Brown defeats Dartmouth for the Ivy Title
Dartmouth College Brophy Field, Hanover, NH. Brown defeated Dartmouth 15-13 in a tense and hard fought battle for Ivy League supremacy in this fall 2021 League season, overcoming 25 years, yes a quarter century, without a Brown 15’s victory against the Big Green. Both teams entered this final Ivy Conference match having defeated all of their Ivy opponents. Outside the Ivy League, Dartmouth had defeated West Point 21-10 and Brown had lost to West Point 17-14. If history and this season was any indication, this match would be a high scoring affair with Dartmouth likely to win again.
2021 Penn and Brown Men in Penn Park
A photo of Penn and Brown on Dunning-Cohen Champions Field in Penn Park after the match on Saturday October 31st, 2021.
Remembering Kathy Flores
With great sadness, we announce the death of rugby legend Kathy Flores.
Kathleen "Kathy" Theresa Flores (1955-2021) was a rugby player and coach, winning multiple national championships over her 45-year career. She was a strong champion of the women's rugby community and her contributions to the sport of rugby were extensive. Over her career, she won multiple national college and club championships, numerous awards, and is considered a pioneer and ground breaker in women's rugby.
1879 Harvard vs. Yale Program Listing Yale Players
Saturday April 8th 1879 Yale played Harvard in a rugby match. The program for the match is featured.
1875 The Game: Harvard vs. Yale
Some 144 years ago on November 13, 1875 Harvard defeated Yale four (4) goals to none in what is considered the first rugby game between Ivy League teams. The game was played at Hamilton Field in New Haven, Connecticut. The two teams played with 15 players (rugby) on a side instead of 11 (soccer) as Yale would have preferred.
1879 Yale Rugby Squad
The 1879 Yale rugby team, with team captain Walter Camp (center, holding ball).
In 1876, when Captain Eugene V. Baker called for candidates for the Yale rugby team, freshman Walter Camp was right there. Within a day or so, young Camp won the a regular halfback position. He was exceptionally fast and extraordinarily strong, but, more important for a rugby player, he was a terrific kicker, excelling at both punting and dropkicking.
Academic All Ivy 2021
Ivy Rugby is proud to announce the Fall 2021 Academic All Ivy team list. These players were true scholar athletes, achieving a Fall 2021 semester GPA of 3.5 or greater and playing in at least 2 A-side matches.
Congratulations to the 2021 Academic All Ivy recipients.
2022 Ivy 7s
Ivy Rugby is excited to announce the return of the Ivy 7s tournament in 2022. The tournament will be hosted by Harvard University on Saturday April 23rd and will feature both premiere competitions of Ivy men’s and women’s 7s rugby and development matches for our less experienced players.