All Iowa Rugby Tournament – MAY 6-7, 2017

All Iowa Rugby Tournament Update

Update from the Iowa Rugby Union: Apologize for the lateness is getting this out. Some late changes caused many unnecessary headaches and re-iterations to get everyone their 3 matches and have daylight for social activities. Here is what we’re going to go with for All-Iowa this year. Winners of their colored pools will be considered their division winners, with another match after the HOF ceremonies. The Women’s pool is purple, for clarification.

Reminder that the captains meeting is at 730am. See you all there!

All Iowa Rugby Tournament….. Outside Iowa Teams Welcome!
MAY 6-7
IOWA FALLS RUGBY CLUB

As always free camping Friday and Saturday night
Free Showers and firewood…. And always a good time.

There is a limited number of teams we can get into a 1 day schedule for 15’s.
So get your entry in early.

$300 – Men’s 15s, Additional $50 for a 7s team in Sunday’s 7’s Play
$150 – Men’s 7s Team only
$300 – Women’s 15’s (last year we only had 4 teams)

If we had some interest in 7’s for Women we could consider it. Last year no interest.

Check payable to Iowa Falls Rugby Club
Mail to: Jim Gillespie
c/o Cam Spray
PO Box 726
Iowa Falls, IA 50126

Please call 1-800-648-5011 ext 1212 for info.

Iowa Falls Rugby vs Des Moines

Iowa Falls Rugby had the rain follow them to Des Moines for their next league rugby match. Des Moines quickly opened scoring with three tries to lead 0 – 19 in the first 22 minutes. Iowa Falls rugger Brian Mercado broke the Des Moines momentum with a try at 34 minutes to trail 5 – 19. The Iowa Falls team continued to battle despite adverse conditions outscoring their opponent 10 – 5 in the final 58 minutes of the match. The final score was 10 – 24. New teammates for Iowa Falls Jesse Fikes and Marky Felix acquited themselves well. Any playoff hopes will be decided by the Iowa Union in the next week.

Rain Deluge against Cedar Rapids for the win.

Iowa Falls Rugby battled a fierce Cedar Rapids team and a rain deluge on 10-7-2017 to win 12 – 5. The match started after an initial break in the rain with Cedar Rapids mounting repeated forward attacks. The Iowa Falls defense stiffened to hold Cedar Rapids out of the try zone. Twenty five minutes into the first half Iowa Falls prop Wes Pudenz muscled his way through Cedar Rapids defenders to score 5 – 0.

The rain returned with intensity turning the pitch into a muddy quagmire. At fifty three minutes Cedar Rapid’s back center pop kicked over the Iowa Falls defense to knot the score 5 – 5. The continued rain created a slog fest with each side attempting to move the ball. At 62 minutes Wes Pudenz again broke through the Cedar Rapids forward pack to score. Todd Dillon kicked the conversion for the final tally 12 – 5.

Ellsworth Community College added ruggers to Iowa Falls Rugby with Jesus Ponce and Miles “GameFace” Tajai. The next match for Iowa Falls Rugby will be in Des Moines on October 14 at 11 AM.

Fall Opener win against River City

Iowa Falls Rugby opened their Autumn League competition with a strong victory over River City of Mason City. Seven minutes into the match Cesar Guevera broke River City’s defense for a try. This was followed six minutes later by a breakaway run by Chris Pruismann to give Iowa Falls a 14 – 0 lead. River City defenders then stiffened their play until Chris Pruismann scored again with four minutes remaining in the first half. Iowa Falls led 21 – 0. At restart of play River City continued to mount comeback efforts multiple times but were held out of the try zone by a determined Iowa Falls defense. Cesar Guevera again scored a try mid point in the second half, with two late scores by Justin Liekweg and Chris Pruismann. Justin Liekweg had four conversions for the match. Final tally for Iowa Falls Rugby was 38 – 0. A fine Team effort was bolstered by Ellsworth Community College players Brian Mercado, Steven Norman, and Landon Sanders. Iowa Falls Rugby next hosts Cedar Rapids at the local pitch at 1:00 PM October 7. Matches are free to the public

Match Update

Mates: The Midwest Union has changed our match to a HOME match on Saturday 4-15-2017 at 1 PM. And our opponent is St. Cloud, Minnesota who we know well. In victory we would travel on the 22nd somewhere. Practices Tuesday and Thrusday at 6 PM. Come try out our new scrum sled; the birds have. It is great that we have the home match to help prepare our TEAM! It is exciting. For love of rugby. Francis

Iowa Falls Victory against Mason City 47 – 43

Iowa Falls Rugby traveled to Mason City October 15 to battle the River City Club. River City opened an aggressive attack scoring 19 points in the first 20 minutes. Iowa Falls rallied with two smashing tries by the beast Dane Nolte and two tries by the speedster Chris Pruismann. Conversions by Justin Liekweg pushed the score to 26 – 19 at the half. Hard hitting rugby continued in the second half. The Pruismann brothers attack continued with Craig Pruismann scampering for two tries and Justin Liekweg adding a try to his conversions for a comfortable 47 – 26 lead. River City Rugby then mounted a furious comeback effort which fell short with the Iowa Falls victory 47 – 43. Iowa Falls has a bye next weekend and starts playoff competition in two weeks.

Iowa Falls Rugby Football Club wins big against Bremer

Iowa Falls Rugby continued their League competition by hosting the Bremer County second side at the local pitch on October 8. Bremer County quickly opened scoring in the first five minutes with a try to lead 0-7. Craig Pruismann responded with an Iowa Falls try to knot the score at 7-7. Bremer continued to break through the Iowa Falls defense to push the score to 7-19 at the mid point of the first half. Iowa Falls wing Chris Pruismann then went on a scoring rampage of 4 tries with one added by his brother Craig Pruismann to give Iowa Falls Rugby a comfortable lead 40-19 at the half. Second half scoring by Iowa Falls Rugby continued with a early dash by Craig Pruismann followed by 2 tries by Tim Willet and one each by Justin Liekweg, Cesar Guevara, and Jordan Picht. Justin Liekweg had 7 conversions for the match. The final Iowa Falls tally was 74-29. Iowa Falls Rugby travels to Mason City October 15 for the final League match. Iowa Falls currently leads our League competition.

IFRFC Hosted Bremer County

Iowa Falls Rugby continued their League competition by hosting the Bremer County second side at the local pitch on October 8. Bremer County quickly opened scoring in the first five minutes with a try to lead 0-7. Craig Pruismann responded with an Iowa Falls try to knot the score at 7-7. Bremer continued to break through the Iowa Falls defense to push the score to 7-19 at the mid point of the first half. Iowa Falls wing Chris Pruismann then went on a scoring rampage of 4 tries with one added by his brother Craig Pruismann to give Iowa Falls Rugby a comfortable lead 40-19 at the half. Second half scoring by Iowa Falls Rugby continued with a early dash by Craig Pruismann followed by 2 tries by Tim Tim Willet and one each by Justin Liekweg, Cesar Guevara, and Jordan Picht. Justin Liekweg had 7 conversions for the match. The final Iowa Falls tally was 74-29. Iowa Falls Rugby travels to Mason City October 15 for the final League match. Iowa Falls currently leads our League competition.