Michigan Suffers Tough Loss to Indiana, 19-17

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This past Saturday, October 18th, the Michigan Wolverines made the long drive out to Bloomington, Indiana to face the Indiana Hoosiers in a game that would determine who would sit atop the Big 10. With both teams coming in with undefeated records, each side knew it would be a well fought, tough game that would …

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Michigan Handles Michigan State in 34-7 Win

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This past Friday, October 10th, the Michigan State Spartans traveled the short distance to Ann Arbor to take on the Wolverines in a classic grudge match. Michigan coming hot off of a win against Wisconsin had them feeling confident, but the Wolverine side knew that this match would be as tough as any other. In …

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Michigan Comes out on Top in Rainy Slugfest Against Wisconsin, 32-27

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This past Saturday, October 4th, the Wolverines played host to the Badgers in Riverside Park in Ann Arbor in a match between two of the top teams in the Big 10 this year. Each team knew the other was a formidable opponent, and both sides looked forward to a competitive match to test each other. …

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September Player of the Month: Drew Vecchio

Drew Vecchio has been a significant strength for the club since his arrival as a freshman. His combination of size, strength, and quickness have made him a go-to player at lock for the Maize and Blue. Vecchio is often a quiet, gentle giant but during games he shows a real passion for the Wolverines. Drew …

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September Alumnus of the Month: Evan “Elmo” Pratt

When did you play? I started as a freshman at MIT in the spring of 1984, and started at UMRFC in spring of 1990. As most people know, the lines between college and men’s sides were more loosely defined then. Although I have not taken classes at Michigan, I can now claim to be Michigan …

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Academy Falls 37-5 to Calvin College

A very young Michigan side traveled to the west side of the state to take on a very big and experience Calvin College side this past Saturday afternoon. This trip was an exciting opportunity for Michigan, as sixteen of the twenty two players that made the trip had never played a game of rugby for the school. …

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August Player of the Month: Cole Van Harn

Cole brings a tremendous amount of energy to the Maize and Blue. As the first side’s #8, Cole enjoys big tackles and thumping would be tacklers when running with the ball. Van Harn works to be all over the field and always empties the tank. Cole’s toughness and hunger embody the spirit of the Wolverine. …

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Wolverines Take Down Illinois 36-7 in Truncated Big 10 Opener

  This past Saturday, September 20th, UMRFC traveled down to Champaign, Illinois to take on the Fighting Illini in their Big 10 debut. The game would be cut short at 45 minutes of A-side play due to severe rain and lightning, however those short 45 minutes were enough for the Wolverines to show that they …

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Experience Prevails Over Youth in Olde Boys Matches

This past weekend was the date of the annual Olde Boys alumni weekend with treachery and experience matching off against youth and spirit. There was plenty of rugby to be had for all involved and 3 games were played this past Saturday so that the olde and young could bond once again on the rugby …

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Michigan Perseveres in the Hot West Virginia Sun to Defeat Wheeling Jesuit, 24-15

This past Saturday, the Wolverines headed down to Wheeling, West Virginia to take on the Wheeling Jesuit Cardinals in their first test of the season. With 6 new starters talking the field for the Maize and Blue, it took a while for the first XV to work out their first game jitters, but they were …

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