This past Sunday, AIC Men’s Rugby hosted their first annual “Tackle Hunger 7s” tournament. This tournament, created to serve as a warm-up tournament for local teams kicking off their spring season, also served the greater Springfield community.
The Women's College 7s tournament at the Las Vegas Invitational was wild one, and ended up with the University of British Columbia taking the Cup.
The National Intercollegiate Rugby Association, the league of NCAA Varsity women's college rugby teams, has named its All American list for the 2016-17 season.
Thirty-one athletes were chosen from the 14 college teams competing in NIRA, with another 12 making honorable mention. Here is the list:
2016-17 NIRA RUGBY ALL-AMERICANS
Among the performances of note last month was a special second half from an unexpected quarter for AIC.
Long known (and rightly so) for an excellent backline, American International also features a pretty solid forward pack. Central to that was all-conference lock Corey Momsen, a big, powerful tight-five forward who made key defensive players, won rucks, and worked the lineout.