Palmer College of Chiropractic will host the Men’s Division I Midwest Rugby Championships on Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, at Davenport's Northwest Park (note location change). The top four teams from the Midwest Rugby Union will meet for a chance to earn the number one seed from the Midwest in the national playoffs this June.
Palmer College’s men’s rugby team will look to claim its third consecutive title over the weekend, although for the first time in three years the team comes in as the number three seed. In 2011 and 2012, Palmer was undefeated in regular season play and started the Midwest Rugby Championships as the number one seed.
In addition to Palmer, the three other teams to qualify are the number one seed Metropolis Rugby Club out of Minneapolis, the Chicago Griffins and the Chicago Lions. Here is the schedule of games for the weekend:
- Saturday, April 6, 1 p.m.: Metropolis vs. Chicago Griffins
- Saturday, April 6, 3 p.m.: Palmer vs. Chicago Lions
- Sunday, April 7, 11 a.m.: Winners of Saturday’s matches
- Sunday, April 7, 1 p.m.: Consolation match between Saturday’s losing teams