Giorgi v White Plains

Men’s Match Reports 9/19: White Plains and Hudson Valley

Above: Gaga Maisuradze contemplates life while in the sin bin. D3 Men 22, Hudson Valley 27 The day opened with the D3 Men facing off against Hudson Valley. The boys looked to bounce back after a tough loss last weekend, and they did quickly with No. 13 Christian “Sleeves” Viscarra scoring in the fourth minute after some good phase play […]

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Village Lions welcome new Head Coach Andrew Britt

Meet Andrew Britt, New Head Coach of the Lions Men

As the Village Lions Men embark on the 2015 fall season, they look toward new coach Andrew Britt to take the insight he’s gleaned from two years of refereeing the club and fashion a title-contending squad in the D2 Empire league. Britt relocated from Canterbury, New Zealand, to New York City in 2013 and brought with […]

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Men’s Match Reports 9/12: Old Blue and Fairfield Yankees

D3 Men 3, Fairfield Yankees 80 The Lions D3 Men kicked off their fall campaign with a game against the Fairfield Yankees. It was a tough day at the office for our boys, captained by eight-man and Man of the Match Nigel Riley. Fairfield scored in the first six minutes and didn’t look back the rest of the day […]

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Lions at Buffalo 4.18

Lions at Buffalo 4/18 Match Report

Above: The Lions couldn’t crack top-seeded Buffalo’s defense in the Empire GU playoffs, falling 47-3. (Photo: Potted Plant Productions) Saturday, April 18: Village Lions 3, Buffalo 47 Following a strong win over Lansdowne, the Lions men continued their playoff run by traveling to Buffalo on April 18 to take on the top seed in the Empire GU. […]

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Lions vs. Lansdowne 4/11 Match Report

Above: The Lions compete for a lineout against Lansdowne. Saturday, April 11, 2015: Village Lions 65, Landsdowne 0 On a perfect spring day on Randall’s Island, the Lions took on Lansdowne for a wildcard spot in the Empire GU playoffs. Seeing the success of their D3 brethren in an earlier win over Princeton, the Lions […]

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Lions at Old Blue 3/28 Match Report

Above: The Lions narrowly lost to Old Blue last fall after a held-up try at the death.  Saturday, March 28, 2015: Village Lions 20, Old Blue 26 On March 28, the Village Lions visited Old Blue for the first round of the Empire GU playoffs. While the Lions fell just short, this match did not disappoint in […]

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Lions take season finale

Match report from referee Andy Buck: Tightly fought match on both sides of the ball, with the Lions’ defense ultimately winning the day. Lions took first blood, but Buffalo fought back and took control of the first half until the Lions punched the ball across the line at the halftime whistle. Second half saw the […]

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Village Cup: Lions fall to NYRC in nail-biter, 27-25

Match report from referee Harley Griffiths: Rugby the way it was meant to be played, with passion, commitment and great sportsmanship. Excellent ball handling, stellar defense, great execution on display by both sides for a generous crowd looking to see who would hoist the Village Cup. After four tries and one converted penalty goal apiece, […]

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