Our state's streak of sending local teams to the USA Rugby nationals continues again this spring.
The Wisconsin Women's team (Madison) won the 2016 Midwest Championship May 8 to advance to this weekend's USA Rugby National Playoffs in Pittsburgh, Pa. It's another step towards defending Wisconsin's 2015 USA Rugby National Championship.
Wisconsin earned its second-straight Midwest title after a tough match against in-state rivals, the Milwaukee Scylla. The Scylla held a narrow 21-19 lead at halftime and both teams were tied at 30 points around 60 minutes. With back and forth scoring throughout the match, the Championship was on the line into the closing minutes, but Wisconsin rallied late for the 47-33 victory. News site The Breakdown highlighted the match and rivalry here.
Wisconsin will play the South champion Charlotte (North Carolina) Women at 10:45 a.m. CT/11:45 a.m. ET Saturday, May 21. The match will be livestreamed on http://usarugbytv.com/.
More information available on the Wisconsin Women's website here.