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Rugby is a spring sport, but 50 degree weather and rain made it feel like football weather. A large, hungry crowd kept the Wildcat Cafe grill busy.
The Eagles take the field!
Eagle players huddle a few minutes before gametime to review gameplans and say a prayer.
Like any rugby team, these kids are a tight knit group.
Both teams during the National Anthem.
This Eagle prepares for a throw in.
Eagle head coach Tom Cleary dispenses instructions during first half action.
Both teams demonstrating the throw in lift.
Young Wildcat fans offer advice to the St. Ignatius team.
The game was played hard, but clean. This Wildcat suffered a cut above the eye during the first half. He was treated and eventually re-entered the game.
Coach Cleary addresses the team at halftime. St. Ignatius held a 12-3 lead at the break.
Both teams scrapped hard all day.
The Eagles emerge with the ball.
A second half scrum.
Coach Cleary looks on during second half action.
The game ends, and happy Wildcats celebrate a rivalry win.
The sport of rugby and both participating schools emphasize good sportsmanship. In that spirit, the teams shake hands and commend each other after the game.