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MIT too green for first match on new grass

Teams:MIT vs Saratoga Rugby Club
Played:09/24/2016 @ MIT
Score: 0 - 48 MIT loss

On Saturday, September 24, 2016, MIT hosted Saratoga for their first match on their newly renovated grass pitch. It was a perfect fall day and the combination of ideal weather and a pristine new field made for great conditions for running rugby. Unfortunately Saratoga took better advantage of the conditions as they had a more dynamic attack on the day.

Rookies show promise in loss to New London

Teams:MIT vs New London County Rugby
Played:09/17/16 @ New London, CT
Score: 19 - 59 MIT loss

On Saturday, September 17, 2016, MIT traveled to New London, CT to take on the New London County Rugby Club on a beautiful sunny day. The game started out with New London controlling possession. MIT’s defense held for the first 10 minutes, but some miscommunication led to New London’s outside center finding space out wide for the first try of the game. An MIT turnover led to the same outside center finding a huge gap in the defense for New London’s second try. MIT struggled to hold onto the ball during the first half and could not get any offense going.

MIT lose fall season opener to Boston Maccabi RFC

Teams:MIT vs Boston Maccabi RFC
Played:09/10/16 @ Dover, MA
Score: 15 - 34 MIT loss

On September 10, 2016, MIT traveled to Dover, MA to take on Boston Maccabi RFC. James L. argued with the ref for 80 minutes. Tries were scored by Jarrad, Chris W. and John F.

MIT travels to New London, CT next Saturday, September 17, 2016 to take on New London County Rugby Club

Pre-Season Scrimmage @ Harvard Business School

MIT will play Harvard Business School at 7:00 PM on Thursday, September 8, 2016 in a pre-season scrimmage at Harvard. Players please bring cleats, water, and a mouth-guard, and meet outside the Kresge Auditorium at 6:15 PM for transportation to the game.

Fall Season Schedule 2016

The fall season has begun! Practices are on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the season with games on Saturdays. Practice times and field locations are subject to change depending on weather and field availability. Please check the practice schedule on our website. Also please bring cleats and running sneakers in case we have to warm up on the track. For any additional information, send an email to john.g.leblanc@gmail.com

Damn Yankees spoil MIT’s playoff run

Teams:MIT vs Fairfield Yankees
Played:05/07/2016 @ Albany, NY
Score: 7 - 45 MIT loss

On Saturday, May 7, 2016, MIT took on the Fairfield Yankees in the sweet sixteen round of the national DIII playoffs. There was a lot of excitement during the week leading up to the match. Both teams were visited at practice during the week by a former New Zealand All Black & Hawkes Bay player. Coach Sean was excited to have a fellow Kiwi at practice. Apparently Coach Brad was even more excited for the playoffs as his pants literally split open during Tuesday’s training.

Late drop goal secures back-to-back NERFU Championships for MIT

Teams:MIT vs Old Gold RFC
Played:04/30/2016 @ MIT
Score: 29 - 25 MIT win

On Saturday, April 30, 2016, MIT traveled to the Irish Cultural Center in Canton, MA to take on Old Gold RFC in the NERFU championship game. MIT and Old Gold split the fall series 1-1 with a combined scoring difference of only 7 points. So MIT knew they were in for a battle. The game turned into quite the spectacle, with multiple lead changes, a yellow card, long tries, crushing tackles, and late heroics.

MIT shutout Mad River to advance to NERFU final

Teams:MIT vs Mad River RFC
Played:04/23/16 @ Stowe, VT
Score: 13 - 0 MIT win

On Saturday, April 23, 2016, MIT traveled to Stowe, Vermont to take on Mad River RFC in the NERFU semi-final playoff match. MIT controlled possession and territory in the first half but were a little too eager with the ball and squandered several scoring opportunities. A forward pass in the backs called back one possible try and some scrambling Mad River defense stopped Hacksaw from another possible try. MIT were able to score first on a penalty kick from 25 year old kicker John G. Just before half, Mick took down the ball in the line-out. Caleb carried the ball and Nick rucked over.

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