It was another hot, September weekend in Elk River, MN as both the D4 and D2 sides of the Jazz Pigs prepared for a contest against their cross-town rivals of Metropolis Rugby. The D4 side took to the field first, in what was their season opener. Once again, there was plenty of raw talent mixed with some veteran know-how, but it proved to be too little to obtain a win. The D4 Pigs ended up falling 24-0 to Metro’s D4.
The D2 match kicked off immediately after the first game ended. Metro struck hard with two quick trys off of mis-fielded kicks, but the Pigs dug in and hit back hard. For the remainder of the match the Pigs yielded little ground and consistently drove into Metro territory. However, missed penalty kicks, and costly mistakes within try-scoring distance, prevented the Pigs from ever gaining the lead in the match. In the end, they once again fell just short of victory by one point. Final Score 14-13, Metropolis.