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Super Rugby Semi-Finals – by Jake Laux

The invisible hand of the Whitelock edition. Ratings for the games:Jaguares Brumbies: 2.5/10Crusaders Hurricanes: 8/10 Talking Points:Jaguares 39 - Brumbies 7: Never a game.  Jags dominated every facet of the game save one: the scrum.  On that note, they were fortunate to only get the scrum collapsed call early as they were ... More

Super Rugby Quarter Finals – by Jake Laux

Quarterfinals edition. Ratings for the games:Crusaders Highlanders: 6/10Jaguares Chiefs: 6/10Hurricanes Bulls: 7/10Brumbies Sharks: 4/10 Talking Points: Crusaders 38 - Highlanders 14: After the game scheduled in Christchurch was vacated earlier in the season, there was only the one data point in which the Crusaders won 43-17.  ... More

Firehouse 7’s

Coming off their first tournament win, Drinkin Park traveled to the Chicago Blaze facility in Lemont, IL to compete in the annual Firehouse 7s tournament. Park brought a physical squad out, and welcomes some familiar faces back to round out this weekend’s roster. The first match of the day was against Chiefs FC, UIC’s 7s squad for the ... More

Highland 7’s Champions

A new look Drinkin Park Squad traveled out to Aye-tasca for the annual Scottish Highland Games Tournament.  The bagpipes were blowing, as well as the weather, making for a wet and rainy day.  Due to some availability issues, the squad for this tournament rolled out 7 new faces when compared to last week's Shipwreck roster.   First up for ... More

Super Rugby Round 18 – by Jake Laux

Eleven Busch Lights on a Tuesday edition. Ratings for the games: Highlanders Waratahs: 4/10Rebels Chiefs: 4/10Jaguares Sunwolves: 3/10Hurricanes Blues: 5/10Brumbies Reds: 5/10Stormers Sharks: 7.5/10Bulls Lions: 5/10 Talking Points:To preface this section, all year there has been talk of the 2019 edition of the competition being more ... More

Super Rugby Round 17 – by Jake laux

Flyhalves I am not fond of get exposed defensively in a particularly embarrassing manner edition. Ratings for the games:Highlanders Bulls: 7/10Reds Blues: 4/10Crusaders Rebels: 3/10Waratahs Brumbies: 5/10Lions Hurricanes: 5/10Stormers Sunwolves: 4/10Jaguares Sharks: 4/10 Talking Points:Highlanders 24 - Bulls 24: Two ties in two weeks ... More

Shipwreck 7’s

The Drinkin Park 7's squad kicked off their tournament schedule this summer out at sunny Schiller Park for Shipwreck 7's.  With a bench as deep as most 7's rosters, the lightly practiced team was up against all the usual Chicago area suspects.  The pool draw for the day was CRC Mens and Fox Valley. Fox Valley was up first and after a ... More

Super Rugby Round 16 – by Jake Laux

Home stretch edition.Ratings for the Games:Blues Bulls: 5/10Rebels Waratahs: 6/10Brumbies Sunwolves: 5/10Chiefs Crusaders: 8.5/10Reds Jaguares: 7/10Sharks Hurricanes: 4/10Lions Stormers: 4/10Talking Points:Blues 22 - Bulls 22: Not the result either team was looking for.  Handre Pollard's absence continues to hurt for the Bulls.  ... More

Super Rugby Round 15 – by Jake Laux

Ratings for the games:Chiefs Reds: 4/10Brumbies Bulls: 6/10Sunwolves Rebels: 3/10Crusaders Blues: 6/10Waratahs Jaguares: 6/10Stormers Highlanders: 5/10Sharks Lions: 7/10 Talking points:Chiefs 19 - Reds 13: Reds dominant in all facets except scoreboard.  Couple of weird try/no try decisions but did not really impact the outcome.  Chiefs ... More

Super Rugby Round 14 – by Jake Laux

Kiwis should never go to McDonald's edition. Ratings for the games:Hurricanes Jaguares: 7/10Rebels Bulls: 5/10Blues Chiefs: 4/10Reds Waratahs: 7/10Lions Highlanders: 3/10Stormers Crusaders: 7/10 Talking points:Hurricanes 20 - Jaguares 28: Remember the last Lions tour?  A certain Blues midfielder had the bright idea, when confron... More