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Milwaukee overcomes initial deficit but falls short at the final whistle in Kansas City

The Barbarians suffered their first loss of the spring season today in a high-scoring match in Kansas City vs. the Blues. 

The match started poorly for the visitors as Kansas controlled possession and field position for much of the first 20 minutes yielding 3 converted tries. 21-0 for the Blues.

But in an impressive show of heart and determination, Milwaukee turned up both the offense and defense. With just 12 minutes remaining in the match, the visitors had scored 36 points with the Blues adding only a penalty: 36-24 Barbarians.

But the Blues found another gear and after two tries, including one at the final whistle, the hosts regained the lead and took the win 43-39.

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Match Stream

MINEVENTSIDESCOREDETAILS
7' TR score KCB 5 - 0 #14 - Baty, Blake
8' CV score KCB 7 - 0 #10 - Mercer, Michael
10' TR score KCB 12 - 0 #8 - Tapusoa, Arthur
11' CV score KCB 14 - 0 #10 - Mercer, Michael
15' TR score KCB 19 - 0 #13 - Weber, Cody
15' CV score KCB 21 - 0 #10 - Mercer, Michael
21' TR score MIL 21 - 5 #7 - Cwiklis, Kyle
22' CV score MIL 21 - 7 #10 - Vigder, Nick
28' TR score MIL 21 - 12 #6 - Schwalbe, Ray
40' Y card KCB 21 - 12 #4 - Orth, Brodie
40' PK score MIL 21 - 15 #10 - Vigder, Nick
44' TR score MIL 21 - 20 #7 - Cwiklis, Kyle
45' CV score MIL 21 - 22 #10 - Vigder, Nick
48' TR score MIL 21 - 27 #16 - Konvalinka, Michael
49' CV score MIL 21 - 29 #10 - Vigder, Nick
56' PK score KCB 24 - 29 #10 - Mercer, Michael
65' TR score MIL 24 - 34 #22 - Boehnen, Maxwell
66' CV score MIL 24 - 36 #10 - Vigder, Nick
71' TR score KCB 29 - 36 #15 - Murray, Sean
72' PK score MIL 29 - 39 #10 - Vigder, Nick
77' TR score KCB 34 - 39 #8 - Tapusoa, Arthur
77' CV score KCB 36 - 39 #10 - Mercer, Michael
80' TR score KCB 41 - 39 #13 - Weber, Cody
80' CV score KCB 43 - 39 #10 - Mercer, Michael

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