Team News

Northeastern surges past Albany 35-5 for first win


October 19, 2016

Dante Pierantozzi with a cheeky one handed snag The lads headed down to Albany looking to reverse their 0-4 skid in ECRC play. Fortune struck early as Liam Taylor put one in and Darren Chan slotted the kick. This gave the dogs a 7-0 lead. However, Albany answered before the end of the half to […]

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Northeastern drop first game of the season in 9-5 loss to NEC


September 19, 2016

Henniker, NH: The dogs lost a tough battle to New England College in a defensive oriented 9-5 battle. Even though the dogs dominated set pieces and were close to scoring plenty of times, they were unable to put any tries in until it was too little too late. NU came out in the first half […]

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2016 Preseason Recap

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September 13, 2016

Nolan Currie looks to move the ball against Harvard             The lads have just finished their preseason and are gearing up for what it set to be an exciting season. Training camp began on August 15th, and players began getting into shape to get ready for the upcoming season. The men who were here during […]

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2016 Alumni Weekend Recap


June 11, 2016

  This year, NURFC welcomed our alumni back for a weekend full of events and a friendly 15s game. It all kicked off on Friday morning (June 3rd) at Brookline Golf Club at Putterham. Old and new dogs mixed for a quick 18 on the links before heading off for the Red Sox game to watch […]

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2016 Spring Season Wrap Up

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May 18, 2016

                      After the Las Vegas Invitational, the dogs still had a series of spring tournaments to play. Early April, the dogs packed up the vans and journeyed down to Stony Brook, NY for the first leg of the Empire Sevens Circuit. The weather was less […]

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Las Vegas Invitational Wrap-Up


March 22, 2016

  For the first time in club history the team traveled to Las Vegas to play in the Las Vegas Invitational. The boys have been training since early January, and were more than anxious to get out and play. Vegas brought out the best teams in the country all competing for a spot in the […]

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LVI Squad: Paul Coste


March 3, 2016

Not only is captain Paul Coste a physically dominant rugby player at 6’3″, he is also a natural leader of the club, pushing the boys of the NURFC to run faster, fight harder, and do better. Locally grown in Lexington, MA where he learned to go “bangs down”, Paul is an Economics major in his third […]

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LVI Squad: Peter Madden


March 3, 2016

Having grown up in Saranac Lake, NY in the Adirondacks, Senior Peter Madden is a natural outdoorsman and hiker, but more than that Peter is an integral part of the NURFC. At 6′, Peter’s size and athleticism come as a major advantage on the Sevens field where he has excelled in his three years with […]

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LVI Squad: Julian Bongrain


March 3, 2016

Hong Kong native Julian Bongrain is in his third year of playing for the NURFC and in that time has established his place among the high level skill players of the squad. 5’10″ 180 lbs and a twin, Julian’s jukes and moves help make for big breaks on the pitch, moves that will be called into […]

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LVI Squad: Ryan Crowe


March 2, 2016

Even in his second year with the club, Ryan Crowe’s incredible speed and determination have solidified his place as one of the most valuable players on the team. A 5’10″ 170lb native of Millstone, NJ, Ryan lived in London for four years where evidently the local rugby skills rubbed off and imbued him with a seemingly […]

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LVI Squad: Kai Killebrew


March 2, 2016

Though Kai has lived in five countries over his lifetime, he has made a real home for himself in the States with the NURFC. A 5’8″ 175lb native of Tokyo and former frequent hair-dyer, Kai has demonstrated his great versatility having gone from hooking on the XV team to sprinting in Sevens at Las Vegas. Only […]

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LVI Squad: Nolan Currie


March 2, 2016

Mr. Philadelphia Soul himself, Nolan Currie has been playing with the NURFC for three years now, driving the backs from his well-earned position at fly-half. When not running the esteemed and elite LLC which he co-partners with his roommate, Nolan is busy making big moves on the rugby pitch. At 5’8″ 170lbs, Nolan’s field sense and […]

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LVI Squad: Dante Pierantozzi


March 2, 2016

Dante Pierantozzi of Philadelphia, PA is a 5’10″ 180lb sophomore in his second year of playing with the NURFC and, as evidenced by his place on the LVI squad, is one of the top up-and-comers on the team. Even through his first season last year and continuing on into the 2016 season, Dante is consistently […]

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LVI Squad: Max Hogewind


February 28, 2016

Watching him play on the rugby pitch, it’s hard to think that South African sophomore Max Hogewind intended to play American football during his studies in the state. However, in his second year with the club and his 12th year of playing rugby, the 5’11″ 185lb Johannesburg native has established himself as one of the top […]

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LVI Squad: Sean McElhinney


February 26, 2016

5’11″ 205 lb sophomore Sean McElhinney from Woburn, MA has been a major force on the NURFC since his introduction to the team last year and continues to be a dynamo in the club. In addition to his claim to fame of having been the backup to the 43rd best high school long snapper in Massachusetts, Sean […]

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LVI Squad: Matt Murphy


February 25, 2016

Matt “The Incredible Bulk” Murphy is not only one of the physically strongest players on the team, he also has the experience of 4 years with the NURFC to make him a rugby machine and a massive weapon against any opponent the Dawgz face at the LVI. At 6’0″ 225lbs, Matt has established himself as […]

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LVI Squad: Zack Whelan


February 25, 2016

El Presidente himself, Zack Whelan is not only a force on the rugby field, but has also been the driving force behind the entire Las Vegas Invitational endeavor. In his tenure as president, Zack has lit a fire under the NURFC, leading to the organization and efficiency that has brought about one of the most […]

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LVI Squad: Neil Hones


February 24, 2016

Seattle native Neil Hones is in his third year of playing for the NURFC and is well-established as one of the most elusive and speedy players on the team. A junior at 6’0″ 175 lbs and the son of a former Bath Rugby player, although he claims to just be riding coattails, Neil’s long stride […]

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LVI Squad: Darren Chan


February 23, 2016

Freshman Darren Chan from Belmont, MA is one of the newest additions to the NURFC and quickly becoming one of the most valuable players on the squad. After studying abroad in Greece for NUin in the fall, at 5’8″ 175 lbs Darren has proved himself early on this spring on as a speedy and highly agile […]

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LVI Squad: Colin Applegate


February 22, 2016

One of the most veteran players on the team, over his four years with the NURFC Colin Applegate has established himself as one of the fastest and most essential Dawgz on the field. A senior from Chicago, IL, Colin comes in at 5’9″, 170 lbs. including the weight of his judo-chop-action bionic elbow. After studying international business and […]

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LVI Squad: Troy Sorrento


February 20, 2016

A junior in his third year of playing with the Dawgz, Troy Sorrento is a notable veteran of the NURFC. Standing at 5’6″ 165 lbs, Troy may be the five-time recipient of the “Most Likely to be Bench-Pressed by Matt Murphy Award”, but his speed and field control are a major keys to Husky dominance. […]

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LVI Squad: Peyton Kay


February 19, 2016

The first in our series of profiles of the LVI Dawgz is rookie phenom Peyton Kay who racked up big numbers and big hits in his inaugural Fall XV season. Coming in at 6’4″ 220 lbs, Peyton hails from Bridgwater, CT where he is the oldest of five brothers. As a third year studying finance […]

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NURFC to Compete in 2016 Las Vegas Invitational


February 5, 2016

The NURFC is very pleased to announce that they will be competing in the 2016 Las Vegas Invitational Sevens tournament, hosted by USA Sevens Rugby. This is the first time the Huskies have competed at the renowned Vegas tournament, held from March 3-5, and is among the farthest of destinations the Dawgz have ever traveled as a […]

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Maddogs Win Cianci Sevens Tournament for Fourth Year Running


Dawgz Defeat Fairfield University 57-5


53-7 Victory Over UAlbany


Fall 2015 Schedule

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Spring ’15 Wrap-Up


July 21, 2015

Despite a winter that threatened to bury the entire city of Boston, like a snowplow the Northeastern Maddogs drove their way through an impressive Spring season with remarkable results from the numerous 7′s and XV challenges they faced. Despite limited time and even more limited snow-free fields in Boston, February saw the Dawgz pick up […]

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Maddogs win Cianci Sevens Tournament for Third Year Running


November 18, 2014

For the third year in a row, the Northeastern Men’s Rugby team has won the Cianci Sevens Tournament in Seekonk, MA. Two teams were entered with one making it to the semifinals and the other claiming victory in a shutout final over Brown. Having allowed zero tries from any opposition team, the Dawgz finished the day […]

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CRC Montage!

September 12, 2014

Check out this montage from the 2013 Collegiate Rugby Championships made by our very own Franco Liebenberg! #GoNU Come watch the Huskies take on AIC this Saturday in Springfield at 5pm!

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Player Profile: Paul Coste

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May 22, 2014

Name: Paul Coste Nickname: Nose Face Killah Age: 21 Height: 6’3″ Weight: 208 Position: Prop How I Got Into Rugby: My friend Pistol Pete Murder convinced me to come to practice this one time. Next thing I know, I’m on a bus to a scrimmage and I have been on the team ever since. I […]

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Player Profile: Matt Murphy

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May 17, 2014

Name: Matt Murphy Nickname: Murph Age: 20 Height: 6’0″ Weight: 205 Position: Prop How I Got Into Rugby: My roommate last year, Colin Applegate, who has already been featured, convinced me to try rugby. I played in my first developmental match and 2 months later I scored a try at 7s Nationals! My Favorite Thing […]

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Player Profile: Nick Laneville

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May 16, 2014

Name: Nick Laneville Nickname: Swiss Age: 22 Height: 5’8″ Weight: 155 lbs Position: Scrumhalf How I Got Into Rugby: My older brother played in the old country so I just followed in his footsteps. My Favorite Thing About Rugby: Taking the field with my brothers and knowing that we’re looking out for each other. Favorite […]

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Huskies Finish 3rd at ACRL 7s


March 4, 2014

The Northeastern Men’s rugby club has returned from their North Carolina business trip as third place finishers in a field of eight. Whilst the competition was only a part of the pre-season for the club, they’ve gotten off to a great start in preparation for the ultimate goal of the nationally televised Collegiate Rugby Championships […]

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Northeastern CRC Tickets Now Available!


February 3, 2014

Buy your tickets through Northeastern for a discounted price! Just click on the link and follow the directions! We hope to see you there! GoNU!

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Northeastern’s Spring Season Wrap-Up


May 21, 2013

Spring 2013 The late coming of spring this year forced a shorter than usual spring season for Northeastern Men’s Rugby. Despite this, the Maddogs were able to balance preparation for the Collegiate Rugby Championships with a competitive playing schedule and training  schedule for our 15s programs. This winter and spring we introduced Rugby to a […]

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Northeastern Wins Scott Milley Memorial Tournament

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April 6, 2013

This past weekend, the Huskies competed in the Milley Memorial 7s Tournament hosted by the University of New Hampshire. Entering with two teams, the men from Northeastern had one goal in mind: NU1 vs. NU2 in the final. That goal truly showcases the depth of the program, and the high standards set by both the […]

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Huskies Invited to Collegiate Rugby Championship on NBC

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February 27, 2013

Continuing their tradition of excellence, the Northeastern University Men’s Rugby Team has secured the final spot for the Collegiate Rugby Championship, which will be held in Philadelphia on June 1st and 2nd. This comes as a result of the hard work and dedication not only from the players, but also the alumni, and Northeastern University […]

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Six Huskies Earn All-Conference Accolades

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February 5, 2013

Following a 5-2 season, the Northeastern University Rugby Football Club was recognized by the remainder of the East Coast Rugby Conference(ECRC) coaches with six All-Conference selections, all on the first team. Seniors David Tobias, Greg McInerney, Ty Taylor, and Back Captain Sebastien Voigt capped off successful collegiate careers by garnering the honors. Juniors Chris Frasier […]

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Rewatch Games From 7′s Nationals Here!

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December 6, 2012

Check out the following links to rewatch Northeastern Men’s Rugby at College 7′s Nationals! Northeastern vs. Life University: game Northeastern vs. Wisconsin: coming soon! Northeastern vs. Colorado State: coming soon! For a full tournament write up click here.

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College 7′s National Championship

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December 2, 2012

Twenty-four of the nation’s best rugby 7’s teams descended to College Station, Texas the weekend of November 30th to December 1st. They came from far and wide. From San Diego, California; from Bellingham, Washington; from Atlanta, Georgia. And they came from Boston. When Northeastern qualified for the USA Rugby National 7’s Collegiate Championship many in […]

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NU 7’s National Championship Coverage: Day 2 – Dec. 1st


December 1, 2012

Saturday, Dec 1st game times (EST): 11:20AM NU vs. Cal Poly – Bowl quarter final L0-12 For a live stream of every game click here: Live Stream Follow us on Twitter for live tweets of every game: Twitter

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NU 7’s National Championship Coverage: Day 1 – Nov. 30th

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November 29, 2012

Friday, Nov 30th game times (EST): 10:20AM NU vs. Life L 2-29 2:20PM NU vs. Wisconsin W 24-12 5:40PM NU vs. Colorado State W28-5 For a live stream of every game click here: Live Stream Follow us on Twitter for live tweets of every game: Twitter

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Shop for NU Rugby Fan Gear Today!

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November 28, 2012

Northeastern Men’s Rugby is proud to announce a new partnership with Kukri Sports, as their first US based team. Kukri Sports produces high quality, professional grade team and fan gear. Northeastern Men’s Rugby is excited to wear Kukri kit starting in the 2013 spring season. We hope to see our loyal fans wearing new team […]

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Northeastern 7′s Team Heads To National Championship Tournament


November 19, 2012

Rugby 7’s growth in popularity is directly related to the addition of this frenetic & exciting version of the more traditional rugby 15’s game to the Olympics. When the torch is brought to Rio de Janeiro in 2016 dozens of nations will compete for the first medal in rugby since the United States brought home […]

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Northeastern Wins Cianci 7′s Tournament


November 17, 2012

This past Saturday, the 7′s team travelled to Seekonk to compete in the Cianci 7′s tournament as a warm up before the National Championship in Texas. The focus for the Huskies during this tournament was structure, and experimenting with different people at different positions. Nevertheless, the team came out ready to win despite the long […]

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