URI Men’s Rugby, Fall 2013
The URI Men’s Rugby Club had an outstanding fall season. The club went undefeated in conference play. In their first 3 games, the Rams avenged all 3 conference losses from the previous fall, including a 17-10 victory at home over defending conference champion U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Although hard-pressed by former conference champion Boston University, the Rams finished with decisive victories over Tufts and a greatly-improved New Hampshire club to finish conference play 6-0, and continued with a dominant victory over Norwich University in a conference semifinal before falling to Coast Guard in the conference championship game. And the JRams once again dominated their opponents, shutting them out in 4 of 7 games including the last 3 in a row, while compiling a 6-1 record, the only loss a close match with Coast Guard.
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)