Football too violent? Try rugby

When I first started playing rugby, my parents were worried I was at risk of serious injury. I argued that sports like hockey—which both my brother and sister played—or football were more dangerous, despite the padding used. After a lot of pleading, my parents reluctantly agreed to let me play.[Read More…]

McGill dominated ball possession. (Simon Poitrimolt / McGill Tribune)

Chapman proves key in defensive struggle

The Redmen rugby team was in for a challenge on Wednesday night against the Concordia Stingers. First, an ineligibilty issue had retroactively voided their first four regular season games, sending McGill from the top to the bottom of the RSEQ standings. Second, the Redmen were facing a revamped Stingers’ side,[Read More…]

The Martlet midfield led the way. (Simon Poitrimolt / McGill Tribune)

Martlets stun No.1-ranked team in CIS

“It all starts in the back” was the motto hammered into the McGill Martlets before their important match against the No.1-ranked Montreal Carabins. If the final result were any indication, the Martlets must have fully embraced this philosophy. McGill decisively shut down the mighty Carabins 2-1 last Thursday evening at[Read More…]

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