2014-2015 Season Recap

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The 2014-2015 Mizzou Rugby season was one of many highs and lows, as the team finished ranked 37th in the nation for Division 1 but suffered many heartbreaking close losses. The Tigers brought a young team into the season, returning only 4 senior starters and starting up to 7 freshmen at one point in the season. Led by coach Don Corwin and captains Luke Rosner and Connor Fairfax, the Tigers finished 4-1-1 in the Heart of America Conference, good enough for a second-place tie with Kansas State, behind only conference champion Arkansas.

Here are the results for the Mizzou Rugby 15’s season:

L  vs. Oklahoma 15-10

L  @ Kansas State 25-24

W  vs. Iowa State 45-15

L  @ Notre Dame 32-31

W  vs. Kansas 26-10

T  @ Arkansas 24-24

W  vs. Truman State 71-12

W  vs. Oklahoma State forfeit


 

The Mizzou Tigers competed in the Heart of America Rugby 7’s tournament in Lawrence, KS in the spring where the winner qualifies for the 7’s national tournament. They finished second to Arkansas again, losing in the championship game. The Tigers will return 11 of their 12 players on the 7’s roster in the upcoming 2015-2016 season, losing only captain Luke Rosner.

Here are the results for the Mizzou Rugby 7’s tournament:

W  vs. Kansas 24-7

W  vs. Iowa State 28-15

W  vs. Kansas State 36-7

L   vs. Arkansas 14-10

Mizzou Rugby is very optimistic moving forward into the 2015-16 season as they return many starters and other contributing players and look forward to a talented incoming freshman class. The Tigers consider themselves the team to beat in the Heart of America conference this upcoming season. Stay tuned for rosters, schedules, scores, photos, and more on the new Mizzou Men’s Rugby Club website.