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2023 Mens Super Social Champions

Rogues defy strong opponents to triumph in first appearance

The Flint Tropics, a.k.a. Rogues RFC (Flint, MI), have completed their first trip to the Lakefront 7s. And what a trip it turned out to be with a championship trophy in tow on the trip back home..

The Tropics were joined in Men’s Super Social pool B by the Beer Barons (Milwaukee, WI), the Boksprings (Faribault, MN) and the Lawyers (Chicago, IL). Although Flint won the pool handily with a 3-0-0 record, the interesting story here is the strength of the other pool winners.

All four pool winners had the same record and a points differential between 57 and 85 points, portending competitive playoffs.

Given the pool stage standings, it was surprisingly when the South Side Irish (Chicago, IL) cruised to a 31-12 victory in semi-final 2.

Flint would have a more difficult path. They edged the Predator Alumni (St. Charles, IL) by a single try in semi-final 1. Final score: 12-5.

The final againast the Irish was even closer. Flint out-scored their opponents by three tries to two. But the Irish converted both tries while Flint missed one. Despite the error, the final score fell 17-14 for Flint, bringing a successful debut to a close.

Flint are one of three teams to debut at the 2023 Lakefront 7s and win a championship.
2023 Men's Super Social Champions


2023 Men's Super Social Playoffs

Pool play standings

2023 Men's Super Social Pool Stage Standings

Full match results

2023 Men's Super Social Match Results

Championship Match Video

The championship match video is also available.

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