2003 season started snowy and rainy and rough as the Cardinals dropped their first three matches. Losing a dozen seniors was not easy, but the tri-captains Jamie Dunn, Dustin McDonald and Kyle Ramachandran rallied the troops to fight back and finish 4-1-1 to salvage a .500 season. The season was highlighted by a final appearance at The Ultimate Rugby Classic in Long Island, NY. New to the coaching staff was a full time Assistant coaching position held by alumni Joe Pietrafeso(1996) and volunteer coach John Porter. The Cardinals officially moved into the more organized and competitive Metropolitan Rugby Union and would compete in the First Division. Unfortunately, the New England Union would respond by not allowing us to compete in their annual Foundation Cup, which has been an open invitation tournament. At least we say Good-Bye to the Foundation Cup with our name engraved the most, winning six New England titles.