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The Sideline Whisperer
Weekend of November 16th, 2013
Like Naples and Miami, I got my season off to a good start last week, going 2-1, with only the Hammerheads ruining my perfect Saturday. Krewe did look a little rough at times during All-Florida Weekend, and I guess I should have taken that a little more into account.

Still, it's early, and both myself and the 2010 Division Two national champions have plenty of time to bounce back, starting with this weekend.

Posted on 11/14/2013 11:14:41 PM

Florida Rugby Union Men
Division 2
2017-18 Season
Florida Rugby Union Men
Division 3
2017-18 Season
Florida Rugby Union Women Division 2
2017-18 Season

The Sideline Whisperer is a member of the Florida Rugby Community that makes predictions for the Men's D2/D3 Championships and the Women's D2. Occasionally he may take on other topics. He has decided to remain anonymous. (And it's not me!). Thanks and enjoy!

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Rugby in Florida CEO.





Krewe (0-1) at Miami Tridents (1-0) - Two teams coming off very different opening results meet in South Florida. Krewe have a long way to travel, and the Tridents are never easy to beat on their home turf, especially when they're in good spirits after something like a 27-point road victory like they had last Saturday in Orlando. The home team rolls in this one. Tridents 35, Krewe 15

Result: Tridents 28, Krewe 15 

Naples (1-0) at Miami RFC (1-0) - Miami took care of Boca Raton in the rain last week, and will be looking to make a big statement in this game to let everyone else know that they are truly back to the Bumblebees of old. Naples knocked off Krewe and will also be seeking to make a point that they are still the team to beat in Florida D2. I'm leaning towards the Dade teams going 2-0, so... Miami 28, Naples 22

Result: Miami 44, Naples 12 

Orlando (0-1) at Daytona (0-0) - Orlando struggled at AFW and things got even worse last Saturday when they were soundly dispatched by the visiting Tridents. Daytona, meanwhile, battled well in Tavares despite a rag-tag squad, and are opening their matrix season here. The Coconuts will be trying to prove they're more than just a sevens side, and while they still have a long way to get there and contend for a D2 postseason spot, I think they'll have enough to edge the visitors in this one. Daytona 20, Orlando 17

Result: Daytona 17, Orlando 23 

Boca Raton (0-1) at Fort Lauderdale (0-0) - While the Buccaneers may have opened their season with a disappointing home loss to Miami, they can get some mojo back in this contest which ranks as one of the biggest and longest true rivalries in Florida rugby. The Knights went up to the Battleship Tournament last weekend and reached the championship game, where they fell heavily to New Orleans. I think that trip and the three games in two days might come back to haunt Lauderdale in this battle, and the Bucs are angry. Boca Raton 31, Fort Lauderdale 21

Result: Boca Raton 16, Fort Lauderdale 25 

Last Week and Season: 2-1 (.667)

All-time: 51-19 (.729)

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