GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Davenport University Rugby team will celebrate their second consecutive USA D1-AA National Championship on Saturday with the ring presentation ceremony that will take place prior to their match-up with Notre Dame. Live video and audio will be available for both the ring presentation and the game.
The ceremony will begin just before noon on Saturday with Rugby Head Coach Kruger Van Biljon presenting the Notre Dame Head Coach Sean O’Leary with a rugby ball signed by the 2012 National Championship squad and a medal from the 2012 National Championship.
Coach Kruger began his rugby coaching career at Notre Dame and the Fighting Irish have been a regular stop on the Davenport schedule over the past couple years and have played a big part in Davenport’s preparation for back-to-back National Championships.
The ring presentation will take place at noon. Members of the National Championship team that are currently on the team and many that graduated will be in attendance to receive their 2012 USA Rugby D1-AA National Championship rings.
Just before the start of the second half a signed rugby ball and a championship medal will be raffled off. Raffle tickets will be available to purchase at the game.
Live video and audio will begin prior to the ring presentation ceremony and will continue through the end of the match-up with Notre Dame. Davenport and Notre Dame will kick off at 1:00 PM.
Live video can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.