Saturday April 6th 2019 • 12:30PM • Parade Field, Fort Adams State Park, Newport RI 02840
The 2nd game of the presented some of the best college players in Rhode Island. It was a fantastic match with everything left on the field. Preparation for this match began over two weeks ago when rugby teams from Salve Regina University, Providence College, Roger Williams University and The University of Rhode Island competed in a knock out tournament known as the "Rhody Cup" Following a nail-biting finale last week, which saw Salve Regina crowned champions, with a last minute try, representatives from both Newport Men’s and Providence Men’s rugby clubs met to select the most outstanding players from the tournament.
Photos below were provided by the Rhode Island Army National Guard.
Players were selected using a simple draft with Providence and Newport alternating selections and picking from any of the four competing teams. Players came from URI, Salve Regina, Providence College and Roger Williams. The two new teams created were been dubbed “Providence College All-Stars” & “Newport College All-Stars” and spent the week training with their respective clubs.
As a brand new exhibition game, this match was designed to provide collegiate players a chance to showcase their talents to a wider audience. This exhibition also aims to help build connections between the adult and college rugby clubs of Rhode Island.
The Newport Collegiate all stars came out victors.
Check out the photo gallery below showing the action from the all star game. Special thanks to photographer & Newport Rugby player Chris Sarro for providing these great shots.