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Monthly Archive for April, 2011

Middlebury squeezes out the win to advance to the DII National Championship Final against UW-Whitewater. Salisbury come out firing, Middlebury bounces back and wins the first half through great running by their backline. 26 – 14 at halftime. Intense pressure by Salisbury forces errors out of Middlebury but the boys in blue do enough to […]

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Middlebury takes on Salisbury in the DII National Championship semi-final at Founders Field in Pittsburgh, PA. These two teams met in the corresponding fixture in 2007 in Sanford, FL. Middlebury, eventual national champions, beat Salisbury in that game 49 – 14. Four years on and anyone who played in that game has now moved on. […]

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Great article by USARugby on Dudley DeGroot, captain of the 1924 US Rugby Olympic Gold Medal winning team, and his great grandson, Middlebury winger Zach Withers ’11.5 – now that’s rugby pedigree: http://tinyurl.com/3toojqd

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Back in 2009, Middlebury beat USF in the quarterfinal of the National Championships 32 – 17. Two years later in the same fixture, the DII National Championship quarterfinal, Middlebury once again dispels a formidable USF side with an almost identical score line: 38 points to 14. The MCRC comes out slugging, with a ravenous hunger […]

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The MCRC beat the University of Southern Florida by 38 points to 14 to advance to the final four of the Division II Men’s Rugby National Championship. Match report of the USF game will be posted tomorrow. Middlebury will play the other east coast quarterfinal winner Salisbury in this semi-final game on Saturday, April 30 […]

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Middlebury beats St. Joseph’s University of Philadelphia 34 – 5 in the Division II National Championship Round of 16. Middlebury led from the beginning thanks to an almost flawless kicking performance by captain Brian Sirkia ’12.5. In the first half Brian went 5 for 6 including a bomb from 45 meters out and about 10 […]

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Follow themcrc on twitter for live score updates: http://twitter.com/themcrc

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Tomorrow The MCRC gets on a plane to sunny Florida to take on St. Joe’s in the National Championship Round of 16. The game is at 2 PM this Saturday, April 16 at the Austin Tindall Regional Park (click here for directions.) Game is on Field 6. This is the first meeting between these two […]

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The MCRC Spring 2011 raffle is here and we have an incredible array of prizes for you to win! Tickets are $5 each but buy four and you get the fifth one free ($20 for 5 tickets). Prizes include Red Sox tickets, two tickets to the Sugarbush Ski Resort, a weekend stay at a Northeast […]

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The MCRC 36 – 5 Yale

After spending spring break on campus in training Middlebury rugby defeats Ivy League side Yale by 36 points to 5 to wrap up their pre-Nationals spring warm up games. Middlebury is in control the entire game and most of Yale’s attacking possession is due to penalties, which they manage to convert to points on one […]

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