Men's Rugby: Cadets claim Rugby Northeast 7s title, punch ticket to 2nd straight USA Rugby 7s Nationals

Men's Rugby Rugby Northeast 7s Conference Champions

EASTON, Mass. - The Norwich University men's rugby team won its second straight conference 7s championship to punch its ticket to the USA Rugby 7s National Championship at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colorado for the second straight year. The tournament will take place the weekend of May 19th and 20th.  Norwich made its inaugural trip last year and won the Bowl championship by placing ninth out 12 qualifiers. 

Norwich traveled to Stonehill College and went undefeated on the day to win its first Rugby Northeast 7s Tournament title after winning the NECRC title last year. It marked the second straight season that Norwich won both its conference 15s and 7s titles in the same year. The A side went 6-0 on the day, while the B side went 3-0.

The A side racked up 197 points for and just 34 points against. The leading try scorers were Nate Rolling with eight and Korbin Wayton with five. The team scored 28 tries by 10 different players. Frick had 21 conversions on the day. 

The B side had 84 points for and 19 against. The leading scorer on the B side was freshman Josh Knoll with four tries. The Cadets scored a total of 14 tries by eight different players. 

"It was an excellent day of 7s for both sides," said NU head coach Bob Weggler. "Captain Keegan Frick's leadership and "With You" mentality set the tone for the day." 

Norwich will host the fifth Annual Chris Munn 7's Tournament this Sunday. Men kickoff at 11 a.m. on Sabine Field.. Dartmouth, Middlebury, UVM and UNH will all be bringing two sides.

Pool Play – Rugby Northeast 7's Championship

Norwich 34 - Roger Williams 0
Wayton Try
Wayton Try Frick Conv
Rolling Try Frick Conv
Rolling Try Frock Conv

Half NU 24-0

Henderson Try
Galea Try

Final- Norwich 34-0

Norwich 40 - Bentley 5
Inzenga Try Frick Conv
Rolling Try Frick Conv
Rolling Try Frick Conv

Half NU 21 -0

Henderson Try Frick Conv
Bentley Try
Inzenga Try
Rolling try Frick Conv

Final NU 40- Bentley 5

Norwich 31 Stonehill 0
Henderson Try Frick Conv
Cassese Try Frick Conv

Half NU 14-0

Frick Try Frick Conv
Wayton Try
Manhey Try

Final NU 31-0

Norwich 42- Middlebury 5

Rolling Try Frick Conv
Rambin Try Frick Conv
Henderson Try

Half NU 21-0

Rolling Try Frick Conv
Middlebury Try
Rolling Try Frick Conv
Wayton try Frick Conv

Final NU 42 Middlebury 5

Semi –Final- Rugby Northeast 7's Championship

Norwich 21 Southern CT 5

Southern CT Try
Frick Try Frick Conv

Half NU 7-5

Candrilli Try Frick Conv
Rolling Try Frick Conv

Final NU 21- Southern CT 5

Final- Rugby Northeast 7's Championship

Norwich 29 – U-Mass-Lowell 19

Candrilli Try Frick Conv
U-Mass-Lowel Try
Rambin Try
Rambin Try

Half 17-5

Inzenga Try Frick Conv
UMass-Lowel Try Conv
Wayton Try
U-Mass-Lowell Try, Conv

Final Norwich 29- U-Mass Lowell 19


Norwich B Pool Play

Norwich B 31 Providence B 7
Savano Try
Knoll Try Faneuf Conv
Providence Try Conv
Luke Jordan Try Faneuf Conv

Half NU 19-0

Minicucci Try Faneuf Conv
Imelio try

Final NU 31- Providence 7

Norwich B 25- U-Mass-Lowell B 0
Wagner Try

Half NU 5-0

Luke Jordan try
Knoll Try
Minicucci Try
Brian Jordan try

Final NU 25-0

Norwich 29- Middlebury 12

Norris Try
Norris Try
Middlebury Try
Knoll Try Faneuf Conv

Half NU 17- Middlebury 5

Wagner Try
Knoll Try Minicucci Conv

Final NU 29- Middlebury 5