The Running Eagles coaching staff pursues student-athletes that are hardworking and are willing to put the team ahead of individual success.
Saint Mary’s has earned the chance to play for a third consecutive D1A National Championship after having its way with Utah, 81-32.
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.
Saint Mary’s and Utah aren’t quite as familiar with one another as their D1A Semifinalist counterparts - Life and Lindenwood – but still have recent history against each other.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to compete in the Red River Conference next year, and look forward to the challenge of playing D1A Rugby,” said Arkansas Head Coach Warren Fyfe.
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.
After going undefeated in its first season in the Southwest’s elite competition for men’s college rugby, it’s no surprise the Tigers lead the way with eight players on the 2016 Red River All-Conference 1st Team.
The reigning D1A National Champions reached the half-century mark on the scoreboard by halftime thanks to eight tries scored by eight different players.
The University of Utah did well to protect its home turf in a D1A Quarterfinal win over Arizona, 36-14, and now advances to the April 30 D1A Semifinals.
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.