2018 Franciscan Rugby News

  • Barons Fall to RMU in Conference Finals
    October 27, 2018
    PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Due to the rain, the field at Founders was unplayed and the Franciscan rugby match against Robert Morris for the Three Rivers Rugby Conference title had to be moved to the campus of RMU. After battling through rainy and cold conditions, the Barons fell to the Colonials 19-0 Saturday evening. 
  • Barons Roll to 80-12 Playoff Win
    October 19, 2018
    CHESWICK, Pa. - The Franciscan rugby team rolled to an 80-12 win over California (PA) Friday night in the opening match of the 2018 Three Rivers Rugby Conference playoffs.
  • Ranked Second by NSCRO; Rugby Hosts First Round of 3RRC Playoffs
    October 15, 2018
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan rugby team is set to begin its defense of the Three Rivers Rugby Conference championship as the Barons head into the opening round game ranked No. 2 in the country by the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO).
  • Help Support SAAC Coin Wars
    October 08, 2018
    STEUBENVILLE - The Franciscan Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is hosting a "Coin Wars" between all of the athletic teams to help raise money for former softball player, Jordan Cunningham ('18). 
  • Barons Rout Geneva on the Road
    September 28, 2018
    BEAVER FALLS, Pa. - The Franciscan rugby team defeated Three Rivers Rugby Conference opponent, Geneva, 38-3 to remain perfect in the 3RRC and on the season, Friday evening.
  • Barons Win 15th Annual Rugby Ruckus
    September 16, 2018
    STEUBENVILLE - The Franciscan rugby team hosted it 15th Annual Robert D'Anniballe Rugby Ruckus Sunday night and for the second straight year came away with a 26-21 win, this time over 3RRC rival, Robert Morris. 
  • Barons Shut Out Grove City in the Rain
    September 08, 2018
    STEUBENVILLE – The Franciscan rugby team played in their second-straight wet and rainy rugby match, and the Barons seemed to make the most of the less than ideal conditions as they walked away with a 43-0 win over Grove City, Saturday afternoon.
  • Barons Impress During Rugby Under the Lights
    September 01, 2018
    STEUBENVILLE - After a 45-minute lightning delay, the Franciscan rugby's inaugural "Rugby Under the Lights" got underway in front of incredible student turnout. The large crowd was not disappointed as the Barons earned their first win of the season with a 20-12 victory over the University of Pitt. 
  • Leatherby Named NSCRO Rising Star
    July 03, 2018
    WEST CHESTER, Pa. - Josh Leatherby has been named a 2018-19 Rising Star by the National Small College Rugby Organization, as announced Tuesday morning.