Courtesy Of Dartmouth Rugby
Yesterday you got the down low on Dartmouth’s football scene. Today I present footballs younger, some might say hipper, brother – rugby.
Pro: This import from across the pond is, by far, more international in scope. Dartmouth Rugby team has toured internationally since 1951, which means they were in Europe before going to Europe was a thing, and this year the team traveled to Bridgetown, Barbados to face the Barbados Rugby Football Union. Although you may be tempted to giggle at the group of huge sweaty men hugging each other in the middle of the field (and don’t act like you didn’t laugh when you realized there was a ‘hooker,’ in the game!), you have to give this team props for its 7s CRC National Championship this June and securing eight of the last eleven Ivy Cup Championships.
Con: It’s blo*dy confusing. Sometimes there are 7 people on the field and sometimes there are 15. All players have to do to score is ‘try,’ it’s perfectly acceptable to maul your opponent, and if your team doesn’t gain possession the first time, they can always just have a do-over, or restart kick. Not for the faint of heart, nor the weary of mind, understanding this game, as a spectator, takes some serious attention and dedication. Sorry, no thanks— if I wanted to do work on a Saturday, I would have stayed on First Floor Berry.
Pro: Besides all the #winning that Dartmouth Rugby is so fond of, their Twitter page may also be proof that as one of Dartmouth’s youngest sports club, they are the trendier of the two sports. In case you do make it over to Brophy Field and find yourself drooling over that attractive outside center instead of watching the game, you can always check updates @dartmouthrugby. This Homecoming weekend, be sure to up your Facebook game with a sweet mupload this Saturday, October 22nd at 10:00 a.m. Dartmouth Rugby will square off against Harvard.