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Brother Martin Makes a Move in Louisiana

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Brother Martin Makes a Move in Louisiana

Brother Martin wins a lineout v St. Thomas HS of Houston during a 2016 game. Photo Jordan Maat.

In the lone Louisiana Rugby league game of the past weekend, the Brother Martin Crusaders moved to 2-0 with a 34-19 defeat of the NOLA Barbarians.

It was a hotly-contested game, and a good result for Brother Martin. Senior inside center Logan Neill  scored two tries, busting through tacklers to do it. Captain and No. 8 Cole Boudreaux led by example and was a force throughout. Scrumhalf Nick Gonsoulin kept the attack moving and score on a heads-up quick-tap.

With the victory, Brother Martin put themselves securely in 2nd place in the Louisiana Rugby conference. A very good NOLA Barbarians side is now 1-2, but that's after playing some tough opposition. The Barbarians play St. Paul's this coming weekend, and that's a must-win for both teams. Brother Martin, and league-leaders Jesuit New Orleans, both play non-league games against Tennessee-based Christian Brothers.

The team to watch for a late run is the defending state champion Bayou Hurricanes. The 'Canes play St. Paul's, Brother Martin, the Barbarians, and Jesuit in successive weeks starting March 11.


Louisiana W L T Pf Pa Pd   BL Pts
Jesuit Blue Jays 3 0 0 70 34 36   0 12
Brother Martin 2 0 0 74 31 43   0 8
NOLA Barbarians 1 2 0 77 44 33   1 5
Bayou Hurricanes 1 0 0 79 5 74   0 4
St. Paul's 0 1 0 19 29 -10   0 0
Captain Shreve 0 4 0 22 194 -172   0 0