https://ncr.rugby/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Navy-v-Army.jpg 419 660 Lucy Zugschwert https://ncr.rugby/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/logo-2-1.png Lucy Zugschwert2020-10-30 21:02:432020-11-13 17:02:20Match Preview: Army vs Navy Saturday October 31
Fall rugby is back in a big way. This Saturday, October 31, the US Naval Academy take on West Point, Army Knights in Annapolis, MD. The men’s team plays at 2:00pm EST, immediately following the Army v Navy women’s match up at 11:00am.
The men’s match will be streamed live on Facebook. Tune in to Army or Navy Facebook for the livestream link.
The Army-Navy game will be one of the only Fall college rugby matches in the country due to the COVID-19 safety protocols. To prepare for the match, both teams have been in a bubble since summer and worked really hard to ensure the safety of the teams.
Coaches Gavin Hickie (Navy) and Matt Sherman (Army) have only met two times, and both have won a match each. In his fourth season with Navy, Coach Hickie said “This is the best of the best of student athletes. We will both put it all on the field, but be on the team team one day. There have not been many matches leading up to this meeting, so this will be a unique situation with a lot of unknowns.”
The match follows the recent announcement that the Rugby East Conference, including Army and Navy, will join National Collegiate Rugby for the 2021 season.
The match roster follows:
|Adam Tounkara||1||Gerald McCarron|
|Ryan Bullock||2||Matt Meehan|
|Dallas Elliston||3||Larry Williams|
|Alex Bollman||4||Collin Grosse|
|Ben Rossi||5||Drew Dunham|
|Phil Dalke||6||Dominic Tianga|
|Peyton Long||7||Lucas Pattinson|
|Jack McMahon||8||Wallace Barrett|
|Kevin Strehle||9||Tiaan Mosconi|
|Chris Altonen||10||Sean McNulty|
|Mykol Brooks||11||Mike Amberg|
|Joey Hobbs||12||Max Sackett|
|Jack O’Hearn||13||Luke Ensing|
|Collin Argue||14||Nolan Green|
|Eddie Howell||15||Ben Kelly|
|Sai Fautanu||16||Parker Ross|
|Jacob Dewey||17||Darby Nelligan|
|Connor Jacobsen||18||Isaac Marret|
|Colin Brennan||19||Tommy Upton|
|Gabe Rudasil||20||Jake Ericksen|
|Sean MacLaney||21||David Mitchell|
|Pierce McFarlane||22||Scharl Du Toit|
|Matt Mischler||23||Jonathan Haley|