GRR: St. Bonaventure
NCR's D1 playoffs have four teams left as Notre Dame College, Indiana, St. Bonaventure, and Brown all advanced from the quarterfinals over the weekend.
Annapolis, Md. - Navy held off St. Bonaventure 15-3 in Rugby East action, keeping Navy atop the standings and handing Bonnies their first loss of the season.
It was windy and rainy and cold—fall has finally arrived with a vengeance—and that made scoring difficult.
A pair of first-half tries by the Mids were the difference maker to extend their winning streak to 25 matches.
Well it was pretty dramatic in Rugby East action Saturday with two nailbiters producing two historic results.
St. Bonaventure recorded their first ever win over the modern era over West Point, and Mount St. Mary's recorded their first ever win over Kutztown.
Rick Rose of St. Bonaventure is the #1 pick in the 2023 Major League Rugby draft, getting the nod from expansion club Miami.
Rose was the captain of St. Bonaventure, leading them to a NCR D1 title in the fall of 2021. The 6-7 lock is a powerful forward on defense, wins lineouts, is an excellent leader, and someone who puts in a ton of work around the park.
Thomas More put Fairfield to the sword 70-21 to move on to the NCR D1 semifinals Saturday, jumping to the top four a year after winning the D2 playoffs.
Also into the NCR D1 semifinals are Queens University Charlotte, Brown, and defending champions St. Bonaventure.