GRR: Norwich University Men
Norwich University defeated UMass-Lowell 32-16 Saturday to win the Rugby Northeast conference championship, securing a national playoff spot for the Cadets.
Lowell will likely get an at-large bid, probably to play the runner-up from another conference in the preliminary weekend of the playoff structure.
Senior Nate Rolling scored three tries on Senior Day to lead the Norwich University men's rugby team to a 42-24 victory over previously unbeaten UMass Lowell in the Rugby Northeast regular season finale.
It's been a weird season in the Rugby Northeast.
Norwich University hasn't exactly dominated in recent years, but the Cadets, despite some very competitive games, haven't lost since joining the conference. That is, until Week 1 of this seaw0n when Bentley overturned Norwich 11-10.
Norwich University ran out to a big first-half lead and held on to beat Middlebury and move to 3-1 in Rugby Northeast's Men's DII league.