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Michigan Takes Silver at Meijer State Games

In their second tournament of the summer, the University of Michigan Rugby Football Club took second place at the Meijer State Games. In addition to battling the heat, Michigan took on some tough competition in Gun-Ru, Grand Valley State University, Flint, and Lake Shore. Michigan Rugby took second place last summer after giving up  the …

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T&T U19′s Outpace UMRFC B’s 27-14, President’s Selects Overpower A’s 71-5

On the first day of Tour 2013, UMRFC battled the heat in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, and played Trinidad and Tobago Rugby Football Union’s U19 and President’s Selects teams. T&TRFU’s U19 team played UMRFC’s B-side first and got off to a quick start as they scored 10 points in the first six minutes. …

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Team Stephen M. Ross Wins UMRFC’s Sevens Tournament

UMRFC completed its intrasquad sevens tournament on Friday night as team Stephen M. Ross emerged victorious. With an undefeated record, team Ross takes the championship plate until next year. With the completion of the sevens tournament, UMRFC prepares for Tour in Trinidad and Tobago and the spring fifteens season. If you weren’t able to see …

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Final Night of UMRFC’s Intrasquad Sevens Pool Play

UMRFC’s last night of pool play is over and the final standings are in for the playoffs. Some teams left the pitch looking forward to next week, others with a feeling of missed opportunity, but either way it was a great experience for the whole team. New players learned how the team operated and were …

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Another Night of Intrasquad Sevens Comes to a Close

Last Friday was the penultimate night of UMRFC’s regular season instrasquad sevens tournament and it has set the stage for some very meaningful games next week. As always plenty of skills and talent were on display and if you’d like to see the games for yourself, just check out our YouTube channel where the games …

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Third Night of UMRFC’s Intrasquad Sevens Tournament Has Come to a Close

The third night of UMRFC’s intrasquad sevens games has ended and teams are clearly growing as players gain more experience and hone their skills with each game. The games have certainly been entertaining to watch with many talented players putting their abilities on display. Please check our YouTube channel in the next day or two …

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Night 2 of UMRFC’s intrasquad scrimmage tournament in the books

The second night of UMRFC’s intrasquad sevens games has come and gone and it continued what is looking to be a very competitive off-season of play. Teams look like they are starting to come together while others are looking for that spark they need to take off. If you’d like to see these games for …

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Rugby at the YMCA

Earlier in the semester, Ann Arbor player and leader Tom Stulberg along with U of M’s Chris Padmos and Chris Hopfner spent the afternoon teaching their favorite sport to kids enrolled in the local YMCA. The Y promotes many summer and after school sport programs and with the work of Tom, rugby has started to …

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Michigan Rugby Helps Big Heart Big House Race

Before their kits had dried from Saturday’s rainy match against Miami (OH), some Michigan players were up early the next morning to volunteer at the Big House Big Heart Race. The special event, whose finish concluded at the 50 yard line of Michigan Stadium, is held several times during the year. Runners of all levels …

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UMRFC Wins Service Work Award

Michigan Rugby received the Club Sports Outstanding Service Work award tonight at the Club Sports Honors Ceremony. The club has devoted a significant amount of time to community service such as working blood drives, the Adopt-a-Family program over the holidays, and even service work at a church in Paris over spring break. The club prides …

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