The Tigers impressed all college teams with their speed, agility, ball handling and fitness during the Stone’s River 7’s tournament last weekend. Tigers went to Stone’s River with the goal of improving their play and training new players. This tournament was perfect for this objective. Players could come in and out of the match and will which allowed for coaching and development.
Except for the ASU match, all matches were close and Kian stated that ASU did not run over us. We were competitive with them. The other matches were within a try. Though the Tigers did not win any of the three matches. The Tigers accomplished what they came to do by getting developing players time on the pitch. The Tigers took 4 players who were new to the game this year. Those players had a blast and are now hooked on rugby. The team continues to build in key positions.
Coach Swatzyna was clearly impressed with the development of the squad from their showing at Elvis. They have two more weeks to prepare for the South Independent Rugby Conference (SIRC) where they will meet Life, Florida Atlantic and Central Florida.
Awards will be passed out tomorrow by Kian, captain of the side. He envisions three awards for the weekend and will present them tomorrow at practice.
Some photos for the Alabama game are available at the following link.
Tigers travel to Nashville this weekend for more development matches. This is a 15’s weekend and we are taking two sides. We will be playing Western Kentucky, Tennessee Tech, and will play Vanderbilt twice.