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Newcomers help lead MIT B’s to victory

Teams:MIT vs Old Gold B's
Played:09/12/2015 @ MIT
Score: 25 - 5 MIT win

MIT were able to show the depth of the club as they put out an entirely different roster for the second match of the day (much to the delight of Toro and other front rowers). Despite little playing time together, and having to deal with slug-ref John G., the MIT B’s came together to put on an entertaining performance. Reluctant front-rower Martin led the forwards as they were able to give clean ball for Chandler to feed the backs. Chandler did an excellent job managing the forwards and backs up and down the field. The scoring for MIT started when flyhalf Aaron broke through the line.

MIT fall to Old Gold in opener

Teams:MIT vs Old Gold
Played:09/12/2015 @ MIT
Score: 18 - 24 MIT loss

On September 12, 2015, MIT kicked off the 2015 fall season at home vs. Old Gold. A last minute kickoff change left both teams with an extra hour of anticipation on the beautiful sunny day. Once the game began both teams showed signs of offseason rust. MIT’s defense was put under pressure early, but was able to stop a threatening attack inside their 22. MIT got on the board first after an Old Gold penalty led to 3 points from flyhalf/slug/fullback John G. About 5 minutes later, another Old Gold penalty led to another 3 points for John G.

Fall 2015 Schedule

9/12 1:00pm Old Gold @ MIT
9/19 MIT @ Framingham
9/26 1:00pm Boston Irish Wolfhounds @ MIT
10/3 MIT @ New London
10/10 1:00pm Springfield @ MIT
10/17 MIT @ Old Gold
10/24 Framingham @ MIT 1:00pm
10/31 MIT @ Boston Irish Wolfhounds
11/7 1:00pm New London @ MIT
11/14 MIT @ Springfield

Fall season preparations commence

MIT Men's Rugby begins the defence of the hard won 2014 league title this week, with training resuming on campus. Training will run Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout August, and all newcomers are welcome - no experience needed. Practice times and locations are located under Schedule on this page. Contact us at mitrugby.newplayer@gmail.com with any questions.

MIT’s playoff run ends with loss to Danbury as the Shenantaha fullback curse lives on

Teams:MIT vs Danbury Mad Hatters
Played:05/16/2015 @ Malta, NY
Score: 12 - 33 MIT loss

On May 16, 2015, MIT traveled to Shenantaha Park in Malta, NY to take on the Danbury Mad Hatters in the 3rd round of the playoffs. Having never advanced this far in the playoffs (and having never dealt with such a confusing waiver process before) MIT were eager to show that they were not just happy to be there and that they could actually compete with the best DIII teams in the country.

Mustachioed MIT get waxed in OT of NERFU Cup final

Teams:MIT vs Boston Irish Wolfhounds
Played:05/03/2015 @ Newport, RI
Score: 18 - 23 MIT loss

On May 2, 2015, MIT traveled to Fort Adams in Newport, RI to defend their title in the NERFU cup. The team continued their annual tradition of growing moustaches for the weekend tournament. Not all moustaches were created equal but all were appreciated. What was not appreciated was having to play their first tournament game at 8:45 AM on a Saturday. MIT first faced off against North Shore, a team they were familiar with having played them just weeks earlier. MIT defeated North Shore 12-5.

Short on players and time, MIT B’s fall to Freedom RFC

Teams:MIT vs Freedom RFC B
Played:04/25/2015 @ Amesbury, MA
Score: 5 - 12 MIT loss

On April 25, 2015, the MIT B’s were defeated by Freedom RFC. Short a few numbers at the start, MIT borrowed players from North Shore RFC. As the game started and MIT tried to get acclimated with the new faces, Freedom took advantage of the disorganization and scored the opening try. MIT responded and Toro, working his usual Saturday overtime shift in the front row, threw a beautiful pass to Gus, who outpaced the defense to make the score 7-5. Diego continued to show his versatility as he played his 3rd position in the backline in as many weeks.

MIT win DIII NERFU championship

Teams:MIT vs Freedom RFC
Played:04/25/15 @ Amesbury, MA
Score: 33 - 12 MIT win

On April 25, 2015, MIT defeated Freedom RFC in Amesbury, MA for the NERFU Division III championship. Prior to the kickoff, MIT were forced to change jerseys as both teams arrived wearing white. This was not the only change MIT had to make before the start, as Galen was ruled out of the game with a case of old man’s back. After sorting out the “fashion don’t”, Freedom got off to a quick start. MIT turned the ball over in their own half and Freedom attacked the weak side. Their wing found a hole in the defense for the opening score just minutes into the game.

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