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
The 1879 Yale rugby team, with team captain Walter Camp (center, holding football).

1879 Yale Rugby Squad

The 1879 Yale rugby team, with team captain Walter Camp (center, holding ball).

Posted: 11/05/2019
Yale Team and Walter Camp

Walter Camp

In 1876, when Captain Eugene V. Baker called for candidates for the Yale rugby team, freshman Walter Camp was right there. Within a day or so, young Camp won the a regular halfback position. He was exceptionally fast and extraordinarily strong, but, more important for a rugby player, he was a terrific kicker, excelling at both punting and dropkicking.

Posted: 11/04/2019
Columbia RFC just after a big victory against Cornell

Columbia Rugby after a big win at Cornell

Columbia RFC poses under the posts in Ithaca after a big win against Cornell University.

Posted: 10/31/2019

Brown 69 v. Harvard University 5 – Second XV

The Brown Second XV obviously took a cue from the Firsts with a dominant win over the Harvard Seconds.

Brown 49 v. Harvard University 15 – First XV

Brown scored early and often in the first half to take a commanding lead after 40 minutes against a physically hard but somewhat vulnerable Harvard team. As opposed to Dartmouth the previous week, Brown was able to find space through the Harvard defense sending four Bears over the line for tries, with the dependable Jon Kim adding two conversions and a penalty kick. Brown opened the match with a penalty kick and then conceded a try to Harvard.

Penn Women 27 v. Columbia Women 51

Penn began the match with only 14 players, going down to 13 midway through the first half. Halftime score was Penn 22, Columbia 29. Penn lost two more players to injury, and finished the match with only 11 on the field. It was a courageous effort from Penn, but there was too much ground to cover. The final score was Columbia 51, Penn 27.

Columbia’s flyhalf and inside center proved to be a dangerous duo that were difficult to contain.

Brown 76 v. Yale 0 University

In spite of a rainy week the Brown Rugby field was surprisingly dry and the conditions facilitated a Brown romp over the Yale Bulldogs. Six tries in each half provided symmetry and a 76 to nil shutout. Given Brown’s dominance, a number of players were able to get first 15 playing time, demonstrating squad depth which is always crucial as the season wears on. Yale may be Brown’s toughest opponent to date but the Bears have improved their execution on offense and defense week by week.