GRR: College Men
In a game that lived up to the hype, Harvard defeated Dartmouth to win the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association DI varsity championship.
Paced by two tries from wing Lennox London and one from flyhalf and game MVP Brogan Mior, the Crimson won thanks to an adventurous attacking style and a determined goalline defense that made Dartmouth work enormously hard for their points.
Sunday sees eight teams remaining in the NCR D2 playoffs facing each other to knock it all down to four.
Northern Iowa cruised past St. Louis University 78-5. This was perfectly in keeping with UNI's habit of winning by large margins this season.
Memphis pushed aside UW=Whitewater 49-17.
The Men's D2 games are Friday and we have their Round of 16 followed by the Round of 16 for the Small College teams on Saturday.
Then everyone plays their quarterfinals on Sunday. So by the end of the day we'll have final fours for each bracket (same, actually, with NCR D1 and D1AA).
In case you're coming to this topic late, we offer a little explanation for new-ish fans of college rugby as to why we're seeing what we're seeing in this coming group of playoff games.
As we enter the Men's D2 college playoffs, let's take a look at who stood tall over the last couple of weeks in conference finals and play-in games.
We try to avoid repeat Gamebreakers but this week we have a couple. Well, good players seem to make an impression.