Brown defeated URI 30-20 but had to come back in the second half to beat their intra-state rival. Brown controlled possession in the game but was just not as sharp as they had been in Ireland. Brown gave up two long runs from URI backs in the first half to allow the match to be closer than expected.
Top seeded Dartmouth took on fourth seeded Harvard in Ivy Rugby action this weekend at Princeton University. Dartmouth will play Princeton tomorrow for national playoff berth and score home-field advantage in the first round of the USA Rugby quarter finals as they will host.
Taking the field for the first time since returning from its spring tour to the Cayman Islands, and playing in a 7s tournament for the first time since the Ivy Rugby Sevens in November, Dartmouth Rugby didn’t show any rust in winning the Scott F. Milley Memorial 7’s Tournament hosted by the University of New Hampshire Saturday. The Big Green entered four teams in the college division, and while all of them had positive moments on the day, the 1st VII by far enjoyed the best results, going undefeated en route to brining home the championship.
March 3rd, 2012– With winter term classes wrapped up and the spring season fast approaching, Dartmouth Rugby will be packing its bags and heading down to the sunny Cayman Islands for its annual spring tour. The Big Green will be in the Caribbean between March 15th and 25th, and during the course of their week and half stay they’ll play some of the best competition the islands have to offer.
Brown won both if its matches in Ireland, defeating two Connacht Development teams in Galway and Athlone, 25-19 and 25-17 respectively. The entire tour from March 22 to 29 was spent in the Galway. Brown had the extraordinary benefit of a week of coaching from former Ireland and US Rugby coach Eddie O’Sullivan. Eddie is a great friend of Brown Rugby and his help was instrumental in Brown’s preparation and success.
Dartmouth Rugby closed out a successful weekend at the Ivy Playoff Tournament in Princeton, NJ Sunday, beating the hometown Princeton Tigers 50-3. As a result of the victory, The Big Green earned the Ivy Rugby Conference’s automatic bid to the national Division I-AA tournament. The team’s 1st round opponent will be Shippensburg and the game will be played at home in Hanover as part of hosting the East Regional of the tournament (along with the Division II playoffs as well) Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th.
Yale scored early with a long try by Dalton Carr, which was converted by Sam Power (7-0). Weber State responded soon after with a converted try to tie the match (7-7). Near the end of the half, Mack Hull scored for Yale off a scrum deep in Weber State territory, convert by Sam Power. Halftime score was 14-7.
When you think Dartmouth 7s, you think of the men's CRC champions. But at the Las Vegas Invitational, it's the women who are representing the college's 7s' reputation - and doing a pretty good job at it.
Despite their Head Coach's warning of a side lacking experience, Dartmouth Women came out firing Thursday morning at the Las Vegas 7s Invitational. By the end of the tournament Dartmouth racked up four wins finishing with a 17-0 drubbing of Notre Dame for a fifth place trophy.
On Saturday, Yale travelled to Brown to play on Berylson field to prepare for the Las Vegas 7s. Both teams are leaving on Wednesday and it was a great chance to play some competitive 7s rugby before they leave.
The Brown Rugby 7s team will travel to Las Vegas next week to play in the Las Vegas Invitational, February 9th through February 12th. After pool play, there will be playoffs based on each team’s results. All of the matches are at Sam Boyd Stadium in East Las Vegas.
Earlier this month, Tim Kelly, Cornell Faded Red’s Vice President of Men’s Club Affairs conducted an in-depth interview with Ron Schassburger, the new head coach of the CURFC. Ron’s rugby roots date back to 1960, and in this interview we learn of his tremendous love for the game, the pursuit of rugby perfection and the future trajectory of Cornell men’s rugby.
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