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HBS Rugby Dominates the Competition

Ask anyone in Austin, Texas what Harvard Business School is famous for, and you’re likely to get a variety of responses. Capitalism.  Educating leaders of Fortune 500 companies.  Country club lifestyles and wine & cheese parties. But after this past weekend, those same Austinites would undoubtedly answer that in addition to being the world’s best…

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HBS Rugby Posts Two Shutouts in a Row, Hosts Old Boys Reunion Weekend October 28-30, 2011

In back-to-back recent weekends, the HBS rugby team was canvassing the greater New England area, putting on rugby clinics for opposing teams.  In systematic fashion, the team posted shutout victories in Rutland, Vermont over their men’s team and in Montreal, Canada over the McGill University MBA team. The Rutland match was hard-fought from the beginning,…

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One City that will NEVER be the Same

Before buckling down for exams this past fall, HBS Rugby team headed south, way south to Austin, Texas for the University of Texas Fall Brawl. The team that has wowed crowds all over new England and come to be known as the “da baddest show on turf” was chomping at the bit for a chance…

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HBS Rugby Football Club (RFC) Crushes MIT

Lots of off season gym work paid dividends for HBS rugby as the squad came out bigger and faster than ever before in its season opening scrimmage against MIT. The old saying “if you can’t run with the big dogs, stay on the other side of the Smoot bridge” held true once again as HBS…

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HBS Rugby Club:

As summer turns to fall a wonderful thing happens, no not the crisp cool air or the leaves changing across the Harvard campus, something even better than that. A tradition unlike any other, the HBS Rugby team suits up in their sharp red-and-black uniforms and straps on their cleats as they return to the athletic…

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Getting to know your HBS: the Rugby Club

Rugby at HBSHBS rugby began in the fall of 1963. Prior to the team’s founding, the school’s sporting culture was dominated by softball, bowling, and ping-pong. Dissatisfied with these options, two Scottish MBA students, Jim Johnstone (MBA 1966) and Morris McInnes (MBA 1965), founded the HBS Rugby Club. Through advertisements, coercion and the promise of…

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No Lucky Charms for HBS First XV Rugby's London Campaign

Regent’s Park, LONDON – While for many the President’s Day weekend was a chance to fly to an exotic beach resort or carve up the icy New England slopes, for the Harvard Business School Rugby team it was the opportunity to defend its Investec London Business School (LBS) Rugby Challenge Title in Old England-an annual…

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Rugby.A La Montreal

MONTREAL – Renowned for their flair and irrepressible joie de vivre replica breitling, the inhabitants of Canada’s French-speaking province (Quebec) were dealt a melancholy blow on October 21 as the HBS Rugby Club defeated McGill’s MBA students 10-7 in their annual fall classic. The trip to Montreal is a highlight of the fall season and…

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And A Year Goes By.

It is hard to believe that a year has sped by so fast. Only yesterday, I was setting my first tentative steps onto Spangler Lawn. Since then there have been many memories to cherish, a number of which I owe to the HBS Rugby Club (HBS RFC). My reason for joining was quite simple –…

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Sports at HBS: Nourishing the Weekend Warrior

Amid the confusion surrounding orientation, add/drop, and general de-tox from your summer internship, it may seem hard to find time for yet another activity. While most of us make it out to Grafton’s and the Kong three nights a week, it’s equally important to nourish the body and soul… And your 15 minutes on the…

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David Lauren Article 9/12/05

I am puzzled by David Lauren’s statement that the only Rugby store is in Boston….I was in a Rugby store in Charlottesville, VA, on 9/4/05….while I don’t know how long it had been open, it was evidently long enough that certain items had been marked down on sale….the employee buzz was that future sites included…

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The New Look of Polo Ralph Lauren

I could not think of a more fitting way to close out my reign as The Harbus Viewpoints Editor than to interview someone who is starting a new reign of his own. David Lauren, son of Seventh Avenue king Ralph Lauren, is the new man in charge of Polo Ralph Lauren’s marketing, advertising and corporate…

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Welsh Stallion Stars In Season Opener

The magic of HBS Rugby is alive once again. While spring graduation bids farewell to approximately 50% of the team’s roster, incoming first years from all over the world fill those empty shoes come fall. This year is proving to be a spectacular transformation. While many players have advanced levels of rugby experience, the months…

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News In Brief

EC Student Trapped Under Weight of Own Engagement Ring (Hawes 203) EC student Erica Lodge was clinging to life late last night as firefighters worked to free the 28 year-old from her 3.7 carat princess cut diamond ring that toppled onto her in what has become an all-too-typical engagement ring-related accident. “It was crazy,” said…

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Rugby Team Stranded on Small Caribbean Island

Twenty-four members of the Harvard Business School Rugby Team ventured on Winter Tour to tropical climates over President’s Day weekend. After four days of sun, sand, Rugby – and offshore banking – the gentlemen of HBS found themselves hopelessly stranded for two days and nights in the tropical paradises of Cayman Islands and South Beach,…

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HBS Rugby Spanks North Shore, 46-0

Headed up to North Shore for the first road game of the season, one had to wonder how HBS would respond to a hostile crowd and unfamiliar stadium. The answer came early and often, as HBS Rugby scored seemingly at will against a determined but outmatched opponent. Leading off the scoring was Santiago Kraiselburd (DBA),…

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HBS Rugby Crushes South Shore

HBS Rugby moved closer toward their first semester objective to gel as an MBA Championship team with a victory over visiting South Shore on Saturday. With a rare 9:00 AM kickoff time, the HBS ruggers turned an early wake-up call into an early lead with two tries in the first ten minutes. HBS began the…

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Club Spotlight: HBS Rugby Football Club

Each year a new class of students enters Harvard Business School, along with Harvard’s other graduate schools. All of these students and their partners are eligible to join the HBS Rugby Football Club. Each year 50% of HBS Rugby’s team also graduates, making room for new players right from the start of the first match…

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HBS Rugby Tours the Bahamas

Weeks of indoor practice were rewarded with sun, surf, and Rugby over Presidents’ Day Weekend as the HBS Rugby Football Club took their winter tour to the Bahamas. Twenty-two players used the 4-day weekend as a tune-up for the upcoming MBA World Championships of Rugby at Duke as well as a much-needed break from the…

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Looking to Escape the Pressure?

Play the game of games. The Harvard Rugby Football Club was started by Dean McArthur and is one of the oldest, largest, and most active sports clubs on campus. HBS Rugby membership involves training, matches, tours, tournaments, and social events to accommodate class schedules. The Club welcomes all members whatever their desired commitment level. Players…

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