Top Northeast teams from the Empire and East Coast Rugby Conferences are joining D1A, giving college rugby a newfound presence in the Northeast.
Cal Poly will embark on a 10-day tour of Scotland next month where 28 student-athletes will play three tour matches and visit a number of Scotland’s most important historical sites.
A new conference, along with playoff realignments and a plethora of new coaching moves, promises to make this D1A Rugby’s most exciting year yet.
The 206-17 Academic Honor Roll also includes four D1A student-athletes who were named to the 2016-17 Collegiate All-Americans.
The Eagles 7s coaching staff invited a group of less than 30 athletes to a week-long training camp, including eight players from D1A Rugby.
Potgeiter, a former Men’s Collegiate All-American at Arkansas State, was only in charge of the Red Wolves for two seasons.
Top talents from schools such as Indiana, Davenport, and Lindenwood have joined up with the Lions in search of a National Club 7s Title.
USA Rugby recently announced the selections for the 2016-17 Men's Collegiate All-Americans, and the list of 122 players includes 75 student-athletes representing 22 different D1A Rugby programs.
The Lopes appear ready for the uptick in competition after a very successful 2016-17 season.
The on-field development players receive in rugby-crazed nations such as Australia and New Zealand is undoubtedly noticeable. Still, the education of how the culture of the sport is unique in foreign countries is equally rewarding.