Dead Pheasants greatly improved, but lose on last play of match,
27 to 26 at home this past Saturday to arch rival Buffalo State.
It really was a great match. NU falls behind early 17 to 5, but felt good, as they were able to move the ball some.
After half time the Pheasants were on the front foot and scored 2 converted tries to go up 19 to 17, a late penalty had BS kick for 3 and they were up 20 to 19 with 3 minutes to go.
Niagara stole the ball and 4 passes layer scored a thrilling go ahead try, conversion was good, so one last play, NU 26 BS 20, they kick off we do not field it and our long time rivals put it down under the post, made the easy 2 pointer, whistle comes and we are stunned, losing 27 to 26. Beautiful day, good players, coaches, lots of family and friends cheered all game, and the lads played so well, tough to be a loss, but hats off to our opponent they played well too.
Bye week this weekend but next weekend Saturday Oct 19th at 1pm we host undefeated Geneseo. Asking all NURFC Alumni for some help, if you are in the area please visit practice Thursday Oct 17 at 8pm, and Friday walk through at 530pm, and then the match on Sat at 1pm please.
Our 2 coaches have commitments taking them both away at the same time, and while the boys will be self propelled, any Dead Pheasant input, to help support our young club would be greatly appreciated. I will try to get to all, this Fall season is not a bust, as evidenced by the good rugby they played against DII talent, and our young men are close to being on top, if they keep it going.
Let’s give Geneseo (3-0) their first defeat!
1 win 3 defeats for us
Dead Pheasant update, last month in Saranac Lake, NY Can Am Rugby tournament, Dead Pheasant Rugby entered our first club side in decades, thanks to the boys who played, they did very well, going 4-1, winning the Men’s Social Consolation Bracket, wow, awesome , Dave Piriano, had this to say, as he organized the team,
Just wanted to share how we did in the CanAm tourney this past August,.
The Dead Pheasants Alumni Team traveled quite well with a roster of 25 past and present NU rugby players, attached is a photo of our roster.
Game 1 – East Side Hyenas B
We drew the East Side Hyenas (Detroit Tradesmen) game 1 who are without question the strongest club in the tournament every year winning the Men’s club division multiple years in a row. Dead Pheasants lose a close one 8-7.
Game 2 – Paul Smiths College Alumni
Dead Pheasants came out strong is this one winning handily 22-0.
Game 3 – Oswego Alumni
Once again the Dead Pheasants defense was rock solid for a 33-3 win. Punching our ticket into the Sunday morning Consolation Playoffs
Game 4 – Presque Isle Scallywags (Consolation Semi)
Dead Pheasants prevail 28-27 in an extremely competitive, hard hitting affair.
Game 5 – Cardinals Rugby (Consolation Final)
Dead Pheasants win 33-10 to win the Consolation Plaque in the attached photo!
It was a great first showing by the Dead Pheasants Alumni team. The team will be active in 2020 with 2 tournaments on the schedule:
1. Savannah Shamrocks St Paddy’s Day tournament in March 2020
2. Saranac Lake/Lake Placid Can Am tournament Summer 2020
Nice NU Rugby Dead Pheasants Fall season underway this weekend, get to the match and say hello!