Awards and Honors
Past Awards
Past Officers

Annual Tours (see Tour History here) became a tradition of the DRFC and have continued to provide invaluable experience for the club. The DRFC toured Ireland in 1962, and both Germany and Scotland on an ambitious trip in 1964. In other years, the Club returned to familiar haunts in Bermuda, the Bahamas, and California. Recent tours have gone to Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, and Spain.

A New England college rugby league was formed in the late 70s with traditional rivals Harvard, Yale and Brown and other New England universities such as the University of Connecticut, the Universitiy of Massachusetts, Boston College and Boston University. The US Military Academy joined the league in the late 80s to add to already robust competition. The league is now regarded as one of the strongest in American collegiate rugby. Dartmouth first won the New England Championship in 1980 and has won it numerous times since.

Dartmouth has also enjoyed success on the national stage. The USARFU created a national collegiate championship in 1980 and several hundred universities compete each year for the title. Dartmouth reached the Final Four three times in the mid-'80s and narrowly lost in the championship games in 1986 and 1988. We have advanced eight times to the Sweet Sixteen in recent history including this past year, 2005, when we finished in 11th place.

In 1969 an Ivy League Cup Championship was established. Dartmouth reigns supreme in the Ivy League. Winning in 1972, 1977, 1990, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2005.

But the best measure of the club's strength lies not in tours, wins, championships or buildings. The true spirit of the club lies in the five sides Dartmouth fields every Saturday during the Fall season. Over 100 students, many of whom have never seen a rugby game prior to university, wear the Green jersey every year.