The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship starts tomorrow, as Cal looks to navigate the toughest field in the competition’s history to claim an astonishing fifth-straight tournament title. Everyone else is gunning to knock the Golden Bears off. Here’s my take on how it might all play out.
Though Cal is the returning champion, the Bears are playing with heavy hearts. Just a few weeks ago, lock... Read More
Women’s CRC: Friday Roundup
Editor's note: This post will be updated throughout Friday as pool play matches in the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship are finalized. For the complete tournament schedule, click here.
Lindenwood 36, Navy 0
CHESTER, Pa. — In the opening game of the tournament, freshman Caring De Freitas opened all scoring when she scooped a loose ball in the middle of the... Read More
Team USA head coach Mike Friday, captain Madison Hughes and stars Perry Baker and Danny Barrett will be in attendance at the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship June 3-4, and there will be two opportunities to interact and learn from them. Saturday, there will be a Q&A on the mian stage just outside Talen Energy Stadium, and Sunday there will be an attack clinic on the Academy... Read More
The sixth rendition of the women’s CRC kicks off Friday, with 12 teams across four pools vying for the right to play on national television and claim the title. Pool play will be contested Friday at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa., with the quarterfinals set for Saturday and the competition rounding out Sunday. The women’s final is scheduled to air at 2:33 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.
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For the second-straight year, Penn Mutual, the title sponsor of the Collegiate Rugby Championship and the Varsity Cup, has commissioned a half-hour show called Rugby Rising. It debuts at 5 p.m. ET tonight on NBC Sports Network.
The show will focus on several story lines, including Jillion Potter's battle with cancer, the Life women's program, the senior 7s national teams and USA Rugby CEO Dan... Read More
(Philadelphia and New York, May 30, 2017) - United World Sports, the event organizer for the two largest annual rugby events in the United States, the HSBC World Sevens in Las Vegas and the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship and with several more new exciting rugby properties for 2018 and 2019, today announced the official launch of The North American Super 7’s Rugby League. Super 7s is a... Read More
Lindenwood, Life, Penn State and Dartmouth are spread across four pools as the top seeds, as 16 women’s teams look to compete for the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship title June 3-4 at Talen Energy Stadium in suburban Philadelphia.
The Running Eagles of Life snapped a three-year Penn State winning streak last year. The Nittany Lions will be back again along with Life, but it’s the Lions... Read More
Team USA lost a heartbreaker to Scotland, 21-14, Saturday in the cup semifinals. The Eagles made a crucial error of their own to nullify a scoring effort, and the officiating completed the job on the last possession to send Scotland to the final and USA to the bronze-medal match at 12:32 p.m. ET.
The Eagles looked to be over when Andrew Durutalo trucked one defender inside the attacking 22 and... Read More
A Perry Baker hat-trick and Martin Iosefo extracting a tooth from James Stannard’s head highlighted a 31-14 win for the Eagles over Australia in the London 7s quarterfinals Sunday. The Eagles now advance to the semifinals to face the winner of New Zealand versus Scotland at 9:48 a.m. ET.
Australia opened the game with a kickoff, but it didn’t go 10 meters, giving the USA the ball with a free kick... Read More
Team USA came full circle on day one of London 7s, overcoming an early loss at the hands of Wales by pounding Kenya and then beating World Series champion South Africa. The win sets the Eagles up with a quarterfinal against Australia at 4:58 a.m. Sunday. South Africa, which had already clinched the World Series title last weekend in Paris, advances as the pool runner-up.
South Africa went on the... Read More