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1989: Harvard Ruggers Topple Brown to Win Ivy League Championship

The Harvard men's rugby club was celebrating even more than usual after this weekend's games. The Crimson (8-0) defeated Brown yesterday, 12-9, in the finals in Providence, R.I., to win the Ivy League championships for the first time since 1984, the year the squad won the national title.

Harvard Ruggers Tumble at Ivy Tourney

The Harvard rugby team missed several scoring opportunities yesterday in the championship game of the Ivy League Tournament, losing to Brown for the second straight year, 13-4, in front of 200 fans in Providence, R.I.

A rugged experience - Harvard Wins 1984 National Championship

Oldest rugby club in America brings home First national championship Published on Thursday, June 07, 1984 in The Harvard Crimson. Neglected by the Harvard Athletic Department, they went looking for respect.

1984: Crimson Ruggers Add Ivy Title to List

You can call 'em the New England champions. Or you can call 'em the Northeastern champions. And now you can call 'em the lvy League champions.

1983: Harvard Loses to Brown in Ivy Championship

The Harvard men's rugby team played what Co Captain Kevin Lennon called the worst day of rugby that we have played in the last three years as the ruggers lost to Brown 21-6 in the Ivy League championship game Saturday in Providence.

1982 Harvard Ruggers Ivy Champs

Harvard sweeps the Ivies defeating Princeton and Yale.

Published on Monday, April 26, 1982 in the Harvard Crimson. Harvard's "A" side rugby team swept the Ivy League tournament Saturday and Sunday without losing a game, dropping Princeton. 18-0, in the semifinals, and Yale, 33-12 in the finals. Harvard's "B" side, the only "B" side in the double-elimination tournament, upset Penn and Dartmouth on route to a third-place finish.

Rugby Squad Stops Brown To Grab Tie for Ivy Title

"It was the finest team defensive effort of the year. We knew we would have to play like that to win, and we did." That was how Harvard rugby co-captain Phil Ordway evaluated his team's performance in a 3-0 win over previously-undefeated Brown here last weekend to clinch at least a tie for the Ivy League championship.

1970: Crimson Ruggers Chase Ivy Title

The battle of the undefeateds will determine the Ivy League rugby championship here Saturday as the Harvard A team puts its unmarred 6-0 record on the line against an impressive Brown fifteen with a 7-0 season mark.

1942 Harvard Rugby Team Defeats Boston Club to Win Championship

For the fourth straight year the Harvard Rugby Club won the Eastern Rugby League championship when they defeated a surprisingly strong Boston club Saturday, 14 to 0, while Princeton, the Crimson's closest rival for the crown, was being beaten by Yale.

1939 Harvard Ruggers Face Yale, Cornell, Princeton In Bermuda

Crimson rugby players will embark on April 1 for a week's stay in Bermuda where they will play Yale, Princeton, and Cornell during the annual rugby week held there.