Lindenwood defeated Life 24-14 in the final of the Men’s CRC Monday afternoon, surprising many who expected Life’s high octane attack to get the better of the Lions.
But unleashing a physical, aggressive defensive strategy, Lindenwood took away Life’s ability to exploit space and got in the faces of the Running Eagles.
Lindenwood University lock Emmanuel Albert has won the 2021 Rugby Scholz Award as the nation's best Men's Collegiate rugby player.
Eagan, Minnesota product Emmanual Albert is a finalist for the Rudy Scholz Award because he has become the foundation upon which Lindenwood's best-ever 15s season has been built.
Quiet but a leader, Albert plays lock and flanker and excels at both.
Men's college rugby is still going, although the number of games is dwindling—at least we have two major matchups to brighten up the weekend.
Editor's note—after we posted this story, the Lindenwood vs Army game was canceled due to some positive COVID tests at Lindenwood.