Dartmouth Men’s Rugby Wins Ivy Championship for Seventh Straight Year

The Dartmouth Men's Rugby Team. Image via Twiter

The Dartmouth Men’s Rugby Team. Image via Twitter.

The Dartmouth men’s rugby team defeated Harvard 52-3 last Saturday, resulting in their seventh straight Ivy League championship. The team had defeated UPenn 38-0 the weekend before. Madison Hughes returned from playing with the U.S. National 7s team at the Hong Kong IRB Sevens Series to lead Dartmouth to another victory.

The rugby team was coming off a tough road trip to California, losing to Cal Berkeley and Cal Poly. Despite the losses, the road trip allowed for some much needed preparation for the Ivy 15s tournament.

The team has a busy schedule up ahead. Dartmouth will play Clemson this Saturday to start off the Varsity Cup. The game is at Dartmouth and should be a tough test for the team. The other teams in the tournament are Texas, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, UCLA, Utah, Air Force, Brigham Young, Navy, Cal Berkeley, and Central Washington. The championship is May 3rd in Salt Lake City. You can see the schedule here.

The Ivy Rugby Playoffs will take place April 12-13 at Princeton. The winner will represent the Ivy League in the USA Rugby playoffs. You can see the schedule here.

You can also follow the Dartmouth Rugby team on twitter.