Games to watch this weekend – November 15, 2013

This is a relatively light weekend for rugby. The USA gets to move on from their intense play, but losing effort, against the All-Black Maori’s to take on Georgia. Locally, Louisiana Lagniappe, the mixed women’s teams from New Orleans and Baton Rouge, will be taking on Nashville Rugby. The Women coming off their win against the Memphis Flamingos. Check out what is available:

Saturday, November 16, 2013

USA vs. Georgia

photo by Michael Lee
photo by Michael Lee

Time: 4:00am CST
Location: Rustavi Rugby Stadium, Tblisi, Georgia
Watch:  http://1tv.ge/live?lang=en

The Eagles travel out to Tblisi, Georgia to take on The Georgian Rugby side. Eagles coming off of the 29-19 loss to the Maori All-Black. Despite the loss, there was plenty of strong play by the Eagles, and the Eagles hope to continue that against Georgia. Georgia is not a particularly dominate side with the Eagles defeating them in June 16, 2012 36-20. The Eagles are favored in this match up.

Louisiana Lagniappe Women’s Rugby vs. Nashville Women’s Rugby

photos by New Orleans Halfmoon Rugby Club
photos by New Orleans Halfmoon Rugby Club

Time: 12:00pm
Location: Harrison and Macaroni Field, New Orleans, LA 70124

Louisiana Lagniappe have not had many games to play together, as much of the difficulties of scheduling have affected them. Despite that issues that have come from opponents not being able to make it out, they have shown that when they are given an opportunity, they are a dominate force to match against. The Lagniappe’s win over the Memphis Flamingos 22-5. This match up against Nashville Women was postponed from September 28. Nashville women have dominated their Fall schedule with wins over Memphis Flamingos, 41-12, and Knoxville, 12-0. The Louisiana Lagniappe will have a tough match against Nashville, and should make for a good match up.

New Orleans vs. Atlanta Old White

photos by New Orleans Rugby Club
photos by New Orleans Rugby Club

Time: 1:00pm
Location: Gretna Park, 860 Gretna Blvd, Gretna, LA 70053

New Orleans is coming off a dominating performance at the Battleship Invitational Tournament on November 9-10. Winning the tournament championship by outscoring their opponents 281 – 7.New Orleans will be facing Atlanta Old White for a friendly match to warm them up before they start the gauntlet of their new schedule. This will be a great match up of two very talented division I and II teams. New Orleans opens their matrix season on November 23, 2013. They will be entering into their new rugby union, The Texas Rugby Union, with an opening game against the Dallas Red in Dallas, TX.


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