Barbarians notch first-ever D1 win in Minneapolis.

The Milwaukee Barbarians secured an important club milestone on Saturday with a gritty, come-from-behind wind against a determined Metropolis home-side in Minneapolis, MN. The win on the road at the Metropolis home pitch is a first for the Milwaukee rugby team.

Their record improves to 3-9-0 and puts them in the hunt for a 5th-place finish to the season.

For nearly 30 minutes, the match remained very close with the scores locked at 10-7 for Metropolis.

But 3 quick tries at 31, 34 and 39 minutes saw the home side head into the half time with a comfortable 25-7 lead.

Milwaukee responded in the second half with 3 unanswered tries of their own and at the 57 minute mark lead 28-25.

But there would be two more lead changes before the match was over. First a try by Metro, and then the winning try by Milwaukee who lead 33-30 at the 66 minute mark and held on for the win.

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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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