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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

DI Recap: Norfolk & Rocky Gorge Win Again, Midwest, & More

It's time once again to take a look at DI play around the country.


The favorite teams won in the Midwest with little surprises. The Kansas City Blues picked up yet another win as they beat the Cincinnati Wolfhounds 48-22. Blake Baty (hat-trick), Cody Weber, Lloyd Saunders, Matt Behnami (twice), Matt Wirken, and Michael Staab had tries for the Blues. The Chicago Lions had a similarly impressive result with a 42-17 win over Palmer. JP Eloff was at the center of the action again hitting several penalties and conversions. If he keeps up his level of play it might not be a shock to see him get called into Eagles camp.

Another of the favorites, Metropolis, also on. They beat the Chicago Griffins 34-20. David McGill, Kavika Peniata, Lemoto Filikitonga, Jojo Tikoisuva (twice), and Broderick King had tries. Metropolis continue to field a young team with several players still only under 21. Lastly in the Midwest, Columbus beat the Milwaukee Barbarians 41-26.

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Norfolk and Rocky Gorge are the only teams to keep perfect records in the Mid-Atlantic after a week of solid action. With Norfolk and Schuylkill River going head to head something was going to have to change and in the end it was the Blues beating the Exiles 57-34. Schuylkill River were the first to score when Bruce Dolan crossed over. However, that wouldn't last long as Kevin Marley put Norfolk in front just two minutes later. A penalty from John Cameron gave Norfolk a 10-0 not long after.

The teams would trade tries with Kyle Travelet and Dolan scoring for the Exiles and Chris Bloks and Sam Johnson scoring for Nofolk. In the second half it was mostly Norfolk, despite a yellow card. Kevin Marley, Eric Hagen (twice), Steven Terjesen, and Cameron having tries. Dolan would grab another for Schuylkill River and Robert Rosato, and Michael Ruggieri would also score.

Rocky Gorge had no difficulty keeping their record perfect as they smashed the Raleigh Vipers 71-0. The Potomac Exiles returned to winning ways as they beat the Baltimore-Chesapeake Brumbies 27-24. Despite the Brumbies going up tries from Allan Stafford, Jason Vanterpool and Robert Newcomb (twice). Matthew Quigley also had a couple of penalties. Also in the Mid-Atlantic, the Pittsburgh Harlequins beat NOVA 43-17.

Pacific North

There was only one match in the Pacific North last weekend as their regular season came to a close. The Valley Kangaroos finished second in the competition to ORSU thanks to their 26-17 win over Chuckanut Bay on Halloween. 


  1. Potomac Exiles are 3-3 with a -4 PD overall. How does that equate to "winning ways"? (Ref: http://usarugbystats.com/competition/187#tab=standings)

    1. "returned to" ... its a pretty common sports cliche to use when a team has been on a losing streak and breaks it.