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.
The Ivy Rugby Conference congratulates the players selected for the 2019 All Ivy 7s teams. These players were selected for their outstanding performance at the Ivy 7s Championship Tournament held at Harvard University on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
The Ivy Rugby Conference would like to offer congratulations to all the talented young men who have been awarded with the distinction of being named Academic All-Ivy players for Fall 2018.
The 1897 Penn Men's rugby team finished with a 15–0 record and was retroactively named as the national champion by the Billingsley Report, Helms Athletic Foundation, Houlgate System, and National Championship Foundation, and as a co-national champion by Parke H. Davis. They outscored their opponents 463 to 20.
Greg Johnson, Managing Editor of Penn Today wrote an awesome article about the history of Penn Law alumnus, John Heisman. Heisman was a former player and coach on the University of Pennsylvania football team. From 1920-22, Heisman coached the Quakers. Penn had a 16-10-2 record during his tenure.
In the 2009 inaugural Ivy League Rugby Conference season Dartmouth College won out defeating all of the seven other Ivy League teams. Harvard finished the season in second place with a six-and-one record losing only to Dartmouth.
And you think you have problems with your equipment. Harvard flanker Patrick Holkins took a direct hit to his right ear against Dartmouth in 2006 that demolished his hearing aid. “I accepted that, for safety reasons, I would have to play ‘unaided,’” he says. Meaning, he would play without any ability to hear what was going on at all.
With the tournament dates set and the final arrangements being made including a full final round at the Columbia University’s Baker Field Athletic Complex in Manhattan, New York City, New York, the Ivy Championship looks to be as good as it gets for 2009.