After a solid win against the University of South Florida Bulls (33-9) last weekend, the Deadbirds were slotted to take on University of Miami (Sat.) and Florida International University (Sun.) during the All Florida Day rugby tournament. The weekend was cut short when UM cancelled and dropped out of the tournament, but that did not stop the Deadbirds. A last minute match against a motley crew of Jax/Augusta men’s team saw the UNFRFC “B” side victorious after 80 mins, 30-26.

After celebrating a high-caliber win it was time for the Vets, along with some new blood, to step up. Your very own Deadbirds traveled to Tavares, Florida to play FIU in their only All Florida Day match. The traveling side was stacked with experience and talent. It was apparent after the first score against FIU that the Deadbirds would be in control of the game. Final score UNF (74) FIU (5)

Try scorers: Erik Schiff (2), Roger Amidon (1), Kieran Squires (1), Joe Eichner (2), Trace Horevitz (2), Steven Krueger (1), Thor Youngling (1), Thomas Lepick (1) and Dennis Yarizadeh (1).

Conversions: Trace Horevitz 6/11, Steven Krueger 0/1.