Brown traveled up to Harvard Stadium this weekend to test the waters with their spring 7’s squad. Invited on the day were Northeastern, Boston College, Brown and host Harvard. The round-robin event was held inside the football stadium under their winter bubble.
All sides were encouraged to bring extended squads over the twelve that normally participate in 7’s events. Fifteen players were selected however Brown held out both(Alex Ogilvy ’20 and Austen Royer ’21 because of minor injuries.
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.
This past Saturday, the Dartmouth Big Green hosted the Ivy League final against the Brown University Bears. The boys had spent the entire day before shoveling snow off of the field in order to play their last match of the season on Brophy. Despite a strong showing from both sides, the Big Green were able to continue to stretch their collection of consecutive Ivy League titles to 13, which marked another undefeated Ivy XV’s career for the senior class.
Dartmouth women's rugby won its fourth Ivy Championship title on Saturday with its 41-22 victory over Harvard.
Freshman Kristin Bitter led with 16 points from one try, four conversions and a penalty kick, while junior Idia Ihensekhien was right behind with 15 points from a career-high three tries.
From the kickoff both teams left everything on the field.
This game could have gone either way. Each team brought out their best strategy to exploit opportunity, minimizing their mistakes and using opposing team’s mistakes for their own gain. Both teams shared their strength, weaknesses and frustration to complete this game. At the end of the day each team is commended for their strong finish to the season.
Week 2 of the Ivy League Rugby Championship Series 2009.
Photo and Write-up by Ed Hagerty Rugby Magazine New York, NY - Led by two tries apiece from wing Zach Bull and flanker Derrick Lipscomb, Columbia defeated the University of Pennsylvania 30-18 under the lights at Baker Field in New York City. Columbia’s record is now 1-2, while Penn falls to 0-3.
Cambridge, Mass. - Harvard won its third straight match of the new Ivy League Series with an eleven try, 69-10 dismantling of Brown.
Dan Deighton led Harvard with five tries while Jonny Miller contributed 19 points from a try and seven conversions. Harvard started Round Three with high spirits after a solid week of training. They went out to a 31-6 halftime lead on tries by Deighton (2), Xander Groeneveld (2) and Jonny Miller; with Miller adding three conversions. Sam Rabb’s two penalty kicks accounted for Brown’s first-half scoring.
Week 2 of the Ivy League Rugby Championship Series 2009. In their home opener, the Big Green of Dartmouth holds on for victory, despite sloppy second half.
On a perfect day for rugby in Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth Rugby came out determined to defend Brophy Field in its home opener of the inaugural Ivy League season.
Week 2 of the Ivy League Rugby Championship Series 2009. After last week's unlucky loss to Brown, Cornell came out fired and determined to get back to winning ways. They quickly put Princeton on the back foot and Freshman Scrum-half Adam Webb scored by going on the blind-side of a ruck in the 5th minute