Ending the season strong One more win could see the McMaster men’s rugby team secure a first-round bye
Oct20

Ending the season strong One more win could see the McMaster men’s rugby team secure a first-round bye

By: Griffin Marsh As the fall break got underway, the McMaster Men’s Rugby team took on the Laurier Golden Hawks in an afternoon clash on Ten-Acre field. The Marauders showed their depth, scoring from a variety of sources, and made light work of the Golden Hawks, leading to a commanding 37-7 victory. It was another positive result in a strong run of form, since a frustrating loss to the Queen’s Gaels on Sept 24. In the last three...

Ruling the rugby summit The defending OUA and CIS champions look ahead to semifinal action
Oct20

Ruling the rugby summit The defending OUA and CIS champions look ahead to semifinal action

Good luck to the rest of the competition. They are going to need it. The McMaster women’s rugby team capped off their regular season with a commanding 43-7 win over the Western Mustangs on Oct. 6. With the win, Mac moved to 5-0 to stay undefeated, and is the no. 1 seed with home field advantage for the duration of the Ontario University Athletics playoffs. Leading 10-0 at the break, Mac ran away with the victory in the second half....

Fending off the Warriors McMaster men’s rugby team get back in the win column in front of a spirited Homecoming crowd
Oct06

Fending off the Warriors McMaster men’s rugby team get back in the win column in front of a spirited Homecoming crowd

By: Eamon Hillis At the height of homecoming festivities on Oct. 1, the McMaster men’s rugby squad defeated the Waterloo Warriors 38-13. Filling the bleachers at 10 Acre Field to capacity, the McMaster supporters showed themselves boisterous. There was a celebatory atmosphere in the air, and before a sea of maroon and grey fans, the Marauder men did not disappoint. In the week preceding their game against Waterloo, Mac lost a...

Hoco wrap-up With homecoming in the books, how did the other Mac teams stack up over the weekend?
Oct06

Hoco wrap-up With homecoming in the books, how did the other Mac teams stack up over the weekend?

Still undefeated There is a reason for the McMaster women’s rugby team ranking no. 1 in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport rankings. Following their dominant win over Queen’s, Mac hit the road on Oct. 1 to face the Trent Excalibur. The difference in skill level was on full display, as the Marauders won 67-5 in convincing fashion, giving Trent their fourth loss of the season. First-year centre Maddi Cohen scored a pair of tries on the...

Crushing the competition The women’s rugby team continue to stampede through the OUA, defeating Queen’s 32-0
Sep29

Crushing the competition The women’s rugby team continue to stampede through the OUA, defeating Queen’s 32-0

By: Eamon Hillis If there were any questions regarding the McMaster women’s rugby squad, and their potential to reproduce last season’s championship ascendancy, they were answered on Sept. 23. In what was the most important match of their regular season so far, the Marauders were victorious over the Queen’s Gaels 32-0. The game was a long-anticipated rematch of last year’s Canadian Interuniversity Sport gold medal game, in which Mac...

Heavy rain will not dampen their game The men’s rugby team continued their strong start to the season with a win over RMC
Sep22

Heavy rain will not dampen their game The men’s rugby team continued their strong start to the season with a win over RMC

By: Eamon Hillis As the heavy rain turned 10-Acre Field soft, the McMaster men’s rugby squad defeated Royal Military College, progressing to a 3-0 start to the season. In this their latest triumph, the McMaster men showed poise to overcome a poor opening half and close out the match 23-5. Their RMC opponents, respected around the league, have historically held a reputation of fit and physical play. And this year, despite their 0-3,...