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86-0, 72-0 Hike

To use Muhammad Ali’s words (though I can’t find them on-line), the Dartmouth men’s rugby teams gave Yale “a serious, scientific whuppin’” this past weekend: the A and B Teams won by scores of 86-0 and 72-0, respectively. The group was honored by the presence of College rugby legend Dick “Sir Richard of Rugby” Liesching ‘59 (scowling smack dab in the middle of the two teams below):

Rugby at Yale 2016.jpg

Yale does not have a women’s varsity team like the College — just a club team. The Dartmouth women are now 3-0 in Ivy play. It goes without saying that the men are undefeated in Ivy play, too.

Addendum: An alumnus write in:

I recall being seated near Sir Richard of Rugby, perhaps in his freshman year, at a home football game during which he carried on ceaselessly about the stops and starts and the lack of continuous action on the field. Of course, I had no idea at the time he would become a legend.

Incidentally, I have been silently critical of the varieties and colors of Dartmouth’s home football uniforms for some time, not only the black, but the shade of green. Somehow, over the past 15 years or so, the traditional oak green has morphed into what I would call a sickly shade of pea green. Not so with rugby. Oak green reigns supreme.

Note: The College says: “The “official” Dartmouth color is Pantone Matching System (PMS) 349. On the web, it’s expressed as #00693E; the CMYK equivalent is C93 M33 Y92 K25. If that’s all too technical, the color commonly called “forest green” is the closest equivalent.”

PMS 349.jpg


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