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UMRFC Hosts Spring Arbor and MSU for a Day of Friendly 15s and 7s

Spring Arbor University’s Men’s Rugby team came to Ann Arbor on Saturday, March 22 for another game on UMRFC’s developmental Spring 15s schedule. Spring Arbor is a team the Wolverines have played several times in the past in similar circumstances, and each time the games get tougher and tougher and Spring Arbor gets better and …

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February Player of the Month: Chening Duker

February’s Player of the Month is Chening Duker. Chening comes to Michigan from across the pond in London. Duker brings a sense of fun and creativity to the team, often using it to bewilder opponents and convince them to not tackle him. He’s an athletic flanker who loves sevens and holding the ball in one …

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#18 Indiana Outguns #22 Michigan to Claim Big Ten Title

A potential defensive battle turned into a shootout in Elkhart, IN as the Hoosiers powered past the Maize and Blue 58-38. A significant wind was blowing down the pitch and Michigan chose to play with the wind the first half. With thoughts on pinning Indiana deep in their own end, U of M looked to …

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#22 Michigan Handles MSU 52-12

The Wolverines battled a physical Michigan State team in East Lansing this past Saturday. The Spartans challenged Michigan through the first half but eventually the game broke open for a 52-12 victory for the Men in Blue. The aggressive Spartans pressured U of M early through maintained possession and a rush defense. Although occasionally on …

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Tough Game in Madison Goes to Wisconsin, 27-18

The Wolverines traveled out to Madison, Wisconsin this past Saturday to play in what turned out to be a very close and hard fought game that ended with the Wisconsin Badgers taking home the victory with a 27-18 score. The day started off with a tough gritty game between the two A-side teams. The game …

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#18 Michigan Gets Big Win Over Rivals Ohio State, 34-13

This past Saturday, the Ohio State Buckeyes traveled to Ann Arbor to continue a long standing rivalry that is present in every contest between the two schools. In the end, the Wolverines came out on top of a hard fought muddy game as the victors with a score of 34-13. Full match replay can be …

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Michigan Holds on in Tough Game Against Purdue, 24-19

The Wolverines traveled down to West Lafayette this weekend to pick up a tough win against the Purdue Boilermakers in a 24-19 nail biter. The game started out with the Wolverines recovering their own kickoff and controlling the ball in the Purdue territory with hard runs. Michigan got out to an early lead in the …

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UMRFC Wins Two on Senior Day

This past Saturday was both a successful and emotional day for many players in the UMRFC. It was the last time many seniors would ever play for the Maize and Blue, and the Wolverines wanted to make it a good game for their seniors to remember against Central Michigan. It was a cold, wet day …

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Michigan Comes From Behind to Beat Iowa 41-29

At the exciting Big Ten’s Weekend Michigan looked to carry the momentum from their big win a week ago into their match against Iowa this past Saturday. It was a hard fought game with the Wolverines eventually coming out on top, but not without a few scares along the way. Iowa came out of the …

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#12 Davenport Too Much for U of M, 79-5

A strong Davenport team outran and out-muscled the Wolverines in a spring friendly Friday night in Grand Rapids. The Panthers handled Michigan in all facets of the game. Their superior physicality in contact situations caused the Men in Blue to be on their heals most of the night. The score started in the 5th minute …

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