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USA Rugby Men's D1 2013-2014 standings - week 9

Week 9 in Men's Midwest Division 1 USA Rugby had some exciting matches on the ticket with both Chicago teams looking to build on their Week 8 victories.

The Blues we're on the road against the Lions and the hosts looked good from the start, scoring early and maintaining a 17-12 halftime lead. But Kansas City had other plans and continued their momentum from the end of the first half into the second. After 2 consecutive penalties, the visitors were up 18-17 with a full 30 minutes still on the scoreboard.

The lead changed 3 more times in the second half ending in a dramatic finish with the Lions squeaking out the bonus-point 27-26 win with a penalty kick at the final whistle.

In Columbus, Scioto Valley hosted the Griffins in a high-scoring affair that showcased the offense skills of both sides.  The home-side and second-place team in the league held on for a 38-34 win leaving the Griffins to head home with just a 2-point consolation prize for the narrow loss and 4+ tries.

The Barbarians hosted Cincinnati in Milwaukee with excellent rugby weather and a large home crowd out for the last home match before the winter break.

With the crowd at their backs, the locals scored early and often, including 2 tries and 14 points in the first 10 minutes. Cincinnati surged at the end of each half and came away with 1 try each time, but the Milwaukee backs dominated the day.

At the whistle, the Barbarians reaped a 5-point win with a 52-14 victory. With five consecutive wins, the Milwaukee Rugby team moves to third place with a 3-point margin over the Blues who drop to 4th.

In the final match of the day, Metropolis were on the road in Iowa and rebounded from their week 8 loss with a comprehensive 51-12 victory over Palmer.

Team (Rank Change)WinLossDrawStreakPFPA+/-Bonus Try*Bonus Loss**Points
Metropolis (Minneapolis, MN)8101W3501262247140
Scioto Valley (Columbus, OH)6301W296250467132
Barbarians (Milwaukee, WI) (up-arrow-green-16x16px+1)6305W230192384129
Blues (Kansas City, MO) (down-arrow-red-16x16px-1)5301L223210135126
Lions (Chicago, IL)3512W240268-287324
Griffins (Chicago, IL)3411L190246-563219
Palmer (Davenport, IA)3503L161232-713116
Wolfhounds (Cincinatti, OH)0808L139305-166235

* A bonus point is awarded for each match in which the team scores 4 tries or more. 
** A bonus point is awarded for each match in which the team loses by 7 or less.

Fixtures, Week 10

  • Metropolis at Scioto Valley
  • Griffins at Blues
  • Barbarians at Lions
  • Palmer at Cincinnati

Scores, Week 9

  • Metropolis 51 - 12 Palmer
  • Lions 27 - 26 Blues
  • Barbarians 52 - 14 Cincinnati
  • Scioto Valley 38 - 34 Griffins

Scores, Week 8

  • Metropolis 19 - 21 Griffins
  • Scioto Valley 28 - 43 Lions
  • Blues 26 - 24 Wolfhounds
  • Barbarians 29 - 18 Palmer

Scores, Week 7

  • Metropolis 33 - 10 Griffins
  • Scioto Valley 35 - 32 Lions
  • Blues 43 - 28 Wolfhounds
  • Barbarians 29 - 5 Palmer