Monthly Archives: March 2017

Mizzou at Wash U.

Mizzou Rugby keep conference record undefeated against Wash U

In another solid offensive performance by the Tigers, many different players contributed to the scoring effort while the defense once again was solid. Wing Ricky Pena got his first career try to start the game on the left sideline followed by a beautiful bounce back kick by Gareth Jones reeled in by opposite wing Nick Romano for the try. Romano scored another try on a long run down the right sideline immediately after. Center Adam Cooley scored the next on a sweet set up pass by Kellen Shockley allowing him room to run. J.T. Schlegel followed with a nice try set up by himself. On a long kick by Jones, Cooley chased the bouncing kick, and offloaded over the shoulder to a perfectly positioned oncoming Blake Ollar who finished for the try. Cooley scored two more, one a interception of the Wash U backline, and Ollar one more himself on a sweet run with a devastating stiff arm. 57-3 at the half Tigers up. Mizzou was able to sub lots of solid players from the bench who showed their abilities on the first side. Prop Sam Upton took in a try from 5 meters out fed by Schlegel. Cooley with one more and then Gareth Jones made a nice cut, broke a tackle and scored and converted himself. Freshman David Boudart scored once more before the final whistle giving the Tigers the 86-3 win. The subs showed the Tigers’ depth coming off the bench in this game. Next up against Truman State on March 11th.

Mizzou vs. SLU

Mizzou starts off the spring beating in-state rival SLU

The Tigers offense started hot as the opening kickoff got swung to the backline where center Adam Cooley took it the distance for the opening try. James Glavin followed suit with a try of his own breaking a tackle and scoring from 25 meters out. SLU scored two of their own as the Tigers defense failed to defend against the offload and the score was tied 12-12. Cooley and Glavin each scored one more before the end of the half giving the Tigers a 26-12 lead. After halftime, the Tigers defense stiffened and the offense was able to get the ball to wing Nick Romano for a score. The game ended in a 40-17 win for Mizzou and a solid start to the season. Up next at Washington University.

Fall 2016 Awards

Fall 2016 Mizzou Rugby Awards:

Forward MVP-Marc Makovicka (Sr. Hooker)

Back MVP-Adam Cooley (Jr. Inside Center)

Impact Player-Mickey Watson (Sr. Flanker)

Rookie of the Season Award-Nick Romano (Jr. Wing)

Most Improved Player-Neil Hart (So. Forward)


Mizzou vs. Oklahoma State

Mizzou trounces Oklahoma State 83-0 to close the fall season

A big offensive day for the Tigers was also highlighted by a shutout performance of the defense. Mizzou controlled the possession in the game and found the try zone many times. A 4 try day from wing Nick Romano and hooker Marc Makovicka led the way while center Adam Cooley scored 3 tries. The tigers bring their 3-0 conference record into the winter break and start with SLU on February 11th.