BU vs UNH Recap

BU got a HUGE victory with their 31-21 win over the University of New Hampshire today.

The boys from BU opened the scoring with a try fifteen minutes into the game. UNH responded with a try of their own and a kick to take the lead. BU rebounded quickly and was able to take the lead, 12-7, going into the second half.

The two teams traded scores to start the half and with 10 minutes to go UNH led, 21-19.

On a hot day in Durham, fatigue began to set in. The boys from BU were able to fight through the heat and get a try from Carlos Salazar, his third of the game, and another from Garrison Doodlesack to bury the Wildcats, 31-21.

Arshan Tarapore played a terrific game and also had a try of his own.

BU will host UNH at Nickerson Field next Saturday for their home opener.


BU vs. URI Recap

With a lot of new faces in new positions, the boys of BU rugby fought hard in their season-opening match this afternoon, but fell to URI in the end.  For BU, junior Austin Yarnell had the first try of the game, followed by junior Fernando Torres, and senior Arshan Tarapore.  BU showed a high-level of intensity throughout the game and never gave in to the relentless attack of URI. Next week BU will play Coast Guard.


2014 Fall Schedule


With a new conference format in place, Boston University Rugby will play every team in the New England Collegiate Rugby Conference twice this fall.  Their schedule begins this Saturday (September 13th) with a trip to Kingston, Rhode Island to take on the defending regular season champion University of Rhode Island.

The following Saturday BU will host their first home game of the season when they welcome Coast Guard to campus with an afternoon match on Nickerson Field.  Coast Guard defeated URI 58-7 in the NECRC title game last year.

Full Fall 2014 Schedule:

September 13th @ University of Rhode Island

September 20th vs. Coast Guard

September 27th @ University of New Hampshire

October 4th vs. University of New Hampshire

October 11th vs. University of Vermont

October 18th vs. Norwich

October 25th @ Norwich

November 1st @ University of Vermont

November 8th vs. University of Rhode Island

November 15th @ Coast Guard


Note*: Times for a majority of the matches still TBD

BU Hires Robin Peers as Next Head Coach

Boston University Rugby would like to welcome Robin Peers, current head coach of the Boston 13′s RLFC and assistant coach of the Boston Irish Wolfhounds RFC, as their new head coach.

With his experience coaching and playing in many professional leagues around Boston and Europe, Peers has a great understanding of the game that will bring the BU rugby club to the next level. Peers has also worked at the collegiate level as coach of the Tufts Rugby Club and Lasell Rugby Club.


BU Defeats Brandeis 46-16

A HUGE 46-16 victory for BU over Brandeis last night at Nickerson Field.

BU got started early with two tries from both Tyler Ierardi and Fernando Torres to take the big lead and they never looked back.

After getting shut out in the first half Brandeis finally scored in the second half, but it was too little too late. Sam Adams and Carlos Salazar each added tries in the second half to bury Brandeis and finish off the game for BU.

Even on the cold and windy night, the dedicated BU rugby fans filled the stands at Nickerson to cheer the team on.

BU looks to build on their early success when they host an always competitive Harvard team next Saturday night at Nickerson.


BU Today Close-Up

Check this out:

On the attack: Edouard Guitton (SMG’14) (center), Dylan Chung (SAR’15) (right), and BU men’s rugby football club teammates at practice on Nickerson Field October 22. Photo by Cydney Scott



Final NECRC Fall 2013 Standings

NECRC Fall 2013 Standings

Played W L T Conf PTS For Against Diff
Rhode Island 6 6 0 0 18 178 82 96
Coast Guard 6 5 1 0 16 214 115 99
New Hampshire 6 4 2 0 14 147 150 -3
Norwich 6 2 4 0 10 90 169 -77
Vermont 6 2 4 0 10 103 128 -25
Boston U. 6 1 5 0 8 105 129 -24
Tufts 6 1 5 0 8 64 128 -65


Official Home Opener Tomorrow

If there’s one team we’d consider a rival this Fall season, it would have to be TUFTS university. Come on out Saturday afternoon to support your Boston University Men’s Rugby Team in what is sure to be a battle for bragging rights. 2:45 kick off on our very own Nickerson Field.

NO TICKETS NECESSARY! Bring your friends and family out with you! Lets kick off our season with a win and show TUFTS what tough really means! Plus, we’ll be breaking in our new kits… and who wouldn’t want to see that.


A Look at Our Upcoming Season!

Sept. 14, 2013 – Tufts @ BU

Sept. 21, 2013 – UNH @ BU

Sept. 28, 2013 – BYE

Oct. 05, 2013 – BU @ Norwich

Oct. 12, 2013 – BU @ URI

Oct. 19, 2013 – BU @ Coast Guard

Oct. 26, 2013 – UVM @ BU


Alumni Game

The Alumni Game will be held this weekend as scheduled. Here are the details:

Alumni Game
Host Team: Boston University
Visiting Team: Boston University Rugby Alumni

Location: Nickerson Field
Kick Off Time: 5:30 PM

Reception at T’s Pub after the Game