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New Orleans Rugby reaches Final Four in highest division, plus bonus clip



As promised, here's a nice video clip from the weekend.

New Orleans Rugby Football Club has had a very successful run over the past few years. In 2011, our first side won the 2011 Division 2 National Championship (in 2011 we had a D2 and D3 team). In 2012, our second side won the Division 3 National Championship (In 2012 we had a D1 and D3 team).

In our second year as a D1 team (highest division of USA Rugby), New Orleans has reached the national final four as a tremendous underdog. (We now field a D1 and D2 team).


We've traveled to Chicago in the Round of 32. We just traveled to Virginia Beach for the Rounds of 16 and 8, and now we travel to Denver for the final 4.

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The South dominates!





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Congrats bus





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Let the ball fanning begin.





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Roster

Pretty awesome roster...






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Height: 5'9.5" Weight: a svelte 285


Somebody's trying to squeeze a half inch in.







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Could such a thing even be possible?

A shitload of engineers and lawyers on the team.






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A shitload of engineers and lawyers on the team


Love the answer for "Why Rugby" for one of the guys at the end...that is fairly large...his answer, because football pads make me look fat.

Maybe it is because your fat makes you look fat.






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I think unfit is the preferred term.

And it isn't the fat, it's the new kits. They are like spandex.






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Congrats Bus! Thought about making a thread myself to congratulate you. NOLA rugby is shocking the country! Those are all massive and very impressive wins.

Ill be rooting for yall next weekend.

My team (D2) picked the worst time to play our worst game of the season and was bounced by Pasadena by 3 points.

We are going D1 next year so it looks like with NOLA coming over to TRU, we will be playing each other next year.






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A shitload of engineers and lawyers on the team.


And more impressive is how home grown our team is. Of our 23 man roster from Sunday, we had 2 from New Zealand, 1 from Oklahoma, 1 from Connecticut, 1 from Boston, 2 from Gulfport, and 16 from New Orleans.






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Congrats Bus! Thought about making a thread myself to congratulate you. NOLA rugby is shocking the country! Those are all massive and very impressive wins

thanks a bunch

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My team (D2) picked the worst time to play our worst game of the season and was bounced by Pasadena by 3 points.


Was shocked to see Frisco lose, especially with the near home-field advantage.



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Was shocked to see Frisco lose, especially with the near home-field advantage.


The near home-field I felt worked against us some. Friday night check-in for us at 6 meant the team had to get off work early Friday, fight rush hour traffic to get to Irving. Captain's run at 7 meant our guys didnt get home till late. 10 AM match meant wake up calls before 6. If we had to travel to California like the last few years, I think the team would have had more organized evenings. Everything kinda felt weird for lack of a better word.

No excuse still. We had 2 game films on them and they did exactly what we knew they were going to. We just played like absolute shite. Missed a penalty kick from 10 meters out and our English center tried to reverse field and throw a skip pass that was intercepted for a 50 meter try. Ill go to my death bed saying we are the better team...

Obviously I can go on about this but wont hijack your thread. Ill just be in the corner.






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good job bus

were are these games at?






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congrats on the run...it is not easy...

but damn, makes me sad to see my old team Chicago Lions get crushed






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rugbyag
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For NOLA, their 1st game was in Chicago, 2nd and 3rd games were in Virginia.

Next rounds will be in Colorado.






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so what did life u win over the weekend? college championship and this is men's club?





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Life University won D1-A college over St. Mary. Life also has a men's team which, like its college side, is one of the top in the country.





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Life University won D1-A college over St. Mary.

did espn3 show that?

i missed it this year, do you know who all was in the final 4?

eta:
watching now



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Arkansas St. and Cal Poly were the other 2 teams that made the Final 4.





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