URI Men’s Rugby 2013
University of Rhode Island men’s rugby team complete regular season undefeated, will host Norwich University in conference semifinal Saturday, November 2nd, at 2 p.m. in Kingston.
The Rams defeated the University of New Hampshire 35-22 in Durham Saturday to win the conference regular season title. The Rams dominated the first half, getting tries from Mason Keach, Tom Morini and Sav Varca and 3 conversions by Brian Shott, and led 21-8 at halftime. URI opened the second half with a try by Adam Feiszli only 3 minutes in (Shott converting). New Hampshire answered with a converted try midway through the half to close within 13 (28-15), but Rhode Island’s defense did not allow the Wildcats to get any closer. URI and UNH traded tries in the last minute of play, Feiszli scoring his second of the afternoon and Shott converting, to make the final score 35-22. The URI JRams also won convincingly, 37-0 to sweep the afternoon.
The University of Rhode Island Men’s Rugby Club competes in the New England Collegiate Rugby Conference (Division 2, USA Rugby). Thanks to an outstanding group of coaches, we have established a culture of hard work and coaches recognize effort and talent. Playing time is earned through diligence at practice and performance on the field, and the competitive atmosphere brings out the best of all players, top to bottom.
NECRC Conference Standings (regular season)
Practice Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 4:30pm-6:30pm. Players are expected to arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time to practice individual skills prior to team practice.
The club plays games generally on Saturdays from September to early November in the fall and mid-March through April in the spring. Practices are held on the club’s dedicated fields 3 times/week in-season and 2-3 times per week during preseason (late January to mid-March) in the Mackal Field House or gymnasium. We have players from every type of athletic background- football, hockey, track, wrestling- and more are welcome. If you are interested in more information about URI Rugby, please contact one of the club officers or coaches (see Recruiting or Coaches pages)