TIGERS RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB
2007 North Division Champions
CYR Plate Championship Finalists
Club Record: 17 Wins, 10 Losses, 1 Tie
League Record: 7 Wins, 3 Losses, 1 Tie
TIGERS RFC GETS AN EARLY START
March 10, 2007 – Northwest Open Spaces, Northglenn:Tigers RFC dropped a league match to Denver East 29-10 in the second match of a double header today. The Tigers left Spring Fling Tournament with one win and one loss in league play. In the makeup of the snowed-out match originally scheduled for February 28th, the East tries came early and often. Quincy Anderson moved the ball from the 8 man position, past the try line, but was ruled held up in goal. Tigers RFC spotted East High Rugby three tries before Sam Glynn hit a 25 meter penalty kick, for a 17-3 tally at the half.Tigers RFC was physical, fast and a fair match for the Angels, but got caught off balance again late in the second half and deflated their steadily pressing attack. East High Rugby roared a sigh of relief when the Tigers gave up a long East winger break, putting the game effectively out of reach at 22-3.The Tigers’ pack gelled as the day went on, taking a number of important scrums and line outs to set up the strong second half effort. Near the end of the second half, Matt Armenta took a weak side break 50 meters to the 22 and set the ruck well for Kevin Scherr to help the Tigers finish the day strong.Scherr scored his 21st career try to equal Koehler Anderson as the Tigers’ All Time Leading Try Scoring list. Sam Glynn scored 17 points in two games today to move ahead of Koehler Anderson as the Tigers All Time leading scorer with 106 total points.
- Man of the Match: Matt Armenta
- Tries: Scherr
- Penalty Goals: Glynn (1 for 1, 25 m)
- Conversions: Glynn (1 for 1)
- East High Rugby 29 – Tigers 10
March 10, 2007 – Northwest Open Spaces, Northglenn:
Tigers RFC opened their season with an inter divisional league match up with the Junior Gentlemen of Aspen. The Tigers of Broomfield fought defensively, pushing the Jr. Gents back in their end for the first 10 minutes without the ball, but finally mauled into the try zone. Senior Captain Eddie Page touched it down for 7-0 lead at half after Sam Glynn’s conversion. Aspen answered with a succession of mauls and rucks after the Tigers were sluggish on the kickoff, and again on the defensive lapse. The Jr. Gents’ scrum half picked up the ball and went weak side unopposed to tie the game. Sam Glynn gave the Tigers the lead with a 30 meter penalty kick. Sam then struck a pop kick and followed through to scoop up the loose ball. Glynn also added the conversion to put the Tigers up 17-7. The Junior Gents added a late try to close the gap. Sam Glynn missed a 22 meter penalty, but the 17-12 tally was enough to give the Tigers their first victory of 2007.
- Man of the Match: Sam Glynn
- Tries: Page & Glynn;
- Penalty Goals: Glynn (1 for 2, 30 m)
- Conversions: Glynn (2 for 2)
- Tigers 17 – Junior Gentlemen 12
February 17, 2007 – Foothills Indoor Sports Arena:
Tigers RFC joined Aurora Saracens and SWARM for a round robin scrimmage at the Foothills Park & Recreation District’s Indoor Sports Arena early Saturday morning. Tigers played the first two twenty minute periods, after meeting at 5:30 am with coaches and referees to ensure safety and fair play. The All Comer’s Tournament, traditionally held this weekend at Ridgeview Academy in Watkins, CO, was canceled due to snow covering the fields. Tigers RFC fought out of their end against Aurora and SWARM, but failed to convert after pressing each team to the goal line twice in 40 minutes of live play. Aurora scored three tries and SWARM scored two against the Tigers. Markus Harvey, Patrick Chappell, Stephan Therin, Colton Emich, Peter Solis and Quincy Anderson highlighted the Tigers’ effort in the first preseason event hosted by the 2006 CYR State Champions, SWARM.
March 19, 2007 – Rosamond Park, Denver, Colorado:
Tigers RFC teamed with Platte Canyon and Conifer High School players (PAC RFC) to defeat a team compiled of SWARM, ThundeRidge and Mountain Vista High School rugby players today at the second Colorado Youth Rugby Freshmen/Sophomore Festival of 2007 in Denver. Tigers Daijon Tyler and Travis McKee of Pomona High School and Markus Harvey each scored a try on long runs from loose play. A Platte Canyon kicker added one of three conversions to cap the 17-5 tally.
March 19, 2007 – Rosamond Park, Denver, Colorado:
Tigers RFC joined with Regis Jesuit Rugby to defeat a team compiled of SWARM, ThundeRidge and Mountain Vista High School by a score of 12-8. Markus Harvey and Daijon Tyler each picked up their second tries of the day on long runs to create a 12 point lead before the SWARM/Greas took over the pace of the game and ground out a close decision.
March 19, 2007 – Rosamond Park, Denver, Colorado:
Tigers RFC teamed with Platte Canyon and Conifer High School players (PAC RFC) in a match against Cherry Creek. In the third match of the day, The Tigers dropped a close 7-0 decision despite strong play from Travis McKee, Daijon Tyler, Duncan Yost, Alejandro Lucero, Justin Sadler and Markus Harvey. Tigers U-16 Players Go 2-1 at CYR Freshmore Festival #2 Tigers Win One and Lose One at CYR Freshmore Festival #1
March 12, 2007 – Martin Luther King Park, Denver, Colorado:
Tigers RFC teamed with SWARM U-16 players (Columbine & Chatfield High School) to defeat Regis Jesuit High School rugby players today at the first Colorado Youth Rugby Freshmen/Sophomore Festival of 2007 in Denver. Markus Harvey scored two tries and Josph Gonzales scored his first after pushing a maul over the Regis goal line. A SWARM kicker added one of three conversions to cap the 17 – 12 tally. March 12, 2007 – Martin Luther King Park, Denver, Colorado: Tigers RFC teamed with SWARM U-16 players (Columbine & Chatfield High School) in the night cap, but Denver East’s U-16 players were too much as they blanked the SWARM/Tigers Freshmen and Sophomores 20-0. Tigers were represented well by 8th grade players Joseph Chappell (Nativity) and Stephan Therin (Alexander Dawson); Holy Family High School’s Duncan Yost, Markus Harvey and Joseph Gonzales, Alejandro Lucero and Justin Sadler, and Pomona High School’s Travis McKee and Daijon Tyler.
Tigers Win Tune Up with Cherry Creek’s B side 15-0
March 21, 2007 – Aurora Sports Park, Aurora, Colorado:
Tigers RFC prevailed in a non league match with the B-side from Cherry Creek RFC. Tigers Pack rucked and mauled Creek deep into their end before Edie Page picked the ball at the 5 meter mark and dove for the score. Sam Glynn offered the conversion to make it 7-0. The Tigers’ powerful tight five, who won 80% of all the put-ins in the first half, set up many opportunities, including an 8 man take which set Quincy Anderson of and running. To offer further pressure, Quincy popped up a kick at the end of a 25 meter run. Daijon Tyler ran on, beating the Cherry Creek wing to touch the ball in goal for 12-0 lead. In the second half, the Tigers tried out a number of designed plays with reduced success as the Creek side stalemated the scrums and line outs. Sam Glynn drove a 28 meter penalty goal for the 15-0 final score.
- Penalty Goals: Glynn (1 for 1, 28 m)
- Conversions: Glynn(1 for 2)
March 24, 2007 – Shea Stadium, Littleton, Colorado:
Tigers RFC drowned in a non league contest 59-6 today. Missing 11 players due to Spring Break and injuries, the Tigers took on 3rd rated Colorado Springs, playing with only 13 all day against 15. Though the Tigers battled the 2005 State Champions to a 0-0 tie for 20 minutes, the dream crumbled soon after in the pouring rain. The friendly match was a curtain raiser for the Denver Barbarians vs Belmont Shore (Long Beach, CA) Super League Match. Sam Glynn hit 2 of 4 penalty goals from 25 and 40 meters, and missed a drop goal attempt while the Tigers were attacking and down only 7-0 in the first half. Despite the waxing, the Tigers players thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to play on the new All-weather turf of Shea Stadium at Redstone Park in Littleton, Colorado.
- Penalty Goals: Glynn (2 for 4; 35 m, 40 m)
Regis Retains the Colorado Catholic HS Rugby Championship Trophy
March 28, 2007 – Championship Field, Broomfield Colorado:
Outmatched and outplayed by the top contenders for the State title, the Tigers RFC 60-3 loss to Regis Jesuit was a lesson in patience and sportsmanship. Things started off rough with 13 players against 15 and a stiff wind in the first half. Missing players but never heart, Lewis Rosenberg and Patrick Chappell led the backline defense in the A side game. Keith Closson hit a 35 meter penalty goal in the second half. Markus Harvey scored two tries in the B-side game won by Tigers RFC 14-7. Rosenberg connected on the two conversions.
- Tries: Harvey (2)
- Penalty Goals: Closson (1 for 1, 35 m)
- Conversions: Rosenberg (2 or 2)
Tigers RFC Takes Key League Match Over Boulder, 48-12
April 4, 2007 – Championship Field, Broomfield, Colorado:
Tigers Rugby Football Club overcame a challenging Spring Break period by righting the ship with a 48-12 league match win over Boulder RFC. Tigers roared early, mauling and pinning Boulder in their end with running and grubs. Despite the pressure, Andy Maul missed a chance at the 10-minute mark, and Sam Glynn was wide left on a penalty goal before Markus Harvey opened the scoring. Sam Glynn made the conversion, and his own 5 point try and 2 point conversion shortly after. Still applying the pressure, Tigers found the wing and Lewis Rosenberg punctuated the effort with his first ever try. Glynn added the conversion to make it 19-0 at the half. A spirited Boulder flanker took the opening drive of the second half into goal to put Boulder on the board. Then, with his hands on the ball for the first time, Matt Locricchio came up from fullback and found the corner for a 26-5 advantage after Glynn’s conversion. Boulder had something to say, and closed the gap to 26-12. Sam answered again, with his second try and conversion. Sam Glynn launched a spectacular 56 meter attempt which sailed over the post, but just left. He was then good from 32 meters, before Wyatt Sessions went the distance. Markus Harvey took a penalty 40 yard for another before Sam Glynn got his second try of the day. The rucking and mauling was deliberate and at times brilliant. Tigers RFC is 2-1 in league play (for 7 Points), 7-5 overall, and currently leads the North Division with 4 league matches to come in April.
- Man of the Match: Wyatt Sessions
- Tries: Harvey (2), Glynn (2), Rosenberg, Locricchio, Sessions
- Penalty Goals: Glynn (1 for 3, 32 m)
- Conversions: Glynn (5 or 6), Sessions (0 for 1)
Two Hat Tricks Stop ThunderRidge/Mountain Vista
April 7, 2007 – ThunderRIdge High School, Highlands Ranch, Colorado:
Markus Harvey, at 8 man and Wyatt Sessions at inside center scored three tries each; and Joseph Gonzales got his second of the year as the Tigers of Broomfield improved their club record to 8-5 in a non league match. With the All-weather turf pitch covered in a thin layer of snow, the players were still able to make out the lines. The Tigers dug up 14 points in the first half. Sam Glynn went 3 for 3 on conversions on the day before Wyatt Sessions, Lewis Rosenberg, Matt Loccrichio and Patrick Chappell each missed their conversion attempts. Rucking, mauling and kicking kept the Greagles deep in their end until the second half. Tigers shuffled the line-up and scored 5 tries in the second half with 14 players, resting Keith Closson and Travis McKee for next week. Pressure and opportunity were evident throughout the match as the Tigers get ready for 3 more weeks of league play.
- Tries: Harvey (3), Sessions (3), Gonzales
- Conversions: Glynn (3 for 3), Sessions (0 for 1), Rosenberg (0 for 1), Loccrichio (0 for 1), Chappell (0 for 1)
Tigers Top Northside RFC 52-7, Hold First Place
April 11, 2007 – Northwest Open Spaces, Northglenn, Colorado:
Tigers Rugby Football Club displayed speed and discipline in a 52-7 win over Northside RFC. Travis McKee opened the scoring after the Tigers penetrated the in-goal area four times without points. Matt Locricchio followed the looping backline to pay dirt. Sam Glynn missed a 40 meter drop goal attempt before Peter Solis snuck out of a maul and went weak side for 5 points from 25 meters out. Kevin Scherr became the top try scorer in Tigers RFC history with the 22nd of his rugby career. Sam Glynn then ran for two tries, finding seams in backline and loose play, before Neil Quinlivan led the dominant, yet undersized pack with the second prop try of his four year career. Markus Harvey closed the scoring as the Tigers RFC move to 3-1 in league play (for 10 Points), 9-7 overall. The Tigers currently lead the North Division with 3 league matches to play in the next 2 weeks.
- Man of the Match: Neil Quinlivan
- Tries: McKee, Locricchio, Solis, Scherr, Glynn (2), Quinlivan, Harvey
- Penalty Goals: Glynn (0 for 1)
- Drop Goals: Glynn (0 for 1)
- Conversions: Glynn (2 for 4), Closson (3 for 3), Locricchio (1 for 1)
Tigers Win at Broomfield Rugby Festival
April 14, 2007 – Championship Field, Broomfield, Colorado:
Despite winter storm warnings and cancellations by Santa Fe RFC and the Thunder Ridge & Mountain Vista HS Greagles, Tigers Rugby Football Club played host to Warriors RFC (Green Mountian/Bear Creek/Lakewood), Chaparral High School, the Junior Gentlemen of Aspen and Ponderosa HS. Tigers took the field (under warm and sunny skies) against Warriors RFC, prevailing 38-5 with tries by Kevin Scherr (2), Pete Solis, Wyatt Sessions (2), and Eddie Page. A scrappy Travis McKee found some time in the Sin Bin, and the Warriors took in a weak side break off a 5 meter scrum to get on the board. Sam Glynn’s towering drop kick from the sideline, for his second of three conversions, was impressive at any level of play. Kevin Scherr converted two tries with drop kicks. All of Tigers RFC, and the visiting teams would like to express our gratitude to Antonio and Laura Lucero, Natalie Martinez and Lenore Howard for feeding the masses; and to Mike and Matt O’Brian, Steve Sadler, and Dan Quinlivan for their assistance in dressing the pitch, refereeing, and running touch all day.
- Tries: Sessions (2), Solis, Scherr (2), Page
- Conversions: Glynn (2 for 2), Scherr (2 for 2), Eddie Page (0 for 1), Sessions (0 for 1)
- Yellow Card: McKee
April 18, 2007, Chaparral High School, Parker, Colorado:
Tigers RFC came storming back late in the second half and seemed to just run out of time in a league match today. The Tigers battled well in the first half with a stiff wind in their face, but spotted the Chaparral HS Rugby team 14 points in the period. The Tigers made a closer contest out of it In second. Sam Glynn hit two penalty goals for 30 and 35 meters, playing the wind nicely on the second. Marcus Harvey and Andy Maul scored on a ruck and a maul and pushed the Chaparral Warriors to 24-20 before time expired.
- Man of the Match: Eddie Page
- Tries: Harvey, Maul
- Conversions: Sam Glynn (2 for 2)
- Penalty Goals: Glynn 2 for 2: 35 and 30 m)
Tigers Rugby Stumbles at Chaparral HS, 24-20
April 21, 2007 – Championship Field, Broomfield, Colorado:
Tigers RFC moved one step closer to the North Division Championship by knocking off the reigning Division Title holders, Fort Collins RFC. Sam Glynn opened the game like a marksman. With his foot, Glynn used the kickoff and pop kick off a penalty (which was run under by Andy Maul) for the first try. Glynn pinned Ft. Collins deep repeatedly and helped set up a try by Wyatt Sessions. Second Row Travis McKee, who had several pick ups, passed off to Andy Maul to help Tigers RFC take a 21-3 lead in the first 15 minutes. Kevin Scherr took the weak side “Willy” once again for a try, and then set up Sam Glynn for another to give the Tigers a 35-10 lead at the half. Scherr came out running in the second half and quickly collected his second try of the day, and 26th of his career, with a 60 meter jaunt. Alejandro Lucero fought his way in for his first try ever, coming up from the fullback position, while his brother, Marcus (out with back spasms) cheered him from the sideline. Sophomore Center and 8 man, Markus Harvey lumbered deep with a fine run and passed off to Andy Maul, who finished it for his third try of he day. Tigers RFC amassed a 52-15 lead at one point, before sloppy play and penalties contributed to a late lapse. With the 25-point margin, and a top five ranking, the jubilant Tigers were off to dance the night away (at prom).
- Man of the Match: Sam Glynn
- Tries: Maul (3), Sessions, Scherr (2), Glynn, Lucero, A
- Conversions: Glynn (5 for 7), Closson (1 for 1)
Tigers Stake Claim to Division Title with 52-27 Victory Over Ft. Collins
April 23, 2007, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO:
Tigers Rugby Foootball Club was the host for the first Colorado Youth Rugby Freshmen/Sophomore Rugby Festival held at the new Dick’s Sporting Good Park in Commerce City. Tigers RFC’s U-16 players tried out skill positions with Justin Saddler at 8 man, Alejandro Lucero at Scrum-half, Duncan Yost at Fly-half and Markus Harvey at Inside Center. Teamed with Chaparral and Northside players, they downed Regis Jesuit’s U-16 side by a score of 12-7. Marcus Harvey took one 25 meters out for a try off a penalty tap. Vikings ran and kicked for the remainder of the 12-0 lead before Regis made a late charge.
- Tries: Harvey, Vikings
- Conversions: Vikings (1 for 2)
Sam Glynn Nominated for Colorado Youth Rugby Player of the Year Award
April 22, 2007, Broomfield Colorado:
Tigers Rugby Football Club proudly nominates Sam Glynn of Holy Family High School for the Colorado Youth Rugby’s 2007 Player of the Year Award.
Sam Glynn is the Tigers’ flyhalf, kicker, captain, and a play-maker. Through Saturday, April 21st, Sam has scored a career total of 186 points on 8 tries, 46 of 66 conversions, 14 of 28 field goals, and 4 of 15 drop goal attempts.
Sam was the Tigers’ 2006 Co-MVP and leading scorer for the past two seasons. Sam kicked a field goal in the 2005 Semifinal (10-7) victory over Faith Christian Academy on route to a 2A Football State Championship with Holy Family High School. Sam has been an All-State selection in football for two years. He has led the aggressive attacking style of Tigers RFC with creativity and enviable skills.
Sam is a respectful young man, and an extremely coachable player with great vision for opportunity on the pitch. Sam possesses an incredible foot, whether from the tee, punt, pop, grub, or his classic drop kick style. Entertaining, accurate, and towering kicks, from long or wide, are a sight to behold when Sam is on the pitch.
However, his team leadership, execution of the Tigers’ defensive pursuit, and quick transitions to their pressure-filled attack are Sam’s greatest value to his club.
Sam is also a gentlemen, and a scholar. Sam’s GPA is 4.1, and he is ranked 10th in his graduating Class of 2007 at Holy Family High School. Sam is a member of the National Honor Society, and was a leader at the Kairos senior retreat for Holy Family students. He tutors at Sanchez Middle School. Next year, Sam will be attending the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN with an academic scholarship, and a desire to play more rugby.
Tigers Win Division Championship 28-5
April 25, 2007, Championship Field, Broomfield, Colorado:
Tigers Rugby Football Club earned it’s first Colorado Youth Rugby North Division Championship with a 28-5 decision over cross-town rivals, Adams County RFC (formerly Legacy). Last year, in the same position, Legacy RFC denied the Tigers a division title on the same field. It was nearly deja vu all over again as Adams County capitalized on the muffed kickoff to open the scoring. Adams County played a strong game, recycling the ball at will in the first half. Sam Glynn chipped away at the Adams County lead with a penalty goal from 35 meter, and again from 25 meters to take command at 6-5. Wyatt Sessions came up big to give the Tigers an 11-5 cushion at the half. With a brilliant show of leadership, 2004 Colorado Youth Rugby Payer of the Year, Kevin Scherr, answered the bell with a long take for a try to start the second half. Wyatt Sessions added his second try of the day, with another classic Wyatt run and maul over the goal line. The pack defended their goal line and held up Adams County RFC three times in goal. Sophomore sensation, Markus Harvey, at 8 man, made a statement with a 30 meter rumble up the Adams County sideline to close the scoring. Tigers RFC enters the Colorado Youth Rugby Round of 16 on May 5th at Robert Easton Regional Park (near Dakota Ridge High School).
- Man of the Match: Kevin Scherr
- Tries: Sessions (2), Scherr, Harvey
- Conversions: Sam Glynn (1 for 4)
- Penalty Goals: Glynn (2 for 2: 35 & 25 m)
Tigers U-16s Lead Motley Side at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
April 30, 2007, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO:
Tigers Rugby Foootball Club teamed with Chaparral, SWARM and Northside players, as they downed Glendale’s U-16 side by a score of 10-5. Daijon Tyler took one 45 meters out for one try and passed off to a Vikings winger, who went for another. In the night cap, Denver East downed the same squad 17-0, poaching two passes for tries. The Tigers Rugby A side offered opposition to Motley U-16 players and won a 30 minute scrimmage by a score of 30-15 on tries by Sam Glynn, Kevin Scherr, Patrick Chappell, Peter Solis, Duncan Yost, and Justin Sadler. Tigers Go 2-1 at CYR Freshmen/Sophomore Festival #5 Tigers Roll Into Plate Championship Semifinals May 5, 2007, Robert A. Easton Regional Park, Littleton, CO: Tigers RFC advances to the Colorado Youth Rugby Plate Championship Semifinal match for the fourth straight year with a 55-5 win over the ThunderRidge/Mountain Vista Greagles. Patrick Chappell snuck under the Greagles defense for his first ever try to put the Tigers on the board first. He was followed by Lewis Rosenberg, Markus Harvey (3), Marcus Lucero, Matt Locricchio, Wyatt Sessions (2) and Kurt Borecky. Lewis Rosenberg and Kurt Borecky each added two point conversions. In addition, Sam Glynn made 3 conversions and attempted a 60 meter drop goal that landed just short.
- Man of the Match: Patrick Chappell
- Tries: Patrick Chappell, Lewis Rosenberg, Markus Harvey (3), Marcus Lucero, Matt Locricchio, Wyatt Seesions (2) and Kurt Borecky
- Conversions: Sam Glynn (3 for 3); Lewis Rosenberg (1 for 2), Wyatt Sessions (0 for 2), Kurt Borecky (1 for 1), Andy Maul (0 for 1)
- Drop Goal Attempts: Glynn (0 for 1)
Tigers Tie Aspen, Lose Heart Breaker for State Title Bid
May 5, 2007, Robert A. Easton Regional Park, Littleton, CO:
Tigers RFC and Aspen’s Junior Gentlemen battled to a 31-31 tie score at the end of regulation. Junior Gents came out strong, but missed a 30 meter penalty goal attempt. Tigers’ Sam Glynn then also went wide from 35 meters. Glynn avenged the miss with a 40 meter run for a try, splitting the Aspen defensive seam and followed with the conversion. Kevin Scherr ran hard and then passed off to fullback Alejandro Lucero, who fought for his first ever try. Aspen’s pack flexed their muscles with a long rambling series of rucks to make it 14-5. Then, the Junior Gents made it 14-12 with a long back line sprint and the conversion. Kevin Scherr answered to make it 21-12 at half time. The Junior Gents erased the Tigers lead with a push over try and another long run for a 26-21 advantage. Wyatt sessions tied it up, and Sam Glynn put the tigers ahead by 2 with a conversion, then by 5 with a 30 meter penalty goal. Glynn missed a penalty goal attempt from 35 meters before the Aspen pack took over the last five minutes of the match. The Junior Gentlemen rallied well, culminating in a try between the posts. The missed conversion resulted in a tie score at 31-31 when time ran out. By IRB Laws, U-19 players can only play 90 minutes in any one day. The State Championship Tournament had established a tie-breaking format as the number of tries scored, then number of tries converted (Tries scored: Junior Gents 5 – Tigers 4). As a result, Aspen moved on in the Championship bracket (lost to Regis 40-0) while the Tigers were relegated to the Plate Championship Bracket.
- Man of the Match: Wyatt Sessions
- Tries: Sam Glynn, Alejandro Lucero, Kevin Scherr, Wyatt Sessions
- Conversions: Glynn (4 for 4)
- Penalty Goals: Glynn (0 for 2)
Tigers Make CYR Plate Finals With Overtime Win
May 12, 2007, Greenbriar Park, Ft. Collins, CO:
Tigers RFC advances to the Colorado Youth Rugby Plate Championship Final Match for the first time in their four year history with a 25-20 victory over North Division rivals, Boulder RFC. Senior Captain, Eddie Page, at flanker, scored the winning try in the 7th minute of overtime, and made innumerable stops on the goal line defending the Tigers repeated penalties. Flanker Travis McKee blocked a kick to set up the Tigers first try by Patrick Chappell. Markus Harvey added a try off an 8 man pick up out of a 5 meter scrum. Throughout the match, the Tigers were repeatedly lingering offsides, and seemed to lack the continuity that Boulder displayed. The Tigers showed brilliant athleticism and were momentarily effective in rucks, mauls, kicking, and coverage to advance deep into Boulder territory, yet Markus Harvey, Duncan Yost, and Sam Glynn each knocked the ball on crossing the goal line before Harvey punched it in. The Tigers lost a 15-3 lead, but came from 5 back to tie it at 20-20 with two minutes to play in regulation on a second try by Patrick Chappell. Having a ten minute overtime period, the Tigers had the advantage if the tie breaker format would be tested again, but Patrick Chappell, Lewis Rosenberg, and Keith Closson combined on a series rucks and quick passes to put Eddie Page in position for the winning try.
- Man of the Match: Eddie Page
- Tries: Patrick Chappell (2), Markus Harvey, Eddie Page
- Conversions: Sam Glynn (1 for 4)
- Penalty Goals: Glynn (1 for 2)
- Tigers 25 – Boulder RFC 20
Chaparral Takes Plate Championship Final Over Tigers RFC
May 19, 2007 – Shea Stadium, Littleton, Colorado:
No. 7 rated Chaparral HS rugby team upended No. 6 Tigers RFC in the Colorado Youth Rugby Plate Championship Final by a score of 20-8. A penalty goal by Thomas Courtney opened the scoring for Chaparral. Tigers RFC tied with a penalty goal by Sam Glynn, but went into the locker room at 8-3 after Chaparral mounted a charge on the last play of the first half, punctuated with a try by Thomas Courtney. Strong back row play by Travis McKee, Eddie Page and Markus Harvey helped keep the Plate within reach for the Tigers. Chaparral’s David Zimmerman and Julian Johnson powered their way to tries, and a conversion by Jason Gerlach increased the Chaparral lead to 20-3. A strong run by Duncan Yost put the Tigers on the goal line for the second time in the playoffs. Wyatt Sessions then tapped the penalty toward the Chaparral goal line, but snagged it and launched himself low to make the final statement for a proud Tigers Rugby Football Club. Chaparral has won two Colorado Plate Championships and a State Championship (2003) in their club’s history.
- Man of the Match: Travis McKee
- Tries: Wyatt Sessions
- Conversions: Sam Glynn (0 for 1)
- Penalty Goals: Glynn (1 for 1, 25 meters)
- Chaparral HS 20 – Tigers 8
May 26, 2007 – Shea Stadium, Littleton, Colorado:
Peter Solis, Travis McKee and Justin Sadler represented Tigers RFC in the 21st Annual Colorado Youth Rugby All Star Match. The heavily stacked White team drummed the Tigers’ favorite, Blue Team 50-5. Members of the Select Side Pool are recruited for the U-19 and U-17 ERRFU Select sides
2007 TIGERS BEAT ALL COMERS, 45 – 40 IN LAST HURRAH
June 16, 2007, Championship Field, Broomfield, Colorado:
Tigers RFC took on their coaches, alumni and parents, prevailing 45-40. In the First Annual All Comers Match, featuring the graduating seniors with the remaining underclassmen, Tigers used speed and opportunity to pick up three quick tries from 50 to 60 meters out as the Coaches and Alumni mishandled the ball while pressing deep into the Tigers territory. Tigers Coaches and Alumni battled back, and closed the gap at the end of the match to a 5-point deficit.
2007 AWARDS PRESENTED AT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
June 16, 2007, Broomfield, Colorado:
The 2007 Annual General Meeting of Tigers Rugby Football Club convened at Old Chicago Restaurant in Broomfield following the First Annual Tigers RFC Alumni Game. Elections of the Executive Committee retained Paul O’Brian as President and Dylan Lewis as Vice President. Matt O’Brian takes on Match Secretary , Steve Sadler was elected Recording Secretary, and Mike O’Brian (former Match Secretary) was elected Treasurer.
Sam Glynn was the players’ choice as both the 2007 Most Valuable Player and Best Back.
In an unprecedented three way tie, Eddie Page, Neil Quinlivan and Markus Harvey were presented the Best Forward Award.
Patrick Chappell and Alejandro Lucero took home the joint honor as Best Rookie Back.
Peter Solis was chosen as the Best Rookie Forward.
Wyatt Session’s name was added to the Tigers’ Man of Steel Trophy for his resilient effort and inspirational career.