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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
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.