The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship is just under three weeks away, set for June 3-4 at Talen Energy Stadium in suburban Philadelphia. The pools are out, and they’re highlighted by rivalries and a renewed sense of competitiveness.
In Pool A, the East Coast Jesuit school squares off against the West Coast Christian Brothers college when Boston College faces St. Mary’s. In Pool B, old... Read More
USA Rugby's College 7s National Championships take place this weekend at Infinity Park in Glendale, Colo. There are 40 teams across three divisions vying for a title. Here my breakdown of the men's DI competition, picking the winners pool by pool.
The quarterfinal pairings haven't been unveiled, so it's tough to read past pool play, but there are three top contenders in this tournament: 2016... Read More
The 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship boasts its best field yet. There are 24 teams representing 16 states. Four-time defending champion Cal is back, but the Golden Bears will be facing stiffer competition this year than ever before.
The elephant in the room when discussing the CRC is USA Rugby’s College 7s National Championships. The CRC was born in 2010 and has run every year... Read More
Following the 2017 NSCRO Champions Cup National Championship at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO on 30 April 2017, Stephen Cohen, president of NSCRO, presented the following awards:
Most Valuable Player (best overall player during the event)
Clayton To, The Claremont Colleges
Heart & Soul Awards
NSCRO custom match ball is given to a player on each team who was been an inspiration... Read More
Championship weekend provided the final information for the 2016-2017 DI Rankings. The Penn Mutual Varsity Cup and the DIA Final did not make things easy for the committee.
St. Mary’s defeated Life 30-24 in a tightly contested match. Very little separated the two teams and the St. Mary’s victory means nobody in DI finished undefeated. The Gaels remain as consensus number one but after that things... Read More
Notre Dame College exacted revenge against UC-Davis with a 40-20 win to capture the DI-AA national title. After falling to the Aggies in last year’s DI-AA final, the Falcons used a strong second half performance to prevent Davis winning its third consecutive title.
The Aggies went up 6-0 after the Falcons struggled with penalties. The Falcons struggled to get any possession in the first half and... Read More
Director of Club Rugby
The Naval Academy Athletic Association has a full time position for a Head Men’s Coach and Director of Club Rugby. This position will be responsible for all aspects of the Club Navy Rugby programs, as well as serve as the Head Men’s Rugby Coach. This individual will provide leadership and direction to the Rugby programs, including oversight of the Women’s Rugby program. ... Read More
ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk announced today that Mike Flanagan is stepping down as the head rugby coach after 27 years on the job.
“Although a Club Sport, the Rugby program at Navy has always taken on the most formidable intercollegiate competition in the nation,” said Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk. “The Academy, alumni, and... Read More
In the rubber match between Saint Mary’s and Life for the D1A National Championship, the match came down to who could handle the pressure of the moment. With the golden boot connecting on six penalties and a try, Gael fullback Dylan Audsley powered his team to the 30-24 win after trailing at halftime. The Saint Mary’s defense stood up the challenge and capitalized on Life’s penalty trouble. The... Read More
Cal defeated Arkansas State 43-13 to win its second consecutive Penn Mutual Varsity Cup title.
Cal asserted itself early in the game after winning a penalty off the opening kick off. The Bears kicked to the corner and worked a maul off the lineout. They worked it back and forth through the phases and winger Sam Cusano outflanked the defense for a quick score. Russell Webb nailed the conversion to... Read More