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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Metropolis 67-Miami RFC 7-Sweet 16 bound

The Monster Day of Rugby yesterday in Minneapolis was a huge success.  A lot of people came to watch the matches. South Metro beat Edina for the first time ever in the high school match. The University of Minnesota beat University of Wisconsin-Stout, the 3rd match was supposed to have been Thunder Bay, Ontario against the Killer B's of Metropolis-but the Canucks were a no-show. This meant that Zach, the team manager and head athletic trainer threw together a motley bunch of Old Boys, Metropolis extras, and some college players. I got to play prop for about 50 minutes, and overall was happy with my play-even if I am pretty sore this morning.(Particularly my right thigh, which took more of a knock than I realized yesterday)

The headline match was Miami RFC's trip here to the Upper midwest was to decide who would make it to the final round of 16 teams in the national DI tournament.

Right out of the chute, Metropolis put the visitors from South Florida on their back heels. It rained down tries to the point where the Floridians were yelling at each other in English and Spanish.
It was 41-0 at halftime. Metropolis just dominated every aspect of the game, from the scrums, to the play at the breakdown and they had great results chasing down every cross field kick they made.
The final score was 67-7, which kept our young help busy who were looking after the scoreboard...
It's now off to South Carolina in two weeks for the DI side to play in the Palmetto state. One thing for sure, Metropolis made a big statement that they can be a force to be reckoned with on the national scale.

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