The Chicago Lions rode roughshod over an injury-riddled Milwaukee Westside Harlequins Saturday to improve to 3-2.
The Lions hit a rough spot earlier this fall, but following some direct words from Head Coach Marty Wiggins, they have rebounded, defeating the Chicago Griffins in a friendly last weekend, and then slamming the Harlequins 76-7.
“We’ve talked a lot about consistency,” Wiggins told RUGBYMag.com. “Consistency in training and in our performances. Milwaukee has had some injuries, but we also played well, and with more consistency, today.”
Wiggins said his squad has struggled a little bit with the move to DI from the Super League.
“We can’t go through the fall anymore thinking, it’s just the fall and we’re building toward the Super League,” said Wiggins. “I know it’s a change for the players and it’s been a bit precipitous. But now we have to step up the performances because this is here and now.”
The Lions are back, now, said Wiggins, and he expects a stronger second half this fall.
Meanwhile Buffalo defeated Columbus 41-12 in a game that was 17-12 at halftime. Buffalo were a man down for the final 45 minutes due to a red card, and still outscored Columbus 24-0 in the second half.
Buffalo improves to 4-1 in the Midwest-East.
Palmer moved to 5-0 in the Midwest-West with a 57-17 defeat of the Chicago Blaze.