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Ruggers in the hunt for No. 27

With the fall season winding down, the BG club rugby team continues to rise.

In a season where 13 of their 30 games have been shutout wins, and with the best point differential in the nation (1,005 for to 194 against) the Falcons have earned a no. 11 ranking in the country, as of the most recent poll.

Last weekend, playoff-bound Grand Valley State came to town to play A, B and C-side games, with BG taking all three.

In the A-side game, BG ran away to a 79-10 win.

“With both of us heading into the playoffs, the [Grand Valley State vs. BG] game has become a traditional warm-up for both clubs on what would have been an off week,” said coach Roger Mazzarella.

“Grand Valley had victories over both Michigan State and Michigan and I expected a much closer game,” he said.

For the game, fly half Nick Viviani led the Falcons in scoring with 24 points. He posted a try, a penalty field goal and eight conversion kicks. Viviani leads the team in scoring this year with 138 points.

Wing Ian Gagnon also had a hand in the scoring attack. He had three tries, all of which coming from 50 yards or further away.

Six other players would score for BG, as the rout was on from early in the game.

“[Grand Valley State] is one club that doesn’t deserve to have us run up the score,” Mazzarella said. “But with limited substitution in rugby, sometimes it’s tough to turn off the offense once the boulder starts running downhill.”

GVSU coach John Mullett was very impressed with how BG was able to take control of the game.

“BG is a great team,” Mullett said. “They represent where we want to eventually be. They represent the kind of commitment my own players need to make in order to reach that level on the field.”

The B and C-sides won their games 39-14 and 12-0, respectively, and BG’s record on the season now stands at 30-1.

On Saturday, Ohio University will be coming in to play the Falcons at the College Park Rugby Field in a game carrying one big implication-the Mid-American Conference Championship. If BG wins, it will be their 27th straight title.

Both BG and OU have 6-0 in-conference records going in.

“We don’t plan on doing anything different than we have been doing,” Mazzarella said. “I think the fact that we have the best points differential in the country speaks volumes for both our offense as well as our defense.”

The first match will begin at 1 p.m.

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