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MIT Claim 1st Place With Win Over Freedom RFC

Teams:MIT vs Freedom RFC
Played:10/04/2014 @ MIT
Score: 34 - 19 MIT win

On Saturday, October 4, 2014, MIT hosted Freedom RFC (formerly Seacoast RFC) at Briggs Field in a battle for first place atop the NERFU D3 standings. Both teams entered the contest undefeated. MIT set the tone early with rumbling runs from forwards Oggy and newcomer Alex. This set up John G for a penalty kick which he slotted through to put MIT up 3-0. Freedom RFC stormed back with a try of their own after some handling errors by MIT.

MIT open season with tough home win against Boston Maccabi

Teams:MIT vs Boston Maccabi
Played:09/06/2014 @ MIT
Score: 50 - 29 MIT win

MIT anxiously awaited the kick off for this game for several weeks, having endured a tough preseason in preparation for a more competitive fall season this year. Conditions proved to be very tough indeed with temperatures over 90F taking the toll on all players involved. This game was a rematch of the NERFU Cup final from May and though both teams had personnel changes with MIT welcoming flankers Cody P and Mick O'C back from injury while bidding adieu to visiting students Hugo C and Kenji C, it was expected to be a close encounter.

MIT miss out on Finals spot in dramatic over-time

Teams:MIT vs New London County
Played:11/09/2013 @ Waterford, CT
Score: 26 - 29 MIT loss

MIT faced New London County last Saturday in the NERFU D3 League Semi-Final. MIT traveled with a strong squad and a desire to finally defeat a New London side who have been one-score victors in this fixture for the last two years. It wasn't to be however as New London's reserve fly half slotted a tough penalty with no time left in overtime to prevail in a back and forth and tightly contested playoff match.

MIT Return to Home Ground in Some Style

Teams:MIT vs Framingham Exiles
Played:10/19/2013 @ MIT
Score: 84 - 5 MIT win

Saturday was a homecoming of sorts for MIT Rugby, having not lined out at Briggs Field since their season opening win back in early September. There was a gentle breeze blowing from The Shed End, as the team gathered and warmed up for what would prove to be a high scoring day with wins for both the A and B sides. The game provided an opportunity for a number of players to showcase their talent in both games.

MIT return to winning ways in VT

Teams:MIT vs Mad River, Stowe
Played:10/12/2013 @ MIT
Score: 41 - 7 MIT win

Having failed to pick up a victory in their previous two outings, MIT traveled to Stowe, VT this weekend to take on Mad River. The game took place on a beautiful fall day with the last of the foliage visible on the mountains that overlooked the playing field.

B-side game: New London vs MIT

Teams:MIT vs New London
Played:09/14/2012 @ New London, CT
Score: 31 - 0 MIT win

Following a narrow loss in the A-side game, MIT's B-side produced an excellent performance to see off a combined New London/Coast Guard Academy team 31-0.

Tech started the scoring almost immediately. Hard running by Nick A, Carlos A and others, coordinated expertly by James P at outhalf, set up good field position in NL territory. Frank O'S sniffed out a gap in the home defence and sprinted to the line: MIT 5-0 NL.

MIT Score Early, Often in Season Opener

Teams:MIT vs Springfield RFC
Played:09/06/2013 @ MIT
Score: 58 - 0 MIT win

On a breezy day at Vassar St. which would belie the heat felt on the field, the MIT Rugby Club came out fit and fast in a season opening win over Springfield RFC scoring early, often, and everywhere. From the first kickoff MIT showed its intention for the season recovering the kick and scoring a brilliant breakaway try through sophomore winger Jake M. after just 2 quick phases of play. The quick try was followed by a phenomenal sideline conversion from flyhalf James L. Jake would go on to score another such try just 9 minutes later, but long breaks would not be the only action in the game.

Fall Season Team Meeting: July 30th

Our collective preparation for the Fall season begins on Tuesday, July 30th with a team meeting at MIT at 7pm. We will discuss the upcoming season and Coach Sean will outline his expectations for the squad. All players who wish
to be involved this Fall should attend.

We'll meet at 7pm in room 4-145 on MIT's main campus, which is publicly accessible. Link to the building location

If you get lost, call Mike Byrne