Men’s Club Playoff Picture Finalized

Men’s Club Playoff Picture Finalized

Men’s Club Playoff Picture Finalized

 

BOULDER, Colo. - The Emirates Airline USA Rugby National Championship Series rolls into the Men’s Club Playoffs starting May 12th.

 

Divisions I, II, and III have all qualified their pool of the top 16 teams in the country. The Eastern teams will converge on Founders Field in Cheswick PA, home of the Pittsburgh Harlequins. Western teams will compete at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.

 

The DI playoffs will provide some intriguing matchups right off the bat in the round of 16. In Pittsburgh, The Chicago Lions and Boston Irish Wolfhounds will square off in a battle between two teams who have recently stepped down from the Super League.

 

In the San Diego side of the DI bracket, the fireworks will fly when Glendale and Santa Monica take the field. Glendale, the defending DI National Champion is oozing with talent again this year, but seem to have not yet realized their potential. The Santa Monica Dolphins are no strangers to playoff rugby either, and recently logged an impressive 36-24 victory over the Utah Brothers on the road in Park City to make the round of 16.

 

In the DII bracket, Wilmington will look to continue their winning ways. In the qualifying rounds they squared off against Doylestown, and it took them two overtime periods to come out the victors. Wilmington will meet Charleston who comes to the round of 16 having lost to Naples in the South Final.

 

Out west, perennial powerhouse the Snake River Snakes may have their hands full when they face Pasadena, a Cinderella story of sorts in this years playoffs, but still no stranger to post season play. 

 

The New Orleans Rugby Club enters the DIII bracket signaling the strength and vitality overall of the club. The NOALA DI team won the DII National Championship last year, and moved up to DI. Without missing a beat, NOLA's DI side powered their way to some impressive victories, just missing out on the round of 16 having lost to the Chicago Lions. Can NOLA's DII side keep the momentum going? They will open agains Virginia in Pittsburgh. 

 

Following the round of 16, the Men’s Club Championships will take place at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado on June 2-3.  Full broadcast details are still TBD, however Fox Soccer Plus is slated to broadcast the DI Simi-Finals, as well as the DII Final on tape delay.

 

Keep up with all the action on USA Rugby’s Facebook & Twitter pages for up to the minute score updates, stores, photos and more!

 

For full tournament brackets, event info, and box scores be sure to check out the home page for all the divisions:

 

DI Championship

DII Championship

DIII Championship

 

The complete playoff schedule is below. Be sure to follow your team all the way to the championship!

 

Pittsburgh Brackets

 

MATCH SCHEDULE – Men’s DI Playoffs

Match

Day

Time

Team 1

Team 2

1

Saturday

10:00 am

Palmer College

Norfolk Blues

2

Saturday

11:45 am

Chicago Lions

Boston Irish Wolfhounds

3

Saturday

1:30 pm

Mystic River

Atlanta Renegades

4

Saturday

3:15 pm

Potomac AC

Metropolis

 

 

 

 

 

5

Sunday

9:30 am

Loser 1

Loser 2

6

Sunday

11:15 am

Loser 3

Loser 4

7

Sunday

1:00 pm

Winner 1

Winner 2

8

Sunday

2:45 pm

Winner 3

Winner 4

 

 

MATCH SCHEDULE – Men’s DII Playoffs

Match

Day

Time

Team 1

Team 2

1

Saturday

10:00 am  

Naples

Montauk

2

Saturday

11:45 am

Rocky Gorge

Eastside Banshees

3

Saturday

1:30 pm

Charleston

Wilmington

4

Saturday

3:15 pm

Wisconsin

Middlesex

 

 

 

 

 

5

Sunday

9:30 am

Loser 1

Loser 2

6

Sunday

11:15 am

Loser 3

Loser 4

7

Sunday

1:00 pm

Winner 1

Winner 2

8

Sunday

2:45 pm

Winner 3

Winner 4

 

MATCH SCHEDULE – Men’s DIII Playoffs

Match

Day

Time

Team 1

Team 2

1

Saturday

10:00 am

Cleveland Rovers

New London

2

Saturday

11:45 am

Virginia

New Orleans D3

3

Saturday

1:30 pm

Syracuse

St. Paul

4

Saturday

3:15 pm

Philadelphia-Whitemarsh

Gainesville

 

 

 

 

 

5

Sunday

9:30 am

Loser 1

Loser 2

6

Sunday

11:45 am

Loser 3

Loser 4

7

Sunday

1:00 pm

Winner 1

Winner 2

8

Sunday

2:45 pm

Winner 3

Winner 4

 

 

 

Chula Vista Brackets

 

MATCH SCHEDULE – Men’s DI Playoffs

Match

Day

Time

Team 1

Team 2

1

Saturday

10:00 am

Glendale

Santa Monica

2

Saturday

11:45 am

Austin Blacks

OMBAC

3

Saturday

01:30 pm

EPA Bulldogs

Kansas City Blues

4

Saturday

03:15 pm

Belmont Shore

Dallas Reds

 

 

 

 

 

5

Sunday

09:30 am

Loser 1

Loser 2

6

Sunday

11:15 am

Loser 3

Loser 4

7

Sunday

01:00 pm

Winner 1

Winner 2

8

Sunday

02:45 pm

Winner 3

Winner 4

 

MATCH SCHEDULE – Men’s DII Playoffs

Match

Day

Time

Team 1

Team 2

1

Saturday

10:00 am

San Diego Old Aztecs

St. Louis Bombers

2

Saturday

11:45 am

Snake River

Pasadena

3

Saturday

01:30 pm

Santa Rosa

Albuquerque

4

Saturday

03:15 pm

Omaha

ORSU

 

 

 

 

 

5

Sunday

09:30 am

Loser 1

Loser 2

6

Sunday

11:15 am

Loser 3

Loser 4

7

Sunday

01:00 pm

Winner 1

Winner 2

8

Sunday

02:45 pm

Winner 3

Winner 4

 

MATCH SCHEDULE – Men’s DIII Playoffs

Match

Day

Time

Team 1

Team 2

1

Saturday

10:00 am

South Bay

Modesto

2

Saturday

11:45 am

Northern State

Sin City Irish

3

Saturday

01:30 pm

Wichita

Tucson

4

Saturday

03:15 pm

Budd Bay

KC Blues D3

 

 

 

 

 

5

Sunday

09:30 am

Loser 1

Loser 2

6

Sunday

11:15 am

Loser 3

Loser 4

7

Sunday

01:00 pm

Winner 1

Winner 2

8

Sunday

02:45 pm

Winner 3

Winner 4

 

 

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