GRR: Rocky Mountain
The Rocky Mountain men's DII college conference has named its All-Conference team.
The list, not surprisingly, includes several players from the top three teams in the conference, Montana State, Northern Colorado, and Colorado Mesa. Those three produce 13 of the 15 All-Conference players.
The University of Colorado has been sanctioned by DIA Rugby fot fielding two unregistered players in a league game this fall.
Two players, Hayes Ward and Sam Tilley, played against New Mexico on September 21. Neither player was CIPP'd and neither was listed on the official matchday roster. Those players were later registered with USA Rugby in the following week.
Ten conferences have confirmed their Men's DII College conferences, with three more to go.
Here's a rundown of what has happened so far.
(Photos by Sara Hoener, Villanova Rugby, and Kelly Williams)
It's a bit of a rivalry weekend in DIA and DIAA college rugby with several schools that have a bit of a history going at it; one of those rivalries will be revisited in the Rocky Mountains as Colorado takes on Colorado State.
The startling turnaround of Colorado Mesa continues, as the Mavericks claimed another big victory over the weekend.
Barely a month after giving up over 100 points to Northern Colorado, Mesa has figured out its attacking and defensive pattern, and with some players back from injury are a real force in the Rocky Mountain Conference in Men’s DII College.