Match Report, 10/20/2018
Michigan Tech 0 - 28 UW-Stevens PointCompetition: Coll. Men Division: Division 3 Venue: UWSP Rugby Pitch, Stevens Point WI Home Team: UW-Stevens Point - 28 points (4T, 4C, 0P) Away Team: Michigan Tech - 0 points (0T, 0C, 0P) Half-time score: 28 — 0 Cards Issued?: No Referee's Remarks: Michigan Tech forfeited to Stevens Point due to Tech's non-compliance with USA Rugby's team CIPP requirements. However, Tech has 19 individual players CIPPed with USAR, so it's unfortunate that they are unable to simply meet the team/club registration requirement.
Tech still decided to travel to Stevens Point with at least 13 players to play a friendly match with UWSP. Since all Tech and Point players are CIPPed I decided to ref the match. Both teams agreed to 25 minute halves (really more like 30 minutes). Tech players are inexperienced but still play with a lot heart so hopefully the match was a good learning opportunity for them.
Weather was bad, with snow/ice on the pitch and a strong northerly wind that often blew restart kicks back across the 10M mark--not something you see every day, but play on.
Score of the friendly was UWSP 58 Mich Tech 0