Milwaukee rugby advances to Division 1 post-season.

The Milwaukee Barbarians travelled to Columbus, OH today to take on Scioto Valley.

Expectations going into the match were mixed. Back in week 5, the Barbarians won a close contest 28-18 at home. However, injuries and player relocations have left the D1 squad short-handed for much of the spring campaign.

Despite traveling with no reserves, the Barbarians ground out a gritty, bonus-point victory on the road with the score reading 33-18 at the final whistle.

The bonus point secures Milwaukee fourth-place in the regular season, and a trip to the Midwest RFU playoffs vs. the top-seeded Kansas City Blues on May 16.

Before that however, Milwaukee and the Blues will play a warm-up in Milwaukee in May 9 as the final and sole remaining regular season fixture in the Midwest Division 1 league.

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.

Articles: 199