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Barbarians drop close contest to Griffins

2015 10 17 milwaukee rugby vs griffins d1 sd

The Milwaukee Barbarians division 1 side hosted the Griffins (Chicago, IL) this past Saturday in Milwaukee.

The visitors went out to an early lead with a try at the 5-minute mark.

The 5-0 score would remain until the Griffins dotted down again at 39 minutes to head into half-time with a 10-0 lead.

The Barbarians hit back 10 minutes into the second half with a pair of tries from Drzewiecki, each converted by Vigder. With 25 minutes remaining, the Barbarians led 14-0.

The final 12 minutes of the match saw lots of action with the Griffins converting a try to take the lead, then the Barbos landing a penalty to draw the match at 17 with 7 minutes remaining. 

After a lot pressure, the Griffins sealed the win with a 78-minute try.

Despite the loss, the Barbarians take home a bonus-point for the narrow loss.

At 6th place in the division, the Barbarians hit the road tomorrow to take on the 8th-ranked Dragon (Davenport, IA).

Game Stream

MINEVENTSIDESCOREDETAILS
4'TR score CHIG0 - 5 #8 - Peterson, Scott
32'Y card CHIG0 - 5 #9 - Stringer, Luke
39'TR score CHIG0 - 10 #8 - Peterson, Scott
50'TR score MIL5 - 10 #14 - Drzewiecki, Matt
51'CV score MIL7 - 10 #10 - Vigder, Nick
55'TR score MIL12 - 10 #14 - Drzewiecki, Matt
56'CV score MIL14 - 10 #10 - Vigder, Nick
67'TC sub MIL14 - 10Off: #7 - #7 - Sims, Anthony
On: #16 - #16 - Nowak, Robert
68'TR score CHIG14 - 15 #8 - Peterson, Scott
69'CV score CHIG14 - 17 #9 - Stringer, Luke
72'TC sub MIL14 - 17Off: #12 - #12 - Talbot, Jason
On: #21 - #21 - Mross, Alex
72'TC sub MIL14 - 17Off: #8 - #8 - Walczak, Ryan
On: #18 - #18 - loots, johannes
73'PK score MIL17 - 17 #10 - Vigder, Nick
78'TR score CHIG17 - 22 #6 - Najor, Matthew

The complete and official match report can be found at here USA.