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MIT take full points on the road v Monadnock

Teams:MIT vs Monadnock
Played:09/24/2011 @ Keene, NH
Score: 50 - 7 MIT win

MIT travelled to Keene, NH to take on Monadnock in their third game of the 2011 Fall Season.

The damp weather of the previous days took a turn for the better on Saturday morniing giving way to warm humid conditions and a damp field for the game.

Monadnock started brightly with their scrumhalf probing and causing MIT problems on a few occasions. Indeed the team as a whole showed a greater cohesion and stronger defense than the previous fall.

MIT defeat Framingham

Teams:MIT vs Framingham
Played:09/17/2011 @ MIT
Score: 60 - 0 MIT win

MIT made it two wins from two in their first home game of the year last Saturday.

The beautiful weather and excellent quality of the playing field lead to a very open game of rugby in first half to the delight of the vocal home support.

While the attack was proving fruitful MIT were a little careless with the final pass at times and potential scores were missed. The home side struggled with their defense discipline in the opening period also and conceded needless yards from soft penalties.

MIT B's continue their 100% form

Teams:MIT vs Framingham B's
Played:09/17/2011 @ MIT
Score: 42 - 7 MIT win

MIT's B-side continued their impressive early season form with a comprehensive victory over Framingham.

Some excellent setpiece work from the forwards set the platform for the victory with the backline capitalizing on the quality posession to keep the score board ticking over.

MIT B's defeat Seacoast in impressive fashion

Teams:MIT vs Seacoast RFC B's
Played:09/10/2011 @ Seacoast, NH
Score: 36 - 24 MIT win

MIT's B side recorded an impressive victory in their opening game of the season on Saturday. Following some impressive displays from newcomers and old timers alike the coaching staff have been handed plenty of good headaches for A side selection going forward.

MIT dominated the opening exchanges forcing the Seacoast pack to retreat and eating up field position. This lead to several chances for winger John C, who duly capitalized and opened the scoring with a try following some nice handling from outhalf John and the all-Nick centre pairing.

MIT win season opener at Seacoast

Teams:MIT vs Seacoast RFC
Played:09/10/2011 @ Seacoast, NH
Score: 29 - 24 MIT win

MIT kicked off the 2011 Fall Season with a tough fixture against Seacoast RFC. On a sunny Fall day MIT came out on top to get their season off to a great start.

The early exchanges were very positive for MIT with much of the preseason training drills coming to fruition on the field. Hard carries from the pack were creating holes which were being exploited by the outside backs.

MIT capture the 2011 NERFU cup!

MIT’s Spring season reached its climax last weekend as the team traveled to the picturesque setting of Newport RI with one goal in mind, winning the NERFU cup. The draw had pitted MIT with the toughest of challenges as the third and first seeds in Division III were placed in their path to the cup.

MIT beat Berkshire

Teams:MIT vs Berkshire
Played:04/30/2011 @ MIT
Score: 74 - 0 MIT win

MIT made the road trip west to Pittsfield to play Berkshire in their final match before the NERFU Cup tournament. It was a beautiful warm day, perfect for playing rugby. The Berkshire team assembled and found they only had 13 players so MIT graciously loaned a winger and both teams started the game with 14 men.

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.