The Harvard men's rugby team played what Co Captain Kevin Lennon called the worst day of rugby that we have played in the last three years as the ruggers lost to Brown 21-6 in the Ivy League championship game Saturday in Providence.
Harvard sweeps the Ivies defeating Princeton and Yale.
Published on Monday, April 26, 1982 in the Harvard Crimson. Harvard's "A" side rugby team swept the Ivy League tournament Saturday and Sunday without losing a game, dropping Princeton. 18-0, in the semifinals, and Yale, 33-12 in the finals. Harvard's "B" side, the only "B" side in the double-elimination tournament, upset Penn and Dartmouth on route to a third-place finish.
"It was the finest team defensive effort of the year. We knew we would have to play like that to win, and we did." That was how Harvard rugby co-captain Phil Ordway evaluated his team's performance in a 3-0 win over previously-undefeated Brown here last weekend to clinch at least a tie for the Ivy League championship.
The battle of the undefeateds will determine the Ivy League rugby championship here Saturday as the Harvard A team puts its unmarred 6-0 record on the line against an impressive Brown fifteen with a 7-0 season mark.