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Life West needed a late try from Andrae Asuega and a crucial conversion from Zach Bonte to beat the Chicago Lions and thus force a three-way tie between the Gladiators, Lions, and Santa Monica Dolphins. Santa Monica, so close to making the Cup Quarterfinals, were eliminated on points difference as a result.
The Denver Barbarians were in control of Pool C, and in fact that pool had a three-way tie for second at 1-2. Belmont Shore did enough with the team's opening win to hold on to second. Washington Athletic Club, with Kevin Swiryn finding his scoring touch and Sequoyah Burke-Combs logging some tries, too, won well over Old Blue to claim Pool B.
Rugby Utah clinched Pool A with their final round win over Bulldog, and in the end it wasn't that close, as the defending national champs led by 23 at the break and cruised home.
|Men's Pool Standings|
|Rugby Utah Selects||3||0||0||88||29||59||9|
|Washington Athletic Club||3||0||0||100||50||50||9|
|Old Blue of New York||2||1||0||98||39||59||7|
|Belmont Shore Rugby||1||2||0||43||50||-7||5|
|Schuylkill River Exiles||1||2||0||43||60||-17||5|
|Life West Gladiators||2||1||0||62||50||12||7|
|Santa Monica Dolphins||2||1||0||55||44||11||7|
So the quarterfinal matchups are set:
|Austin Huns||v||Metropolis Rugby||Bowl QF|
|Dallas Rugby||v||Charlotte Rugby||Bowl QF|
|Schuylkill River Exiles||v||Optimus Rugby||Bowl QF|
|Santa Monica||v||Beltway Elite||Bowl QF|
|Rugby Utah Selects||v||Old Blue of New York||Cup QF|
|Chicago Lions||v||Belmont Shore||Cup QF|
|Washington Athletic||v||Bulldog Rugby||Cup QF|
|Denver Barbarians||v||Life West||Cup QF|