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From setup to teardown, Oregon rugby teams do it all

It’s 2 p.m. on a recent Friday and Spencer de Urioste and Charles Diemer drive onto Riverfront Field in a black Jeep at the banks of the Willamette River. De Urioste grabs a Bluetooth speaker from the car and plays Luke Bryan’s hit song “Huntin’ Fishin’ & Lovin’ Every Day” …

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Oregon men’s rugby wants to prove it belongs through postseason run

Oregon men’s club rugby wants to prove that last season wasn’t a fluke. With the postseason quickly approaching, they have the perfect opportunity to make that statement. “A win would solidify our standing in the conference and all the work we have put in the last few years,” club coordinator Connor …

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Oregon club rugby’s Taylor Krumrei brings equal parts: strength and compassion

The fifth-year senior and rugby star, Taylor Krumrei, can’t believe this is his last season. Picking up rugby later in life, Krumrei is a natural athlete and is loved by all his teammates.

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Anton Matschek helped turn Oregon club rugby into a contender

There was a time when Oregon club rugby didn’t take its sport very seriously. The team was more interested in socializing and having a good time than in training and improving. This lack of focus showed itself in games, with wins coming few and far between. The efforts by guys …

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Despite ‘snub’ in preseason rankings, Oregon men’s club rugby ready for season

Coming into the new season, it feels like nobody believes in Oregon men’s club rugby. In a preseason poll ranking the top rugby programs in the nation, several teams from the Northwest Collegiate Rugby Conference placed highly on the list. Oregon, which ended up losing last year in the conference …

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‘Rugby House’ serves as unofficial clubhouse for Oregon men’s rugby

The Rugby House is called by several names: “The Fishmarket,” the “23rd House,” and a few refer to it as “The Thunderdome.” “I feel like it is mainly called the Rugby House,” Daniel Minarich said. That’s probably the name that fits best. The house is covered in rugby memorabilia and is the unofficial …

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