Minnesota
    2016Scion Sirens38 – 0Old Blue of New YorkCommerce City, Colorado
    2015American Rugby Pro21 – 17Seattle SaracensDes Moines, Iowa
    2014San Diego Surfers45 – 0Old Blue of New YorkSeattle, Washington
    2013Berkeley All Blues22 – 5Northern Virginia RugbyPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    2012San Diego Surfers33 – 12Seattle BreakersSan Francisco, California
    2011Berkeley All Blues36 – 0Boston BellesSan Francisco, California

Host a Championship

  • Championships
  • Men's Division I

    Men's Division I

    2018 MEN’S DIVISION I NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP


    2018 Club Playoffs
    DateEventLocationResults
    May 19-20Eastern Club ChampionshipsFortress Obetz, Obetz, OHTBD
    May 19-20Western Club ChampionshipsHarmon Field Park, Fort Worth, TXTBD
    June 2-3Club Finals Women's DI & DIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
    June 2-3Club Finals Men's DI, DII, DIIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
    August 11-12Club 7s National ChampionshipsTBDTBD

    MYSTIC RIVER TURNS IN A GUTTY PERFORMANCE  TO WIN MEN’S DIVISION I

    Glendale, CO.- For the second time in three years Mystic River, are the Men’s Division I Club National Champions, as they see off Belmont Shore in a thrilling finish 25-24.

    Mystic River’s head coach, Josh Smith, said after the game, “This group of players is a special group of players… This is what the club has been about all season… We’ve been a gutty team all year.” There was never a time where that was more evident than tonight’s match.

    In the lead up to the game, most expected a hard, physical and close match up with plenty of scoring, they were right. It took next to no time for the first points of the game to be scored, as Mystic River opened the scoring in the first two minutes, after scooping up a loose pass just outside Belmont’s 22 and strolled in from there. Unperturbed by the quick start by Mystic River, Belmont was calm and poised as they marched down the field minutes later to win a penalty and cut the lead to four. It didn’t take too long for Belmont to get right back into the attacking half of Mystic and find themselves three points richer. After fifteen minutes it was a 7-6 game.

    READ MORE >>

    2017 MEN’S DIVISION I NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

    HUNS STAND ATOP DIVISION I, DETHRONE 2015 CHAMP NYAC

    GLENDALE, Colo. – The Austin Huns defeated longtime American rugby power New York Athletic Club, 27-23, Saturday to win their first USA Rugby Emirates Airline Men’s Division I National Championship in more than 40 years.

    The second game of the Championship event at Infinity Park was the tightest in years, went down to the wire, and featured six capped Men’s Eagles. Young Hanco Germishuys, an Eagle and All-American at multiple levels, was named Most Valuable Player for his 80-minute performance.

    “I’m speechless. It’s unreal for me,” the 20-year-old said of the individual accolade. “I couldn’t have done it without these guys; they’re my brothers.”

    READ MORE >>


    2016 MEN’S DIVISION I NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

    MEN’S DI CROWN EARNED BY MYSTIC RIVER IN HEAVY-HITTING FINAL AGAINST AUSTIN BLACKS

    GLENDALE, Colo. – The Austin Blacks suffered a second consecutive USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club Men’s Division I National Championship defeat Saturday, a 45-33 losing effort to Mystic River.

    The final match of the day at Infinity Park was a thriller from start to finish, with momentum swinging back and forth through 80 minutes. For Austin there will be disappointment, but Mystic’s title has been a year in the making following a Semifinal defeat to eventual Champion New York Athletic Club in 2015.

    “This means everything,” Mystic River Josh Smith said. “We really thought we had a shot this year. We had some players turn down PRO contracts for this moment. When we got through [the Quarterfinals and Semifinals in] Pittsburgh there was a lot of talk about what these guys gave up, and we got the job done today.”

    Read More >>>

  • Women's Division I

    Women's Division I

    2018 WOMEN’S DIVISION I NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP


    2018 Club Playoffs
    DateEventLocationResults
    May 19-20Eastern Club ChampionshipsFortress Obetz, Obetz, OHTBD
    May 19-20Western Club ChampionshipsHarmon Field Park, Fort Worth, TXTBD
    June 2-3Club Finals Women's DI & DIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
    June 2-3Club Finals Men's DI, DII, DIIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
    August 11-12Club 7s National ChampionshipsTBDTBD

    THE PAST REPEATS ITSELF: LIFE WEST GLADIATRIX BEAT RALEIGH VENOM FOR THE WOMEN’S  DIVISION I TITLE

    Glendale, CO.- The Life West Gladiatrix once again reign supreme over the Women’s Division I Clubs, as they win their second Division I title in as many years, beating the Raleigh Venom in a repeat of last year’s championship match.

    “It was a pretty special for us, in the sense that we played for eighty minutes that considering that we put a performance in that we were very happy with,” noted Adriaan Ferris Life West’s head coach, after the game.  
    The game kicked off to a lightning quick start, with the Gladiatrix scoring twice in the first ten minutes to get out to a 12-0 lead. It looked like there may have only been one team in it at the beginning, but Raleigh took a look at themselves and came right back out after conceding the second try and seemed like a new team. They immediately applied pressure to the reigning champs on both sides of the ball. In the 17th minute the pressure paid off when Jazamine Grey crossed for the first of her two tries in two minutes. Just like that the Venom had taken over the momentum and put themselves right back into the thick of it. 

    READ MORE >>

    2017 WOMEN’S DIVISION I NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

    GLADIATRIX RESPOND TO DI CHALLENGE IN TITLE-WINNING CAMPAIGN

    GLENDALE, Colo. – Life West Gladiatrix captured a second National Championship in as many years Saturday, beating Raleigh Venom, 39-17, for the 2017 USA Rugby Emirates Airline Women’s Division I title at Infinity Park.

    Capped Eagle Elizabeth Cairns was named Most Valuable Player in the Final, one year removed from the Northern California team’s Division II National Championship victory. Fellow international Megan Foster was named MVP in last year’s game and led her side with nine points Saturday evening.

    “We try to be a very dynamic team, move it sideline to sideline, and want everyone to power through tackles, pass, and do everything to make themselves threats on the field,” Gladiatrix prop Catie Benson said. “Raleigh pressured us from the beginning, which we hadn’t seen during the season. They made great tackles and were very physical.”

    READ MORE >>


    2016 WOMEN’S DIVISION I NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

    WOMEN’S DI NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP STAYS IN SEATTLE AS SARACENS BEAT CHICAGO NORTH SHORE

    GLENDALE, Colo. – Seattle Saracens ended a long season with a 36-19 win against Chicago North Shore Saturday to take the USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club Women’s Division I National Championship trophy home to where it has been held for the past year.

    The team out of Washington did not have the same kind of attacking success Life West had in the DII Final that opened the Championship weekend at Infinity Park, but played smart and capitalized on scoring opportunities to steadily build a lead over North Shore.

    Chicago had to deal without the ball for plenty of the first half, and succumbed to several penalties that were turned into three-point penalty kicks. North Shore cut into the 9-0 deficit in the 24th minute, with Kadie Sanford going over from successive set pieces.

    Read More >>>

  • Men's Division II

    Men's Division II

    2018 MEN’S DIVISION II NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP


    2018 Club Playoffs
    DateEventLocationResults
    May 19-20Eastern Club ChampionshipsFortress Obetz, Obetz, OHTBD
    May 19-20Western Club ChampionshipsHarmon Field Park, Fort Worth, TXTBD
    June 2-3Club Finals Women's DI & DIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
    June 2-3Club Finals Men's DI, DII, DIIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
    August 11-12Club 7s National ChampionshipsTBDTBD

    JUBILATION FOR THE DENVER BARBARIANS,HEARTBREAK FOR  THE DETROIT TRADESMEN

    Glendale, CO.- The Denver Barbarians have another piece of silverware to add to their already packed trophy cabinet, as they beat the Detroit Tradesmen in dramatic fashion, 39-38, to claim the Men’s Division II Club National Championship.

    It was a close affair with the Barbarians trailing for most of the match, only to snatch a one point lead with three minutes left in the game, and ride it out until the full-time siren sounded.  After the match Brian Erichsen, head coach of the Denver Barbarians noted, “This feels pretty awesome. Whether you win by one or fifty it doesn’t matter, but when it’s by one- wow.”

     Wow was right, it was an intense affair and one that saw to evenly matched teams engaged in a game that all those in attendance are unlikely to forget. The game got off to a furious pace, both teams declared their intentions early, but poor handling, cost each side points in the first ten minutes. It was never a question of if but when a team begin the scoring fiesta. Detroit opened the scoring in the 11th minute, and their celebrations were short lived as Denver hit right back; and so began the story of the first half. Every time the Tradesmen crossed the line the Barbarians were right behind them and then the Tradesmen would score again. After the first try of the game was scored there was never more than a five-minute gap in the first half before the other would respond. At the end of the first stanza a missed conversion is all that separated the two teams. Detroit lead, 21-19.

    READ MORE >>

    2017 MEN’S DIVISION II NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

    BOMBERS BOMBARDED BY DIVISION II CHAMPION LIFE

    GLENDALE, Colo. – A winger’s hat trick of tries highlighted Life Running Eagles’ 50-24 defeat of St. Louis Bombers Sunday at Infinity Park in the 2017 USA Rugby Emirates Airline Men’s Division II Club National Championship.

    Jonathan Poole scored thrice for the Running Eagles in the span of 30 game minutes, while Most Valuable Player David Gannon dotted down twice in the first half as Life built a 24-10 lead through 40 minutes. The D2 Championship is the first for Life, but not the first for the program at all levels, with several players unavailable for the Final due to Life commitments elsewhere.

    “It’s been a long season,” the MVP said after the post-match celebrations. “It just feels great to get it over the line. Couldn’t have done it with a better group of lads.”

    READ MORE >>


    2016 MEN’S DIVISION II NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

    TEMPE ENDS YEARS OF WAITING WITH MEN’S DII NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY OVER DETROIT

    GLENDALE, Colo. – Tempe Old Devils’ second trip to the USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club Men’s Division II National Championship Final in three years ended with a trophy ceremony Sunday with a 54-21 defeat of Detroit Tradesmen.

    Tempe lost to eventual Champion Life West in the 2015 Semifinals, a year after a Final defeat to Rocky Gorge in Madison, Wisc. Sunday’s match at Infinity Park was not one-sided, but well-managed by an experienced Tempe side.

    Detroit’s attack had been hyped leading up to the Final, and there were times when the backs showed their skill sets, but Tempe controlled the match from the beginning.

    Read More >>>

  • Women's Division II

    Women's Division II

    2018 WOMEN’S DIVISION II NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP


    2018 Club Playoffs
    DateEventLocationResults
    May 19-20Eastern Club ChampionshipsFortress Obetz, Obetz, OHTBD
    May 19-20Western Club ChampionshipsHarmon Field Park, Fort Worth, TXTBD
    June 2-3Club Finals Women's DI & DIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
    June 2-3Club Finals Men's DI, DII, DIIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
    August 11-12Club 7s National ChampionshipsTBDTBD

    CHARLOTTE LEADS FROM THE FRONT TO HOLD OFF ST.LOUIS  SABRES FOR A HISTORIC WIN

    Glendale, CO.- History was made today as the women from Charlotte Rugby, were able to stave off a determined St. Louis Sabres side, 46-28 winning the first national championship in their club’s history.

    After the match, Charlotte’s coach Brad Richard was full of praise for both his team and opposition, “It’s a huge honor to represent the Charlotte Rugby Club…It’s extremely meaningful… St. Louis are and awesome team and were great opponents.”  

    The first half was a saw both teams dominate periods of play, but Charlotte were able to put themselves in the driver’s seat early and ride it into a half time lead.  The game started with strong running from both teams, but mistakes, and a failure to clear the ball from their 22 kept the Sabres on their heels for most of the opening stages of the game. Both teams looked to swing the ball from sideline to sideline and use their speed on the outside to burn their opposition; However, it was a perfectly timed line from Charlotte’s number eight and eventual MVP, Sara Davis, up the middle of the field that led to the first points of the contest. Charlotte didn’t have to wait long before adding to their early lead, as just five minutes later they extended their lead due to poor discipline around the rucks.

    READ MORE >>

    2017 WOMEN’S DIVISION II NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

    SCYLLA HOLD OFF GOLDEN GATE IN CLOSE DII NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

    GLENDALE, Colo. – Abigail Williams scored all of Milwaukee Scylla’s points in a suffocating, 16-15, victory against San Francisco Golden Gate in Sunday’s USA Rugby Emirates Airline Women’s Division II Club National Championship at Infinity Park.

    Scoring two tries and successfully kicking two penalties in addition to a physical presence on both sides of the ball, Williams was named Most Valuable Player in the Final. Only three points were scored in the final 40 minutes as each team left it all out on the field of play.

    “We’ve had a lot of adversity on the run up to get here and we’ve been pushed to the brink at times,” Williams said after the match. “That helped us today. [San Francisco Golden Gate is] the toughest team we’ve played all year. We just had a little bit extra today but they were fantastic.”

    READ MORE >>


    2016 WOMEN’S DIVISION II NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

    LIFE WEST STEALS WOMEN’S DII CLUB TITLE FROM HOLDER WISCONSIN

    GLENDALE, Colo. – Life West scored 12 tries in a 66-20 defeat of reigning title-holder Wisconsin Saturday to win the USA Rugby Emirates Airline Women’s Division II National Championship in its first year in the competition.

    Beginning a five-match championship weekend at Infinity Park, the Gladiatrix ticked the scoreboard from the opening minute of the match to the end of the 80th, starving Wisconsin of the possession necessary to launch a proper title defense.

    Catherine Benson and Angelina Lomu each recorded a hat trick of tries, with Lomu scoring her first of three in the first minute of the match. Life West found several gaps in the Wisconsin defense from the opening restart and the first pass out to the wing landed in Lomu’s hands for a broken Grace Hovde tackle and 40-meter run to the try zone.

    Read More >>>

  • Men's Division III

    Men's Division III

    2018 MEN’S DIVISION III NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP


    2018 Club Playoffs
    DateEventLocationResults
    May 19-20Eastern Club ChampionshipsFortress Obetz, Obetz, OHTBD
    May 19-20Western Club ChampionshipsHarmon Field Park, Fort Worth, TXTBD
    June 2-3Club Finals Women's DI & DIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
    June 2-3Club Finals Men's DI, DII, DIIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
    August 11-12Club 7s National ChampionshipsTBDTBD

    AUSTIN BLACKS D3 GET OVER THE HUMP AND WIN THE CLUB’S FIRST NATIONAL TITLE

    Glendale, CO.- The Austin Blacks D3 made history today as they become the first D3 side to win a National Championship, and are the first Austin Blacks side to win a National Championship, as they take down Long Island Rugby 33-18.

    This was the club’s sixth attempt at winning a national championship, and have finally won it all meant a lot to the club as head coach Ryan Little explained, “It means everything we’ve been here five times before and always came up second.”

    It was a slow and sloppy start to the day, as both teams looked to play expansively to begin, but dropped balls slowed the progress of either team. Despite the handling, Austin was able to set up camp in the Long Island half and continually apply pressure. The Long Island boys were able hold them off, to start, but in a sign of the difficulties to come they were unable to clear the ball out of their half. Austin eventually capitalizing and got on the board first through a penalty. This woke the men from New York up and they stormed down the field and through a 43-meter penalty were able to draw level. 

    READ MORE >>

    2017 MEN’S DIVISION III NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

    ROYALS ROLL TO DIII TITLE WITH FOUR-TRY WIN AGAINST BREMER COUNTY

    GLENDALE, Colo. – In a USA Rugby Emirates Airline Men’s Division III Club National Championship Final featuring four yellow cards and two Television Match Official reviews at Infinity Park, St. Louis Royals finessed their way to the title with a 29-19 defeat of Bremer County Bucks.

    Full back Stephen Duff, one of four try-scorers for St. Louis, was named Most Valuable Player in a valiant effort on both sides of the ball, acting as one of the last lines of defense as the Bucks surged in the second half.

    “This year we really pushed through to make the Royals a better team,” the MVP said post-match. “We worked harder on fitness, strategy; everything. Before we knew it we were flying every game.”

    READ MORE >>


    2016 MEN’S DIVISION III NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

    Yankees beat Texans in Men’s DIII National Championship decider

    GLENDALE, Colo. – Fairfield Yankees completed their trip from Connecticut with a USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club Men’s Division III National Championship Sunday in a 41-33 defeat of Euless Texans.

    The DIII matchup kicked off the second day of the Championship weekend at Infinity Park following Saturday’s triple-header. The Texans conceded 14 points in 20 minutes spent with a man in the sin bin, and the Yankees had built up enough of a lead in the first half to withstand the Euless barrage in the second.

    Displaying signs of energy and confidence, Euless opened the match with a knock on the restart, and conceded a penalty after winning a turnover for Fairfield center Karl Rempe to put three points on the scoreboard.

    Read More >>>

  • Men's Sevens

    Men's Sevens

    2018 MEN’S CLUB 7S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

    2018 Club Playoffs
    DateEventLocationResults
    May 19-20Eastern Club ChampionshipsFortress Obetz, Obetz, OHTBD
    May 19-20Western Club ChampionshipsHarmon Field Park, Fort Worth, TXTBD
    June 2-3Club Finals Women's DI & DIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
    June 2-3Club Finals Men's DI, DII, DIIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
    August 11-12Club 7s National ChampionshipsTBDTBD

    2017 MEN’S CLUB 7S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

    The USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club 7s National Championship returns to the Midwest in 2017 as the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn., will host the event Aug. 12-13.

    Located in the northern part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, Blaine’s National Sports Center features an 8,000-plus seat stadium, as well as more than 650 acres of sport and event facilities. For 2017, the National Sports Center will welcome a total of 32 teams competing in one of the newest Olympic sports. Rugby Sevens made its Olympic debut at the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games, and 11 of the 24 members of Team USA previously honed their crafts at Club 7s.


    2016 MEN’S CLUB 7s NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

    32 teams of the best teams from around the country will descend on Denver for the USA Rugby Club 7s National Championships August 13 and 14. The top-16 men’s and top-16-women’s club sevens programs in the United States will face off to determine the National Champion.

    Schedule

    DateEventLocation
    August 13-14Club 7s National ChampionshipsDick’s Sporting Goods Park
  • Women's Sevens

    Women's Sevens

    2018 MEN’S CLUB 7S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

    2018 Club Playoffs
    DateEventLocationResults
    May 19-20Eastern Club ChampionshipsFortress Obetz, Obetz, OHTBD
    May 19-20Western Club ChampionshipsHarmon Field Park, Fort Worth, TXTBD
    June 2-3Club Finals Women's DI & DIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
    June 2-3Club Finals Men's DI, DII, DIIIInfinity Park, Glendale, COTBD
    August 11-12Club 7s National ChampionshipsTBDTBD

    2017 WOMEN’S CLUB 7S NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

    The USA Rugby Emirates Airline Club 7s National Championship returns to the Midwest in 2017 as the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minn., will host the event Aug. 12-13.

    Located in the northern part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, Blaine’s National Sports Center features an 8,000-plus seat stadium, as well as more than 650 acres of sport and event facilities. For 2017, the National Sports Center will welcome a total of 32 teams competing in one of the newest Olympic sports. Rugby Sevens made its Olympic debut at the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games, and 11 of the 24 members of Team USA previously honed their crafts at Club 7s.


    2016 WOMEN’S CLUB SEVENS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

    32 teams of the best teams from around the country will descend on Denver for the USA Rugby Club 7s National Championships August 13 and 14. The top-16 men’s and top-16-women’s club sevens programs in the United States will face off to determine the National Champion.

    Schedule

    DateEventLocation
    August 13-14Club 7s National ChampionshipsDick’s Sporting Goods Park

    Tickets

    Ticketing information is not available at this time. Sign up for the USA Rugby Ticket Presale Email Alerts for early notification.

    2016 Tournament Information Packet

    Check back soon…

  • History

    History

    • Men’s Division I Past Champions

      YearChampionScoreRunner-UpLocation
      2017Austin Huns27 – 23New York AthleticGlendale, Colorado
      2016Mystic River Rugby45 – 33Austin BlacksGlendale, Colorado
      2015New York Athletic44 – 39Austin BlacksGlendale, Colorado
      2014Life Running Eagles39 – 7New Orleans RugbyMadison, Wisconsin
      2013Life Running Eagles27 – 26Seattle OPSB RugbyGlendale, Colorado
      2012Belmont Shore Rugby34 – 11Glendale RaptorsGlendale, Colorado
      2011Glendale Raptors20 – 15Olympic Club RugbyGlendale, Colorado
      2010Las Vegas Blackjacks36 – 22Belmont Shore RugbyGlendale, Colorado
      2009Gentlemen of Aspen25 – 10Las Vegas BlackjacksGlendale, Colorado
      2008Life Running Eagles15 – 14Glendale RaptorsGlendale, Colorado
      2007Hayward Griffins30 – 16Austin BlacksSan Diego, California
      2006Santa Monica Dolphins57 – 19Boston Irish WolfhoundsSan Diego, California
      2005Santa Monica Dolphins42 – 14Back Bay SharksSan Diego, California
      2004Boston Irish Wolfhounds27 – 8Austin BlacksPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      2003Boston Irish Wolfhounds14 – 5San Mateo RugbyPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      2002San Mateo Rugby37 – 3Austin BlacksPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      2001San Mateo Rugby22 – 10New York AthleticPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      2000Gentlemen of Aspen42 – 34Hayward GriffinsManchester, New Hampshire
      1999Gentlemen of Aspen30 – 13Golden Gate RugbyCincinnati, Ohio
      1998Gentlemen of Aspen47 – 12Old Blue of New YorkSan Diego, California
      1997Gentlemen of Aspen31 – 25Old Blue of New YorkSan Diego, California
      1996Old Mission Beach Athletic23 – 12Old Blues RugbyChicago, Illinois
      1995Potomac AthleticOld Mission Beach AthleticAustin, Texas
      1994Old Mission Beach AthleticLife Running EaglesChicago, Illinois
      1993Old Mission Beach AthleticMilwaukee RugbyWashington, D.C.
      1992Old Blues RugbyMystic River RugbyDenver, Colorado
      1991Old Mission Beach AthleticWashington RugbySan Diego, California
      1990Denver BarbariansOld Blues RugbyDenver, Colorado
      1989Old Mission Beach AthleticPhiladelphia Whitemarsh RugbyDenver, Colorado
      1988Old Mission Beach AthleticMilwaukee RugbyAlbany, New York
      1987Old Blues RugbyPittsburgh RugbyTampa, Florida
      1986Old Blues RugbyOld Blue of New YorkTampa, Florida
      1985Milwaukee RugbyDenver BarbariansChicago, Illinois
      1984Dallas HarlequinsLos Angeles RugbyHartford, Connecticut
      1983Old Blues RugbyDallas HarlequinsChicago, Illinois
      1982Old Blues RugbyDenver BarbariansPalo Alto, California
      1981Old Blues RugbyOld Blue of New YorkDayton, Ohio
      1980Old Blues RugbySt. Louis FalconsLong Beach, California
      1979Old Blues RugbySt. Louis FalconsKansas City, Missouri
    • Women’s Division I Past Champions

      1987Beantown Rugby
      YearChampionScoreRunner-UpLocation
      2017Life West Gladiatrix39 – 17Raleigh VenomGlendale, Colorado
      2016Seattle Saracens54 – 21Chicago North ShoreGlendale, Colorado
      2015Seattle Saracens31 – 24Beantown RugbyGlendale, Colorado
      2014Oregon Sports Union39 – 7Chicago North ShoreMadison, Wisconsin
      2013No Championship Held – RestructureN/ANo Championship Held – Restructure
      2012Atlanta Harlequins33 – 14Oregon Sports UnionFort Myers, Florida
      2011Chicago North Shore13 – 5Glendale RaptorsVirginia Beach, Virginia
      2010San Diego Surfers16 – 12Atlanta HarlequinsMesa, Arizona
      2009San Diego Surfers14 – 0Northern Virginia Rugby
      2008Berkeley All Blues25 – 17New York Rugby
      2007Berkeley All Blues25 – 18Beantown Rugby
      2006New York Rugby22 – 17Berkeley All Blues
      2005Berkeley All Blues32 – 20 (OT)Minnesota Valkyries
      2004Berkeley All Blues58 – 0Minnesota Valkyries
      2003Berkeley All Blues36 – 8Minnesota Valkyries
      2002Berkeley All Blues17 – 6New York Rugby
      2001Berkeley All Blues41 – 11Beantown Rugby
      2000Berkeley All Blues24 – 21Beantown Rugby
      1999Berkeley All Blues32 – 10Beantown Rugby
      1998Berkeley All Blues28 – 16Maryland Stingers
      1997Berkeley All Blues25 – 14Maryland Stingers
      1996Beantown RugbyBerkeley All Blues
      1995Bay Area SheHawksBerkeley All Blues
      1994Berkeley All BluesBay Area SheHawks
      1993Bay Area SheHawksBeantown Rugby
      1992Bay Area SheHawksBerkeley All Blues
      1991Beantown RugbyFlorida State Seminoles
      1990Belmont Shore RugbyBay Area SheHawks
      1989Bay Area SheHawksFlorida State Seminoles
      1988Minnesota GophersFlorida State Seminoles
      Florida State Seminoles
      1986Beantown RugbyFlorida State Seminoles
      1985Florida State SeminolesSan Diego Surfers
      1984Florida State SeminolesBeantown Rugby
      1983Beantown RugbyFlorida State Seminoles
      1982Beantown RugbyChicago Rugby
      1981Belmont Shore RugbyBeantown Rugby
      1980Florida State SeminolesIndianapolis Hoydens
      1979Florida State SeminolesWisconsin Rugby
    • Men’s Division II Past Champions

      /

      YearChampionScoreRunner-UpLocation
      2017Life Running Eagles D250 – 24St. Louis BombersGlendale, Colorado
      2016Tempe Old Devils54 – 21Detroit TradesmenGlendale, Colorado
      2015Life West Gladiators43 – 10Wisconsin RugbyGlendale, Colorado
      2014Rocky Gorge Rugby29 – 5Tempe Old DevilsMadison, Wisconsin
      2013Wisconsin Rugby60 – 27Wilmington RugbyGlendale, Colorado
      2012Rocky Gorge Rugby37 – 26Wisconsin RugbyGlendale, Colorado
      2011New Orleans Rugby27 – 21Tampa Bay KreweGlendale, Colorado
      2010Tampa Bay Krewe29 – 17 (OT)Doylestown DragonsGlendale, Colorado
      2009East Palo Alto Razorbacks46 – 22Albuquerque AardvarksGlendale, Colorado
      2008Red Mountain Warthogs41 – 18Brandywine RugbyGlendale, Colorado
      2007Raleigh Vipers29 – 27Red Mountain WarthogsSan Diego, California
      2006Pearl City Black Bears32 – 5Santa Barbara GrunionSan Diego, California
      2005Park City Haggis26 – 17Atlanta Old WhiteSan Diego, California
      2004Fairfield Yankees23 – 3Nashville RugbyPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      2003Riverside Rugby41 – 15Tempe Old DevilsPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      2002New Haven Old Black48 – 27South Side IrishPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      2001The Woodlands Rugby42 – 35Milwaukee RugbyRockford, Illinois
      2000Fort Worth Rugby22 – 17Grand Rapids GazellesRockford, Illinois
      1999Orange County Islanders32 – 22Grand Rapids GazellesLemont, Illinois
      1998Wisconsin Rugby16 – 8Frederick RugbySan Diego, California
      1997TEAM DISQUALIFIEDN/A (22 – 16)Huntington Beach UnicornsSan Diego, California
      1996Snake River Rugby29 – 15Tempe Old DevilsChicago, Illinois
      1995Michigan RugbySan Fernando Valley RugbyAustin, Texas
      1994Santa Rosa RugbyLincoln Park RugbyAustin, Texas
      1993Santa Rosa RugbyNashville RugbyMobile, Alabama
      1992Battleship RugbyNashville RugbyMobile, Alabama
    • Women’s Division II Past Champions

      2015Wisconsin Rugby38 – 28Sacramento AmazonsGlendale, Colorado

      YearChampionScoreRunner-UpLocation
      2017Milwaukee Scylla16 – 15San Francisco Golden GateGlendale, Colorado
      2016Life West Gladiatrix66 – 20Wisconsin RugbyGlendale, Colorado
      2014Pittsburgh Angels36 – 21Sacramento AmazonsMadison, Wisconsin
      2013No Championship Held – RestructureN/ANo Championship Held – Restructure
      2012Pittsburgh Angels8 – 0Severn River RugbyFort Myers, Florida
      2011Raleigh Venom17 – 0Pittsburgh AngelsVirginia Beach, Virginia
      2010Albany Knickerbockers34 – 22Albuquerque Atomic SistersMesa, Arizona
      2009Raleigh Venom12 – 0Pittsburgh AngelsHouston, Texas
      2008Orlando Rugby27 – 17Detroit RugbyOrlando, Florida
      2007Detroit Rugby15 – 5Scioto Valley RugbySanford, Florida
      2006Raleigh Venom22 – 5Albany KnickerbockersRaleigh, North Carolina
      2005Raleigh Venom8 – 6Detroit RugbyNaples, Florida
      2004Detroit Rugby29 – 26Cincinnati-Dayton RugbyMonmouth, New Jersey
      2003Detroit Rugby11 – 10Cincinnati-Dayton RugbyMinneapolis, Minnesota
      2002Village LionsMinneapolis MenagerieCincinnati, Ohio
      2001Ann Arbor Rugby28 – 0Minneapolis MenageriePittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • Men’s Division III Past Champions

      YearChampionScoreRunner-UpLocation
      2017St. Louis Royals29 – 19Bremer County BucksGlendale, Colorado
      2016Fairfield Yankees54 – 21Euless TexansGlendale, Colorado
      2015Wichita Barbarians30 – 28Tri-City BarbariansGlendale, Colorado
      2014Old Blue of New York D325 – 7Life West GladiatorsMadison, Wisconsin
      2013Oceanside Chiefs44 – 40 (3OT)Old Blue of New York D3Glendale, Colorado
      2012New Orleans Rugby D336 – 20Philadelphia Whitemarsh RugbyGlendale, Colorado
      2011Metropolis Rugby D346 – 25Syracuse ChargersGlendale, Colorado
      2010Old Mission Beach Athletic D328 – 14St. Louis RoyalsGlendale, Colorado
      2009Northern State Wolves67 – 22Beaumont BluehawksGlendale, Colorado
      2008Reno Zephyrs31 – 27Michiana MooseGlendale, Colorado
      2007Boston Irish Wolfhounds D355 – 5Mission RugbySan Diego, California
      2006Mission Rugby32 – 22Boston Irish Wolfhounds D3San Diego, California
      2005Pearl City Black Bears26 – 10Montauk SharksSan Diego, California
      2004Clinton Muddy River22 – 19Reno ZephyrsPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      2003Reno Zephyrs28 – 10Clinton Muddy RiverPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      2002Chico Mighty Oaks47 – 5
      Clinton Muddy River
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      2001Battleship Rugby23 – 12Milwaukee Westside HarlequinsRockford, Illinois
      2000Boston Rugby D330 – 18Stanislaus RugbyRockford, Illinois
    • Men’s Sevens Past Champions

      YearChampionScoreRunner-UpLocation
      2017Rugby Utah Selects22 – 21Denver BarbariansBlaine, Minnesota
      2016Rugby Utah Selects 48 – 12Kansas City BluesCommerce City, Colorado
      2015Seattle Saracens31 – 10Denver BarbariansDes Moines, Iowa
      2014Seattle-OPSB Rugby31 – 26Old Blue of New YorkSeattle, Washington
      2013Seattle-OPSB Rugby26 – 5Denver BarbariansPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      2012Belmont Shore Rugby26 – 12Chicago LionsSan Francisco, California
      2011Belmont Shore Rugby37 – 14Schuylkill River ExilesSan Francisco, California
      2010Seattle-OPSB Rugby26 – 17Belmont Shore RugbySan Francisco, California
      2009Belmont Shore Rugby34 – 15Gentlemen of AspenSan Francisco, California
      2008Gentlemen of Aspen26 – 24Belmont Shore RugbySan Francisco, California
      2007Chicago Lions35 – 21Old Mission Beach AthleticFerndale, Washington
      2006Old Mission Beach Athletic29 – 14Old Blue of New YorkFerndale, Washington
      2005Old Blue of New York31 – 17Old Mission Beach AthleticPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      2004Riverside Rugby38 – 19Denver BarbariansPark City, Utah
      2003Riverside Rugby22 – 21Olympic Club RugbyPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      2002Old Mission Beach Athletic54 – 0Maryland ExilesConshohocken, Pennsylvania
      2001Old Mission Beach Athletic17 – 7Denver BarbariansConshohocken, Pennsylvania
      2000Old Mission Beach Athletic*Kansas City Blues*Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
      1999Philadelphia Whitemarsh Rugby26-19Northern Virginia RugbyConshohocken, Pennsylvania
      1998San Mateo Rugby29 – 7Tempe Old DevilsConshohocken, Pennsylvania
      1997San Mateo Rugby57 – 7Fresno RugbyConshohocken, Pennsylvania
      1996Northern Virginia Rugby26 – 21Old Mission Beach AthleticConshohocken, Pennsylvania
      1995Old Mission Beach Athletic35 – 19Northern Virginia RugbyConshohocken, Pennsylvania
      1994Old Blues Rugby31 – 0Maryland ExilesPalo Alto, California
      1993Old Blue of New York40 – 22Kansas City BluesHartford, Connecticut
      1992Old Puget Sound Beach Rugby15 – 6Old Blues RugbyAlexandria, Virginia
      1991Old Puget Sound Beach Rugby26 – 6Northern Virginia RugbyAlexandria, Virginia
      1990Old Puget Sound Beach Rugby18 – 10Northern Virginia RugbyAlexandria, Virginia
      1989Maryland Old Boys26 – 12Northern Virginia RugbyAlexandria, Virginia
      1988Old Puget Sound Beach Rugby19 – 6Denver BarbariansMilwaukee, Wisconsin
      1987Duck Brothers Rugby18 – 10Denver BarbariansMilwaukee, Wisconsin
      1986Quad City Irish25 – 10Denver BarbariansMilwaukee, Wisconsin
      1985Old Mission Beach Athletic26 – 12Duck Brothers RugbyTucson, Arizona
    • Women’s Sevens Past Champions

      YearChampionScoreRunner-UpLocation
      2017Seattle Atavus26 – 14San Diego SurfersBlaine, Minnesota
      2016Scion Sirens38 – 0Old Blue of New YorkCommerce City, Colorado
      2015American Rugby Pro21 – 17Seattle SaracensDes Moines, Iowa
      2014San Diego Surfers45 – 0Old Blue of New YorkSeattle, Washington
      2013Berkeley All Blues22 – 5Northern Virginia RugbyPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      2012San Diego Surfers33 – 12Seattle BreakersSan Francisco, California
      2011Berkeley All Blues36 – 0Boston BellesSan Francisco, California
  • Host a Championship

    Host a Championship