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USA Rugby Men's Midwest (CR1) D1 2014-2015 standings - week 5

Team (Rank Change)WinLossDrawStreakPFPA+/-BT*BL**Points
Metropolis (Minneapolis, MN)5005W193122715025
Barbarians (Milwaukee, WI) (up-arrow-green-16x16px+1)3102W11682344016
Lions (Chicago, IL) (down-arrow-red-16x16px-1)2302L155123323213
Dragons (Davenport, IA)2201L131118132111
Blues (Kansas City, MO) (up-arrow-green-16x16px+2)2101W807823011
Wolfhounds (Cincinnati, OH) (up-arrow-green-16x16px+2)2301W111147-362010
Scioto Valley (Columbus, OH) (down-arrow-red-16x16px-2)1401L114157-43217
Griffins (Chicago, IL) (down-arrow-red-16x16px-2)1402L105178-73206

* 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.

Week 5 of the Men's Midwest D1 Competition started out with an upset as the Blues rebounded from their week 4 loss to defeat the Lions in Chicago 25-19. The exciting match was a close affair throughout with the lead changing 4 times and an early drop goal from the Blues. Chicago managed to salvage a bonus point for their efforts but it was not enough to hold onto second place.

In Milwaukee, the Barbarians also had a bonus-point win — 26 - 10 — over Scioto Valley. Behind 19-0 at halftime, Scioto Valley looked dangerous going into the break and turned up the heat in the second half. Taking full advantage of a lop-sided penalty count, Scioto Valley enjoyed a lot of possession and forced the Barbarians to defend for long periods. Despite outscoring the hosts 2 tries to 1 in the second half, the visitors could not overcome the early deficit. The Barbarians move into second place and a game in hand over third placed Lions.

In Cincinnati, the Wolfhounds broke a 2-match losing streak with a confident 29-12 win against the traveling Griffins. The result puts the Griffins in their own 2-match losing streak and makes them a candidate for the wooden spoon if their fortunes continue on this trend.

Finally, the Metropolis machine grinds on with a barn-burning win in Davenport. The Dragons fell 37-34 to the visitors. The 4-point margin is the closest any team has come to defeating Metropolis this season.

Scores, Week 5 (27-Sep-2014)

  • Dragons (Home) 34 - 37 Metropolis
  • Lions (Home) 19 - 25 Blues
  • Barbarians (Home) 26 - 16 Scioto Valley
  • Wolfhounds (Home) 29 - 12 Griffins

Scores, Week 4 (20-Sep-2014)

  • Wolfhounds (Home) 15 - 32 Barbarians
  • Metropolis (Home) 29 - 19 Lions
  • Scioto Valley (Home) 40 - 26 Blues
  • Griffins (Home) 18 - 42 Dragons

Scores, Week 3 (13-Sep-2014)

  • Lions (Home) 43 - 19 Wolfhounds
  • Metropolis (Home) 36 - 26 Barbarians
  • Scioto Valley (Home) 27 - 29 Griffins

Scores, Week 2 (6-Aug-2014)

  • Griffins (Home) 31 - 48 Metropolis
  • Palmer (Home) 36 - 34 Lions
  • Wolfhounds (Home) 36 - 17 Scioto Valley

Scores, Week 1 (30-Aug-2014)

  • Metropolis (Home) 43 - 12 Wolfhounds
  • Lions (Home) 40 - 14 Scioto Valley
  • Barbarians (Home) 32 - 15 Griffins
  • Blues (Home) 29 - 19 Dragons