Nearly half of the 24 teams making up the Men’s Division I USA Rugby College 7s National Championship will be representing D1A Rugby.
The Mid-South Conference might only be three teams deep, but there is no shortage of outstanding rugby players amongst the trio of elite programs.
It's been three years since the Running Eagles have brought a D1A National Championship trophy back to the Life University campus in Marietta, Ga.
The programs’ consistently dominant performances will pit the Gaels and Running Eagles against one another at the May 7 USA Rugby College 15s National Championships.
The Running Eagles coaching staff pursues student-athletes that are hardworking and are willing to put the team ahead of individual success.
The third-ranked Lions were able to string positive phases together, but a tireless Life team sniffed-out every loose ball, and were quick to reverse the field soon after.
The compact but increasingly talented conference continues to thrive in the postseason, and has produced a Life-versus-Lindenwood Semifinal for the second year in a row.
Life University simply has Davenport’s number this season, as proven by its latest win over its Mid-South rival – a 44-0 blanking of the Panthers.
A strong second half performance by Lindenwood saw the Lions find a way to slow down Indiana’s potent attack, and punch a ticket to their third D1A Semifinal in as many seasons.
After falling to Canterbury's No. 1-ranked team twice this season, the Panthers will take another shot at the Running Eagles after dispatching San Diego State in last week's opening round of the D1A Playoffs.