Saint Joseph’s Hawks Rugby made it to the Final Four of the 2014 Las Vegas Invitational. On day 1 of the tournament, the Hawks went 3-0 in pool play with wins against New Mexico State (45-0), Lewis & Clark (38-0), and the University of Notre Dame (27-0). With an impressive 3-0 record and point differential, Saint Joseph’s earned the 2nd seed heading into the playoff rounds. In day 2, Hawks Rugby squared off against Claremont (7) in the quarterfinals. The Hawks continued their fast pace attack and solid defense securing a 33-0 victory. In day 3, the Hawks entered the Final Four as the only US Collegiate team left in the tournament and faced a tough University of British Columbia. In a hard fought match, the Hawks fell 10-7. Missing out on a chance for the finals and being able to play in Sam Boyd Stadium, the Hawks had a final consolation match against the University of Victoria. In another back and forth contest, the Hawks fell short again 19-14.
Overall, a tremendous effort by Hawks Rugby who now have their sights set on the Keystone Rugby Conference 7s Series.