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Rhode Island Wins Rhody, Hoder Cups

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Rhode Island Wins Rhody, Hoder Cups

The University of Rhode Islands defeated Providence College this past weekend to regain the Rhody Cup.

Rhode Island ran out 48-29 winners over the Friars to the take annual competition. The Rhody Cup is a competition between rugby-playing colleges and universities in Rhode Island. Begun six years ago, it has been won by Salve Regina once, Providence College three times, and Rhode Island twice. The URI 1st team, the Rams, were led by the spine of the team - hooker Justin Zeramby, locks Kevin Almond (also the captain) and Tyler Inkley, and No. 8 Josh Adams. The Rams were excellent in the scrums, lineouts, and restarts, and also made the gainline repeatedly, allowing the backs space to run. 

The victory was also revenge for URI as they lost the Rhody Cup to Providence College last year on the final play.

Rhode Island also won the Hoder Cup this past weekend. This is a competition parallel to th Rhody Cup and is crated for Rhode Island team's 2nd 15s. The JRAMS have won this CUP five out of the six years the competition has been held. Providence College won the other time. The JRAMS put in a dominate performance as the forwards controlled the set pieces and gainline, which allowed scrumhalf Ryan Thomas and flyhalf and captain Kyle Mongomery to run the offense.