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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.

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.

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