This year marked the 67th annual St. Louis Ruggerfest and being the two time champs the Bombers were looking for a three-peat.
Ruggerfest consisted a lot of the familiar teams from St. Louis, but were low on out of state teams because many of the teams had league matches that weekend. The Bomber’s D2 squad fell under that same category as they traveled to Kansas City to take on KCRFC.
With only a month away from playoffs teams are trying everything they can to secure a playoff spot and the D2 side needed a big win to secure theirs. The Bombers not only needed to win but also get any bonus points to move up in the standings. The Bombers were able to do both with a big win over KCRFC 50-14.
Back in St. Louis the D3 first match was a repeat of last year’s championship match against the Arkansas Griffins. Both teams have a lot of new young players but was still a very tough fought match. The Griffins took the lead in the first half 5-0 but after a few adjustments in the second half the Bombers took the lead and the win 7-5.
The Bombers would face the Royals in the second match of the day but would fall 17-40 and be placed in the 3rd place match on Sunday. Sunday’s match would be a repeat against the Griffins for 3rd place in the tournament. The Griffins took advantage of the Bombers penalties with score the majority of their points with kicks. It wasn’t looking too good for the Bombers but they were able to score a try before half to cut the lead down. The Griffins would get their own try and the Bombers were now in need of two trys to win. The Bombers kept fighting and had some huge runs that would help them take the lead late in match and win 3rd place in Ruggerfest.
This weekend both sides have matches with the D2 traveling to Omaha and the D3 at home against the Rowdies. The D3 match will be a Forest Park with kick off at 3pm. Come on out and cheer the Bombers onto victory.