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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Hall of Inspiration Class of 2016

  Ann Arbor, MI- The University of Michigan Rugby Football Club celebrated their 57th year on campus with a massive celebration this past weekend that saw over 200 alumni return to Ann Arbor to celebrate the rich history of Michigan Rugby. Among the many festivities that happened over the 4 days was the second Hall …

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September Alumnus of the Month: Doug Chenoweth

Every year, Michigan Rugby sets goals to not only better themselves, but better the sport as a whole. Part of this process is spreading the word and maintaining involvement, and Doug Chenoweth is a textbook example of that. Despite a busy lifestyle, Doug has found a way to include Michigan Rugby and promote the sport …

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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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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 Alumnus of the Month: Harvey Schiller

This month, UMRFC honors Harvey Schiller. Harvey, a former President of the club, currently is working with America’s Cup, but has spent time in various corners of the sports world, both collegiate and professional. A retired serviceman, Harvey was one of the men who played in the Big House Game in 1969. Here’s what he …

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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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UMRFC’s Caputo Wins Penn Mutual Life of Significance Award

Chester, PA- This past weekend saw sophomore wing David Caputo be presented with the Penn Mutual Life of Significance Award at the 2016 College Rugby Championship in Philadelphia, PA.   The award is given out annually to a college rugby player who exemplifies the shared core values of rugby and Penn Mutual, those values are …

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