Alumni & Friends News

2014 Fall Schedule on the Way

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July 14, 2014

Facility requests for the fall season have been submitted, so stay tuned for our 2014 fall schedule in the next week or so! We hope to have a strong contingent of alumni, friends and family supporting the boys at all of our games! GoNU!

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Player Profile: Aaron Smith

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May 28, 2014

Name: Aaron Smith Nickname: Ders, Adam Smith Age: 22 Height: 6’0″ Weight: 195 Position: Fly Half How I Got Into Rugby: Freshman year of high school, I wanted to try a contact sport in the spring instead of playing baseball so I gave rugby a shot. I got back into it junior year and was […]

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Player Profile: Diego Maquieira

Diego "BigBaby" Maquieira

May 27, 2014

Name: Diego Armando Maquieira Nickname: D Age: 23 Height: 6’00″ Weight: 225 Position: Forward How I Got Into Rugby: After football was no longer available after freshman year, I looked for an alternative. I was instantly hooked after my first practice with Northeastern and haven’t looked back. My Favorite Thing about Rugby: I have made friends from […]

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Player Profile: Aaron Reich

Aaron Reich

May 26, 2014

Name: Aaron Reich Nickname: Loko Age: 23 Height: 6′ Weight: 180 Position: Scrumhalf/Center My Favorite Thing about Rugby: I enjoy the fast paced nature of the game and the team first mentality. A team with one great player playing by himself will never beat a team full of good players playing together. How I Got […]

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Player Profile: Jason Yau

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May 25, 2014

Name: Jason Yau Nickname: JYau Age: 20 Height: 5’8″ Weight: 180 Position: Center How I Got Into Rugby: I started playing rugby in England at the age of 13, first playing prop then my coach in high school realized that I am naturally built for a center. My Favorite Thing about Rugby: The fulfillment of being […]

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Player Profile: Anthony Esu

Anthony Esu

May 24, 2014

Name: Anthony Esu Nickname: English Anthony Age: 20 Height: 6’2″ Weight: 205 Position: Center, Wing How I Got Into Rugby: I began playing at the age of 11 at my preparatory school in England. My Favorite Thing About Rugby: Being able to take the field knowing that your teammates have your back bruv. Favorite Athlete: […]

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Player Profile: Pete Madden

Peter Madden

May 23, 2014

Name: Pete Madden Nickname: Long Haired Pete, LHP, Pistol Pete, Pete Murda, Pistol Pete Murda Age: 21 Height: 6’00″ Weight: 204 Position: Prop How I Got Into Rugby: This scary bald kid on the team who sat behind me in statistics class said I should join. I was afraid of him so I said yes […]

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Player Profile: Brian Ustas

Brian "The Professor" Ustas

May 21, 2014

Name: Brian Ustas Nickname: The Professor, Zeustas, The Man, The Myth, The Legend Age: 23 Height: 6’2″ Weight: 200 Position: Prop How I Got Into Rugby: A friend of mine from intramural flag football asked me to try out rugby two years ago and I fell in love with the sport. My Favorite Thing About […]

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Player Profile: Neil Ashford

Neil Ashford

May 20, 2014

Name: Neil Ashford Nickname: Neil “T-Rex” Hones Age: 19 Height: 6′ Weight: 175 Position: Wing How I Got Into Rugby: I thought I had signed up for varsity Ping Pong tryouts and accidentally showed up to rugby practice. Worked  out alright in the end, though. What Is My Favorite Thing About Rugby: It is great […]

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Player Profile: Anthony Gentles

Anthony Gentles

May 19, 2014

Name: Anthony Gentles Nickname: The Hammer, Chief Keef Age: 22 Height: 5’10″ Weight: 185 Position: Wing How I Got Into Playing Rugby: I had a few friends that played during my freshman year and they always mentioned the sport to me. I didn’t give rugby a try until my senior year, though. I wish I […]

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Player Profile: Kevin Hill

Kevin Hill

May 18, 2014

Name: Kevin Hill Nickname: Destroyer of Worlds, The Undertaker, Reaper of Souls Age: 21 Height: 5’11″ Weight: 195 Position: Center How I Got Into Rugby: I was unable to play football in high school and I wanted to try a contact sport in college so I gave rugby a shot and haven’t looked back. My […]

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Player Profile: Colin Applegate

Colin Applegate

May 15, 2014

Name: Colin Applegate Age: 21 Height: 5’9″ Weight: 166 Position: Wing/Sweeper How I Got Into Rugby: My older brother played in high school. We attended the same high school so I decided to follow in his footsteps and bring honor to my house. My Favorite Thing About Rugby: The rush you get when you beat […]

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Player Profile: Nolan Currie

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May 14, 2014

Name: Nolan Currie Nickname: Son Age: 19 Height: 5’8″ Weight: 170 lbs Year: Freshman Position: Center How I Got Into Rugby: My high school had a rugby team and all my friends played. My junior year I decided to try it because it seemed like fun and I have been hooked ever since. My Favorite […]

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Player Profile: Daniel Arango

Daniel "Frenchy" Arango

May 13, 2014

Name: Daniel Arango Nickname: Frenchy Age: 21 Height: 6′ Weight: 188 lbs Position: Hooker, Center How I Got Into Rugby: While I was living in Mexico, my best friend, who was from England, convinced me to join a rugby team. It was the best decision I ever made. Favorite Thing About Rugby: My favorite thing […]

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Huskies Trounce UMass in First Win of Season

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September 24, 2013

The long bus ride did not deter the Northeastern University Huskies when they faced off against UMass Amherst this past Saturday. On the contrary, the Maddog was hungry for its first win of the season, and it would be fed. A final score of 27-5 in favor of Northeastern indicated a team that has begun […]

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Huskies Fall Just Short in Loss to AIC

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September 20, 2013

Despite an undesirable outcome, the Northeastern Men’s Rugby Team showed flashes of brilliance this past Saturday. The highlight of the day may have been five players earning their first ever cap in a Husky jersey. David Murphy, the freshman lock from California, even scored a try in his first game, thundering in from 8 meters […]

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CRC Wrap-Up

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August 14, 2013

As the summer season comes to an end and the school year draws near, the Huskies not only look forward to another fifteens season, but also reflect upon an historic spring and summer. This past June, the 7s team competed in the Collegiate Rugby Championship at PPL Park in Philadelphia, PA. The most prestigious collegiate […]

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Steve Durant, long time player and an inspiration to the Huskies on whats important in life and rugby

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January 15, 2013

“Dr. Stephen Durant, 59, laughs about it now, but for most people, having your eye accidentally gouged in a rugby game is not funny. “I’m literally in the blood and the mud, praying, ‘Dear Jesus, I’m in trouble,’ ” said Durant, recalling the incident last October that ended his rugby career. Once he was rushed […]

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