Fairfield pulled off what can fairly be described as an upset, beating Iona 41-20 in Liberty Conference D1 play.
Iona played well early on and led 20-17 despite struggling to get much possession. But their discipline and patience wore thing in the second half.
Indiana won the Fighting Irish 7s on a frigid day of competition in South Bend, showing how unity and some serious 7s experience can trump other factors.
The foundation of Brown University's strong showing in the fall is heavily dependent on youth rugby.
While Head Coach David LaFlamme has some a superlative job guiding his team to an Ivy League title, the influx of talent that understood the game and know how to make the most of their talents certainly helped.
The emergence of Brown University as a player in the collegiate rugby sphere is not a shock to the coaches and players in the program.