Bluff City Challenge – Updated 1/28 8:30 PM

Bluff City Challenge

Bluff City Challenge

Memphis Tigers will host the Bluff City 7’s Challenge this Saturday, January 31, at Memorial field.

This 7’s tournament is designed to aid coaches in the development of players and prepare the teams for their respective 7’s tournaments.

Six teams will play a total of 9 matches so each team will get three games.

The winner of the weekend will be based on points.  Two points will be awarded for the winner of each match, one point for a tie and zero points for the loser.  A bonus point will be awarded for a team scoring 4 tries more than their opponent. A bonus point will be awarded to a losing team who loses within 5 points.

All players must be members of USA rugby registered with their clubs.  This status will be verified prior to participation in the tournament.

Referees will be supplied by the Mid South Rugby Referees Society.

Here is the Schedule for the matches:

12:00     MSU v. Kings

12:30     Alabama v. Blues

1:00       A State v. Tigers

1:30       Blues v. Kings

2:00       Alabama v. MSU

2:30       Tigers v. Kings

3:00       A State v. MSU

3:30       Tigers v. Blues

4:00       A State v. Alabama

Players should be registered for the tournament at least one hour prior to your kickoff.

The matches will be taped and posted for the coaches to review. Bluff City Challenge t-shirts will be available for purchase for $20.00. The post match party will be at Ubee’s.  Trophies for the top three teams.  Medals for the player scoring the most tries and the kicker with the most points.

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 Memorial Field is on the campus of University of Memphis.  You can find Memorial Field by following your GPS to 451 Zach Curlin Street  Memphis, Tennessee.  You cannot see the field from the street because the field is 25 feet above street level.  You can see the goalposts sticking up through the trees.  Park across the street and walk up to the field. Bring a lawn chair and sit on the track.  There are no bleachers.  We have water and restroom facilities handy.

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