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Flooded Field Forfeit Forces Unfortunate Front-Row Forward Folly

Teams:MIT vs New London County Rugby
Played:10/13/2018 @ New London, CT
Score: 0 - 0

On October 13, 2018, Caleb traveled to New London, CT to take on the New London County Rugby team by himself. Unfortunately for Caleb, the game had been cancelled the night before due to the field flooding. The same match had previously been cancelled a few weeks prior due to the same reason. One might think that these prior circumstances would lead to a player checking the team WhatsApp to confirm that the game was still going forward after a wet and rainy week.

Fast start propels Beavers to win vs Upper Valley

Teams:MIT vs Upper Valley
Played:10/06/2018 @ MIT
Score: 50 - 12 MIT win

Following an impromptu bye week forced by an unplayable field in New London, MIT took on D3 newcomers Upper Valley at home on a beautiful Fall afternoon in Cambridge. There were no signs of rust as MIT quickly made progress through strong running from outside centre Alex S and winger Eric, before putting together some tidy phases from the forwards inside the opposition 22, eventually leading to a try for outhalf and star kicker John G.

MIT scrummage their way to victory vs Burlington

Teams:MIT vs Burlington
Played:09/22/2018 @ MIT
Score: 31 - 14 MIT win

A welcome return to Briggs Field saw MIT build on last week's dramatics with a solid win against Burlington. Some patient work from the forwards set up an early opportunity on the blind side where centre Tom attacked the gain line hard before popping off to Alex S, who beat two defenders in acrobatic fashion to score the first try of the day.

MIT prevail in North Shore nailbiter

Teams:MIT vs North Shore
Played:09/15/2018 @ North Shore
Score: 36 - 34 MIT win

MIT travelled to Lynn, MA on Saturday September 15th to take on a North Shore team who have been a thorn in the side in recent years. A run of unfortunate injuries and other commitments meant the team travelled with just a handful of subs, and with several players fulfilling unusual roles. The element of surprise proved useful in the first lineout of the game, where outhalf John G stepped in to jump at the front and secured the ball. This cunning plan yielded progressively less impressive results, as the opposition quickly realised that this was the only option available.

MIT fall short against defending league champs Maccabi

Teams:MIT vs Boston Maccabi
Played:09/08/2018 @ MIT
Score: 12 - 37 MIT loss

On September 8th 2018, MIT lined out against defending league champions Boston Maccabi for their first game of the fall season. Captain Alex inspired the troops prior to kick off by channeling his inner Rabbie Burns with a short ode to the joys of fall in New England. Early exchanges were tense, with both teams still working through some early season rust. Maccabi controlled territory, but were held at bay by strong defensive work in the open field from Eric and Erik.

Join MIT Rugby

MIT Rugby is always looking for new members, no prior experience or equipment necessary. Come out to practice Tuesday or Thursday at 6pm on MIT's Briggs Field, or email mitrugby.newplayer@gmail.com to have someone meet you a few minutes before practice. You can also find more information about joining our club here.

Fall 2018 Season

Fall Match Schedule

  • 8th September Home vs Boston Maccabi
  • 15th September @ North Shore
  • 22nd September Home vs Burlington
  • 29th September @ New London
  • 6th October Home vs Upper Valley
  • 20th October @ Mad River
  • 27th October @ Springfield
  • 3rd November Home vs Freedom
  • 10th November Home vs Old Gold

A new rugby season is upon us once again, with practice beginning Tuesday August 28th and our first game at home on Saturday September 8th.

MIT unable to take the shine off of Old Gold

Teams:MIT vs Old Golf RFC
Played:04/21/2018 @ MIT
Score: 25 - 36 MIT loss

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, MIT hosted Old Gold RFC at Briggs Field for their first home game of the season. It was a beautiful but slightly windy day. The two teams tied the last time they met in the fall. Knowing the game might be won by a hair, Sasha made sure to have his flowing locks tied back by the EMT / stylist at the field.

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