Above: Erie Ruggers in Youngstown, OH after taking 2nd Place in the 2016
Michael T. Hartzell Rugby Classic on March 26, 2016.
(Cleveland, OH) The Erie Rugby Club (6,0,1) heads west this Saturday, April 2 2016 to take on the always strong Cleveland Rovers RFC (5,2,0) in our quest to maintain 1st place in the league standings. The Erie men hosted Cleveland this past fall, and were able to shut them down early…finishing with a 26-17 win.
With the current standings and 3 matches remaining, the league’s sole playoff spot is still very much up for grabs…which will make for a hotly contested match on each of the next 3 Saturdays. The Cleveland Rovers are currently in 2nd place, with the Westmoreland Highlanders RFC nipping at their heals (1 point difference in the standings). Erie needs to win 2 of the next 3 matches to finish on top of the league, and secure a spot in the 2016 USA Rugby Playoffs.
After a strong end to their Fall 2015 season, Erie looks to start the Spring 2016 season off with a new game plan, new coach, and a continuous drive for success both on and off the pitch. In addition to some of the returning veteran players like Matt Verga, Nate Moore, Josh Arce, Jordan Heberle, and the Kruszewski brothers (Billy & Ryan)…Erie was again able to bolster our team with some new talent in the off-season.
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