Upwards of 300 players competed in the men's Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, and the braintrust at Rugby Today has whittled that large pool down to 12 for the tournament's Dream Team. While there were certainly other big-time players, like Dylan Audsley and Holden Yungert of St. Mary's, Jimmy Wolfer of St. Joe's and Cal's Sam Cusano, named tournament MVP by the CRC organizers, but... Read More
Robert Paylor was not only in the hearts and minds of each of Cal’s players, coaches and supporters over the weekend, his name was scrawled on the Golden Bears’ jerseys. On May 6th, Paylor was partially paralyzed in the Varsity Cup final. He’s been rehabilitating ever since and was recently moved to a hospital in Colorado which specializes in spinal cord injuries. His future is uncertain.
That... Read More
Cal exploded in the second half to beat Indiana 29-14 in the first of two semifinals at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Sunday in suburban Philadelphia. The Bears and Hoosiers were separated by just a score at halftime, but the Bears scored three in a row to open the second half and take the win.
Indiana got its hands on the initial kickoff, but tapped it out of bounds, giving Cal... Read More
After four hotly contested quarterfinals, the quest for the Pete Dawkins Trophy is down to four teams. Cal beat Kutztown 19-10 and will face Indiana, 24-12 winners over UCLA. Life edged St. Mary’s 7-5 and will meet conference foe Lindenwood, 12-0 winners over Arkansas State.
CAL 19-10 KUTZTOWN
The first quarterfinal between the Golden Bears started with a flurry of knock-ons and early mistakes,... Read More
Four mouthwatering quarterfinals await day two of the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. The chalk held most of Saturday, until the end when Indiana blitzed Kutztown, but that result just made the knockout matches even more palatable.
The one-eight match-up, which is theoretically supposed to be the most lopsided, features Cal and Kutztown. The battle of the Golden Bears was played out in... Read More
In front of a record crowd of nearly 15,000 fans at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa., the first day of the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship ended with the usual suspects advancing to the quarterfinals on Sunday. Most of the pools boiled down to the final match of the afternoon. Emerging from the six pools, Saint Mary’s, Arkansas State, Lindenwood, UCLA, Cal, and Indiana won... 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 fifth consecutive year, the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship will host the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Men’s 7s National Championship. Eight teams will descend upon Philadelphia to crown one of the only true national champions in collegiate rugby.
The NSCRO division, which features schools with full-time male enrollment of under 4500 students, contains... Read More
June events – June will see the final club playoff matches for women and men, the weekend of June 3 and 4. The contests will be played at Infinity Park, Glendale, Colorado.
June 3 and 4 is also the weekend of the College Rugby Championships (CRC) for men, women, and highs schools. As in this past, the tournament will be in Chester, Pennsylvania’s MLS, Talen Energy Stadium (formerly, PPL Park.)... Read More