Milwaukee rugby team defeat Chicago rivals in closely contested CARFU Cup final.

The Milwaukee Harlequins (USA Rugby Division I) today defeated the Chicago Lions (USA Rugby Super League) in an exciting climax to the 2010 CARFU Cup.

Having lost in the 2009 CARFU Cup final, the Harlequins were only looking for one result. Ahead 8-7 at half though, the Lions charged back with two tries early in the second half.

With time running out, the Harlequins found themselves on the wrong side of a 22-15 scoreline.

Two well-maneuvered tries, including one in extra time, resulted in a 27-22 victory for the Harlequins and their first CARFU Cup championship.

Vic Drover
Vic Drover

Vic has a long history in and around the sport of rugby both in Canada and the US. He has played for and started numerous clubs (Vandal's RFC, Strathcona Druids, Suffolk Bull Moose, West Side Harlequins, Milwaukee Barbarians, Hamilton Girls Rugby), and served many roles over the years at all administrative levels. Vic joined the Harlequins in 2007 and remained an active club member through the transition to the Barbarians. These days, he spends his rugby time playing tag rugby and touring with the Old Boys, keeping the club website updated, helping organize the Lakefront 7s, and fundraising.

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