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Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Saturday, 19 April 2014 18:41    PDF Print Write e-mail
Santa Clara Moves on in DIA
Colleges - Men's DI College


Santa Clara moved into the quarterfinals of DIA Rugby's men's college playoffs with a 49-12 defeat of Colorado State Saturday.

SCU led 26-0 at halftime thanks to two tries from Mike Cunningham and tries from Jack O'Hara and Tyson Dethlefson. JJ Holmgren added three conversions.

Riley White opened the second half with a try for Santa Clara before CSU finally got on the board. Holmgren scored two near the end and Matt Lawson scored one.

Santa Clara will play St. Mary's next Saturday in the D1A quarters.


 
Written by Alex Goff    Saturday, 19 April 2014 16:40    PDF Print Write e-mail
Old Blue Beats Boston for Playoff Spot
Clubs - Men's DI Clubs


Two second-half tries from scrumhalf and game MVP Nate Augspurger saw Old Blue over Boston 14-12 Saturday, securing 2nd place in the Northeast DI club league.

Boston led 12-0 at halftime from four penalty goals. But Old Blue came back, with Augspurger scoring the try to tie the game as time expired. James Bird kicked the conversion to win the game.

The victory left Old Blue at 10-2 for the season, with 48 standings points, and Boston at 9-3 with 46. The key game for Old Blue may have was likely last week, when they beat first-place NYAC 26-25. Had they lost that game, this week's contest would have been meaningless.

Old Blue now gets to host Life University in a play-in game May 3 to see who gets to enter the national club quarterfinals.

 
Written by RUGBYMag Staff    Saturday, 19 April 2014 16:01    PDF Print Write e-mail
Big Ten 7s Live Video
Sevens - Collegiate Sevens


Big Ten Universities 7s Live Video

http://coachesaid.com/videos_live_watch.aspx?id=4947


POOL A
A1 - Indiana
A2 - Minnesota
A3 - MSU

POOL B
B1 - Michigan
B2 - Iowa
B3 - Ohio State

POOL C
C1 - Illinois
C2 - Wisconsin
C3 - Purdue

 
Written by Alex Goff    Saturday, 19 April 2014 16:05    PDF Print Write e-mail
Cougars on to Varsity Cup Semis
Colleges - Varsity Cup


BYU defeated Dartmouth to make the semifinals of the Varsity Cup, beating the Big Green 70-15 at the Navy Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis.

The game was very tight through to halftime, with BYU leading only 15-3 going into the break thanks to tries from Josh Whippy and Jordan Lowry and a penalty kick from Jonny Linehan. Madison Hughes provided the Dartmouth points with a penalty at 32 minutes.

But, as they often have this season, BYU surged in the second half. Kody Thompson, Paul Lasike, and Linehan all touched down in the opening ten minutes of the second half. Hughes raced in for the first Dartmouth try, but BYU captain Kyle Sumsion answered.

Dartmouth's flyhalf, Dawit Workie, intercepted a pass and raced 65 meters to make it 42-15. But from then on it was all BYU, with Chris Wernly, Whippy, Joe Pikula, and Lowry all scoring tries.

BYU plays Navy next week in the semis as Navy defeated Texas also in Annapolis.

BYU 70
Tries: Jo. Whippy 2, Lowry 2, Thompson, Lasike, Linehan, Sumsion, Wenly, Pikula
Convs: Linehan 7
Pens: Linehan 2

Dartmouth 15
Tries: Hughes, Workie
Convs: Hughes
Pens: Hughes


 
Written by Alex Goff    Saturday, 19 April 2014 11:05    PDF Print Write e-mail
U20 Men Eke Out Win Over Uruguay
National Teams - Age-Grade Men


In another close match, the USA U20s defeated Uruguay Saturday 26-25 to take third place in the Junior World Rugby Trophy.

ALl photos Power Sport Images - USA in white.
ALl photos Power Sport Images - USA in white.
ALl photos Power Sport Images - USA in white.
ALl photos Power Sport Images - USA in white.
ALl photos Power Sport Images - USA in white.
ALl photos Power Sport Images - USA in white.
ALl photos Power Sport Images - USA in white.

The Junior Eagles scored a try in the first four minutes, but were unable to score any more in an intensely physical encounter. Instead, they pinned their hopes on the goalkicking of flyhalf Ben Cima.

Under enormous pressure, Cima kicked seven penalty goals, and missed four other attempts (as well as the one conversion attempt), and that was enough.

Wing Scott Dean scored the USA's lone try and two minutes later Cima added a penalty for an 8-0 USA lead. Cima added two more kicks before Uruguay got on the board - Manual Blengio's penalty made it 14-3 USA.

With the first half winding down,Cima slotted two more, but Uruguay scored the first of four tries just before the break to make it 20-8.

Uruguay continued to peck away and scored twice in the first 15 minutes of the second half. Blengio converted one, and the game was tied 20-20.

Cima missed a penalty attempt soon thereafter, but put the USA ahead at 66 minutes 23-20.

As the game drew to a close once again the USA pressured, and once again Uruguay were penalized. Captain Ollie Drew opted for posts once more, and Cima hit the kick to put his side up 26-20 - a converted try would give Uruguay the lead.

They got the try - center Rodrigo Bocking going over with four minutes left - but Blengio could not get the conversion over.

Cima had two more attempts at goal, and while they missed, they served as least to pin Uruguay back in their end, and the game ended 26-25 for the USA.

Uruguay committed penalties throughout the match, and were given four yellow cards - all in the second half. But three of them came in the final two minutes. Uruguay ended the game down to 12 players.

Japan beat Tonga 35-10 to take 1st place, while Georgia beat Namibia 46-17 to take 5th. Canada secured 7th with a 33-30 defeat of Hong Kong.

USA 26
Tries: Dean
Pens: Cima 7

Uruguay 25
Tries: Dotti, Ardao, Pena, Bocking
Convs: Blengio
Pens: Blengio

USA U20s to face Uruguay
1. Titi Lamositele
2. Codi Jones
3. Benjamin Tarr
4. Max Robertson
5. Oliver Drew (C)
6. Christian Weissing
7. Ben Pinkelman
8. Peter Malcolm
9. Erik Thompson
10. Ben Cima
11. Seth Halliman
12. Gabe Farley
13. Nemia Qoro
14. Scott Dean
15. Niall Barry

Reserves
16. Marshall Godfrey
17. Val Lee-Lo
18. Zach Bonte
19. Vili Toluta'u
20. Mike Reid
21. David Todd
22. Connor Wallace-Sims

Uruguay
1. Facundo Gattas
2. Claudio Pena
3. Luis Leites
4. Gonzalo Soto
5. Ignacio Dotti
6. Emiliano Correa
7. Phil Johnson
8. Tomas Grundwalt
9. Baltasar Brum
10. Manuel Blengio
11. Andres Banchieri
12. Rodrigo Bocking
13. Pedro Deal
14. Santiago Carrasco
15. Matias Pla (C)

Reserves
16. German Kessler
17. Rafael Mones
18. Diego Larrauri
19. Diego Arbelo
20. Manuel Castro
21. Diego Ardao
22. Facundo Klappenbach


 


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