Jayhawks beat Wichita Barbarian 2nd side 29-14 @Wichita
The Barbos 1st side played KC Rugby Club in the opener to a 20-20 tie in league play (Mens Division 2)
20 minutes - Jayhawks score first. #3 DAVID NOBLE scored from 5 meters out off a ruck, after KU won a line out 5 meter from the right corner. #10 CHANDLER OWENS was wide on the attempt. SCORE 5-0 KU
25 minutes - Wichita scored with a 20 meter run down left side line, then downed under posts. Kick good. SCORE 5-7 Barbos
30 minutes - Wichita score off a 10 meter penalty kick. They toed the ball and fed to the middle for score under posts. Kick good. SCORE 5-14 Barbos
35 minutes - Jayhawks score off a 10 meter penalty kick. They toed the ball. It was fed left. #1 IAN O'LAUGHLIN went over mid left. CHANDLER OWENS attempted a drop kick conversion, but was short. SCORE 10-14 Barbos
3 minutes - Jayhawks score set up by a forward drive to the Wichita 10. #10 CHANDLER OWENS went in on left and ran to middle to down under posts. His conversion was good. SCORE 17-14 Jayhawks
35 minutes - Jayhawks score on #3 DAVID NOBLE (his 2nd) off a ruck mid right. CHANDLER wide. SCORE 22-14 Jayhawks
37 minutes - Jayhawks score after their backfield caught the kickoff in stride and returned ball to 40 out from Wichita goal. #12 BLAKE MITTON (captain) was fed and broke down left side line, scoring mid left. CHANDLER good on a very long kick with a side wind. SCORE 29-14 Jayhawks
Wichita Barbo, Bubba Casper wants to thank the Jayhawks for giving them a home game to get all their players in a match today.
Next weekend the Jayhawks bus to University of Iowa for a Merit Table match. The Hawkeyes are undefeated in league play.
The boys are on the road tomorrow to take on a strong Wichita Barbarians Rugby Club D3 men’s side. Stay tuned for a roster! It’ll be a great day of rugby as their D2 squad is taking on KCRFC prior to our kickoff of 4pm. The Barbarians have enjoyed great success in Division 3 over the years including a National Title in 2015. As the only men’s rugby club in the states biggest city, they were able to launch into division 2 without skipping a beat while continuing to put a strong D3 side on the pitch. Our clubs have had some great matches over the years while we fielded a competitive men’s club side, and they always provide a great opportunity to grow the sport and a chance for our collegiate side to improve. It’s only a 2.5 hour trip from Lawrence and we hope to see you out for a great day of rugby at Harrison Park! Rock Chalk
This weekends Man Of The Match goes to Harry Richardson and is proudly sponsored by Private Vista LLC.
Harry's decision making ,tactical kicking, positive attitude, and work rate inspired his teammates and coaches on Saturday and helped propel the Jayhawks over Iowa State. Harry gave it his all from the opening kick to the final whistle. Thanks to Private Vista LLC and all of our other fine friends of KJRFC.
A few shots from yesterday’s 31-12 win against Iowa State. Try’s scored by Ian O’Laughlin (x2) Tom Mitchell (first try at KU) Isaac Schmidt, and Chandler Owens with Sam Gasparovich going 3-5 on conversions. You can find a link to the rest of the game photos in the comments. We are on the road the next two weekends with matchups against Wichita and Iowa respectively. Huge thanks to the great fans we had out at Westwick yesterday and we look forward to another great turnout for mizzou in 3 weeks. Rock Chalk
Thanks to Griff Hastings at GTH Images for the photos.
Jayhawks beat a Gritty Iowa State Cyclone side 31-12 @Westwick
The parents were on the sidelines for a pre-game tailgate. (Thank you Mike and Robin Ginther!) The weather was 70 degrees, overcast, with little wind.
5 minutes - Kansas #10 CHANDLER OWENS sent off with yellow card for comment and keeping ball after penalty, so Kansas playing short 10 minutes.
15 minutes - Jayhawk try by #5 TOM MITCHELL mid left of posts. He dove in off a ruck 5 meters out. #15 SAM GASPAROVICH good. SCORE 7-0 KU
25 minutes - Jayhawk try by #4 ISAAC SCHMIDT near right corner. He was jumper in a 5 meter lineout, pulled down ball and bulled in for score. SAM GASPAROVICH good. SCORE 14-0 KU
40 minutes - Game had 5 minutes of hard rain. Kansas passed into their own goal to kick for touch and downed ball. ISU had 5 meter scrum on Kansas goal. Kansas won hook. Fed #12 TOM OLIVER. He ran to mid field and kicked ahead to ISU 20. ISU called for penalty. SAM was wide. ISU 22 meter drop took game to mid pitch.
HALF TIME SCORE 14-0 KU
Jayhawks played majority of half at Cyclone end of pitch.
10 minutes - Jayhawks kicked ahead and got down to Cyclone goal line. Jayhawk #3 IAN O'LAUGHLIN scored off ruck from 5 meters out on left side. SAM was wide. SCORE 19-0 KU
20 minutes - Cyclone #12 JORDAN SANDERSON fielded deep kick mid field and had breakaway run and score, crossing mid right. #7 JOSH HALL was good. SCORE 19-7 KU
30 minutes - Jayhawks had 5 meter lineout near Cyclone line. They won the lineout. #3 IAN O'LAUGHLIN got his 2nd score off a ruck. SAM wide. SCORE 24-7 KU
33 minutes - Jayhawk #10 CHANDLER OWENS had ball 30 meters out, dummy passed and sprinted for score under posts. SAM good. SCORE 31-7 KU
37 minutes - Cyclone #15 JACOB SUNDE fielded a deep punt mid field, dummied and scored on long run, in on right, but downed under posts. Cyclones waived extra points attempt to manage remaining clock. SCORE 31-12 KU
ISU top to bottom is one of the best clubs we face. It's always a big match.
Here is our 23 man roster set to take on Iowa State Men's Rugby today at a wet Lawrence Westwick Rugby Complex rain is due to push out right around kickoff and conditions look to be clear after that. See you all out at Westwick! Rock Chalk
Westwick Rugby Complex, E 1094 Road, Lawrence, KS, United States 66047 --- Mail to: The Kansas Rugby Foundation Inc. P.O. Box 1182 Lawrence, KS 66044