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.
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.
Dartmouth found the shutout it was looking for this weekend, blanking a physical Columbia side in the second match of the inaugural Ivy League season. Sophomores Will Lehmann and Paul Jarvis put in four tries a piece to help the Big Green to an 80‐0 win over the hosting Lions.
Big Green Take First Match of Inaugural Ivy League Season 91‐3 Dartmouth Rugby marked an historic day in college rugby with a big win at Cornell in Ithaca, New York
“It is great the Ivy League has come together,” remarked Cornell Head Coach Tonee LaBar. “When I look back to the history of rugby, I think of the Ivy League… some old school, down‐and‐dirty knuckleheads pounding on each other.
Harvard opened its season with a trip to the University of Pennsylvania. The game was Harvard’s first under the new Ivy League Fall Schedule, which promises both excellent competition and intense rivalries in the years to come.