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Match Report for

University of Rhode Island (1st) vs. Providence College (1st)
08 April 2017

Location: Fields and Parking located behind Independence Square. Plenty of parking, but no changing facilities adjacent to field; if needed, available about 400 yards away.

University of Rhode Island: 48    Providence College: 29

The Rhody Cup was on the line for this 'friendly' match. Cool and very windy conditions made the air game a question mark. We even had two of the issues you deal with at the reset kick; one kick got caught in the wind and didn't travel 10m, another kick traveled 10m, then blew back. I vocalized as much, but sometimes players are still expecting a whistle. I can only stand there with my arms out saying 'play on' so many times. Scrums were good, lineouts were a challenge with the wind and there were a decent amount of high tackle penalties due to the new interpretation and also a good bit of not releasing. But, this was a fun match to referee. Any time a trophy is on the line, a friendly turns into a cup match.

Referee: Tom Zanarini