Ivy Rugby Newsletter
Stay informed on the latest news from the Ivy Rugby Conference
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.
In back-to-back recent weekends, the HBS rugby team was canvassing the greater New England area, putting on rugby clinics for opposing teams. In systematic fashion, the team posted shutout victories in Rutland, Vermont over their men’s team and in Montreal, Canada over the McGill University MBA team.
Ask anyone in Austin, Texas what Harvard Business School is famous for, and you’re likely to get a variety of responses.
Capitalism. Educating leaders of Fortune 500 companies. Country club lifestyles and wine & cheese parties.
But after this past weekend, those same Austinites would undoubtedly answer that in addition to being the world’s best business school, HBS has a smash-mouth, championship rugby team that has the ability to party like rockstars.
The Dash to Dublin is officially over, with the 35+ rugby players having biked 3230 miles over 192 hours. The 8 days included 3 days of tandem bike and 5 days of rain.
The Dash to Dublin
The Princeton Men's Rugby team is travelling to Ireland this year for its Spring Development Tour. We will be training with Connacht Rugby, a professional Irish team, to get prepared for the Ivy League Playoffs in April and for a bid to the D1-AA National Tournament.
PUWRFC Princeton women's sevens arrives at Houston International Airport en route to College Station for USA Rugby national sevens championship tournament.