Saturday marks the final opening day of Princetonâs fall sports season as the Tiger
kicks off its 2014 schedule at San Diego. On campus, a pair of varsity teams will be competing (menâs tennis, field hockey), along with club sports, including menâs and womenâs rugby.
Rugby is among the Universityâs longest-running club teams, with more than 80 consecutive years of competition on the menâs side. PAWâs May 19, 1964, cover featured this action shot of the Princeton ruggers, left, in action against the New York Rugby Club, which won the match, 8-6. Later that year, a
article described the ethos of the Tiger team:
âRugby at Princeton is a sport for gentlemen,â wrote Chris Jones â67. âIt has to be. If it didnât have a fairly high level of sportsmanship, nobody would be able to even crawl away from this bruising game. It is rather ungentlemanly cruelty to beat the brains out of a man youâre going to be drinking with in the beer party that the home team always gives for its opponents right after the game.â