The men and women of the University of Pennsylvania rugby pose with University President Amy Gutmann. The long-awaited park is having a dramatic effect on the landscape between University City and Center City.
On a beautiful early fall day in Hanover, Dartmouth rugby welcomed some of the tops sides from around New Hampshire and Vermont to Corey Ford Rugby Clubhouse in Hanover as part of the annual Granite Cup. Although they had their fair share of struggles on the day, both of the Dartmouth sides that took part proved victorious.
After taking on two of the toughest teams in Canada last weekend, Dartmouth Men’s Rugby will look a little closer to home for opponents this weekend as part of the Granite Cup. The one-day tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 10th at the Corey Ford Rugby Clubhouse in Hanover, and will feature some of the tougher opponents from New Hampshire and Vermont. As a result The Big Green’s 2nd and Development sides, both of which are taking part, will certainly have their work cut our for them.
On a beautiful Labor Day weekend in Hanover, Dartmouth kicked off their fall season with a pair of tough tests against top Canadian sides Queen’s University and McGill University as part of the Dartmouth Rugby Classic presented by Rockwood and Royall Rugby. Although The Big Green had a tough start opening game against Queen’s, losing 36-0, they bounced back nicely to defeat McGill 32-15 to get a split on the weekend. Overall, both games were good experiences that helped a 1st XV looking to break in several new starters improve, according to Captain and No.
After a successful spring highlighted by taking the title at the USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC), Dartmouth Rugby will return its focus to the 15-man version of the game Labor Day weekend as part of the annual Dartmouth Rugby Classic presented by Rockwood and Royall Lyme.The classic, as usual, will bring some of the best sides in the US and Canada to Hanover with McGill University, Queen’s University, and traditional rivals Army taking part.
On a beautiful, warm autumn afternoon, the Columbia women's rugby team hosted Yale, and, led by fullback Isadora Cerullo's three tries and four conversions, earned their first League victory 28-22 to conclude play for the women in their inaugural Ivy Rugby Conference season. Columbia had leads of 9 points (twice) and 11 points; but Yale closed within a single score each time, matching try for try, though they ultimately were never able to regain the lead.
The DWRC lost in an all-out battle 27-12 to Harvard, who are back in Division I after winning the 2011 DII National Championship. Despite enjoying the majority of possession in the first half, The Big Green failed to capitalize on several opportunities in Harvard territory, with key handling errors preventing them from getting on the board.
Brown remained undefeated in Ivy play with a messy 29-8 win over a scrappy Harvard side. The wet field benefited Harvard as it slowed down the pace and allowed the big Harvard forwards to bully Brown off the ball.
The Brown women dominated a determined but young Yale squad, walking off with an 85-0 win in New Haven. All American Blaine Martin 11.5 opened the scoring 3 minutes in gathering in a beautifully placed chip from flyhalf and All American Chelsea Garber '12 and touching down between the posts. Chelsea converted and Brown was up 7-0.
After a sluggish performance against Brown last week, Dartmouth Rugby suddenly had a lot of question marks heading into today’s matchup against Princeton, who like The Big Green were still undefeated in Ivy Rugby Conference play.
With sole possession of second place on the line, the Bears came to play, overwhelming a young Yale team with four converted first half tries, all scored by motivated seniors playing their last Ivy Rugby Conference match of the season. The entire Brown forward pack deserve an assist for their dominance in the scrums, lineouts and breakdowns.
After several days of rain, game day was a picture perfect October Homecoming Saturday, with a good crowd of rugby alumni, families and friends in attendance. With all of these positives, the murky and unstable field conditions and a strong breeze were potential hazards to overcome.
The Ivy League presidents have accepted a series of recommendations made by a special ad hoc committee -- co-chaired by Cornell President David J. Skorton, a medical doctor -- with the goal of lowering the incidence of concussion and subconcussive hits in football.
After a few weeks for the ‘13s to settle into their sophomore summer term, Dartmouth Rugby’s Summer 7s side took the field for the first time in the Men’s Open Division of the New Haven 7s Tournament in Cheshire, Connecticut, on July 16th. While the team was not able to win the whole thing, they did walk away with the plate championship, and, more importantly, all 15 players were able to get some well-earned playing time to help develop their skills for the 2011-2012 Ivy Rugby season.
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