Northeastern University's Parson's Field, Kent St., Brookline, MA
Monday November 20th, 6.30-9.00pm
1. Dawie Snyman - Former South Africa Springbok player & coach. Coached Western Province to 5 Currie Cup Trophies and coach of the famous Stellenbosch University side.
The Men's Army Rugby hosted Norwich for the second time this season on Saturday at high noon. Army entered the game, the first NERFU playoff match, with a perfect record of 7-0 and a strong belief in themselves and their ability as a team. Last week, Army handily beat Boston College 73-12.
Paul Huelskamp has been in wonderful form this season. He has been in prolific try scoring form in the last couple of weeks and Kent Currie caught up with Dartmouth's top try scorer.
Kent Currie: Thank you for your time Paul
Paul Huelskamp: It's my pleasure
KC: How long have you been playing rugby?
Harvard won a thrilling game against Buffalo on Saturday and has advanced to the semi-finals of the NRU Competition.
The NRU semi-finalists have been decided: Boston College, Army, USMMA, and Harvard will travel to Batavia next weekend to battle it out for the championship of the Northeast Division I competition.
Blazej Kesy has been one of the star players for Harvard this season. Playing with the added responsibility of captaining the team, he has stepped up to the plate and taken his game to a new level. I have the fortune of coaching Blazej and I've watched him develop into a quality rugby player.
The pairings for the NRU playoffs have been announced. Army, Norwich, USMMA and Cornell are on one side of the bracket and Boston College, Syracuse, Buffalo and Harvard will battle it out on the other side.
Two NERFU teams held a perfect record going into this weekend, yet only one would remain undefeated by the week's end. Army and Boston College both sported spotless records prior to their match up Saturday night at 1700. The Men's Army Rugby team hosted the match at Anderson Rugby Complex.
Harvard beat Norwich 22-7 on Saturday to earn 3rd seed for the Northeast Playoffs.
Playing in dreadful conditions, Harvard played a tight, unattractive game but it proved effective as the result was never in doubt. Harvard's forwards, lead by Blazej Kesy, were again the catalyst for the victory.
Army is again dominating the New England competition. Army have been so impressive, they have actually jumped up the ranking’s to be currently 2nd in the nation. One of Army’s best contributors has been fullback Brendan McCarthy, who has scored a phenomenal amount of points in just four games.