Fall 2016 Mizzou Rugby Awards:
Forward MVP-Marc Makovicka (Sr. Hooker)
Back MVP-Adam Cooley (Jr. Inside Center)
Impact Player-Mickey Watson (Sr. Flanker)
Rookie of the Season Award-Nick Romano (Jr. Wing)
Most Improved Player-Neil Hart (So. Forward)
Mizzou trounces Oklahoma State 83-0 to close the fall season
A big offensive day for the Tigers was also highlighted by a shutout performance of the defense. Mizzou controlled the possession in the game and found the try zone many times. A 4 try day from wing Nick Romano and hooker Marc Makovicka led the way while center Adam Cooley scored 3 tries. The tigers bring their 3-0 conference record into the winter break and start with SLU on February 11th.
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.