For the first time in its eight-year history, the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship will have a second open qualifier – the Heart of America Classic. The winner of the 24-team field at the Heart of America, held March 25-26, 2017 in Kansas City, will win an automatic bid to the nationally-televised Penn Mutual CRC June 3-4, 2017 in Philadelphia.
Traditionally, the majority of CRC... Read More
Lindenwood University fought off all competitors to win the U.S. leg of the 2016 Red Bull Uni 7s at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. on Thursday. With a 26-10 cup final victory over Arizona State, the Lions have qualified to the world university tournament in Bath, England on September 17th to challenge teams from the United Kingdom, Russia, Italy, Japan, and Brazil for the crown. The cup final... Read More
The Red Bull Uni 7s tournament is entering its second year of existence, which will see an American team participate. The inaugural event last year saw six teams from Italy, France, England, Ireland and Wales competed at Bath University in front of a reported 13,700 fans, with the hosts claiming the title.
The event has expanded considerably for its sophomore campaign, installing six different... Read More
USA Rugby recently announced its men's and women's All Americans. Tuesday, 130 men were named to two DI 15s teams, a 15s honorable mention list, two DI 7s teams and a DII 7s team. Last month 67 women were named to two DI teams and an honorable mention list, as well as two DII teams without a designation between 15s or 7s.
This marks the first year that USA Rugby has named DII All Americans. In... Read More
If someone is going to end Cal’s run at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship next year, they will need to match Cal’s technique and strength in the tackle. And as much as they might make us cringe, poor passes that don’t go to hand hurt a team less than poor tackles.
The plan this past Sunday was to keep some stats from as many matches as possible from the CRC. Then, use the numbers to... Read More
Life won its first-ever major tournament title last week, claiming top billing at USA Rugby’s College 7s National Championships in Cary, N.C., and the Running Eagles backed it up Sunday, winning the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. In both tournaments, Lindenwood stood in their way in the final. Sunday, they beat the Lions 19-10.
“It is just absolutely exciting,” said Life head coach... Read More
Delaware won its way back into the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship by claiming the Philadelphia Championship Cup Sunday at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa. The Blue Hens downed Mt. St. Mary’s in the final, capping off an undefeated tournament run. Their prize is a berth into the 2017 CRC.
Delaware opened the scoring right on the first-minute-mark of the championship game, with Chris... Read More
For a program as decorated as Cal, there aren’t very many firsts still on offer. But before the Golden Bears backed up their Varsity Cup title with a fourth-straight Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship win Sunday, no DI men's collegiate team had ever claimed 15s and 7s titles in the same year.
“After they got the Varsity Cup, they started talking about getting both of the championships, so... Read More
UCLA edged Kutztown in an instant classic and Cal drubbed Arizona to make it an all-California final at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. The Bruins and Bears played in back-to-back semifinals in 2013 and 2014, both competitive games won by Cal.
Cal 38-5 Arizona
The opening restart wasn’t taken cleanly, but Cal secured possession eventually, and Anthony Salaber crossed the whitewash... Read More
The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship semifinals are set, and three of last year's final four teams are back. Arizona and Cal will meet in an All-Pac-12 semifinal, and Kutztown will duel UCLA in the other semifinal.
UCLA 19-12 Penn State
The teams got off to a slow start with a number of knock-ons and penalties at the breakdown ending attacking opportunities. Seb Sharpe broke the game... Read More