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Rugby girls tear it up

Elena Aragon

October 18, 2012

Rugby is one of the most unique sports on campus. Whitties have undoubtedly heard stories, know players or walked by practices of the Motherruckers, Whitman's women's rugby team. Rugby is a multifaceted sport; it is composed of a deeply bonded team and the sport itself has an intruiging culture behind it. "It's such a motley crew of girls, but we all just balanced each other out and drove eac...

Sweets, Motherruckers represent alternative athletic culture

Illustration: Emily Johnson

Pamela London

November 3, 2011

Some of the most successful teams around campus share a similar trait: They do not call themselves the Whitman Missionaries. Women's rugby: a club team: calls itself the Motherruckers and has been known as such since the team began. The "ruckers" in "Motherruckers" refers to a rugby play in whic...

Ignorance leads to low support for women’s rugby

Tyler Hurlburt

March 10, 2011

Rugby is a sport that most people in the United States fail to understand. People don't know how many players are on the field at one time, that one cannot throw the ball forward, and that blocking is not allowed. Due to this deficiency of knowledge, the women's rugby team often finds itself with little...

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