Men’s Club Semi Finals squared away in DI, II, and III

Men’s Club Semi Finals squared away in DI, II, and III

Men’s Club Semi Finals squared away in DI, II, and III

 

Pittsburgh, Penn. & Chula Vista, Calif. – The Semi Finals in Men’s Club Rugby across all three divisions have been determined following two days of intense playoff action.

 

Sixteen teams are now slated to do battle for The Emirates Airline USA Rugby Men’s DI, II, & III Club Championships, held June 2 – 3 at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo.

 

Some tantalizing matchups highlight the semis. Below is the breakdown by division.

 

DI Men's Semi Finals

   

Belmont Shore

vs.

Metropolis

Palmer

vs.

Glendale

 

Belmont Shore withstood a stern challenge from the Kansas City Blues, prevailing 22 – 20 to advance to the Semi’s. Always one to watch in this tournament, Belmont Shore again looked strong and will need to fire on all cylinders to top an upstart Metropolis side. Minneapolis based Metropolis advanced into the DI semis for the first time in club history with a gritty win over Mystic River.

 

Metropolis received a bump in youth with the addition of Teli Veamatahau, who toured South Africa last year with the USA Rugby High School All-Americans, and has now found his way into the starting line up at just 19 years of age.

 

The marquee matchup of the DI semis without a doubt will be Palmer v Glendale. Both teams will be making a return appearance to the tournament, and once again Glendale will have home field advantage. Palmer is no pushover, as they knocked off former Super League team Chicago Lions in the Quarter Finals to advance to Glendale.

 

DII Men's Semi Finals

   

Rocky Gorge

vs.

Santa Rosa

San Diego Old Aztecs

vs.

Wisconsin

 

In DII, the match of the day will be when San Diego Old Aztecs square off against Wisconsin. Both teams survived one close match against a strong opponent, and enjoyed a bit more breathing room in the other match from the past weekend. They have both toped proven opponents, and are no stranger to playoff rugby. Watch for this to possibly one of the best matches of the week.

 

DIII Men's Semi Finals

   

New Orleans

vs.

Tucson

South Bay Rhinos

vs.

Philadelphia-Whitemarsh

 

If you look at the DIII score lines alone, the clear favorite to take home the trophy would be the South Bay Rhinos from the Long Beach area in Southern California. South Bay piled on 92 points in their opening match against Modesto, then piled on 30 more in the Quarter Final against Northern State. The Rhinos will have to get past Philadelphia-Whitmarsh to advance though. If they beat Philly, they will still be faced with stern opposition in either New Orleans or the Tucson Magpies. Both of those teams performed exceptionally well in the Quarters as well, so DIII is by no means decided.

 

The Emirates Airline USA Rugby Men’s Club Championship kicks off June 2 & 3 at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado and promises to be more action packed than ever.

 

The DI Semis & Final, along with the DII Final will be broadcast on a tape delay basis on Fox Soccer Plus. USA Rugby will also webcast the rest of the matches that are played inside the stadium at Infinity Park in Glendale at ustream.tv/usarugby.

 

Tickets are currently available and can be purchased HERE.

 

Complete scores from the Men’s Club Playoffs:

 

Day 1 Results

   
     

DI Men’s Club Results

 

 

Palmer

57 - 10

Norfolk Blues

Glendale

50 - 19

Santa Monica

Chicago Lions

43 - 5

Boston Irish Wolfhounds

Austin Blacks

22 - 20

OMBAC

Mystic River

17 - 16

Atlanta Renegades

EPA Bulldogs

13 - 22

Kansas City Blues

PAC

28 - 33

Metropolis

Belmont Shore

49 - 5

Dallas Reds

 

 

 

DII Men’s Club Results

 

 

Naples

21 - 26

Montauk

San Diego Old Aztecs

33 - 19

St. Louis Bombers

Rocky Gorge

48 - 12

Eastside Banshees

Snake River

66 - 12

Pasadena

Charleston Outlaws

22 - 27

Wilmington (DE)

Santa Rosa

30 - 28

Albuquerque Aardvarks

Wisconsin

39 - 36

Middlesex

Omaha

24 - 24

ORSU

 

 

 

DII Men’s Club Results

 

 

Cleveland Rovers

25 - 9

New London County

South Bay Rhinos

92 - 5

Modesto

Virginia

21 - 29

New Orleans

Northern State

51 - 22

Sin City Irish

Syracuse

38 - 14

St. Paul

Wichita

10 - 25

Tucson

Philadelphia-Whitemarsh

33 - 19

Gainesville

Budd Bay

24 - 50

Kansas City Blues

     

Day 2 Results

   
     

DI Men’s Club Results

 

 

Santa Monica

29 - 31

OMBAC

EPA Bulldogs

25 - 22

Dallas Reds

Norfolk Blues

21 - 7

Boston Irish Wolfhounds

Glendale

59 - 10

Austin Blacks

Palmer

19 - 15

Chicago Lions

Atlanta Renegades

29 - 29

PAC

Kansas City Blues

20 - 22

Belmont Shore

Mystic River

5 - 30

Metropolis

 

 

 

DII Men’s Club Results

 

 

Charleston Outlaws

12 - 50

Middlesex

Naples

29 - 19

Eastside Banshees

St. Louis Bombers

22 - 17

Pasadena

Albuquerque Aardvarks

24 - 19

ORSU

San Diego Old Aztecs

34 - 29

Snake River

Montauk

17 - 27

Rocky Gorge

Santa Rosa

18 - 5

Omaha

Wilmington (DE)

10 - 50

Wisconsin

 

 

 

DIII Men’s Club Results

 

 

St. Paul

26 - 36

Gainesville

New London County

14 - 18

Virginia

Sin City Irish

28 - 0

Modesto

Wichita

34 - 17

Budd Bay

Cleveland Rovers

10 - 18

New Orleans

Syracuse

16 - 26

Philadelphia-Whitemarsh

South Bay Rhinos

30 - 17

Northern State

Tucson

57 - 12

Kansas City Blues

     
     

DI Men's Semi Finals

   

Belmont Shore

vs.

Metropolis

Palmer

vs.

Glendale

     

DII Men's Semi Finals

   

Rocky Gorge

vs.

Santa Rosa

San Diego Old Aztecs

vs.

Wisconsin

     

DIII Men's Semi Finals

   

New Orleans

vs.

Tucson

South Bay Rhinos

vs.

Philadelphia-Whitemarsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

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