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W&L Ruggers Third in Region

After a successful fall season when it won six of seven matches, Washington and Lee’s club rugby team finished third in April in the Mid Atlanta Rugby Football Union (MARFU), which comprises teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

During the fall season, W&L lost only to William and Mary and gained the No. 2 seed in the Virginia Rugby Union. This spring, the club had a 3-3 record before entering play in the MARFU event. In the quarterfinals, W&L’s Screaming Minks traveled to American University for a quarterfinal match and won 32-16 to advance to the semifinals in Pittsburgh.

After losing to Rowan University 52-0 in the semifinals, W&L came back the following day and defeated Frostburg State 19-17 for the second-place finish.

W&L junior Jack Gallagher is the club’s president, while classmate Matt Coburn is the team captain. Tom Lovell, of the Class of 1991, associate director of Alumni Affairs, coaches the club.