Charles River Men vs. Burlington RFC

Match Report

October 15, 2013, 4:00 PM

Joe Moakley Park, Boston MA

Match Details: The Charles River Rats returned to their native Joe Moakley Park after a month-long absent as they played host to Burlington RFC. In the last match, the Rats were tied with Burlington at halftime during last spring’s NERFU Cup, the Rats hoped to carry that progress to last Saturday’s match.   ... More

Charles River Old Boys vs South Shore Rusty Anchors

Charles River  Old Boys vs South Shore Rusty Anchors

October 12, 2013, 1:30 PM

Joe Moakley Park, Boston, MA

Match Details: After 18 months of inactivity and many doubts of a forming a full side, the Charles River Grey Rats came together to face the South Shore Rusty Anchors to celebrate the Ruby Anniversary of Charles River Rugby.

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Charles River Men vs Portland RFC

Match Report

September 28th, 2013, 10am

GEAA Field, Lynn, MA

Match Details: The Charles River Rats had an early rugby day as their kickoff against Portland RFC was scheduled for 10am. The weather was, as Captain Ricky Friberg described, “sneaky hot” as many Rats were sweating during warm-ups. The field was, in the words of the referee, “if people complain about Moakley [field], they should play here; they’ll like Moakley a lot more[3].” To the Rats and Portland all those conditions ultimately did not matter, as they took the pitch to play some hard, clean rugby. ... More

Charles River Men @ Amoskeag RFC

Match Report

September 21, 2013 - 1:00 PM

Northeast Athletic Club, Pembroke, NH

Rats Match

Match Details: With a productive week of practice and a reasonable commute, Head Coach Paul Clemens felt that his players, the Charles River Rats, could pull-off the upset against the ruggers from the Granite State, Amoskeag RFC. Those feelings for optimism were quickly dashed when Amoskeag instantly proved that they were the more talented, improving their season record to 4-0, while the Rats have yet to win a game this season. ... More

Charles River Men @ New Haven Old Black

Match Report

September 14, 2013, 1pm

Boulevard Field, New Haven, CT

Rats Match

Match Details: From the start of the 2013 fall season, it seemed that the Charles River Rats were showing signs of improvements as they nearly beat Newport RFC and scored a “try bonus” point in the NERFU standings against Saratoga Springs RFC. All the progress the Rats made under the guidance of Head Coach Paul Clemens diminished against New Haven Old Black RFC, as the Rats were severely beaten in nearly every faucet of the game. ... More

Charles River Men @ Saratoga Stampede

Match Report

September 7, 2013, 1:30pm

Waterford-Halfmoon High School, Waterford, NY

Rats Match

Match Details: It was a long day for the Charles River Rats. It was a long commute to Waterford, NY (a three-hour car drive), a long kickoff delay[2] and a long, painful defeat to the Saratoga Springs Stampede. Highlights: In only two games, the Rats have matched their entire 2012 offensive output (43 points). Against the Stampede, the Rats scored 35 points, 28 of which came in the second half.... More

Charles River Rugby Men vs Newport Rugby

Match Report

August 24th, 2013, 12pm

Joe Moakley Field, Boston, MA

Rats Match

Match Details: The Charles River Rats kicked off their 40th fall season with a hard-fought, closely contested match with Newport RFC. Leading into the match, Head Coach Paul Clemens and Captain Ricky Friberg faced a complex puzzle…setting the starting line-up, due to the number of regular starters missing for the Rats. Thanks to some emergency recruiting, the Rats had the numbers to field a full side with substitutes, unlike the last time Newport visited Moakley Park.... More

For Charles River, Unity and Catharsis in Win

There was no report of last week’s match, though the Lady Rats did play.  They played passably.  They lost to Worcester.  There was no report because, after the weekend, Charles River Rugby, like the rest of beautiful seaside Boston, stood still—silenced by incredulity, confusion and sorrow.  For Bostonians, the attacks on the 117th Boston Marathon felt intensely personal.  Nearly every Bostonian has ties to this venerable athletic tradition, having run, volunteered, or cheered a friend, family member, or complete stranger.  It’s tradition on the Monday Patriot’s Day holiday.  ... More