2015 Men's Fall Standings

1st XV

GP
W
L
T
Pts
Dartmouth 7 7 0 0 35
Harvard 7 6 1 0 30
Cornell 7 4 3 0 21
Brown 7 3 3 1 16
Columbia 7 2 4 1 13
Yale 7 2 5 0 12
Penn 7 1 5 1 9
Princeton 7 1 5 1 8

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April 30, 2016

Dartmouth hosted the 2016 Ivy League 7s Tournament in Hanover, NH on April 30. With the whole Ivy League present except for Princeton, Dartmouth entered two teams into the tournament. The Big Green looked to defend its home turf and did not disappoint, with both the A and B side teams sweeping their respective brackets to secure a first and second place finish.

April 10, 2016

Harvard took care of business on Sunday, holding Cornell at bay for a 21-14 victory in the championship game of the Ivy 15s Spring Playoffs. The Crimson scored first and led for most of the game.

April 09, 2016

After a tough game, Harvard edged out Princeton rugby 25-21. Princeton’s Man of the match was Nezim Mmegwa. Harvard (#1 seed) played Princeton (#4 seed) in the first round of the Ivy 15s playoffs in Canton, Mass. 

April 09, 2016

Cornell racked up a decisive win on Saturday, defeating Brown 53-17 in the first round of the Ivy 15s playoff in Canton, Mass. Up 34-3 at the half, Cornell brought it to 53-3 before Brown's first try of the game made it 53-10. Brown found their groove and would score again but it was too little too late to defeat Big Red.

March 12, 2016

SUNY Brockport visited Cornell on March 12 in a 15s match to kick off Big Red's spring season. Following are tweets from @CornellRugby’s big 43-7 win.

March 19, 2016

Attention Big Red rugger alumni! Cornell men’s and women’s rugby is coming to the Big Apple on March 19 for the Four Leaf Rugby Tournament. 

January 30, 2016

The Ivy Rugby Annual General Meeting took place Saturday, Jan. 30 at Yale. On the agenda were competition rules, match scheduling, spring tournaments, league marketing, digital strategy and much more.

Much is written about the birth of American Football in the Ivy League in the 1870s, but it was not until 1880 that Walter Camp lobbied the Ivies and succeeded to change the game from 15-a-side to 11-a-side. If we read between the lines of this American Football article, it's rugby that was predominantly played in the second half of the 1870s and it was played at Yale, Harvard, Princeton and Columbia.

November 07, 2015

Cornell visited Yale for a 1 p.m. match. Tries by Charlie Hill '18, Jacob Woocher '16 and Luke Thomas '16 with three conversions by Evan Brown '16 helped Yale to a 21-13 win. There has been some positive play for the Bulldogs this Fall, with Yale scoring 18 tries in their 5 league games.

October 24, 2015

Cornell defeated Brown at home on the sixth weekend of Ivy XVs competition by a score of 68-15. Cornell led 34-10 at the break.

October 18, 2015

Pumba Venosa scored two first half trys for Cornell as they took a 27-7 lead into the half over Penn. Venosa made it a hat trick in the second half as Cornell went on to win by a 23 point margin.

October 03, 2015

Cornell (1-0) hosts Dartmouth (0-0). Cornell led by an erly 2nd half margin of 19-5 before Dartmouth came roaring back to score 36 unanswered points.

September 19, 2015

Cornell defeated Columbia on homecoming weekend in Ithaca by a score of 26-11. Cornell scored 4 tries and converted in three out of four attempts. Columbia crossed the try line once in addition to making two penalty kicks. 

September 05, 2015

On September 6, Cornell University hosted Colgate for the annual Claret Mug match.

Things did not look promising last September for Cornell University men’s rugby. Big Red started the fall fifteens season with a crushing loss to Dartmouth, and were then handed a defeat by Columbia. The losses were unexpected after an unbeaten 2013 fall season.