Barbarians traveling to New Orleans to face local rugby team.

The Milwaukee Barbarians head south again for their annual Spring Tour to face the New Orleans Rugby Football Club (NOLA Rugby).

NOLA Rugby — who have recently partnered with the professional rugby startup NOLA GOLD — hosts the Milwaukee rugby team on February 3rd at 1PM.  

The trip offers an excellent opportunity to warm up for spring rugby, play against strong competition outside of the Midwest competitive region, and offers plenty of time for team building.

In prior years the Milwaukee Barbarians have entered social tournaments to warm up for the spring season. But this year, thanks to an invitation from Wisconsin native and Muskego alumnus Ryan Fitzgerald, the Barbarians get to take on former DII National champions NOLA Rugby. Fitzgerald is currently General Manager/Director of Rugby- NOLA GOLD Major League Rugby Club.

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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