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MIT prevail in North Shore nailbiter

Teams:MIT vs North Shore
Played:09/15/2018 @ North Shore
Score: 36 - 34 MIT win

MIT travelled to Lynn, MA on Saturday September 15th to take on a North Shore team who have been a thorn in the side in recent years. A run of unfortunate injuries and other commitments meant the team travelled with just a handful of subs, and with several players fulfilling unusual roles. The element of surprise proved useful in the first lineout of the game, where outhalf John G stepped in to jump at the front and secured the ball. This cunning plan yielded progressively less impressive results, as the opposition quickly realised that this was the only option available.

MIT fall short against defending league champs Maccabi

Teams:MIT vs Boston Maccabi
Played:09/08/2018 @ MIT
Score: 12 - 37 MIT loss

On September 8th 2018, MIT lined out against defending league champions Boston Maccabi for their first game of the fall season. Captain Alex inspired the troops prior to kick off by channeling his inner Rabbie Burns with a short ode to the joys of fall in New England. Early exchanges were tense, with both teams still working through some early season rust. Maccabi controlled territory, but were held at bay by strong defensive work in the open field from Eric and Erik.

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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.