Denver Stampede win inaugural 2016 USA Pro Rugby Championship

The Denver Stampede have come away as champions in the inaugural season of professional rugby in the United States. In a strange twist, the Stampede lost on the final day, but were ahead in overall points so were crowned champions of Pro Rugby USA for 2016. In what proved to be a thrilling deciding match, the Stampede led 25-18 with five minutes to go. The Ohio Aviators managed to score through Dylan Fowsitt in the 75th minute, and a Robbie Shaw conversion tied the score at 25 all. Ohio were not done as they scored the match-winning try and conversion in extra time for a dramatic 32-25 win. …

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