Down, but not out While the McMaster women’s rugby team lost the OUA championship game to Guelph, their season is far from over
Nov03

Down, but not out While the McMaster women’s rugby team lost the OUA championship game to Guelph, their season is far from over

It was always going to be a tough match. The Ontario University Athletics championship game pitted the two remaining undefeated teams in the league. Having dominated their respective divisions, McMaster and Guelph had yet to face each other this season, and there were high expectations of top-class rugby coming into the match. Last year, Mac conquered Guelph in the OUA championship game, and proceeded to win the Canadian...

Cleaning up their mistakes Following a disappointing loss to the Guelph Gryphons over the weekend, the men’s rugby team begins to prepare for playoff rugby
Oct27

Cleaning up their mistakes Following a disappointing loss to the Guelph Gryphons over the weekend, the men’s rugby team begins to prepare for playoff rugby

By: Eamon Hillis The McMaster men’s rugby squad took a trip to Guelph on Oct. 21 for a battle against the undefeated Gryphons. The Marauders were looking to avenge last season’s 47-15 Ontario University Athletics semi-final loss, but were unsuccessful. The Gryphons easily walked through the McMaster men 56-3, who finishing the regular season with a perfect 8-0 record. Guelph was the only team to be undefeated this season, and they...

Bring on the Gryphons After a commanding semi-final win over the Western Mustangs, Mac looks ahead to their rematch of last year’s OUA championship game
Oct27

Bring on the Gryphons After a commanding semi-final win over the Western Mustangs, Mac looks ahead to their rematch of last year’s OUA championship game

All is going to plan for the McMaster women’s rugby team. Heading into playoffs as the no. 1 ranked team in the University Sports standings, Mac continued their title defence in semi-final action against the Western Mustangs. Having faced each other two weeks ago, Mac was looking to replicate a 43-7 win that would secure a spot in the Ontario University Athletics championship game. Under the lights at Ron Joyce Stadium on Oct. 21, Mac...

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...