Rowan Developmental vs St. Joe’s Futures

Twenty five Rowan Developmental players battled Friday night Philadelphia traffic and warmer than normal temperatures to take on the out of state rivals, St. Joseph’s University, for a night that won’t be forgotten. More than half of the 25 Rowan athletes were playing in their first rugby match but spectators in the stands wouldn’t be the wiser.
From the opening kick-off St. Joseph’s Futures handled the offense but Rowan’s hard nosed defense kept them at bay for most of the match. St. Joe’s speedy back line created space and made big gains, in the end handing Rowan University it’s first defeat in a shut out performance. 0-30.
The Developmental squad of Rowan left the field with their heads held high, knowing they put in a hard fight against a top rated team. The future looks bright for the Developmental’s with the players eager to fix their mistakes in practice next week.
Rowan Developmental team plays at home, this coming Saturday, September 23rd against Temple University. Kick-off 1pm.