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The Central Michigan University Rugby Rebels

The Central Michigan University Rugby Rebels are a club sport, but relationships between teammates are just as strong as any varsity team, said Ohio senior Ally “Sonic” Gryczewski.

“I know that no matter what, we always have each others back,” she said. “We’re like the island of misfit toys. Everyone is super accepting and supportive.”

The sport gives women an opportunity to play a full contact club sport. This year, the Rebels will competed in the Mid-American Conference Women’s Rugby Conference against Ohio University, Ball State, Miami University, Kent State and Bowling Green State University. The Rebels finished their fall competitive schedule last weekend against Davenport University, ending the season with a 3-3 record.