Mizzou starts off the spring beating in-state rival SLU
The Tigers offense started hot as the opening kickoff got swung to the backline where center Adam Cooley took it the distance for the opening try. James Glavin followed suit with a try of his own breaking a tackle and scoring from 25 meters out. SLU scored two of their own as the Tigers defense failed to defend against the offload and the score was tied 12-12. Cooley and Glavin each scored one more before the end of the half giving the Tigers a 26-12 lead. After halftime, the Tigers defense stiffened and the offense was able to get the ball to wing Nick Romano for a score. The game ended in a 40-17 win for Mizzou and a solid start to the season. Up next at Washington University.
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.