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Brown Men's team posing on the field at William Patterson

Joyous Day for the Brown University 7s Squad

Brown Wins William Paterson 7s

Brown’s 1st side headed down Saturday to William Paterson University for their March 7s tournament. Thirteen men’s sides, and ten woman’s sides competed on two fields.

Posted: 03/12/2020

NEC 7's Round One at Brown

Brown hosted round one of the NEC 7’s with eight teams traveling to Providence to compete for the top position. The NEC 7’s is a multi-week event in which teams can participate in as many events as they choose. After each event, points are assigned to the teams in the order of how they finished. Brown participated in this tournament last spring going 20-0 in games. To develop players, Brown is using the NEC 7’s as a developmental opportunity for some of the players.

Harvard Rugby Field

Brown at Harvard 7s Warm-Up

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.

Posted: 02/26/2020
1875 The Game: Harvard vs. Yale

1875 program for the rugby match between Harvard and Yale

1875 The Game: Harvard vs. Yale

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.

Posted: 01/28/2020
Dartmouth Men posing for a team photo with their trophy

Dartmouth senior class poses for a shot after four years of undefeated Ivy play

Dartmouth Big Green Defeat Brown University Bears

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. 

Posted: 11/25/2019
Dartmouth women defeat Harvard

Dartmouth on the move vs Harvard women

Dartmouth Downs Harvard, 41-22, to Win Ivy Championship

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.

Posted: 11/25/2019
Cornell Wins 22-17 over Columbia

Cornell Women celebrate Ivy Rugby Conference Championship

Cornell Wins 22-17 over Columbia and Becomes 2019 Ivy Rugby Champs

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.

Posted: 11/25/2019

Brown 12 v. Dartmouth College 18

On this cold breezy day with a high of mid-20 degree temperatures, the Bears arrived in Hanover to atone for its only regular season loss to the Big Green a month ago. Brown had ended the fall regular season 9-1 and was given a second bite at the Dartmouth apple in this Ivy Championship playoff to determine the team that would go on to the Nationals next spring. Brown’s 64-28 defeat of Columbia last week had earned the Bears this opportunity.

Brown 64 v. Columbia 28

Columbia mishandled two balls in or at the goal line which were pounced on by prop Max Spurrell for the first try of the half (11th minute) and by center Pablo Lavilla for the last try of the half (39th minute).

Between these two gifts, hooker Adam Eberle scored off a 5 meter Brown scrum drive in the 11th minute, fly half Jon Kim scored on a 35 meter line break at 23 minutes, and #8 Jae Kim and lock Austin Royer each scored off driving lineouts in the 30th and 37th minutes respectively. 

Dartmouth men's rugby team posing on the field

Dartmouth Dominates Harvard 70 - 0

This past Saturday the Dartmouth Big Green kicked off against the Harvard Crimson in the Ivy League semi-final match. From the first whistle, the boys came out firing and after a sequence of strong defense stands, forced a kicked from Harvard, which was successfully converted into a try by fullback Andrew Badenhausen ’19 who smashed through Harvard defenders off of an offload from co-captain Patrick Sheehy ’20.

Posted: 11/11/2019