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.
"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.
For the fourth straight year the Harvard Rugby Club won the Eastern Rugby League championship when they defeated a surprisingly strong Boston club Saturday, 14 to 0, while Princeton, the Crimson's closest rival for the crown, was being beaten by Yale.
Crimson rugby players will embark on April 1 for a week's stay in Bermuda where they will play Yale, Princeton, and Cornell during the annual rugby week held there.