Dartmouth

About

"The Dartmouth Rugby Football Club prides itself on a unique team culture that breeds excellence, camaraderie, and leadership. The team competes in the Ivy League in the Fall and Spring. In addition, we are playing in the 2013 Varsity Cup and CRC. At the beginning of spring term a group usually goes on tour to play domestic or foreign teams we would not normally get a chance to play. Recent trips include Barbados and the Cayman Islands, and the team will travel to Ireland in 2013. Off the field, Dartmouth Rugby has a team culture that creates friends for life, a fact reflected in our incredibly supportive and loyal alumni base, many of whom return for games at Dartmouth or wherever else the team travels. "
"Dartmouth Rugby is an internationally recognized program with a strong record of success and a storied touring history, including: 2011 and 2012 CRC 7's National Champions. The most wins and championships among the Ancient Eight of the Ivy League, including winning nine of the last 12 Ivy Cup Championships. In addition, past success include two National Championship Runner-ups, three National final-four appearances, 12 National Round of 16 appearances, thirteen New England Championships in recent years, and numerous Collegiate National Top-10 finishes. The team has gone on annual intenational tours since 1951: recent matches in South Africa, Argentina, Uruguay, Ireland, England, Italy, Spain and Wales to name a few. The club fields three sides throughout the spring and fall seasons, garnering a participation of up to 70 students-athletes. Numerous individuals have received awards--including four US Eagles, nine All-Americans, four US Maccabiah reps and many New England, Northeast and Eastern Select side players."

Prospective Players

"Year to year, the team carries around seventy-five players, coming from a wide range of athletic backgrounds. While some team members arrive at Dartmouth having played rugby before, the majority have not, and the team counts among its members former American football, lacrosse, wrestling, soccer, and hockey athletes. After learning the basic rules of the game and team philosophies on the development or ""freshmen/sophomore"" side, players then compete for playing time on the 1st XV and 2nd XV side, which are run in a similar fashion to a Varsity and JV squad in other sports. However, because of the number and skill of the team's members, there is frequent overlap between the 1st and 2nd XVs. The team plays both a fall and spring season, and between the 1st XV, 2nd XV, and Development sides, the team plays an average of 65 matches in a given year. If interested, fill out the form on our website located at http://dartmouthrugby.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=231&Itemid=95."