Men's Rugby: Norwich claims third straight Chris Munn 7s Tournament

Chris Munn 7s Tournament
Michael Menn '19

NORTHFIELD, Vt. - The Norwich University men's rugby team won its third straight Chris Munn 7s Tournament title on Saturday in its annual home 7s tournament.

The Norwich A side was a dominant 4-0 on the day, winning both pool play matches over UVM (34-0) and Keene State (39-0). The Cadets then beat New England College 33-19 in the semifinal round, before dominating Middlebury 46-0 in the championship game. Norwich outscored its opponents 152-19 on the day. 

Norwich improved to 17-4-3 on the season in 7s action and won its third tournament of the spring season. The Cadets will make its inaugural trip to the Military 7s tournament next weekend at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. on Saturday, May 4. 

The Norwich B side also went a perfect 4-0 on the day to claim the second side title and sweep the tournament for the Cadets. The B side beat Keene State 10-5, Dartmouth 25-0, Middlebury 24-21 and then beat the Panthers again in the B side final 27-26.

Junior Nathan Rolling (Taylorsville, Utah) continued his strong spring, scoring a team-leading seven tries on the day to pace the Cadets' powerful offense. Rashawn Fraser (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and Joshua Knoll (Braintree, Mass.) each scored four tries, while junior Connor Miller (Sydney, Australia) touched down for three tries and hit 11 conversions on the day. 

Josh Johnson (Argyle, Texas) and Eli Henderson (Covington, Ga.) had two tries, while William Rambin (Fairfax, Va.) and Jonah Faneuf (Wake Forest, N.C.) had one each. 

Pool Play

Norwich 34- UVM 0

Rashawn Fraser Try NU 5-0
Josh Johnson Try NU 10-0

Halftime NU-10-UVM 0

Nate Rolling Try Connor Miller Converts NU 17-0
Rolling Try NU 22-0
Josh Knoll Try Miller Converts NU 29-0

Eli Henderson Try NU 34-0

Final

Norwich 34- UVM 0

Norwich 39 Keene St 0

Miller Try Miller Converts NU 7-0
Fraser Try NU 12-0
Knoll Try NU 17-0

Halftime NU 17-0

Knoll Try Miller Converts NU 24-0
Rolling Try NU 29-0
Fraser Try NU 34-0
Jonah Faneuf Try NU 39-0

Final

Norwich 39- Keene St 0

Chris Munn 7s Semifinal

Norwich 33- NEC 19

Miller Try Miller Converts NU 7-0
NEC Converted Try NU 7 NEC 7
NEC Converted Try NU 7 NEC 14

Halftime NEC 14- NU 7

Will Rambin Try Miller Converts NU 14-NEC 14
Miller Try NU 19-NEC 14
Rolling Try Miller Converts NU 26-NEC 14
Rolling Try Miller Converts NU 33- NEC 14
NEC Try NU 33- NEC 19

Final

Norwich 33- New England College 19

Chris Munn 7s Championship Final

Norwich 46- Middlebury 0

Miller Try Miller Converts NU 7-0
Johnson Try NU 12-0
Knoll Try NU 17-0
Rolling Try Miller Converts NU 24-0

Halftime NU 24-0

Rolling Try Miller Converts NU 31-0
Fraser Try NU 41-0
Knoll Try NU 46-0

Final

Norwich 46- Middlebury 0