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Defensive errors on each side of halftime cause problems for Milwaukee-area rugby team

Milwaukee Barbarians Rugby travelled to Davenport, IA on Saturday to take on the Palmer Dragons in week 3 of the USA Rugby Divison 1 league.

In the first quarter, play was even on both sides of the ball with the Dragons scoring a clever chip-over try. Milwaukee responded with a well-weighted kick behind the hosts defensive line that was collected and dotted-down by center Matt Drzewiecki.

After 20 minutes, fly-half Nick Vigder slotted a penalty to bring the Barbarians ahead 10-8.

But the Dragons put in two converted tries at the 32- and 43-minute marks, bringing the score to 25-10.

Undaunted, the Milwaukee defense kicked back into gear and gave the offense the time and possession needed to narrow the score. With a try by flanker Joe Grams and a conversion and penalty kick by Vigder, the match was up-for-grabs with the Dragons ahead by just 25-20. 

With 10 minutes remaining, Palmer screened a short pass to an inside runner just 10 meters from the try line and barreled over to score. The Palmer defense held on for the win: final score 30-20.

On deck

The Barbarians return home this coming Saturday with the first of three consecutive double-headers at Zablocki Park. The Division 1 side (3-0-0), will be hosting Columbus (2-1-0).

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Match Stream

MINEVENTSIDESCOREDETAILS
3' TR score PALM 5 - 0 #11 - Tela, Takura
7' PK score PALM 8 - 0 #10 - Clarke, Austin
12' TR score MIL 8 - 5 #13 - Drzewiecki, Matt
13' CV score MIL 8 - 7 #10 - Vigder, Nick
20' PK score MIL 8 - 10 #10 - Vigder, Nick
32' TR score PALM 13 - 10 #12 - Wend, Shane
33' CV score PALM 15 - 10 #15 - Lourens, Gareth
39' PK score PALM 18 - 10 #15 - Lourens, Gareth
41' TC sub PALM 18 - 10 Off: #13 - #13 - Gallagher, Jack
On: #18 - #18 - King, Austin
43' TR score PALM 23 - 10 #8 - Maricelli, Glen
44' CV score PALM 25 - 10 #10 - Clarke, Austin
46' TC sub PALM 25 - 10 Off: #3 - #3 - Tenpas, Benjamin
On: #19 - #19 - Giachetti, Ian
47' TC sub MIL 25 - 10 Off: #15 - #15 - Albert, Michael
On: #20 - #20 - Petfalski, Jeremy
53' TR score MIL 25 - 15 #6 - Grams, Joseph
54' CV score MIL 25 - 17 #10 - Vigder, Nick
55' TC sub MIL 25 - 17 Off: #13 - #13 - Drzewiecki, Matt
On: #21 - #21 - Albert, Zachary
60' PK score MIL 25 - 20 #10 - Vigder, Nick
60' TC sub PALM 25 - 20 Off: #1 - #1 - Schultz, Dominic
On: #17 - #17 - Bronson, Gavin
65' TC sub PALM 25 - 20 Off: #14 - #14 - Bartlett, Jason
On: #20 - #20 - Holtschlag, Clarence
65' TC sub PALM 25 - 20 Off: #10 - #10 - Clarke, Austin
On: #21 - #21 - Hampton, Colton
66' TC sub MIL 25 - 20 Off: #3 - #3 - Holstine, Benjamin
On: #17 - #17 - Martel, Alexander
67' Y card PALM 25 - 20 #2 - Ford, Stephen
69' TR score PALM 30 - 20 #12 - Wend, Shane
70' TC sub MIL 30 - 20 Off: #7 - #7 - Gray, David
On: #18 - #18 - Fendryk, Randy
72' TC sub PALM 30 - 20 Off: #11 - #11 - Tela, Takura
On: #22 - #22 - McGowan, Braden
77' TC sub PALM 30 - 20 Off: #12 - #12 - Wend, Shane
On: #23 - #23 - Deig, Benjamin
77' TC sub PALM 30 - 20 Off: #8 - #8 - Maricelli, Glen
On: #16 - #16 - Cioraru, Meir

The complete and official match report can be found on the USA Rugby website.

 

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