The Philadelphia Fight and the Jamaican Reggae Warriors shared the 2015 USARL 9’s championship. After a day of brilliant Rugby 9’s action, the Final was played under rainy and thunder storming conditions. The match had to be called off at half time at a 6-6 draw due to lightning.
Two MVPs have been named for the Tournament, Australian Import of the Philadelphia Fight Rhys Bowdich and Jamaican standout Renaldo Wade.
The Philadelphia second rower was in the thick of it from the beginning of the tournament. Rhys put in his normal blue collar performance, putting the Fight on the front foot. Rhys made multiple hitups, line breaks, tackles, and try assists. He also scored 6 tries throughout the tournament.
Renaldo Wade was outstanding for the Jamaican Reggae Warriors. Renaldo was able to use his blistering speed and mesmerizing footwork to create holes for himself as well as his teammates. Renaldo went over the white wash an astonishing 9 times during the tournament. He was also converted many of those tries, including the try at the buzzer to get his team into the Semi-Finals against the Brantford Broncos.
Results by Game
Game 1 Fight def. Broncos
Game 2 Reggae Warriors def. Kings
Game 3 Echidna def. Royals
Game 4 Slayers def. Black Foxes
Game 5 Fight def. Reggae Warriors
Game 6 Broncos def. Kings
Game 7 Echidnas def. Slayers
Game 8 Royals def. Black Foxes
Game 9 Fight def. Kings
Game 10 Broncos def. Reggae Warriors
Game 11 Echidnas def. Black Foxes
Game 12 Royals def. Slayers
Game 12 Fight def. Kings
Game 13 Reggae Warriors def. Broncos
Game 14 Echidnas def. Black Foxes
Game 15 Royals def. Slayers
Game 16 Reggae Warrior def. Echidnas
Game 17 Fight def. Royals
Game 18 Fight draw Reggae Warriors (could not complete due to weather)
Check out the photos from the day here (Photos Courtesy of Gene Thorpe Photography)
Check out video from the day here (Video Courtesy of 37 Media Group)
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