Upsets And Scares Produce D1 College Standouts Of The Week

D1A games got a little more heated this week, so that division is better represented among this week's D1 college standouts: 

Andrew Bladado, Ohio State

Maybe not the Buckeyes' finest hour, but a win is a win and Baldado has emerged as a go-to performer for OSU. He scored a try in a 31-24 victory.

Jake Grossnickle, Purdue

Purdue's scare of Ohio State is a nice indication that the Boilermakers might be on the rise. Several players had strong performances in that game but Grossnickle, playing openside flanker, was a tireless presence all over the field. He played a full 80 minutes of top-flight defense and hitting rucks, putting the Buckeyes under pressure all day.

Kyle Ciquera, St. Bonaventure

The All-American prop forward played like it in a contentious 28-10 loss to West Point. The result wasn't a victory, but Bonnies played Army tough, and Ciquera put the Black Knights under all sorts of pressure, working the scrum and (as pictured by Ron Raff) making some big carries.

And he rocks the sideburns.

Nolan Green, Army

In a very convincing win over SUNY at Buffalo, Green ran in four tries for the Black Knights.

Matt Williams, Temple

The Owls' captain kept the entire team on track and led from the front in a superb win over West Virginia. Temple had no preseason games but Williams kept the team composed despite little preparation.

Tommy Clark, AIC

A week after his second row partner was recognized for his ability to score in the open field, Clark gets the nod for his work in the set piece — especially his reliability in the lineouts.

Jean Eric van der Elst, Syracuse

The Hammerheads got some attacking special from van der Elst, who set up a try in the first half with a scything run and then scored two of his own as Syracuse downed SUNY Oswego.

Dylan Craven, Tennessee

In D1AA action, Tennessee rolled over Middle Tennessee State in a rather rude welcoming for MTSU to the SCRC. And chief in the welcoming committee was hard-charging No. 8 Craven, who scored three tries for the Vols.


Andrew Malick, Navy

Malick ran over a key try and also kicked two penalties and two conversions for the US Naval Academy as the Midshipmen held off Iona 25-7.

Aliijhen Rosado, Minnesota

The Gophers took down Michigan 20-15 Saturday, and Rosado was the hero, scoring a try with four minutes to go, breaking a 15-15 tie.

Eagles Make Squad Changes For Home ARC Games

Eagle Watch: Where Is Mike Te'o?

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AUSTIN, T. - The USA Men’s Eagles have announced changes to the full squad for the final three rounds of the Americas Rugby Championship 2019 taking place on home soil. 

Lasike Suspension Reduced, Can Play Against Brazil


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USA center Paul Lasike has successfully appealed his initial sanction by World Rugby and has received a one-week suspension for the stamping incident in the USA vs Argentina XV game.

Dan Carter To Return To Racing 92

Former All Blacks fly-half and double World Cup winner Dan Carter will rejoin Racing 92 in March to "win the European Champions Cup," the only competition he's yet to win, club owner Jacky Lorenzetti said on Sunday.

PRP Roundup: League Tightens Up At Top


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Life West remains atop the Pacific Rugby Premiership after beating the Glendale Merlins Saturday, but the chase is on to catch the Gladiators.

Gaels Hammer Cougars In The Slop

Saint Mary's rode a strong defensive effort to defeat BYU 34-12 in a clash between two Top 10 D1A teams seen live on Florugby.

Laidlaw Leads Clermont To Top

Scotland scrumhalf Greig Laidlaw scored 20 points to help Clermont return to the number one spot in the Top 14 after thumping Bordeaux-Begles 40-15.

Life Holds Off Arkansas State

New USA Callup Duncan Van Schalkwyk

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Life University defeated Arkansas State 27-13 Saturday to move to 2-0 in the Mid-South D1A conference in a game seen live on FloRugby.

Massive D1A Weekend: Notes And Picks


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We've already made it plain that this is a pretty exciting weekend for D1A college rugby, and so it is. 

Front Row Power Key To Life-Arkansas State Clash


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Watch the scrum during Saturday's Arkansas State vs LIfe, because it could be where the game is won and lost.

15 Games And A Live Show To Watch This Weekend

FloRugby will show 15 live games plus a live show this weekend for rugby fans.