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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:

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.

A draw, as MIT led lead slip away late at Old Gold.

Teams:MIT vs Old Gold
Played:09/23/2017 @ Joe Moakley Field
Score: 20 - 20

A 10 am Saturday morning start at Joe Moakley Field in South Boston proved to be a challenge for the more nocturnally inclined members of MIT rugby. Nonetheless, the early going saw MIT moving the ball very well on attack, with big carries in midfield from Caleb, Frank and Alex, and a strong performance from the the MIT front row providing a good platform in the scrum. This early pressure drew a penalty which John G dispatched to put MIT on the scoreboard.

Fall 2017 season

Preseason training for MIT rugby commences Thursday August 3rd at 7.30pm at the Cambridge Athletic Club, and will run through to the end of August. We have a packed schedule of 9 games this fall, and as always all are welcome to come down to Briggs Field to cheer on the team and socialise.

North Shore ends MIT win streak

Teams:MIT vs North Shore RFC
Played:11/12/2016 @ MIT
Score: 25 - 41 MIT loss

The following match report was submitted to by referree Don Jennings:

Sunny fall day. Match played on the grass turf field at MIT.
The first half finished 20-11 North Shore with both teams scoring tries, North Shore two with two conversions and two penalties while MIT had an unconverted try and two penalties.

The second half was more of a running affair with North Share adding three more converted tries while MIT added two converted tries of their own.

Another road win makes it 5 straight for MIT

Teams:MIT vs Springfield Rifles Rugby Club
Played:10/29/2016 @ Springfield, MA
Score: 41 - 6 MIT win

On October 29, 2016, MIT traveled to Springfield, MA to take on the Springfield Rifles. Early arrivals were once again treated to an intense flag football game where Brett Favre and the purples lost on a last second interception to the reds. Perhaps fueled by this intense competition, both MIT and Springfield competed in an intense and very chippy game. Just 10 minutes in a Springfield player was given a yellow card for throwing a punch. Inside center Simon kicked the penalty to give MIT an early lead after James’ foot needed a rest from kicking all 12 points the week before.

MIT shutout Charles River for 4th straight win

Teams:MIT vs Charles River RFC
Played:10/22/2016 @ Moakley Park, Boston, MA
Score: 12 - 0 MIT win

On Saturday, October 22, 2016, MIT took on Charles River RFC. After playing 4 straight games at home, MIT was finally forced to travel, but luckily they only had to go from Cambridge to Boston. The morning rain stopped in time for the kickoff, but would return later during the game. The wet conditions and narrow field made for a low scoring but entertaining affair.