Following a strong victory against the Austin Huns, the Glendale Merlins traveled to Moraga, California last Saturday to take on St. Mary’s College in a non-league match. Traveling with the D1 team was Glendale’s Raptors Academy squad, which played against another St. Mary’s side following the Merlins match. Merlins head coach Luke Gross was very complimentary of the Californian competition: “St. Mary’s is a well-oiled machine. Their physicality and quality of play was among the best we’ve seen this season.”
The Glendale Raptors Rugby Academy Under-23 team defeated BYU Rugby in their season opener Friday in a bitterly cold match, which featured hard-fought play from both squads, at Infinity Park at Glendale.