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OSU Rugby - Midwest Championships This Weekend

Discussion in 'Other OSU and Professional Sports' started by wadc45, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    For the first time in almost a decade, the OSURFC will not be hosting the Midwest Rugby Union Division 1 College Championship. Having lost our beloved title to Purdue last year, we will be travelling to West Lafayette to face Indiana on Saturday and the winner of Purdue/Minnesota on Sunday. We are heavily favored to bring the title back where it belongs. See below for the game information. Anyone in the area is welcome to attend, as is anyone not in the area wishing to send good vibes. We also will be submitting our application as the official atheltic team of the Paint Chip Party later this year...
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    Midwest Rugby Union's

    Collegiate Rugby Tournament
    at
    PURDUE UNIVERSITY

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    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>On behalf of the Midwest Rugby Union, and Purdue University
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    Welcome to the </FONT>​

    Midwest Rugby Union Collegiate Men’s Divisions I and II Final Four Tournament

    Seeds:


    <TABLE style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ffffff 1px solid; BORDER-TOP: #ffffff 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: #ffffff 1px solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ffffff 1px solid; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" borderColor=#111111 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=673 border=1><TBODY><TR><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ffffff 1px solid; BORDER-TOP: #ffffff 1px solid; MARGIN: 0px; WORD-SPACING: 0px; BORDER-LEFT: #ffffff 1px solid; TEXT-INDENT: 0px; LINE-HEIGHT: 100%; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ffffff 1px solid" width=346 height=30>Division I:</TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ffffff 1px solid; BORDER-TOP: #ffffff 1px solid; MARGIN: 0px; WORD-SPACING: 0px; BORDER-LEFT: #ffffff 1px solid; TEXT-INDENT: 0px; LINE-HEIGHT: 100%; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ffffff 1px solid" width=324 height=30>Division II:</TD></TR><TR><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ffffff 1px solid; BORDER-TOP: #ffffff 1px solid; MARGIN: 6px 0px 0px 6px; WORD-SPACING: 0px; BORDER-LEFT: #ffffff 1px solid; TEXT-INDENT: 6px; LINE-HEIGHT: 100%; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ffffff 1px solid" width=346 height=22>#1 - Purdue University



    </TD><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ffffff 1px solid; BORDER-TOP: #ffffff 1px solid; MARGIN: 6px 0px 0px 6px; WORD-SPACING: 0px; BORDER-LEFT: #ffffff 1px solid; TEXT-INDENT: 6px; LINE-HEIGHT: 100%; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ffffff 1px solid" width=324 height=22>#1 - Bowling Green State University



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    All match times are at 11:00 AM, or 1:00 PM, on Saturday and Sunday.

    <TABLE style="BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" borderColor=#ffffff height=248 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=812 border=1><TBODY><TR><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ffffff 1px solid; BORDER-TOP: #ffffff 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: #ffffff 1px solid; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ffffff 1px solid" width=348 height=35>SATURDAY:


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    </TD></TR><TR><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: #ffffff 1px solid; BORDER-TOP: #ffffff 1px solid; MARGIN: 6px 0px 0px 6px; WORD-SPACING: 0px; BORDER-LEFT: #ffffff 1px solid; TEXT-INDENT: 6px; LINE-HEIGHT: 100%; BORDER-BOTTOM: #ffffff 1px solid" width=348 height=26>Division I (pitch 1)



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    </TD></TR><TR><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: 1px solid; BORDER-TOP: 1px solid; MARGIN: 12px 0px 0px 12px; WORD-SPACING: 0px; BORDER-LEFT: 1px solid; TEXT-INDENT: 12px; LINE-HEIGHT: 100%; BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px solid" width=348 height=22>Match 1 at 11:00 AM:



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    </TD></TR><TR><TD style="BORDER-RIGHT: 1px solid; BORDER-TOP: 1px solid; MARGIN: 12px 0px 0px 12px; WORD-SPACING: 0px; BORDER-LEFT: 1px solid; TEXT-INDENT: 12px; LINE-HEIGHT: 100%; BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px solid" width=348 height=22>Match 3 at 1:00 PM:



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    At the Tournament, there will be Trainers, a tent set up for food, drinks, Rugby gear for sale, and T-shirts.

    Once you have reached the pitches/fields, their will be signs for parking. Please enjoy your time here at Purdue University, and if you have any questions please contact me:

    Erik J. Vaughn

    Purdue University Men’s Rugby Club Coach

    Phone: (H) 765-471-9092, (C) 765-430-6647 - No calls after 11:30 PM

    EJV51@aol.com (mark any message, in the Subject line, as Rugby, or it will be deleted)

    For DIRECTIONS, including MAPS, CLICK HERE . . .
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2004
  2. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    wadc45 - I have made an official motion for endorsement of the Rugby Buckeyes as the official athletic team of the PC Party in the Open Discussion forum. Bring back the Title.

    Cheers.
     
  3. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Rugby: Make sure you personally fuck someone up on the Wisconsin team...
     
  4. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Sadly, schools like Wisconsin, scUM, and a few other Big 10 schools are not even considered D1 rugby programs. We had to drop scUM from our annual schedule because the local hospitals couldn't hold that many Wolverines.

    A recent proposal calls for the formation of a east coast/midwest "super league", for lack of a better expression. Five teams...the main four would be Army, Navy, Penn State, and your beloved Buckeyes. The fifth spot is up for debate. There are teams that come and go as powerhouses (UConn, Harvard, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Purdue, Boston College), but most usually fade after their "foriegn students" pack up and head home.

    Tonight was a spirited, if not freezing-assed cold and rainy, final practice in preperation for this weekend. A small scuffle broke out during our team session (read: controlled scrimmage), which means that the fellas are ready to smash somebody not wearing scarlet and grey. Bus departs from the VC at 5:00 PM tomorrow...
     
  5. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    One final bump before heading out to Purdue:

    I have gotten several PMs and emails from BP supporters and alumni alike and I wanted to thank everyone for their support. Also, thanks to all the people who make this site run for allowing me to try and spread the word about one of OSU's hardest working teams. These guys deserve to be noticed. They work harder, train harder, and play harder than some varsity teams and they do it all without the enormous financial support those varsity teams receive (although not for long, Geiger-willing). We will be staying away from the hotels where the other teams will be staying as we are trying to get our guys somehwat isolated from the hoopla while trying to ensure they are mentally ready to go tomorrow. If we stay focused and play our game this weekend, not only will we be bringing the hardware home, but we will officially be introducing the other clubs to OSU's version of the house of pain. I only hope OSU's other football team fares as well as we plan to. Thanks again to everyone and GO BUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Cheers,

    wadc45
     
  6. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Satirday - OSU 53 Indiana 5

    Sunday - OSU 27 Purdue 15

    The Midwest title has returned home...recaps to follow later today.
     
  7. MolGenBuckeye

    MolGenBuckeye Senior

    Nice job, congrats to you and the team!
     
  8. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    Left them in Finnigan's wake. :) Cheers.
     
  9. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Finny was a trooper this weekend. After being rescued from Michigan State last weekend, he made his first visit to an OSU rugby event in over a year. And despite missing a leg, he hung tough all weekend with the help of some tape, a piece of wood, and the ingenuity of some C-side guys. We passed the hat on the trip back in order to provide Finnigan with a new lightweight, aerodynamic, prosthetic leg, although that might be tough since he's made of cement.

    The wrap-ups of Sunday's final should be up sometime this morning, as long as the guys didn't spend too much time at the bars last night measuring how much "frosty goodness" the Midwest Cup could hold. Minnesota won the 3rd place game and celebrated like it was 1999, although that win earns them a 1st round unmerciful thrashing from defending national champions Cal-Berkeley.
     
  10. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    Forgive my Diet Coke-induced amnesia, but where are the nationals this spring, wadc?
     
  11. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Our bracket heads to Berkeley. If memory serves me correctly, we would face the Pacific #3 in the 1st round. Last year's Pac #3 was BYU. Then we would face the winner of Penn State and Air Force. If we were to win that game, I believe that is when we would face Goliath on their home turf. Our goal right now is getting another shot at Cal in the Final Four.

    We head to Annapolis, banged up and bruised, to play a friendly against #3 Navy this weekend. It is a good chance for some of the younger guys to see what major D1 rugby is all about.

    Here is a report from this wekend:

    Midwest Ends in Drama, OSU Victory
    By Alex Goff

    November 8, 2004 – The Midwest RFU men's DI college championship ended with an Ohio State victory over a still improving Purdue side, and plenty of concern over an injured player.

    In the semifinals on Saturday Purdue overcame Minnesota, while Ohio State defeated Indiana convincingly 53-5.

    In that game, Ohio State exerted consistent defensive pressure, let by flanker Joe Wittenberg and center Phil Nightingale, but in some ways left chances go by as they kept dropping the ball at critical moments.

    The game was also marred by a serious injury to Indiana's captain and flyhalf Reed Bailey, who emerged from a ruck complaining of neck pain. Quick action by the on-field trainer sent Bailey to the local hospital, where he was diagnosed with a C-6 fracture and was transported to Indianapolis Medical Center, where he was immobilized in a halo pending further examination.

    Observers say it all could have been worse had there not been medical staff at the field at Purdue.

    And it was understandable that the IU Mudsharks would be down for their 3rd place game against Minnesota, despite the fact that a national playoff berth awaited the victors.

    Still it ended up being a hugely dramatic game, as UM ran out to a quick lead with three tries and a 19-0 advantage. Indiana scored and Minnesota answered to make it 24-5 at the half.

    But IU wasn't done and with 20 minutes to go they opened up their play just as they had done in their comeback against Bowling Green. Unleashing an attractive, multi-phase, 15-man attack that netted two quick tries. Minnesota score a crucial insurance try to make it 29-19 and Indiana came right back, touching down in the corner. A brilliant conversion put IU with three at 29-26.

    Drama continued as Indiana ran from a midfield penalty. But a handling error and kick to touch ended it all, and IU went home with honor, but heartbreak, while Minnesota will have the pleasure of facing Cal in the national playoffs opening round.



    The Midwest final was a collision of blunt objects, with the Boilermakers using their lock David Newlin and eightman Kevin Peterson to thunder through the stout OSU defense.

    After eight minutes Purdue took a lineout inside the OSU 22. They mauled the lineout and were stopped, however, Ohio State was offside, and Purdue did it again. This time they made it over the line. 7-0 Purdue.

    Ohio State regained momentum off the restart and a massive tackle from former USA U19 flanker Bubba Bleakmore freed the ball for some slick work from the backs saw fullback Dane Robinson cutting back to score. 7-7.

    "We felt if we could neutralize Kevin Peterson as well as Dave Newlin on defense and get their forwards to commit to rucks and tackles with the ball in our hands, then we would put our backs in good situations in the open field," said OSU captain Conor Malloy

    Purdue kicked a penalty goal to take the lead, but under defensive pressure were unable to clear effectively, allowing the OSU backs to counter and create a try for wing Doug Olson. 14-10 OSU.

    It was more defense for much of the rest of the game, and both sides worked to shorten the field by kicking for territory. But kicking away possession can be a dangerous game to play if you're not precise, and an ill-advised kick undid Purdue – OSU took a quick lineout to flyhalf Tondarai Kambarami just outside the OSU 22. Kambarami dummied and sidestepped his way to the corner and a 19-10 Ohio State lead.

    In the second half both sides worked on their defense, and often overstepped the bounds of legality in doing so. Both sides had a player sin-binned for repeated violations. Ohio State made the Purdue yellow card matter. Scoring a penalty goal and a try, they extended their lead to 27-10. With ten minutes to go Purdue rebounded, working the centers and forwards well to pressure OSU and eventually score on a quick-tap penalty. But it wasn't enough, and OSU takes the top Midwest seed 27-15.

    "I give credit to Purdue," said OSU coach Tom Rooney. "And I think now that they have seen the Nationals once, they will be a strong team for someone to have to go against."

    Dane Robinson earned Ohio State's Man of the Match award.

     
  12. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    Any word on IU's flyhalf?
     
  13. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    None yet...we had no idea at the time it was so serious. I can guarantee you that he is in the OSURFC's thoughts and prayers...I will let you know once I hear something.
     
  14. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    This was one you had to see to believe. Kambas made one guy miss after the quick lineout, and was off to the races. His sidestep is devastating. He can tell you it's coming and he'll still make defenders look foolish. He took the ball over 70 meters almost untouched. I think this try took a lot of the wind out of Purdue's sails.
     
  15. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    Sign him up as a tailback.
     

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