Playoffs Begin for Rad Rugby

Published by B. Marjorie Gullick on October 22, 2010 at 3:11AM

Women’s crew is not the only Radcliffe team with an important weekend coming up. The Radcliffe rugby club enters the first round of the playoffs tomorrow, taking on the University of Vermont. A win in Vermont will assure the team a spot at the New England Rugby Football Union (NERFU) Championships next weekend at the University of New Hampshire.

The Black and White is coming off of an exciting win over Bowdoin last weekend, a close victory that played an important role in seeding for the playoffs. Radcliffe (4-1) has had a successful season thus far, notching wins against the University of Maine, the University of New Hampshire, Northeastern, and Bowdoin, and recording only one loss against Boston University at the beginning of October. Since its beginnings in 1982, the Black and White has reached nationals twice, in 2005 and 2006, respectively. Beginning this weekend, Radcliffe looks to continue the winning tradition.