Penn women started their spring season in early Feburary. Always eager to get more time and experience on the field, the ladies did not let a few snow storms stop their practices and their hard work and...
Three weeks ago in Hanover, Brown was able to come from behind and tie Dartmouth in a 23-23 stalemate. Dartmouth Rugby refused to allow this to happen again, and payback was served Saturday on a sloppy field in Providence. Captain Michael Burbank ’13 called it “the most complete game of rugby that we’ve played all season.” Dartmouth won with a final score of 28-5, securing the Ivy League Rugby North Division regular season title in the process.
Columbia falls to Penn at Randall's Island, NY with the final score 50-21. Coming off a close and hard fought match in Philadelphia, both the University of Pennsylvania Quakers and the Columbia University Lions looked for a decisive victory in their rematch at Randall’s Island.
The Princeton men traveled to Ithaca, New York in cold weather to play Cornell for the second time in two weeks. Cornell, with last week’s game behind them, sought to reverse the outcome of last Saturday.
Cornell Men hosted Columbia University in its Ivy League home opener last Saturday. After a morning of consistent rain two hours prior, the weather cleared up in time for the noon kick-off. The Columbia side captured the win with the help of their stout defense 20-12.
It was a windy fall day at Penn Park when Princeton met Penn...
Capitalizing on a flurry of early penalties, defensive mis-cues, and spilt ball Princeton Rugby shot out to an early lead in the match between the Tigers and the Quakers in their first fall match. Buoyed by strong running from their backline as well as well timed off-loads, Princeton opened the scoring. They quickly followed with another backline driven try. With two successful conversions the Tigers staked themselves to an early 14-0 lead.
Brown exploded with 35 unanswered second half points to overwhelm Harvard 55-5 for its fourth successive fall 2012 victory. With the Brown-Harvard football game being played across the street at 4:30 P.M., a festive Brown tailgate crowd joined the Brown Rugby faithful and cheered on the Bears on a picture perfect fall day.
The First XV Brown played a solid match defeating a young Yale First XV on a sunny late summer Saturday afternoon. In the second side match, Yale defeated Brown 15-5. Though Brown's 2nd XV was defeated, the Brown coaching staff is impressed by the intensity of numbers of their freshman class.
Dartmouth hosted rival Harvard on the bucolic Brophy Field to kick off the 2012-13 Ivy Rugby 15s season. It proved to be an excellent start to the season for the Big Green, who did well on both sides of the ball, shutting out the Crimson while putting up 60 points on attack.
After Dartmouth Rugby took home the USA 7s Collegiate Rugby Championship and made a deep run to the DI-AA Final 4 in 15s this past season, two Big Green stars are getting an opportunity to showcase their skills on an international stage.
Dartmouth Rugby took their first step in defending their 2011 USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championship by going 3-0 in pool play in the 2012 CRC, securing the #1 seed out of Pool B and a place in the quarterfinals. Dartmouth now moves on to face a University of Wisconsin team that took the #2 seed coming out of Pool A in tomorrow morning’s quarterfinal matchup.
Propelled by an incredibly strong senior class and brilliant play from the newcomers, Dartmouth defeated Arizona 24-5 in the final for back-to-back national titles at the third annual CRC 7s tournament. The DRFC went 3-0 on Day 1 to advance to the quarterfinals, sweeping Delaware, Maryland and Florida. On Day 2, they beat Wisconsin 35-5 and came back to beat old rivals Cal 21-10 in the semis.
A first team of 22 players was selected based on their performance in the fall 2011 League season. Not surprisingly, the list is dominated by Brown and Princeton, given that both teams had outstanding seasons and went on to represent the Ivy Rugby Conference very well in National Playoffs. Young Harvard and Dartmouth teams contributed some outstanding players to the first team roster as well. An additional 11 players from across the league garnered enough votes to be given Honorable Mention.
Congratulations to all the men who achieved All-Ivy honors for the 2011-2012 season. A Brown front row anchored by Princeton's Quinn and Dartmouth's Brakeley start things off for this year's All-Ivy selections. Brown and Dartmouth share the rest of the honors lead by sophomore scrum half Matt Leonard of Brown and freshman sensation Madison Hughes of Dartmouth College.
The Brown Women's Rugby Team was defeated by Stanford 46-5 ending a great run by the women of the ivy league. Brown finishes the season #3 in the country. They can be very proud of their accomplishment.
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