2013 New York State Division 2 Champions
Rugby is a growing sport on college campuses. Currently, there are over 400 colleges that offer rugby as an activity for students to participate in. The men’s rugby club was founded in 1976 and is strongly supported by the Alumni Association. A $1,000 rugby scholarship is offered annually by the Niagara Rugby Alumni Association. The team plays on a full size grass rugby pitch with permanent goal post. In addition to the grass field, the rugby program will have access to a newly constructed turf field. In the fall of 2008, the rugby program moved from Division III to Division II. The move is based on the success of the program. The team competed in and won the 2008 New York State Rugby Conference Collegiate Championship in April of 2008. Tryouts are usually the first week of September. The team competes in the New York State Rugby Conference. www.nysrugby.org.
Game Recap vs. Hobart
After losing their first match on the road at Oswego 24-7, NU Men's Rugby Football Club hosted Hobart this past Saturday and posted a huge victory, 84-0. This is the second time in the modern era that NU has scored over 80 points, and their first time doing so in Division II. We all knew the boys would bounce back, and did they ever by dominating an overmatched visitor in every aspect of the game. Led by excellent ball movement from scrum half, Warren Soloman, to flyhalf Matt Coles, who does the kicking also, and was quite accurate all game, to Mo, Flynn, Lang, Brause, Castellani, and on and on, you get the picture, everyone played well. Always nice to get a win, and even better when things go well, no major injuries to report, the 7:30 pm kickoff was attended byover 500 students and family, was a dry cool night, and we were joined by a few alumni, Brent, Jim, & Stosh.
It was another wonderfull evening of rugby on NU's campus, and the atmosphere is always electric, you should try to make it to a game if possible.
Sep 6at Oswego 1:00 p.m.
Sep 13vs Hobart 7:30 p.m.
Sep 20vs Fredonia p.m.
Sep 28at Geneseo p.m.