Barbarians bow out of D3 playoffs after a brave showing in Waverly, IA.

The Milwaukee Barbarians travelled today to Waverly, IA in a Round 1 playoff against Ilinois rivals, the Fox Valley Maoris.

With just 2 reserves and wet and cool conditions, the Milwaukee Rugby team faced an opponent who has dominated the Wisconsin-Chicago conference all season.

The first quarter of the match was a close contest with the Maoris in the lead 13-7. But the Barbarians defense could not hold and by half time the Maoris were out to a comfortable 35-7 lead. 

The Maoris continued their offensive clinic in the second half, aided by a concussed Barbarian fly-half and a red card at the 59th minute. 

At the final whistle, Fox Valley would be the clear victors. The 66-7 victory sets up round 2 of the Midwest RFU Western Conference playoffs tomorrow where the Maoris meet a rested Bremer County Bucks who received a 1st round bye.

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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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