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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 KCB5 - 0 #14 - Baty, Blake
8'CV score KCB7 - 0 #10 - Mercer, Michael
10'TR score KCB12 - 0 #8 - Tapusoa, Arthur
11'CV score KCB14 - 0 #10 - Mercer, Michael
15'TR score KCB19 - 0 #13 - Weber, Cody
15'CV score KCB21 - 0 #10 - Mercer, Michael
21'TR score MIL21 - 5 #7 - Cwiklis, Kyle
22'CV score MIL21 - 7 #10 - Vigder, Nick
28'TR score MIL21 - 12 #6 - Schwalbe, Ray
40'Y card KCB21 - 12 #4 - Orth, Brodie
40'PK score MIL21 - 15 #10 - Vigder, Nick
44'TR score MIL21 - 20 #7 - Cwiklis, Kyle
45'CV score MIL21 - 22 #10 - Vigder, Nick
48'TR score MIL21 - 27 #16 - Konvalinka, Michael
49'CV score MIL21 - 29 #10 - Vigder, Nick
56'PK score KCB24 - 29 #10 - Mercer, Michael
65'TR score MIL24 - 34 #22 - Boehnen, Maxwell
66'CV score MIL24 - 36 #10 - Vigder, Nick
71'TR score KCB29 - 36 #15 - Murray, Sean
72'PK score MIL29 - 39 #10 - Vigder, Nick
77'TR score KCB34 - 39 #8 - Tapusoa, Arthur
77'CV score KCB36 - 39 #10 - Mercer, Michael
80'TR score KCB41 - 39 #13 - Weber, Cody
80'CV score KCB43 - 39 #10 - Mercer, Michael

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