Annual Rob Koranda Cup: 2011 Princeton vs. Yale

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Yale wins the Koranda Cup for 2011 by a score of 27-20. The Rob Koranda Cup is named for Rob Koranda, one of Princeton's greatest rugby players.  Rob died in a porch collapse in June 2003. He was a very talented flanker on the field and a close friend of Princeton Rugby. 

Rob Koranda

The Princeton vs. Yale rugby rivalry has strong historic roots dating back to the 1870s. In 2002, after many years of not playing Yale regularly, Princeton decided to re-establish the tradition and challenge Yale to an annual match. The following year, Yale graciously accepted Princeton's request to make the match special for both teams by creating a trophy in memory of Rob Koranda. Rob died in a Chicago porch collapse in June 2003, a tragedy that claimed 12 other young lives.