Barbarians drop season opener to powerful Minneapolis side.

With a clinical victory in Minneapolis on Saturday, Metropolis RFC (Minneapolis, MN) made good their revenge for a Springtime at-home loss to the Milwaukee Barbarians. 

The Divison 1 match was very close after 30 mins with the hosts up just 12-6. But pair of tries on either side of the half-time whistle put the Milwaukee rugby side in a deep 24-6 deficit that they could not overcome. 

Metro’s offense continued to hammer the visitors in wet conditions and despite an injury-scare to the neck of their fly-half, the final score was 41-6 for the Minneapolis team.

“We aren’t finishing in the end zone and came up short too many times.” said Barbarians Head Coach Joe Gardener. “We’ll be working on that this week at training.“

The Barbarians are off this weekend, and return to action on September 10th for the season’s home-opener. The Division 3 side will be facing Black & Blue RFC and Division 1 hosting Griffins RFC.

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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