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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.