Week 1 of Intrasquad Sevens Shows Promise of Scrambled Standings

Friday, January 13th 2017 saw the beginning of a new intrasquad sevens season here in Ann Arbor. The team saw a big influx of new players this year and with it, a sizable change in the structure of many of our beloved sevens teams. Only time will tell if the trends that began to shape on …

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January 2017 SISU Player of the Month: Harry Silverman

  It’s a new year and it’s time for a new player of the month! We choose to start off 2017 with one of our younger players, freshman, Harry Silverman from New York. Harry is a tough winger who loves spending time hanging out with the team outside of training. As a freshman, Harry represents …

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January Alumnus of the Month: Vince Colella

From Olde Boys’ Weekend to Giving Blue Day to support at XVs games and the CRC, UMRFC receives a lot of support from its alumni throughout the year. One such supporter is Vince Colella. Currently a decorated lawyer in the Detroit area, Vince made time in his schedule away from work to serve as a …

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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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December Alumnus of the Month: Aaron “Tex” Dodd

Here at UMRFC, much of what we do would be impossible with out the help of our Alumni. This month, we honor Aaron “Tex” Dodd, who has remained active with UMRFC since his departure as a player in 2009. From running touch games in the summer to working with the SAC to organizing Olde Boys …

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Senior Giveback Pledge

Ann Arbor, MI- The class of 2017 had a goal at the start of the 2016-17 school year: leave their mark on the team and make a lasting impact for the future generations of Michigan rugby players. With Giving Blueday just around the corner, the 11 seniors have created a new pledge centered around the …

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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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