In the 2009 inaugural Ivy League Rugby Conference season Dartmouth College won out defeating all of the seven other Ivy League teams. Harvard finished the season in second place with a six-and-one record losing only to Dartmouth.
And you think you have problems with your equipment. Harvard flanker Patrick Holkins took a direct hit to his right ear against Dartmouth in 2006 that demolished his hearing aid. “I accepted that, for safety reasons, I would have to play ‘unaided,’” he says. Meaning, he would play without any ability to hear what was going on at all.
With the tournament dates set and the final arrangements being made including a full final round at the Columbia University’s Baker Field Athletic Complex in Manhattan, New York City, New York, the Ivy Championship looks to be as good as it gets for 2009.