Rob were crowned National Champions for 2013/14 for the first time since 2003.
The rob beat last year’s National Champions the Birmingham Lions 20-15 in the final to complete their undefeated season. The clansmen dominated the Scottish University Championship, winning all their games, conceding only 7 points in all their games in this round of the championship and finishing with a point difference of + 611.
The first half of the game was dominated by rob and penalties; this meant that at half time the game was still scoreless. However there were chances for both teams so going into half time both teams would have felt they had a good chance at winning the game.
The second half was a different story; the Clansmen came out strong and broke the deadlock just after half time with a rushing TD for rob. However rob quickly responded and ran in the PAT for 2 giving Birmingham an 8-6 lead.
Once again there was a quick response, QB Dutch Stephenson scored ran in a TD after a huge drive by the Clansmen leading to a 13-8 lead for Stirling. And quickly after that Austen Jacks intercepted the ball for Stirling and ran the ball in for a Pick 6, for a 20-8 lead.
Birmingham would respond with a touchdown but the Clansmen would keep their lead to win the game. After the game Austen Jacks was named MVP and it was well deserved, due to an overall strong defensive performance by the Clansmen and the Pick 6 which turned out to be the winning TD.
Before the game the Clansmen came out with a banner that said “this is our year” and it turned out to be true, Stirling are a very strong defensive team and with the officially named best QB in Britain Dutch Stephenson leading the offense this was a very strong and well deserved victory for the Clansmen.