Wednesday, October 19, 2016

DI Recap: Midwest Tight, Rocky Gorge Dominates MAC

Both the Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest continue to roll through their fall seasons. The Midwest is tight at the moment while Rocky Gorge are running away with things in the Mid-Atlantic.


Columbus have a narrow one point lead in the Midwest standings after their latest victory. They beat Palmer 30-24 last Saturday. David Fetalaiga opened the scoring with a couple of tries but Ryan Cochran also added an effort. Riekert Hattingh, one of several PRO Rugby players playing for Columbus, kicked two penalties to put Columbus up 25-0. That's when Palmer made a comeback but when Fetalaiga added his third try it was enough to separate the two teams.

Metropolis are right behind Columbus in the standings. They beat Kansas City 43-20. The kickers for both teams--Ratu Peceli Rinakama for Metropolis and Michael Mercer for Kansas City--had big days but a strong stretch in the middle of the match, aided by a red card to Kansas City's Lloyd Saunders, helped Metropolis pull away.

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The Chicago Griffins pulled within two of third place Cincinnati after they beat the Wolfhounds 25-18. Tries from Michael Miller (two), Scott Peterson, and Don Debartolo, along with the kicking of Andrew Suniula were enough to cancel out efforts from Rashad Finley and Ryan Grote. In the final match in the region the Chicago Lions beat Milwaukee 20-8.


At this point there have to be legitimate questions whether anyone in the country can stop Rocky Gorge at the moment. The team kept their record perfect with yet another blowout win, this time a 106-6 win over the Baltimore-Chesapeake Brumbies. As things stand Rocky Gorge have scored 350 points through five games while only giving up 49. Their closest competitor in Norfolk who themselves had a big win. They beat Wilmington 84-0.

Schuylkill River are third in the division but had the weekend off. The Pittsburgh Harlequins are fourth closely followed by the Potomac Exiles. Those two teams went head to head over the weekend with the Exiles winning 31-12. 


  1. What's even more impressive is that Gorge rang up that scoreline without Ben Cima. They are going to be a difficult team to beat come playoff time.

  2. i think his big brother is secretly the better player ;)