Rugby

Dal and King’s are implementing baseline concussion protocols

They aren’t obvious like bruises or broken bones, but concussions are a serious issue that bleeds into all levels of sport. Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College are taking steps to protect student-athletes, having implemented new concussion protocols this year. Jessica Josenhans, a former member of Dal’s volleyball team, suffered a concussion last…

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To lose with grace

There is little about the game of rugby that is graceful. It is physical, fast and confusing. People are yelling things and throwing things and hitting things and everything looks painful. From the outside, it looks like chaos. From the inside, it’s still chaos. But it’s a chaos that is owned, experienced, and learned from.…

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Rugby rookie

I’m still not really sure how I ended up on the King’s rugby team. I was a skinny, awkward and, most crucially, unathletic freshman with no prior interest or experience in rugby. I liked playing sports, sure, but that had never meant I could play them well. I was the only player to go scoreless…

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Tigers Team Previews for 2015-16

Men’s Basketball Coming off a spectacular finish to last year when they got hot down the stretch and stole the AUS title as the fifth seed in the playoffs, this Tigers team will be looking to carry that momentum into this season. Nearly the entire roster is back for this year including points leader and…

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Dalhousie men’s rugby club suspended over alleged hazing

University to conduct investigation into activities at off-campus party The Dalhousie men’s rugby club has temporarily been suspended pending an investigation by the university into hazing allegations. A statement released by the university said they received a formal complaint from a staff member regarding activities by team members at an off-campus party. The university, who…

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Dal wins rugby rematches

On Nov. 3 Dalhousie and King’s College went head-to-head for the second year in a row in the Nova Scotia Rugby Union University Division 2 final. King’s opened the scoring as scrumhalf Tristan Keyes took the penalty restart quickly, racing to the outside and offloading to lock Sam Campbell for the try, but flyhalf Liam…

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Dalhousie Tigers: Fall 2012 Semester in Review

Rookie Meghan Toswell and Co. are hoping to keep their momentum into the next semester. (Chris Parent photo)

By: Ian Froese, Sports Editor, Graeme Benjamin, Assistant Sports Editor, Henry Whitfield, Katelynn Gough, Alex Hallink, Arfa Ayub, Paula Sanderson, Sports Contributors This was a semester of predictability. Our teams that we expected to dominate did so. Our teams that we figured would encounter some growing pains have experienced a rocky few months. If you…

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Dal rugby’s title dynasty ends

The late comeback surge by Evan Taras and the Tigers wasn't enough. (David Munro photo)

On a chilly Sunday afternoon at Merv Sullivan Park, Acadia sent Dalhousie rugby home empty-handed for the first time since 2006. The defending champions lost 43-38 in the Division I championship. The five-time titleholders came up short Oct. 28 against a focused Acadia squad—resulting in Dal’s first defeat in the Nova Scotia University Rugby league…

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King’s tops Dal in title contest

Dal was unable to capture the championship. (David Munro photo)

The Dalhousie men’s Division II rugby team ended their stellar season with an overtime loss to King’s on championship weekend. The Tigers lost 20-15 at Merv Sullivan Park in Halifax. Scorers for Dal were Nick Rotta-Loria and Jake Exton, each with one try. Exton also had two conversions and a penalty for a total of…

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Women’s rugby wins championship

Hauling down Dal was a challenge for the opposition this year. (Torey Ellis photo)

Dalhousie women’s rugby team won the Maritime University Rugby Championships on Oct. 20, beating the UNB Varsity Reds 33-12. Leading the way for the Tigers were Christine Belisle and Alyssa Young with two tries each. Belisle, who is only a first-year athlete, credits the team’s success to their teamwork. “There wasn’t one specific person who…

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