Bittersweet Spring 2009 Season

Although Brown finished the spring season with a 7-3-1 record including two very good wins on tour in the Bahamas, the team collapsed on on the last weekend of the spring, finishing 7th in the Ivy League Tournament, losing to Yale and a resurgent Columbia Rugby team, before defeating Cornell in its Sunday match. This spring squad had only 4 seniors who played the entire way, and 6 players were studying out of the country and hopefully honing their rugby skills. The lack of senior experience was both a coaching challenge and an opportunity for younger players to acquire valuable experience.

03.01.09 - Home:
First XV: Brown 20 -Salve Regina 0
Second XV: Brown 5 - Salve Regina 0
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03.07.09 - Home:
First XV: Brown 25 - Providence Rugby Club 25
Second XV: Brown 5 - Providence Rugby Club 15
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03.14.09 - Home:
First XV: Brown 35 -Eastern Connecticut 10
Second XV: Brown 25 - Eastern Connecticut 0
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03.22.09 - Bahamas:
First XV: Brown 36 - Bahamas Under 23's 34
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03.24.09 - Bahamas:
First XV: Brown 10 - Baillou Rugby Club 20
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03.26.09 - Bahamas:
First XV: Brown 25 - Cuckoos Rugby Club 18
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04.04.09 - Home:
First XV: Brown 33 - Roger Williams University 0
Second XV: Brown 19 - Roger Williams University 0
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04.11.09 - Away:
First XV: Brown 34 - Vassar College 0
Second XV: Brown 19 - Vassar College 10
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04.25.09 - Ivy League Tournament (Yale):
First XV: Brown 8 - Yale 18 (First Round)
First XV: Brown 13 - Columbia 17 (Second Round)
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04.26.09 - Ivy League Tournament (Columbia):
First XV: Brown 59 - Cornell 5 (Third Round- 7th place)
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Spring overall record:
First XV: 7 wins, 3 losses, 1 tie
Second XV: 4 wins, 1 loss.