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Friday, November 10, 2017

Classic Eagles Finish World Rugby Classic

The Classic Eagles have finished their campaign at the World Rugby Classic with losses to the Classic All Blacks and the Classic Springboks. First up was their match against the Classic All Blacks. Despite the eventually 31-13 win for the New Zealanders the match was mostly tight throughout. Garret Peterson put the U.S. ahead first before New Zealand came back with two tries. Max De Achaval had a penalty to cut it to 12-10. De Achaval would have one more penalty as New Zealand pulled ahead.

The loss put the Classic Eagles into the Plate semi-finals where they lost to the Classic Springboks 24-21 in extra time. The Springboks were shown two red cards in the match. South Africa went ahead by a try before De Achaval scored one. They teams then traded tries with Andrew Suniula scoring for the Eagles. Todd Clever suited up for the Springboks in the match and scored for that team to push it to 14-14 at the break. Each team had a second have try pushing the match into extra time where South Africa were able to hit a penalty.

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