Ben Nirschl scores a hat trick during interdivisional friendly vs. Metropolis.

Ben Nirschl had the match of his career on Saturday against firm opposition: the Division 2 Metropolis side out of Minneapolis, MN.

Ben has been preparing for this match with months of training at the gym and a high work rate at practices. And the effort clearly paid off as Nirschl dotted over the chalk three times for a personal haul of 15 points, a career high.

Said Nirschl of his performance: “220 pound fly halfs don’t dance.”

Although the match remained competitive, all of Nirschl’s efforts were not enough to help the Barbarians Division 3 side overcome Metropolis.

Fans can see Nirschl this Saturday in Milwaukee when the Barbarians host Kansas City (D1) and Oconomowoc (D3) in our Spring home double-header.

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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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