team on the pitch

Dartmouth Men Spring 1955

The 1955 squad including Robert L. Woodberry and Woody Gray.

Posted: 09/27/2023
Gray and 3 Dartmouth teammates

Woody is pictured here with this teammates, third from the left.

Remembering Dartmouth's Woody Gray '56

Don (Woody) Gray died quietly at home, at age 89, in Johns Creek, GA on August 8 following a short illness. He was born in Norwalk, CT in 1934 to Donald H. Gray and Sally Miles Gray of Darien, CT.

He graduated from Darien High School on Renshaw Road in 1952 where he excelled in football, also played basketball, and handled the shotput and javelin events for the track team. His football prowess extended to the basketball court where, as one of Darien’s legendary “twin towers” in 1952, he protected his basket as a football player would.

Posted: 09/27/2023
players with championship trophy

From left to right, team captain Daniel Archer, Joseph Al-Hasso and Henrique Gabriel lift the championship trophy.

Brown University men’s rugby team wins Collegiate Rugby Championship

The team claimed its first-ever national championship in Division I National Collegiate Rugby in a 21-5 victory over Queens University of Charlotte.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The Brown University men’s rugby team capped an undefeated season with a first-ever national championship title in Division I National Collegiate Rugby.

Posted: 09/18/2023
promoting spirit on campus

2023 Fall Princeton Women

Princeton Women's Varsity rugby team gather outside Frist Hall to promote their home opener against Mount St. Mary's.

Posted: 09/05/2023
courtesy of Cornell Women's Rugby

2023 Cornell Women’s Rugby Advances to National and Ivy Championships

After dominating in the Upstate New York Sevens division one tournament, the women’s rugby team will compete in the National Collegiate Rugby Championship tournament in Washington, D.C. on April 28 and 29.

Rugby is a full contact sport that originated in the United Kingdom and involves passing a ball either sideways or backwards between teammates. The team that scores the most points wins the match.

Posted: 08/31/2023
rugby team on Yale campus at Sterling Memorial Library

Yale Men Spring 2023

Spring 2023 Team in front of Sterling Memorial Library

Posted: 08/26/2023
2019 courtesy of Frances Walker ’22

Princeton Women Fall 2019

The club team was founded in 1979 and has competed under the national governing body, USA Rugby.

Posted: 08/18/2023
black tights and jerseys with an orange P on the chest

Princeton Men 1876

On Nov. 30, 1876, Princeton and Yale faced off in Hoboken, N.J., playing what would best be described as an 11-on-11 form of rugby.

Posted: 08/18/2023
CU Women's Rugby competes in Division II of the Tri-State League

Columbia Women Fall 2021

As of the fall of 2021, the CU Women's Rugby competed in Division II of the Tri-State League playing fifteens-style rugby in the fall and attends several sevens-style tournaments in the spring including the annual Ivy League Sevens tournament. The team was the reigning champion of the Ivy League Sevens tournament for the women's club division -- won in Spring 2019.

The team welcomes students from all of Columbia University’s undergraduate colleges – Columbia College, Barnard, SEAS, and General Studies – and women of all levels of athletic and sports experience.

Posted: 08/11/2023
American interpretation of old English Rugby

"free and easy American interpretation of old English Rugby" John W. Heisman L1892

American interpretation of old English Rugby: John W. Heisman

David Hollenbach created the illustration above depicting a young John Heisman gathering what appears to be a rugby ball. Considering the history of rugby and American football in the 1870s, it's clear that Heisman grew up playing the game of rugby. Following right behind the innovations of Walter Camp at Yale, Heisman picked up the torch at Brown and then the University of Pennsylvania.

Posted: 05/30/2023