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The Blue & Gray Press | December 11, 2018

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Mothers Rugby

Men’s rugby prepares for second championship run

November 15, 2018 |

Staff Writer
The UMW men’s rugby team is conquering 7-0 in their season, heading right for National Playoffs. The team is excited to have come along with such success and are aiming for the championship.Read More

UMW athletics falls short for homecoming games

October 25, 2017 |


Staff Writer

Last weekend Mary Washington athletics hosted various teams for their 2017 Homecoming. Unfortunately, the tailgate was about all the UMW students, faculty, and alum could enjoy, as a majority of UMW’s teams lost their Homecoming games. Volleyball and men’s rugby were the only two teams that played that topped their opponents in front of the home crowd.Read More

Concussion protocol not enough for UMW ruggers

September 20, 2017 |


Staff writer

When choosing a club sport in college, students consider the risk of injury risk in the sport. The risk, usually, is not a deterring factor. However, many student athletes or club members do not take into account how easily their life can be altered by a sport related injury.Read More

Rugby players share their feelings about the season

September 7, 2017 |


Staff Writer

Each year, the University of Mary Washington gains new recruits from all over for their sports programs. UMW is primarily a Division III school with a variety of sports options offered including … Read More

Search warrant from Fredericksburg Circuit Court reveals alleged poisoning to UMW staff member

April 13, 2017 |


The City of Fredericksburg Police Department is currently investigating accusations that a University of Mary Washington student poisoned Tim Brown, coordinator of team sports and manager of UMW’s Mother’s Rugby team, while dining at a local restaurant.Read More

Mother’s Rugby players come from far-away places to play for UMW

November 3, 2016 |


International Student Athletes

At the University of Mary Washington, there are many student athletes brought in every year. Students come from all over the world just to play a sport they fell in love with as a … Read More

Q & A with Mother’s Rugby player Terrence McPhillips after hot start

September 29, 2016 |


Off to a great start this season, the UMW men’s rugby team is 2-0 and riding high on confidence going into this weekend’s matchup against highly ranked Mount St. Mary’s. Over the past two weeks, the UMW men’s rugby team, also known as Mother’s Rugby, defeated highly touted Towson University and Salisbury University. Junior captain Terence McPhillips gave us an inside look on how the team feels about the season so far.Read More

Ceremony held for opening of new rugby field

October 29, 2015 |


Saturday, Oct. 24, was not just homecoming for the students of the University of Mary Washington, it was a very special day for the men and women rugby teams, as well as the rest of the athletic department at Mary Washington.Read More

Rugby and Crew teams are welcomed to athletic department

September 17, 2015 |


The start of the 2015-2016 school year saw exciting news for four of the University of Mary Washington’s sports teams. The men’s and women’s rugby and men and women’s crew teams have been upgraded from being a club organization to being a team sport under the umbrella of athletics, but not a varsity team.Read More

Rugby teams gain athletic department recognition

September 3, 2015 |


With the start of the 2015-2016 academic year came important news for
UMW’s men and women rugby teams. Previously a part of the club sports
program, both rugby programs will now be under the supervision of
Director of Athletics Ken Tyler. Read More

Men’s rugby travels to Ireland over Spring Break

March 18, 2015 |


The Men’s Rugby Club at the University of Mary Washington returned from Spring Break with extensive knowledge of the game they play following a ten-day trip to Ireland that lasted from February 27 to March 7.

The … Read More

Rugby teams qualify for national tournament

November 12, 2014 |


Late last spring, the women’s rugby team at the University of Mary Washington was crowned the national champion after their 36-22 win over California State Northridge in the Division II national championship game. This year, the Eagles will have the opportunity…Read More

Mother's Rugby lands big sponsorship

September 17, 2014 |


Two of the most prestigious programs at the University of Mary Washington are the men’s and women’s club rugby teams. The teams’ long history of success at the highest level is what puts them over the top of other programs in Virginia and puts them in the conversation with other top-tier rugby teams in the country.Read More

Mother’s rugby ready to push through championships

November 6, 2013 |

Last season, they were one game from winning it all. Now, after a strong showing in the 2013 regular season, the men’s rugby team is seeking a Cardinal Conference Championship.

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Mother’s Rugby Beats Visiting Tigers 26-14

October 26, 2011 |


The Mother’s Rugby Division III team took on Hampden-Sydney College last Saturday afternoon as a part of the homecoming festivities. The Mother’s won 26-14, and they scored 13 unanswered second-half points to secure the victory. The beginning … Read More

Mothers Stun 4th Ranked Radford

November 4, 2009 |

Saturday’s Halloween matchup between UMW’s Mother’s Rugby and Radford University at the Battlegrounds brought treats for the home fans and left Radford searching for the exits after what must have seemed like a house of horrors as the Mothers … Read More

Mother's Rugby Crushes VMI

October 21, 2009 |


On Thursday, Oct. 15th, the UMW Mother’s rugby team traveled down to Lexington to take on Virginia Military Institute.

VMI, who had recently been successful in beating No. 8 nationally ranked Radford by 28 points, was … Read More

Mothers Blowout Patriots

February 14, 2008 |


The University of Mary Washington rugby team opened its spring 2008 season with a win in dominating fashion over Christopher Newport University. The “Mothers” beat the Patriots 48-10.

The good weather Saturday brought out one of the … Read More