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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 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.

MIT B's shut out North Shore

Teams:MIT vs North Shore RFC
Played:04/18/15 @ MIT
Score: 27 - 0 MIT win

On Saturday, April 18, 2015, MIT showed their depth with a B-side win over North Shore. The game featured hard tackling and long runs from the MIT B’s. Coach Sean was pleased with the effort as several players put their hands up for selection to the A-side. The scoring started when fly-half Aaron ran through a gap in the defense and went the remaining 50 meters basically untouched. Chris L. followed that up with a long run of his own after breaking a few tackles but was unable to break the goal line.

MIT advance past North Shore

Teams:MIT vs North Shore RFC
Played:04/18/15 @ MIT
Score: 30 - 16 MIT win

On Saturday, April 18, 2015, MIT faced off against North Shore RFC in the NERFU semi-final playoffs at Briggs field. MIT finally got some beautiful spring weather but still could not get off to the start they wanted. MIT turned the ball over early and were put under pressure as they had to defend in their own 22. MIT defended well and worked their way out of their half with the help of the leg of their star kicker John G. MIT and North Shore continued to feel each other out and the game remained scoreless for the first 20 minutes of the half.