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MIT take on Boston Old Boys

Teams:MIT vs Boston Old Boys
Played:04/16/2011 @ Moakley Park
Score: 40 - 8 MIT win

The trek to Moakley Park in South Boston revealed another blustery, freezing cold day for rugby. With no B game on offer it was agreed to play three 25 minute periods to allow all of the MIT players a chance to get some game time. The Old Boys got into the thick of the game right from the start, showing the MIT pack a few tricks they have learned from many years playing the game. But what MIT lacked in wiley play, they more than made up for with intensity and overall fitness. MIT’s loose forwards hit the rucks hard, and found gaps in close breaking through for a couple of tries.

MIT finish strong against Old Gold B

Teams:MIT vs Old Gold B
Played:04/09/2011 @ MIT
Score: 84 - 5 MIT win

MIT played their second game of the Spring season on a beautiful April afternoon at Briggs field. Having identified some areas of weakness on their previous outing against Charles River, MIT had worked hard in training for the week and were determined to show their improvement.

MIT beat Charles River (Division II)

Teams:MIT vs Charles River
Played:04/03/2011 @ MIT
Score: 19 - 13 MIT win

After five weeks of pre-season practices on cold dark evenings, with no regard to snow, sleet, rain or blowing wind, MITRFC looked forward to the first game of the spring season. The grass pitch was too wet to play on so the match was moved to the turf pitch. While the day was sunny, a stiff wind made playing conditions challenging. The match started with the usual early season jitters as players on both teams adjusted to playing against an opposition rather than practice drills.

MIT Rugby Store

We would like to welcome you to our new MIT Rugby Store. Currently we are selling the Alumni Dinner tickets (plate), replica jerseys, alumni game jerseys, and club polo shirts. We plan to extend this in future to provide future club gear, merchandise, and events. The current store is only open until April 11th, 2011 due to ordering restrictions with our gear provider. Please visit the us at the MIT Rugby Store.

Spring 2011 Alumni Game

Post match photo from MIT Rugby Alumni game in spring 2010

RAIN BACKUP: 5:30pm 5/21, MIT Football Stadium

GEAR UPDATE: The majority of the gear has been shipped to people. We are waiting on responses to some emails sent last week about sizing.

We are looking forward to welcoming home our alumni, with open arms and tackling shoulders, for a festival of rugby on May 21st. Details about the event will be forth coming from our Alumni Relations Officer Steve "Slasher" Lasher, but for now let us reassure you that there'll plenty of rugby, recollection, and revelry. Last season's game was bathe in the glorious sunshine of an early April afternoon, on which the current team came out victorious in a close fought but altogether thoroughly enjoyable, good natured, and entertaining game.

MIT win against Monadnock

Teams:MIT vs Monadnock
Played:10/31/2010 @ Monadnock
Score: 54 - 10 MIT win

Earlier in the season, Monadnock came down to MIT for a well-played, fun match that ended up very well for MIT (final score 62-0, MIT). However, MIT were taking nothing for granted as they made the trip up to what turned out to be a beautiful, soft pitch surrounded by mountains and trees, still with a lot of autumn color. It was a good bit colder than Cambridge, so after a long warmup MIT looked to come out hard and fast, and keep the temperature up for the duration. The early game saw a lot of penalties, but also a lot of hard, well-contested play.

Loss to Saratoga

Teams:MIT vs Saratoga
Played:10/23/10 @ Saratoga
Score: 22 - 30 MIT loss

The two remaining undefeated teams in NERFU DIII clashed on a bright fall day in what would prove to be a very exciting match. Both teams came out hard- MIT put in an early try. It seemed like defense would rule the day until after a lot of hard rucking and tackling on both sides, Saratoga were able to go wide for a few quick tries. MIT came back fired up in the second half, attacking hard and keeping defensive pressure up. MIT’s efforts were rewarded with a few tries and the lead.

Win over Springfield Rifles

Teams:MIT vs Springfield
Played:10/16/10 @ Springfield
Score: 17 - 5 MIT win

MIT drove out to Springfield on a crisp, sunny afternoon for a hard, well-contested match against the Springfield Rifles. The first half was characterized by good defense on both sides, though the MIT backline was able to break through for a quick try early. Springfield’s large, experienced pack gave MIT trouble in the scrums, but MIT were able to stop them in open play. The second half continued to be a defensive battle with good hits both inside and out in the defensive line.

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