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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.

Familiar face helps spoil MIT’s day

Teams:MIT vs Village Lions RFC
Played:04/14/2018 @ Randall's Island, NYC
Score: 19 - 31 MIT loss

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, MIT traveled to Randall’s Island in New York City to take on the Village Lions. It was a beautiful spring day with the sun shining, the flowers starting to bloom, and the smell of a local sewage plant hovering over the field. Heavy traffic and low numbers forced MIT to start the game with just 14 players due to the team’s match secretary scheduling an early kickoff at the crack of 4:00 PM.

MIT fall to Boston RFC in inaugural match at Union Point Sports Complex

Teams:MIT vs Boston RFC
Played:04/07/2017 @ Weymouth, MA
Score: 12 - 37 MIT loss

On April 7, 2018, MIT traveled to Weymouth, MA to start their spring season vs. Boston RFC. Coming off of a brutal spring training where practices were held in rain, snow and sleet, MIT was excited to get a decent day of weather to kick off the season, only to find out that they were playing in a giant bubble. Luckily the bubble arena was a brand new facility featuring one of the softer turf fields MIT has played on. This was Boston RFC’s first game at their new home, and there were 2 matches leading up to the MIT-Boston clash.

MIT host Boston Maccabi RFC for joint team practice and scrimmage

On March 27 and March 29, 2018, MIT hosted fellow DIII team Boston Maccabi RFC in a joint team practice and scrimmage. The teams were able to mutually benefit by seeing how their competitor’s ran practice and drills. The scrimmage on Thursday allowed both sides to mix in different sets of players to test out rosters for the upcoming spring season. The Maccabi’s exposed several areas that MIT realized they needed to work on. Big thanks to Boston Maccabi for bringing great numbers out to both sessions.

Vice President interview with MIT Club Sports

MIT RFC's Vice President Zachary Boswell was recently interviewed by MIT Club Sports about the joy of playing rugby for MIT. Check out the interview:

https://www.facebook.com/mitclubsportsandims/videos/1722712767808651/

Spring 2018 Schedule

03/29/18 vs. Boston Maccabi RFC (Roberts Field)
04/07/18 @ Boston RFC
04/14/18 @ Village Lions RFC
04/21/18 vs. Old Gold RFC (Briggs Field
04/28/18 vs. Freedom RFC (Briggs Field)

Practices are currently Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Briggs Field with additional Monday CrossFit sessions at Kendall Square CrossFit.

MIT team up with Kendall Square CrossFit for spring training

MIT RFC has partnered up with Kendall Square CrossFit as they train for their upcoming spring season. The team has been very happy with their results from the sessions despite what Alex, Nick, and Sasha’s faces show.

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