GRR: Rugby East
Navy clinched 1st in the Rugby East with a 28-8 defeat of St. Bonaventure Saturday.
Lewis Gray opened the scoring with a try and the conversion and while St. Bonaventure answered with a penalty goal, a try from Dale Sturdifen and a Roanin Krieger penalty put the Midshipmen up 15-3 at the break.
Notre Dame College has elevated Johannes "Hanno" van Vuuren to the Men’s Rugby 15s Head Coach position, with previous Head Coach/Director of Rugby Jason Fox remaining as Director of Rugby and 7s Coach DOR.
Army West Point held off Penn State in a Rugby East clash, taking down the Nittany Lions 43-29.
Paced by three tries from Koikoi Nelligan, the Black Knights are now 4-0 on the season and 3-0 in conference play.
West Point looked very impressive in shutting out St. Bonaventure 29-0 Saturday in Rugby East play.
Ranked #5 among D1A-level teams by Goff Rugby Report, the Black Knights got tries from Isaac Marret, Koikoui Nelligan, Gerard McCarron, and Scharl du Toit to down #16 St. Bonaventure. Sean McNulty converted three and added a penalty goal. Army is now 2-0 in the Rugby East.
The Rugby East saw plenty of drama this weekend as Penn State had to claw back to beat Kutztown 33-30.
Penn State started strong but then Kutztown stormed past. The Penn State players didn't panic, however, stuck to their pattern and started to score tries.