Lady Rats | NERFU Champs

For the second consecutive year, Charles River Women’s Rugby Football Club has taken the DIII cup at the annual NERFU championship, this time overcoming Springfield and North Shore at the annual Newport, Rhode Island tournament.  The Lady Rats put on two strong performances, defeating Springfield 25-5 on Saturday ... More

Final Regular Season Match in Burlington VT

A four-hour drive, an unusual lineup, and a weighty size mismatch helped cage the Rats last weekend as they traveled to Burlington, Vermont to take on the “Burly Girls”.  The loss marked the first time the fledgling D-II Charles River squad failed to register a “W” during weekend play this season.  Their only ... More

Rats victorious in Springfield

Charles River again took to the road, traveling to Springfield for a morning match with the Rifles.  River catapulted out of the gate, scoring in the first minute on an adept switch between flyhalf Alex Schmidt and inside center Amanda Martin.  Fullback Maegan Hoover capped the try with a 2-point conversion.  The Lady ... More

River takes on Amoskeag

On April 28, the Rats rode to a Pembroke, New Hampshire pitch with chilled, whipping winds.  Charles River took the field well-organized and aggressive, controlling rucks early and pressuring Amoskeag’s back line unhesitatingly.  After a multi-phase drive, Anne “Wales” Beaumont got the scoring started for the Lady ... More

River vs Worcester April 21st, 2012

In the latest of long series of riotous contests between the Charles River Rats and the Worcester Shamrocks, River faced a sizeable speed bump in a spring season otherwise rife with momentum.  At their home Moakley Park last Saturday, the Lady Rats struggled to rally themselves early, falling victim to a surging Worcester ... More

River/Boston/Portland Round Robin April 14th, 2012

Round Robin Style In a round robin-style tournament in Portland, Maine, the ladies of Charles River Rugby added another link to their chain of weekends with rugby wins.  The Lady Rats split on the day, garnering an impressive victory over Division 1 Boston Women’s before the taxed squad fell to Portland in their second ... More

River vs Seacoast April 7th, 2012

Home Opener Weekend The ladies of Charles River enjoyed their spring home opener at Moakley Park in South Boston.  Visitors Seacoast, of New Hampshire, represented the Lady Rats’ first DII competition since moving to that division following last year’s NERFU DIII Cup victory.  A fit, focused Charles River came out ... More

River vs North Shore March 31, 2012

Season Opener An explosive Charles River Women’s Rugby Football Club has catapulted to 2-0 on its young spring season, toppling rival North Shore (MA) 15-0 and Division II opponent Seacoast (NH) 48-25.  Last Saturday at GEAA Field in unforgettable Lynn, Massachusetts, a fresh River squad battled handily with a recently ... More

Savannah Tourney Recap

Charles River had a great weekend in Savannah. On Saturday morning we played Providence's social side and won handily, 41-12.  The next game was against a talented alumni team from Clemson.  It was a high scoring, thrilling match that came down to the final minutes.  We lost on a last minute try.  There were many ... More

Nate Dias Leaving For Chi-Town

Charles is sad to see its most recent recipient of the Orange Whip and Most Improved Player awards Nate Dias head for Chicago. Apparently the draw of deep dish pizza and the worst accent, second only to Philly was too much to resist. He will be missed, but not his big ass mouth. More