On March 26th, 1947, twenty members of the Yale University Rugby team left LaGuardia Field, N.Y. on a Pan World Airways Clipper for Bermuda, where they participated with local teams in the English Rugby Union matches. They were accompanied by Alfred Wyre, the Yale Rugby coach, and they were in Bermuda for eight days. The team was the first American outfit to play rugby in Bermuda in six years.
CUWRFC built on momentum gained in the fall and had a great spring season! We started off with an exciting win over Rutgers but were defeated in our following two games against Vassar and the New York Rugby Club's U19 team. Coaches and players worked together to identify the specific problems we were having and we worked hard in our final weeks of practice to not only fine-tune our skills, but also to come together as a cohesive team--forwards and backs--and find our collective passion for the game.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Harvard athletic department has announced the hiring of Sue Parker as the first head coach for women's rugby, as the program will begin play in the 2013-14 academic year. Women's rugby will be the 21st varsity sport for women and 42nd varsity sport overall at Harvard making the university the nation's leader in both areas.
The Brown Women's Rugby Football Club was founded in the winter of 1976-1977 by two male players and an interested woman. The idea was formulated after the men had seen a women's 7s tournament in Baton Rouge, LA. After numerous meetings, practices were organized and a rugby film shown...some twenty women stayed throughout that first season.
Heartbreaking 45-38 loss to the UCF Knights in the USA Rugby D1-AA national semifinals ... plenty of heart from the boys, but we fell just short today. Thanks to all our alums, families and fans for a terrific 15s season - it's onto 7s!
Following a victory over Pitt in the round of 16, Dartmouth Rugby took on St. Bonaventure on Sunday for the opportunity to represent the Northeast in the D1-AA Final 4. The Bonnies proved to be a tough opponent for the Big Green with their solid pack play and kicking game in the soggy conditions. But the Big Green hung tough and eventually came out on top, 30-22.
Under the lights at Penn Park’s Dunning-Cohen Champions Field, on a chilly winter evening, two men are attempting to hoist another man into the air—before all three tumble to the turf. Then they laugh about it, get up, and try the same thing again.
The Northeast Olympic Development Academies (ODA) will be holding open try-outs for all male players aged 17 and above with the Empire (New York) Academy on Saturday, May 25th at the Columbia University facility at Baker Field in New York, check-in 11.30am. The New England Academy (Boston) will follow on Sunday, May 26th at Pine Banks Park, 1087 Main St., Malden, MA, 02148 with a 10am check-in. Players must be pre-registered and the combine will include both standardized athletic testing and live scrimmages. Coaches from both Academies will attend both combines to assess all athletes, with invitations to participate in the Academy program to follow shortly.
The annual battle for the Koranda Cup is always a competitve match. In 2002, the Yale and Princeton men’s rugby teams established a yearly game between the two schools, renewing a storied rivalry that had petered out during the 1990s. Tiger Flanker Rob Koranda ’02 was on the field for that first contest, which ended in a Princeton victory. Watch the video of the history of the Koranda Cup written, produced, and edited by Tom Frenette and narrated by John Broker.
We head back from a week of beautiful weather and very good rugby with our first XV winning its only game and our second XV losing a 15-13 decision to a mostly college team with a Princeton Rugby ’03 alumna (& US player) and three post-college players in the lineup. They made a difference, but our kids (we had 15 tour rookies!) played great and we weren’t disappointed (we were, however, disappointed in Cal State-Fullerton, who at the last minute cancelled our first planned fixture on Monday … but we practiced hard to make up for it).
The DWRC had the honor of hosting a game between Beantown, a U.S. Premier League club team, and the Quebec Caribou, a Montreal-based Quebec Territorial Representative team, this weekend. Dartmouth played Beantown B’s for the first game of the day.
Strong forward play and smooth ball handling in the back line allowed Cornell to breeze to an easy 53-15 victory over Hobart. Despite extremely muddy field conditions at Cornell's home pitch, the Cornell Men were able to handle the ball well and move the pill to space for a series of tries.
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