Tigers knock off rival KU in Homecoming 50th Anniversary Game
Mizzou Rugby celebrated its 50th anniversary of existence in their Saturday game against rival University of Kansas. With many alumni in attendance, the Tigers celebrated with a 31-19 win over KU. Center Adam Cooley started the scoring with a kick and chase over the KU backline which he reeled in and scored. Wing Nick Romano took a run down the left sideline and beat the fullback to put the Tigers up 14-0. James Glavin broke a tackle in the midfield and took it the distance for a try, then followed with another to put the Tigers up 26-0 at the half. Mizzou tacked on one more try before the KU offense got rolling a bit and put up 19 straight points late in the second half and pulled the score to 31-19. Mizzou’s win against KU makes them 2-0 in Heart of America play. Up next against Oklahoma State.
MU takes down Wildcats in crucial HOA matchup
The Tigers put their defense on display in a 14-7 win over Kansas State. Mizzou’s tackling was strong and was stingy on allowing line breaks and offloads. In the first half junior scrumhalf J.T. Schlegel fed a behind the back pass to 8 man James Glavin for an open try from 5 meters out. Later in the half, a deep kick by flyhalf Gareth Jones put the chasing wing Brian Navarro in position to pass off to an oncoming Kellen Shockley for the try. The Tigers continued the strong defense in the second half but conceded one try and conversion to the Wildcats. The final minutes were an intense defensive battle that the Tigers ultimately won, not allowing Kansas State to tie up the game. Mizzou takes the momentum of their important conference win into their next game against rival KU.
MU Drops first home game to LU-Belleville 37-19
In a competitive showdown in the first fall home game the Tigers dropped their first non-conference game of the year to Lindenwood-Belleville 37-19. The Tigers got three tries from junior inside center Adam Cooley and kept the game close throughout the first half. Two late-game tries for LU-Belleville gave them a clear margin to victory over the Tigers. Mizzou looks to rebound in conference play against Kansas State.