URI Men’s Rugby 2015-16
Rhody Rugby concluded its season on Sunday in Pittsburgh after advancing to the National Quarterfinals. This past season has been the most successful season in recent years for the club. URI finished the season as Champions of the New England Collegiate Rugby Conference and was able to beat SUNY Oswego by a score of 58-17 in the National Playoffs. They then faced the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, who are ranked 2nd in the nation. While Rhody was unable to come out on top, they gave Wisconsin a very strong showing and were only narrowly beaten by a score of 31-21.
On behalf of the entire team, thank you for all the support throughout this historic season. We greatly appreciate all of the families, friends, and alumni who came to our games to cheer us on, as well as all of the well-wishes we received on this Facebook page. Thank you to all of our donors, without whom we would not have been able to travel down to Pittsburgh for playoffs. We cannot wait for next season so we can continue the tradition of Rhody Rugby.
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.
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