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Mac’s women’s rugby team gears up for the OUA playoffs The McMaster women’s rugby team heads into the playoffs 2-2, but are still looking to make the most of it
Oct04

Mac’s women’s rugby team gears up for the OUA playoffs The McMaster women’s rugby team heads into the playoffs 2-2, but are still looking to make the most of it

Photos from Silhouette Photo Archives The McMaster women’s rugby team is well known at Mac for being one of the top athletic programs over the last few years. Winning the U Sports, formerly know as Canadian Interuniversity Sport, finals in 2015, in addition to taking three trips to the Ontario University Athletics playoffs over the last four years. “Winning CIS was a crazy unreal feeling. Plus winning in November meant that whole year...

How the men’s rugby team has changed their game With a new assistant coach and a balanced roster of younger and older players, men’s rugby head coach Dan Pletch has a program built for success
Sep20

How the men’s rugby team has changed their game With a new assistant coach and a balanced roster of younger and older players, men’s rugby head coach Dan Pletch has a program built for success

Photos from Silhouette Photo Archives Following a successful 2017 campaign that saw the McMaster men’s rugby team bring home a provincial bronze medal, the Marauders will be looking to build upon that success. While the core program remains similar, there have been quite a few notable changes to the team in different areas. “Every season there’s a bit of turnover right,” men’s rugby head coach Pletch said. “We lost a few...

What happened at Homecoming, on the field This past weekend as the students of McMaster celebrated Homecoming in various ways, Mac’s student-athletes were busy defending their home turf against rivals
Sep20

What happened at Homecoming, on the field This past weekend as the students of McMaster celebrated Homecoming in various ways, Mac’s student-athletes were busy defending their home turf against rivals

Footage from OUA.tv, GIFs by Jessica Carmichael   Football The main event of the weekend ended in success for the McMaster Marauders as the men’s football team defeated the University of Toronto Varsity Blues 37-3. With quarterback Andreas Dueck starting and playing the entire game and a breakout performance from receiver Tommy Nield, this big win coming off two tough losses is exactly what the Marauders needed before they face their...

Here for one reason With nationals in sight, the women's rugby team is poised for a huge season
Sep12

Here for one reason With nationals in sight, the women's rugby team is poised for a huge season

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives By Graham West After an impressive performance against the York Lions, Cassidy Calvert is one of a few upper-year players looking ready to lead McMaster’s women’s rugby team to an incredibly successful season. Calvert was named Pita Pit Athlete of the Week because of her game against York where the fifth-year hooker had two tries and a very strong on-field presence in which she helped lead the team...

Tackling the future The women’s rugby team’s new head coach and former Marauder Tim Doucette is ready to lead the decorated program back to the top
Feb12

Tackling the future The women’s rugby team’s new head coach and former Marauder Tim Doucette is ready to lead the decorated program back to the top

Newly named head coach of the McMaster women’s rugby team Tim Doucette is no stranger to the Mac rugby program. First moving to Hamilton 11 years ago, Doucette played on the men’s rugby team while earning his degree in business. Immediately after graduating, he was offered a job in the university’s payroll and pension department. It was at that time when former head coach Cam Mitchell gave him his first coaching opportunity. “A week...

Trusting the process How the Marauders player-centric system helped Mac bring home provincial and national bronze medals
Nov23

Trusting the process How the Marauders player-centric system helped Mac bring home provincial and national bronze medals

The McMaster Marauders men’s rugby team was among the six Canadian universities invited to the inaugural Canadian University Men’s Rugby Championship this past weekend in Guelph. Just a week before, the Marauders defended their Ontario University Athletics bronze title in a close match-up against the up-and-coming Laurier Golden Hawks. Their 26-19 win secured their spot in the national championship this past weekend. “We knew it was...