Games to watch this weekend – November 8, 2013

We have another set of games that are occurring this weekend. As we come towards the end of the Fall season, we have seen a number of teams flourish. ULL has shown extreme dominance this Fall, while Loyola has provided us with an insight to the improvements they have made from last year. LSU once again, continues to show why they are the top team in the state, while Louisiana Tech tells how much they have grown for such a young program. Here are a few games to watch for this weekend if you get a chance

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

College National 7’s Qualifiers
Knoxville, TN
9:30am

LSU will be participating in the first qualifier match for the inaugural USA Rugby College 7’s National Championships that will be occurring in Greensboro, North Carolina November 23-24. LSU will be facing other competitors from within the Southeastern Rugby Conference, that includes Alabama Rugby, Tennessee Rugby, Florida Rugby, etc. LSU should be able to compete with these as the LSU 7’s team is  core to the 15’s team.

Battleship 15’s Tournament
Mobile, AL
Saturday and Sunday at 9:30am

This tournament is the annual tournament run by the Battleship Rugby Club. Teams from Louisiana who will be featured will be Baton Rouge Men’s Club, New Orleans Men’s Club, Lakeshore Rugby, Louisiana Lagniappe, LSU 15’s Rugby, and UL-Lafayette. This tournament will carry over for two days. On the club side their will be at least 3 games played (two on Saturday, and one on Sunday), and their will be additional games depending on how far each team will continues.

USA Eagles vs. New Zealand Maori All-Blacks
Philadelphia, PA

7:00pm

This marquee match up will feature one of the most heralded teams in the rugby world coming the USA to face the Eagles. The match up for this game is extremely exciting for the Eagles, but what makes this more impressive was how much USA Rugby had marketed this game. We hope that this will live up to the excitement that it has brought. If you are unable to catch the game, it will be replayed on Fox Sports 1 on Sunday at 10am. Live match can be found at http://www.foxsoccerplus.com/

Sunday, November 10, 2013
Deep South Rugby Union Championships
UL-Lafayette vs. Troy University
Battleship Tournament, Mobile, AL
12:00pm

This will match up #24 UL-Lafayette vs. Troy University for a rematch for the Union championship. ULL will be going for their second consecutive DSRU Championship. In addition to the match up, the winner of this game will continue to the DII Regional playoffs held in St. Louis, Missouri, November 23-24. ULL defeated Troy University two weeks ago 57-12 and are the favorites to take the game again this week.

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