What Is Rugby?
Rugby is like football, only tougher and infinitely more awesome.
"Rugby is my mental sorbet. It helps me cleanse my pallette of p.sets and deadlines. p.s. i really like sorbet : )" ~Talia
"Since I started playing rugby, I feel much healthier. I didn't really exercise that much before I started playing and I feel stronger and more confident now than I did before I played." ~Talia
"Rugby is an outlet for physical energy and frustration, a chance to meet new people, and a change of pace from the rigors of MIT academics. I love rugby because it is so different from everyday life. For instance: it is not socially acceptable to tackle some person on the street to the ground, yet it is socially acceptable to tackle some rugger on the pitch to the ground. It is great. I have had the chance to do a ton of stuff I would have never done otherwise. I am looking forward to playing for a loooong time." ~Rachel
"It is a complete workout and totally fun to play as part of a team. I also want to be a better athlete to support my team which makes me strive hard in personal workouts." ~Lindsey
"I feel much stronger and confident about my body. Playing rugby lets me test what I can do with my body, and it makes me feel really good." ~Kiersten
"Now, that I play rugby, I feel tougher and more capable, like I'm not some fragile girl (not that I ever really saw myself like that). I guess you could say that I am more confident now, about my abilities and strength." ~Megan
"I have a lot more confidence in my physical capabilities now, and I consider myself an athlete, which was never the case before." ~Olivia
"I absolutely love the intensity and fierceness of the sport, but at the same time it's incredibly graceful." ~Lauren
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Cambridge, MA
Updated January, 2010