USA Rugby Tour - Tournament Bronze for College - St Andrew's College

USA Rugby Tour – Tournament Bronze for College

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USA Rugby Tour – Tournament Bronze for College

For the past three days the touring squad has been hosted by Gonzaga High School and played in the Gonzaga Rugby Festival. Games were only 40 minutes long (20 minute halves) and College started with two good wins against the Gonzaga White team (69 - 0) and against the stronger Vienna Rugby (26 - 5).

This meant College topped their pool and were pitted against a physical Charlotte Cardinals Club side in the semi-finals. Unfortunately, unforced errors crept in, and College found themselves chasing the game. Given the shorter game time, despite finishing the game strongly, the deficit was just too big to overcome, College losing 12 - 27.

In the 3/4 playoff game, College bounced back strongly and dominated the touring Canadian side Shawnigan Lake to finish off the tour on a high note, earning the Bronze medals for the tournament. St Andrew's won 74 - 0.

The tour ends with some free time in Washington DC this morning before flying out back to South Africa. We thank all our hosts for their wonderful hospitality after what has been a memorable couple of weeks for all concerned.