USA Rugby Men's Midwest (CR1) D1 2015-2016 standings - week 3

Team (Rank Change)WinLossDrawStreakPFPA+/-BT*BL**Points
Metropolis (Minneapolis, MN)2002W7018522010
Barbarians (Milwaukee, WI) 1101L52439217
CRC (Columbus, OH)1001W28253105
Blues (Kansas City, MO) 1001W27216104
Wolfhounds (Cincinnati, OH) (up-arrow-green-16x16px+3)0202L2970-41011
Lions (Chicago, IL) (down-arrow-red-16x16px-1)000N/A000000
Dragons (Davenport, IA) (down-arrow-red-16x16px-1)0101L1527-12000
Griffins (Chicago, IL) (down-arrow-red-16x16px-1)0101L1027-17000

* 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 3 in the Men's Division 1 Midwest conference featured just 2 contests, each with interesting results. Although it's still early in the season, week 3 suggests a tightening of the competitive level in the Division and may make for a lot of interesting matches all season long.

CRC @ Barbarians

The Barbarians hosted CRC in Milwaukee. The visitors came out of the blocks quickly and were up by 3 tries very early. The hosts clawed back but were not able to close the gap with CRC winning 28-25. The win is an important one for CRC — especially on the road — who look to have renewed determination following their 1-13-0 record last season.

On Twitter, CRC announced that the win comes "under the guidance of @tiger7sacademy" which appears to indicate a closer relationship between the 15s program at CRC and the Olympic 7s training program at the Tiger Academy.

Despite the loss for the hosts, the close score and productive offense nets 2 points for Milwaukee.

Blues @ Wolfhounds

The Wolfhounds surprised the Blues — the 2014-2015 Division Champions — with a very strong defensive display in the first half that resulted in an 11-3 lead at half-time for Cincinnati.

But the Blues stamina would win the day in the second half where 3 tries by the visitors secured a 27-21 victory for the Blues.

Scores, Week 3 (12-Sep-2015)

  • Barbarians (Home) 25 - 28 CRC
  • Wolfhounds (Home) 21 - 27 Blues

Scores, Week 2 (4-Sep-2015)

  • Griffins (Home) 27 - 10 Metropolis

Scores, Week 1 (29-Aug-2015)

  • Metropolis (Home) 43 - 8 Wolfhounds
  • Barbarians (Home) 29 - 15 Palmer