Second half surge falls short in Cincinnati.

The Milwaukee Barbarians traveled to Cincinnati to play the Wolfhounds in the second match of a 3-week series on the road.  

Despite the near-perfect conditions, the Barbarians were shell-shocked by a determined Cincinnati side who dominated posession in the first half and racked up 17 points in the first 18 minutes.

Following a yellow card to flanker Anthony Sims, the Wolfhounds continued to pound away at the Milwaukee defense and scored twice more before the half-time whistle to bring the score to 31-0.

Milwaukee switches on in the second half

The second half showed a much improved Milwaukee defense and Sims opened the scoring 6 minutes in.

Milwaukee finally started to realize some possession and the offense executed well. With just 10 minutes remaining, Milwaukee had narrowed the margin to just 10 points through tries from Drzweicki (two, shown above) and Patterson, and four conversions from captain Vigder.

With Cincinnati leading with a much closer 38-28 score, tempers and frustration began to show for the home side.

Despite Milwaukee’s push, the Wolfhounds collected themselves and skillfully put away the match with a pair of tries from Barbarian errors. At the final whistle, Milwaukee trailed 48-28 to bring home a bonus-point from having scored 4 tries.

The result gives the Barbarians a 2-2-0 record this season and 4th place in the Division 1 standings table.


Match Stream

7′TR scoreCIN5 – 0Team score
8′CV scoreCIN7 – 0Team score
14′TR scoreCIN12 – 0Team score
15′CV scoreCIN14 – 0Team score
18′PK scoreCIN17 – 0Team score
20′Y cardMIL17 – 0#6 – Sims, Anthony
23′TR scoreCIN22 – 0Team score
25′CV scoreCIN24 – 0Team score
30′TR scoreCIN29 – 0Team score
31′TC subMIL29 – 0Off: #2 – #2 – Grams, Joseph
On: #18 – #18 – Bell, Conor
32′CV scoreCIN31 – 0Team score
46′TR scoreMIL31 – 5#6 – Sims, Anthony
47′CV scoreMIL31 – 7#9 – Vigder, Nick
51′TR scoreCIN36 – 7Team score
52′CV scoreCIN38 – 7Team score
54′TR scoreMIL38 – 12#13 – Drzewiecki, Matt
55′CV scoreMIL38 – 14#9 – Vigder, Nick
62′TR scoreMIL38 – 19#11 – Patterson, Justin
63′CV scoreMIL38 – 21#9 – Vigder, Nick
69′TR scoreMIL38 – 26#13 – Drzewiecki, Matt
70′CV scoreMIL38 – 28#9 – Vigder, Nick
76′PK scoreCIN41 – 28Team score
78′TR scoreCIN46 – 28Team score
80′CV scoreCIN48 – 28Team score
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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