Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Cleveland Rugby Academy Headed to Nationals

The Cleveland Rugby Academy recently qualified for a spot in the national tournament  for sevens after taking second place at The Midwest Championships, booting out a Metropolis side thought to have been a shoo-in this year.

During the Midwest Championship, the CRA finished 2-0-1 In Pool Play, handing Metropolis  their only loss of the season by a score of 12-5. The Academy tied the Chicago Blaze following that upset and soundly defeated the Rovers 31-7. Next on the docket was the Cincinnati Wolfhounds, hosts of the tournament. Cincinnati had always been a tough team on the circuit and wouldn't just roll over. When all was said and done, the CRA handed the Wolfhounds a 22-12 loss and moved on to the next round. Meanwhile, Metropolis rebounded to defeat the Chicago Lions in the other semi-final, which set the stage for a rematch and the match of the season to that point. Unfortunately, Metropolis was able to make the most of its second chance and defeated the CRA to claim the championship.

The team will head to Nationals at Columbia University in New York City. Match details and live stream details can be found on the Cleveland Rugby Academy Facebook page when available.

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