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
1992 Spring

1992 Spring Penn Law Rugby Alumni Game

Annual alumni match played at Penn.

Posted: 04/14/2023
spring 1991

1991 Spring Penn Law Rugby Alumni Game

Alumni match played on Penn's campus in the spring.

Posted: 04/14/2023
team photo of 1878 team

1878 Penn Foot Ball

The first football teams on Penn's campus were class teams, but these teams developed later than did the teams in cricket, baseball and rowing. The first student publication to mention football at Penn was the 1872 yearbook. The brief description of football contests between Penn classes in the fall of 1871 includes the comment that football had existed at the College before then, but not for a while.

Posted: 04/10/2023
combined team photo Cornell and Princeton

2012 Princeton Women at Cornell

A post from Emil Signes from Oct 6 2012

Posted: 04/06/2023
1881 Penn team that played rugby union

1881 Penn Men's Rugby

The 1881 Penn team played rugby union.

Posted: 03/17/2022

Academic All Ivy 2021

Ivy Rugby is proud to announce the Fall 2021 Academic All Ivy team list. These players were true scholar athletes, achieving a Fall 2021 semester GPA of 3.5 or greater and playing in at least 2 A-side matches.

Congratulations to the 2021 Academic All Ivy recipients.

2022 Ivy 7s

Ivy Rugby is excited to announce the return of the Ivy 7s tournament in 2022. The tournament will be hosted by Harvard University on Saturday April 23rd and will feature both premiere competitions of Ivy men’s and women’s 7s rugby and development matches for our less experienced players.

Ivy Rugby AGM Notes 1-29-22

The Ivy Rugby Conference Annual General Meeting was held virtually on January 29, 2022 to elect new officers and discuss matters from 2021 and plans for 2022.