We are a Division III mens league within the Capital Rugby Union. We welcome players of any skill level to come be part of our team and learn about the great game of rugby.
September 10th, 2016
The Blacksburg Men’s Rugby Club traveled to their first match of the season on Saturday, September 10th, where they were able to take down a very physical and hard running Blue Ridge team. The weather proved to be a factor in the match for both teams with recorded temperatures as high as 95 degrees in addition to high humidity. Blacksburg was able to use their fitness to pull away from Blue Ridge early and keep the momentum going the whole game with the Final Score coming to 61-10. Blacksburg secured two tries a piece from Eric Viani, Steve Hilton, and Ryan Sickles in addition to Austin Ulmer, Ryan Greeman, and Stephen Sinnes also scoring tries of their own. Andrew Cialek went 8/9 on conversions. Blacksburg plays host to an experienced Virginia Rugby (Charlottesville) club this next Saturday, September 17th @ 1 p.m. at the Rose Garden and hopes to extend their record to 2-0 on the season.
After a long, hot day down in Richmond, Blacksburg 7's found themselves taking 2nd Place at the Monk Vaughn 7's tournament. Only taking 8 players, Blacksburg had to manage subs appropriately the whole day to make sure no one burned out too early. The first two matches of the day took place against Norfolk and William & Mary, both resulting in wins. With pool play past them, the Blacksburg team moved onto the elimination rounds where it would first face a tough Richmond team. After falling behind 14-7 early in the first half, Blacksburg rallied to score three straight tries within a matter of 2 minutes to jump ahead and secure the victory. In the Semi-Finals, Blacksburg met up with the Tidewater Titans, a select side made up of some very good players from the coast. Although Tidewaters' athleticism was on display with several good steps and runs, Blacksburg's technical play proved too much in the end. Moving on to the Championship round, Blacksburg faced off against a very experienced Maryland OB team. Although Blacksburg proved to have an athletic advantage, Maryland's experience pulled Blacksburg around the field and made it tough for Blacksburg to recover. Overall, the day went well and the boys left with some hardware.
1) Blacksburg v. Norfolk 19 - 12
2) Blacksburg v. William & Mary 26-15
3) Blacksburg v. Richmond Rats 33-21
4) Blacksburg v. Tidewater Titans 34-19
5) Blacksburg v. Maryland OB 12- 26
1) Jim Barlow
2) Tim Seeman
3) Austin Ulmer
4) Eric Viani
5) Andrew Cialek
6) Zoel Chartrand
7) James Robinson
8) Kelso Broderick
Two Blacksburg players, Eric Viani and Blake Tedim joined with a select side from Tennessee to help take home 1st at Johnson City RFC's annual Blue Plum Sevens Tournament on June 4th.