The Iowa City Ducks are headed to the D3 Midwest Rugby Championship on Nov. 11 in Chicago after a wild weekend of rugby in Iowa City.
On Saturday, The Ducks faced Wisconsin RFC. As was the case for most of the season the Ducks found themselves down at half, but came out in the second half ready to roll. There was some confusion after the match, as the official had a different score down than scorekeepers on the sideline.
The Ducks wouldn't know if they had won or not until almost 9 p.m. Saturday night, when it was decided by the Midwestern Rugby Union the Ducks had won. Their reward? A match-up with Milwaukee RFC on Sunday for the West Division Title.
Milwaukee played with heart and a powerful pack, but it wasn't enough to take down the flock. Key runs by the Iowa City backline set a tone that Milwaukee was simply unable to match towards the end of the match. The match was a battle, but in the end the Ducks managed to escape with a win and a spot in the Midwest Championship.
The Ducks will face the Fort Wayne Rugby Club on Nov. 11 in Chicago. No matter what the result of that match is, it's undeniable this season has been one to remember for the Boys from Iowa City. Going from 0-5 a season ago to playing in the Midwest Championship isn't easy for any team or club, but the Ducks have pulled it off with a style all their own.
The Iowa City Ducks will play Fort Wayne at 11:00 a.m. for the Midwest Division 3 Championship. The match will be held at the Chicago blaze rugby pitch at 13011 W Smith Rd, Lemont, IL 60439.
Of course none of this would be possible without the Duck's sponsors who have supported the club and helped make this season possible.