Scheduled Union Fixtures, Results, and News!

Updated: 7/06

Select Side Tour comes off, but not with desired results.  Only 22 players were able to enter Canada.  Here’s a link to the story:

Use this link to see photos.  You can copy them and download to your own hard drive.  Due to space available I can only post so many photos at one time.  These will be available for a month or so, then I’ll post new ones.

2006 Cup Preview

Week 8 – The Maggots look strong heading into the cup as do Bozeman and Billings.  It looks to be a 3-horse race, but Flathead can be tough at home.  Billings trounced a 14-man Moose squad 56-0 to claim a # 3 Seed for the tournament.  Bozeman was equally impressive taking care of business over Butte 51-0 to hold onto the # 1 Seed.  The Maggots shattered the Jesters in the 3rd game of the weekend 74-3 and are the # 2 Seed.   Flathead claims a #4 Seed, their highest in recent years and Spokane is #5.  Helena is the #6 seed.  **Butte and Jesters are not fielding sides at State per the discussion at the Union Meeting.  Times will follow by Tues. morning for 1st round games, the semi-finals and the plate final game.  The Maggots are the only team with a legitimate B-side and hope to get a Motley game for fun on Saturday.  Jesters and Butte are coming to whore for the other six teams who should all travel strong.

Week 7 – Maggot Fest was a blast as the MRU teams took a week off from competition.  Bozeman looked good against Wisconsin, The Jesters beat Jackson Hole, and Butte beat a tough EWU team for some of the memorable highlights.  The Maggots won 3 games over a 4-day period and Helena looked strong getting some veterans back in the mix before State.  Flathead put up a decent effort vs. the Regina team and we all know how good they were.  This week:  Crucial match-up in Billings as the Moose look to upset the Bulls and move up a notch.  Maggots host the Jesters and Bozeman heads west to take on a more than adequate Butte team.  Good luck!




Week 6 – Bozeman has taken control of their own destiny and beaten Billings 37-12 in Bozeman, almost assuring them the #1 Seed at State.  Butte got on the board with a 34-20 win over Helena this weekend earning a bonus point to boot.  It was Spokane over U. of M. Jesters 14-10.  Jesters get a bonus point for keeping it within 7.  The Maggots beat the Moose 47-0 in Missoula grabbing a bonus point.

Week 5 This Moose take over the top of the table in the west w/ a victory over Jesters 14-13 this past weekend.  Jesters earn the bonus point for a narrow loss.  The Moose are 2-0 and will take on the Maggots in Missoula this weekend for the top spot.  Billings beat Butte 42-0 earning another bonus point and setting up a clash for potentially the #1 seed at the Cup in May.  Billings will be at 2-0 Bozeman Saturday.  Helena forfeited to the Maggots in their crossover.  Spokane was idle and will host U. of M. this weekend.  The race is tightening up!

Week 4 – Bozeman got a nice league crossover win against the Jesters by a score of 24-5 on Saturday at in Spokane as well.  The Cutthroats get the bonus point to take the lead over Billings in the east.  The Jesters are at the bottom of the table in the West.  The Maggots won 4 games (albeit Collegiate sides) in Spokane to retain the Annual Fool’s Fest Championship by a combined score of 104-0.  Flathead fielded a Side w/ the help of some Helena boys and Butte again fielded a good side and continues to compete more each week.  This week sees Helena at the Maggots while the Bulls travel to Butte.  The Jesters head to the Flathead to face the Moose and The Cutty’s are idle.

Week 3Week three saw Bozeman beat Helena and earn a bonus point, though no score was reported.  Flathead Moose defeated Spokane 29-19 in Whitefish to earn a bonus point.  Jesters were idle.  Missoula Maggots lost to Haggis in Salt Lake 41-17. Billings had a tough road trip south losing to Queen City RFC in Denver 29-21 in a great match, and then being blasted by #11 ranked University of Wyoming 48-7 in Laramie.

Week 2 in the MRU – The 2nd week of competition saw the Bulls get on track early with a big win over Helena.  Butte lost a close one to the road weary Spokane side and Bozeman traveled out to the Maggots for a friendly.  U. of M. was idle as were the Moose.  Read the link for a complete recap and next weeks fixtures.

Maggots open w/ a Win, Jesters go 2-0 in Butte - America Missoula bested Spokane 52-20 in a league match and earned a bonus point in first round MRU play this past weekend.  The Jesters won a couple games (2-0) in Butte to win the St. Patty’s day tourney.  Butte was 1-1, Helena was 1-1, and Flathead was 0-2.  Read the link.

2006 League Schedule - is posted below.  Bold indicates a League Match w/ * meaning crossover.  Kostecki will be doing referees assignments and we can post those when they become available.

Select Side  -  vs.  The Vigilante Select-Side will be playing in a new home/away fixture w/ the Saskatchewan Prairie Fire in Regina on either on 6/3.  We will host them in Billings in ’07.  This is a real chance for us to showcase our Unions talent against one of Canada’s best sides.  Cost to participate will be 75$ to cover Vans and gas. We need 40 players for two matches.  The accommodations are being supplied by the Regina Rugby Union.  Lets play hard this spring and earn a spot on the Vigilantes!  Selectors will be watching.  Talk to Bill the Bull if you are interested in participating and would like to be considered.

Congratulations to Jim Kostecki!  Jim is the newly appointed Chairman of the Referee’s Society.  Also, a huge Thanks to Kevin Griggs for his past years of service in this position.  Kevin will continue in his role as MRU Vice-President.