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December 2016 SISU Player of the Month: Kyle Patmore

We’re closing out an amazing 2016 with one of our newest members of the club… freshman Kyle Patmore is the December 2016 SISU Player of the Month! Kyle is an in-state recruit who grew up just north of Ann Arbor in Brighton and has significant high school rugby experience. Although he is only in his …

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November 2016 SISU Player of the Month: Zack Burns

The 2016 November Player of the Month is Zack “Junior” Burns! Junior is the co-captain of this team and did a tremendous job filling in on the field for injured captain Jeremy Reid in the winter/spring. Junior is a player who leads by example and is someone the younger players look up to. After suffering …

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November Alumnus of the Month: Mark Benton

This month, we celebrate one of the men who led UMRFC in the early 2000’s and saw the club come into its own as a competitive collegiate entity. Read more about Mark “Flounder” Benton in this month’s UMRFC “Alumnus of the Month”: When did you play? My first time playing rugby was on Palmer Field …

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Michigan vs. Michigan State Top 23 Recap

Ann Arbor, MI — In what turned out to be a beautiful Saturday in Ann Arbor, the Maize and Blue were able to come out on top of their in-state rivals with a 31-13 win. Since, Michigan’s loss to Indiana, every game has been crucial but this game had the added dimension of a classic …

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October 2016 SISU Player of the Month: Liam Clancy

Ann Arbor, MI –   Our first freshman of the fall 15s season has been named SISU player of the month and it is Liam “Tuna” Clancy.  Liam joined Michigan rugby early in the season and has put his speed and agility gained from years of playing basketball to use by scoring four tries against …

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Michigan v Iowa Top 23 Recap

Ann Arbor, MI – Last week the men took a trip to Iowa City that resulted in a 35-19 win for the Wolverines. The game got off to a rough start as Michigan had a knock-on during the opening kickoff. The men seemed to be out of synch due to the long travel to Iowa. …

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October Alumnus of the Month: Dave Weber

As we enter the grit-and-grind of the middle of XV’s season here in Ann Arbor, we look back to honor the career of Dave Weber. Dave was a Hall of Inspiration Inductee in 2015, and his playing style reflects a key aspect of Michigan Rugby today: Wolverineness. A past Captain, Dave’s work off the field …

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Michigan vs Minnesota Top 23 Recap

Ann Arbor, MI – The Wolverines took on the Gophers in their first Big Ten Match of the Season. After falling to the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, the men in blue were looking to get back on their feet and secure their first win of the season. At 1pm on Saturday, September 17th, the …

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September 2016 SISU Player of the Month: Tohy Rakotovololona

Andry-Tohy Rakotovololona is the September 2016 SISU Player of the Month! The senior from across the Atlantic has contributed to the team in multiple positions on the pitch and a variety of officer positions. Tohy is a natural leader who is one of Michigan Rugby’s most talented and knowledgeable players. One of the quickest players …

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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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