URI Men’s Rugby 2015-16
The University of Rhode Island Men’s Rugby Club enters the Fall 2015 competition in the New England Collegiate Rugby Conference (Division 2, USA Rugby) looking to take a step up after being runner-up in the conference standings 3 of the past 4 years. Much of the club returns from a spring season that included winning the 2015 Rhody and Hoder Cups and battling eventual champion UMass down to the last seconds before losing, 12-13, in the Division 1 semifinal at the 2015 Beast of the East tournament. Those results follow other recent tournament successes, including winning the Men’s University division of the 2014 Four Leafs XVs, and taking 2nd place at the 2014 Philadelphia Collegiate Rugby Cup, losing a tight contest in the final to national D1 power Kutztown State. We have a culture of hard work effort that the coaches recognize and reward. 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. The team practices Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 4:15 pm on the rugby fields behind the baseball field.