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Rugby Team Returns from Scotland

By Paul Larson
Team Member

The men's rugby team recently returned from a week-long tour of Scotland, where they achieved mixed results. Although the first team players failed to score a victory against the far more experienced Scots, they managed to tie Strathclyde University, 9-9, and lost close matches to Stirling University, 10-12, and Glasgow University, 9-11, after the Scots made last minute scores. All three teams were impressed by MIT's highly physical style of play.

The second team was slightly more successful, winning against a combined Glasgow-Strathclyde second team, 12-9, and losing to Stirling University's second team, 8-12. When they weren't playing, the team managed to tour Stirling Castle, Edinburgh Castle, the Highlands, and Rose Street without losing a player.

The team has also seen action before and after the tour. Before the tour, the first team stomped Boston College Law School, 24-0. Most recently, the second team played Harvard's second team and cruised to an impressive 34-3 victory over their crosstown rivals. Scorers in the match included Brian Meyer '95, Kofi Amankwah '93, and Darren Waugh. Future matches awaiting the ruggers include Harvard Business School, Boston College, Amherst, and the Graduate School Championships in Philadelphia.