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Champions MC 2021

Air Force take Men’s Competitive championship in Lakefront 7s debut

It’s always exciting to perform well when you debut at a sevens event. And so it was for Air Force A, though success was hard fought at every stage.

In pool play, Air Force A met firm opposition. They dropped a match to the Kings and went 2-1-0 after 3 matches. The tie-break on points for put Air Force A and MRFC through to the semi-final as seeds 2 and 3.

In pool B, the Celtics were the only team with a perfect record and took the first seed. Gorilla Rugby out of Texas, another debutant, finished as the 4th seed with points for again needed to tie-break with the other 2-1-0 teams from pool A.

Air Force and Celtics both eked out 1-try margins in the semifinals to advance to the final. After a fierce battle, Air Force A appeared to have the fitness to carry them past the Celtics for the Championship.

Match Results - Pool Stage

Match T1 T1 Score T2 Score T2
12:20 PM 3 vs 4 – Pool Stage Air Force A 26 21 MRFC
12:20 PM 3 vs 4 – Pool Stage Kings 35 5 Quad City Irish Rugby
12:40 PM 4 vs 1 – Pool Stage Air Force B 7 14 Barbarians
12:40 PM 2 vs 3 – Pool Stage Celtics 24 19 Gorilla Rugby
1:40 PM 4 vs 1 – Pool Stage Air Force A 14 17 Kings
1:40 PM 2 vs 3 – Pool Stage Quad City Irish Rugby 5 49 MRFC
2:00 PM 1 vs 3 – Pool Stage Celtics 17 7 Air Force B
2:00 PM 4 vs 2 – Pool Stage Gorilla Rugby 42 7 Barbarians
3:00 PM 1 vs 3 – Pool Stage Quad City Irish Rugby 0 59 Air Force A
3:00 PM 4 vs 2 – Pool Stage MRFC 26 21 Kings
3:20 PM 2 vs 1 – Pool Stage Air Force B 7 24 Gorilla Rugby
3:20 PM 3 vs 4 – Pool Stage Barbarians 7 29 Celtics

Standings - Pool Stage

POOL A PTS W-L-T PF PA DIFF
Air Force A 6 2-1-0 * 99 38 61
MRFC 6 2-1-0 * 96 52 44
Kings 6 2-1-0 * 73 45 28
Quad City Irish Rugby 0 0-3-0 10 143 -133
POOL B PTS W-L-T PF PA DIFF
Celtics 9 3-0-0 70 33 37
Gorilla Rugby 6 2-1-0 85 38 47
Barbarians 3 1-2-0 28 78 -50
Air Force B 0 0-3-0 21 55 -34
PTS: W = 3, T = 1. * Tie Breaker.

Match Results — Knock-out Stage

Match T1 T1 Score T2 Score T2
4:40 PM MC – SF2 – Playoffs MRFC 12 17 Air Force A
4:40 PM MC – SF1 – Playoffs Gorilla Rugby 19 26 Celtics
5:40 PM MC – Final – Playoffs Celtics 12 26 Air Force A

Playoff Bracket(s)

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