The UConn Men’s Rugby Club fielded three teams this weekend, competing in competitions across New England. Our sevens team traveled to the University of Rhode Island to compete in the Liberty Rugby Conference New England Division 7’s Tournament. The sevens team went 2-1 in pool play to advance into the playoffs. They lost in the first round, but ended the day on a high note by defeating Boston College 17-15 to win third place in the tournament, and received an invite to the Liberty Rugby Conference 7’s championship Tournament on April 14th.
The 15’s team competed against UMass Rugby at McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Amherst, Massachusetts. The UConn Men’s Rugby was victorious this match, winning by a final score of 27-19. UConn went down 12-0 against UMass early on in the match, but battled back for a hard fought win in their first game of the spring season. The 15’s team next matches will be played at the Beast of the East Tournament on April 13th and 14th.
On Sunday March, 31st a second sevens team participated in the McCluskey CT Cup Sevens Tournament at Central Connecticut State University. The team went 3-1 and placed third after a day of playing in the rain.