2016 Men's Fall Standings

1st XV

Dartmouth 7 7 0 0 34
Brown 7 5 2 0 25
Harvard 7 5 2 0 24
Princeton 7 4 3 0 20
Penn 7 4 3 0 17
Yale 7 2 5 0 11
Cornell 7 1 6 0 7
Columbia 7 0 7 0 4

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September 08, 2012

Cornell travelled to Hamilton, New York to take on cross-state rival Colgate University on Saturday, September 8th. Cornell was fresh off a close defeat and looking for their first win of the season against a strong Colgate side. Colgate’s side, which went 13-0 only to lose in the national tournament last spring, suffered a loss to other Ivy, Yale University 28-0 the week previous. The ensuing match was one to be remembered. A storm swirled in from the west that brought with it two straight hours of rain.

October 27, 2012

Coming off their first loss of the season to the Princeton Tigers, the University of Pennsylvania Quakers were looking to cap their fall 15’s season with a victory at home at Penn Park. Nevertheless, it was Cornell’s Big Red that came out firing from kickoff pinning Penn within their own five-meter line.

October 20, 2012

After trailing 17-7 at the half, Cornell came charging back to take 22-20 on a try by Cornell's Andrew Sapozink with less than 20 minutes left. Columbia scored two late trys though, when it counted and overtook Cornell at the final whistle 32-22.

October 13, 2012

The Princeton men traveled to Ithaca, New York in cold weather to play Cornell for the second time in two weeks. Cornell, with last week’s game behind them, sought to reverse the outcome of last Saturday.

September 22, 2012

Cornell Men hosted Columbia University in its Ivy League home opener last Saturday. After a morning of consistent rain two hours prior, the weather cleared up in time for the noon kick-off. The Columbia side captured the win with the help of their stout defense 20-12.

April 28, 2012

A sunny, yet cool day at the beautiful Brown University Rugby pitch saw a game of a Ivy Barbarians (Mixture of players from Brown & Harvard Universities) Vs the touring Frederickton Loyalists from New Brusnwick, Canada. Over 100 points would be scored today.

January 27, 2012

Earlier this month, Tim Kelly, Cornell Faded Red’s Vice President of Men’s Club Affairs conducted an in-depth interview with Ron Schassburger, the new head coach of the CURFC. Ron’s rugby roots date back to 1960, and in this interview we learn of his tremendous love for the game, the pursuit of rugby perfection and the future trajectory of Cornell men’s rugby.

May 18, 1924

Williams, Cornell Class of 1915, is the only Ivy League rugby player to ever receive an Olympic Gold Metal. Paris 18 May 1924, Olympic Stadium of Colombes, Games of the VIII Olympiad: Competitors of the United States and France (17:3) battle during the final match of the rugby tournament.

November 05, 2011

Dartmouth defeated Harvard in the final match of the Ivy 7s Championships 41-14. The event was being hosted by The Boston Irish Wolfhounds and Harvard Rugby at the Irish Culture Center.

October 22, 2011

Cornell 2nd XV scored and converted first then held on as Penn's late try was unconverted. Cornell wins the 2nd XV contest 7-5.

September 25, 2011

Brown University was able to bounce back from the disappointing loss to Columbia a day earlier to defeat Cornell 39-17.  The 97 points Cornell gave up the day before did not seem to matter on this day as Cornell fought tooth and nail to eventually take their second loss of the Ivy season.

September 24, 2011

As might be expected, Dartmouth had a hot start in their match against Cornell. Aided by tries from fullback Madison Hughes ’15, lock Nate Brakeley ’12, and a pair from wing Kevin Clark ’14, The Big Green jumped out to a 26-0 lead within the first ten minutes, as they were able to go-forward in virtual all of the contact exchanges. The fast start was impressive considering the team only had time for a limited warm-up after the long bus ride in from Hanover.

April 20, 2011

The game was hosted on IC's field. Cornell's co-captain Dan Cross '12 scored the opening try off of a maul. Ithaca then came back and evened the score. Before the half, Cornell's Charles Motzer '14 and co-captain Paulo Reis '12 put Cornell up two tries.

The opening of the second half started with a valiant two try drive by Ithaca. However, Cornell's forwards devastated the inside game allowing Benno Soresen '14 and Nate Goldman '14 to touch down two more tries putting Cornell University over Ithaca College 25-15.

November 04, 2010

The Haka is a Māori traditional dance performed immediately prior to New Zealand rugby national team (All Black) matches. Over the years, the All Blacks most commonly performed the haka "Ka Mate". In the early decades of international rugby, they sometimes performed other haka, some of which were composed for specific tours.

October 22, 2010

We announce with regret that Head Coach Tonee Labar must step down from his coaching responsibilities for the remainder of the season for undisclosed personal reasons.  We wish Tonee all the best and hope that the issues are resolved quickly.  In the meantime, local alumni Steve Sable, Morgan McGowan, Eamon Molloy, and Chris Morris and Faculty Advisor Dexter Kozen will assume coaching duties temporarily for the remainder of the fall season.