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August Alumnus of the Month: John Palladino

As we near Olde Boys’ Weekend 2016, we honor a recent graduate who has continued to remain active with UMRFC while establishing a career in one of America’s premier aerospace programs. John Palladino saw UMRFC develop into a Division 1A rugby program while holding various positions of leadership, and served as Tour Manager for last …

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August 2016 SISU Player of the Month: Dylan Aikens

  As we approach the fall 15s season, we thought we should highlight one of the most dedicated members of UMRFC. Dylan joined the Michigan Rugby family during his freshman year and contributed right away. Dylan has not only been committed to improving his on-pitch performance but has also been instrumental in helping UMRFC reach …

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July 2016 SISU Player of the Month: Travis Sawyer

Travis has served this past year as the club’s Vice President and has been an integral part of the top 23 as a hooker. Travis has been a terrific club officer and has overseen or been involved was on the Collegiate Rugby Championship planning committee, a previous treasurer, and made the top 14 for the …

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June 2016 SISU Player of the Month: David Caputo

As we head into the summer season CRC squad member and sophomore (soon to be junior), David Caputo is this month’s SISU player of the month! David joined UMRFC as a freshman coming from 2016 National Championship Winner, Mystic River Rugby Club, and playing high school rugby at St. John’s Prep in Massachusetts. Here at …

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June Alumnus of the Month: Matthew Crabtree

This month’s Alumnus is Matthew Crabtree. Crabs is a great player who is still actively embarrassing other players on the pitch. You can see him play with other alumni against Dartmouth before the CRC on Friday and read what he has to say about his time with Michigan Rugby below.   When did you play? I played …

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2016 CRC Squad Announcement

Ann Arbor, MI- The University of Michigan has named their 2016 CRC squad for the upcoming event at Talen Energy Stadium on June 4th and 5th in Philadelphia, PA. Head Coach Brandon sparks did not have an easy job as he had to dwindle his roster down to 12 from a very tough pool of …

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May 2016 Player of the Month: Alex Bourdeau

  A new month has arrived and so has a new POM! May 2016’s Player of the Month is Alex “Christopher Robin” Bourdeau. Alex, or CR as he is affectionately known by his teammates. has been one of the most beloved members of UMRFC since he joined as a freshman in 2014. CR is a …

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2nd Place Finish at Big Ten 7s Final

Wolverines Capture 2nd Place in the Big Ten 7s Final Coming into the weekend (April 16th), the men had only played in two sevens tournaments. The Notre Dame College 7s Tournament, a qualifier for the USA Rugby College 7s Tourney, and the first leg of the Big Ten 7s Series down in Columbus, OH. The …

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Michigan Collegiate Cup Preview

Ann Arbor, MI- After months of planning and preparation the Michigan Collegiate Cup is set to kick-off this weekend in Ann Arbor. The tournament will feature eight of Michigan’s rugby playing universities and colleges. The tournament is set for a 9:00 A.M. kick-off at Mitchell Field on the University of Michigan campus.  Teams that will …

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SISU Mouthguard March Player of the Month: Ryan Hart

March’s SISU Mouthguard Player of the Month, Ryan “Madden” Hart, has been an exciting player to watch in his first year of rugby here at the University of Michigan. Unlike most wings, Madden doesn’t run out of bounds often and instead opts to use his famous spin moves, high-light reel cuts and jukes to fake …

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