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New Mexico Highlands’ Vatos rugby team whoops it up after going unbeaten in the Midwest Qualifier for the National Small College Rugby Organization sevens championship this past weekend in Wayne, Neb.
Vatos punch return ticket to nationals

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Having disappointed themselves with only an Elite Eight finish in NSCRO rugby 15’s, the NMHU Vatos are determined to defend their national title in NSCRO rugby 7’s.

They have a good start.

This past weekend the Vatos decisively beat five other college teams at the Midwest Qualifier in Nebraska by a collective margin of 176-12.