Men’s Rugby Victorious on Senior Day
The Army West Point Men’s Rugby team scored early and often this past Saturday at the Anderson Rugby Complex, as the Black Knights took down Service-Academy rival Air Force, 61-12.
It was the first home game since October 2019 for Army (4-0). The Black Knights also celebrated their Firsties in a pregame ceremony.
Once play began, the Black and Gold used six first half tries to give Army a comfortable 40-0 lead at the break.
David Mitchell, Koikoi Nelligan, Luke Ensing, Jonny Haley, Parker Ross, and Chamberlin Liddell-Patacsil each scored in the opening half. Scharl du Toit also chipped in five conversions.
Army kept its foot on the gas in the second half, as Ross and Liddell-Patacsil each scored their second tries. Du Toit added two more conversions, and the Black Knights would also add a penalty try late in the game. Matt De Frates would complete the scoring with the final conversion of the game. Read more.