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Rugby club ends with victory

By Paul Larson

The MIT men's rugby football club finished up its fall season with an impressive 32-0 win over Boston College Law School in seven's competition Saturday. The game kicked off the annual intramural rugby tournament, which ended with a close 14-8 win by Phi Gamma Delta over the Ashdown House team.

The club's victory capped off a mixed season in regular play, where the team finished with a record of 5 wins and 4 losses. The wins included a 23-19 win over Harvard Business School, a 19-11 victory over Newport, R.I., a 34-7 stomping of the Boston Irish, a 31-0 shutout of Charles River and a 34-3 blowout of a team from Hatfield, England.

The losses included close matches with Springfield and Portland, a 31-16 defeat by Old Gold and a 25-0 loss to Burlington.

The B-side, or second string, team also had a mildly successful season, with the high point being a 22-0 thrashing of the Harvard combined B- and C-sides. The B-siders also showed a lot of character in big second half comebacks against Newport and Springfield.

In the spring, the team will travel to Philadelphia to defend the championship title they earned last year and to Scotland to take on various local teams there.

Paul Larson G is a member of the men's rugby team.