With the injection of a strong freshman core and two football converts, Columbia University Rugby Football Club unleashed their true potential in Bermuda this past March.
After a victory against Penn, Harvard made the trip to Princeton for the second game of the 2009 Fall Season. The starting XV looked rested and recovered after their match the day before, and the HRFC hoped to repeat their dominating performance.
Writeup from Harvard Rugby Football Club The match opened with some strong play from the Crimson forwards, and HRFC President Charlie Boutwell ‘10 started off with a quick try. Boutwell was named Man of the Match Saturday and closed the weekend with strong play all around.
Brown hosted Yale and made quick work of the Bulldogs scoring two trys in the first 8 minutes on route to a 62 point win. The match was the home opener and first league match of the season.
On day two of week 1 of the Ivy League Rugby Championship Series 2009, Brown traveled from Saturday night's match against Columbia at Baker Field to Ithaca, NY to face the Big Red of Cornell on their home pitch on Pine Tree Road.