Spring 2007 Match Reports
April 21 – Home vs. Benedictine College; After gaining a 20-7 half-time lead, Truman was unable to hold back Benedictine who scored 22 unanswered points to take the 20-29 win. This was the last match for graduating seniors Tony Giubardo (injured) and Tim Branch.
(Index article – April 26, 2007)
April 14-15 – St. Louis Ruggerfest – Truman struggle in the bad weather on Saturday, but manage wins over Principia College (10-5) and St. Louis Hornets (7-5) to advance to the semifinals. Despite playing well, Truman lost to the St. Louis Royals in the semis (7-17) on Sunday.
(Index article – April 19, 2007)
March 24 – Truman unable to finish, and drop first-round match to University of Northern Iowa; But rebound on consolation match with 41-7 win over University of Iowa.
(Index article – March 29, 2007)
March 17 – Truman loses close match with Missouri 10-3; Drop to 0-3 on the spring 2007 season.
(Index article – March 22, 2007)
March 4th – Despite a much improved performance, Truman drops second match against Oklahoma 24-36
March 3rd – Truman starts spring 2007 season tentatively, losing to Oklahoma State 7-21
(Index article – March 15, 2007)
February 16 – Poor weather and lack of outdoor preparation forces Truman to withdraw from SLU tournament
Tragedy strikes, as Truman Alumnus, Christian McKeel dies unexpectedly. (Click here for more information and photos)
Fall 2006 Truman Rugby Award Winners
Outstanding Forward – Mike Fitzgerald (#8)
Outstanding Back – Tony Giubardo (center)
Outstanding Rookie – Daniel Campbell (flanker)
Most Improved Player – Matt Pieper (flanker)
Alan Chapman Service Award – Tim Hage
Ben Yarnell – on rugby practice (Index article – Thursday, November 9 2006)
Captain and Vice Captain for 2007
Captain – Tony Giubardo
Vice Captain – Mike Fitzgerald