The Claremont Colleges captured the NSCRO powered by Penn Mutual 7s national title held in conjunction with the Penn Mutual CRC. The Lions won their pool and ended up defeating Salve Regina 17-0 in the final to win their first ever 7s title.
The Lions took down the New Mexico Highlands, Susquehanna, and Salve Regina in pool play to take the top seed in Pool A. Claremont met the defending... Read More
With a berth to next year’s Penn Mutual College Rugby Championship at stake, Fordham beat West Chester, 24-5, in the Freedom Cup final on Sunday. The New York squad came in second last year and got the monkey off its back in 2018 to beat a six-team field at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa. As the Freedom Cup champion, Fordham earned an automatic bid into the 2019 men's tournament.
In pool... Read More
With about 480 athletes on 40 teams in the men’s and women’s 2018 Penn Mutual College Rugby Championship, it was hard to pick the dream teams for the divisions. Evan Lappen, Brett Anker, and Pat Clifton of Rugby Today, Colin Flora of Sevensrugby.com, and Doug Coil of DJCoilRugby.com assembled the list of exceptional players that shined on the pitch.
For the women, quality players dominated the... Read More
The forecasted rain finally came just in time for the men’s final at the 2018 Penn Mutual College Rugby Championship at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa. UCLA donned its white kit and Lindenwood was in black and gold. When the final horn sounded, the Lions held the men’s CRC trophy high and claimed the championship by a score of 24-7.
UCLA kicked off to Lindenwood and the Lions went wide where... Read More
The women's final at the 2018 Penn Mutual College Rugby Championship featured the best teams of the tournament battling it out in front of the rowdy crowd at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa. Lindenwood held the lead from start to finish and played lights out all weekend.
Penn State started the women’s cup final with the ball but lost it via penalty. The Lions spun the ball wide and Kodi... Read More
It's going to be an exciting men's final between UCLA and Lindenwood at the 2018 Penn Mutual College Rugby Championship. Both squads were tested and overcame tough competiton to advance to the championship.
Arizona vs UCLA
Arizona begun with possession and drove the length of the field. Dante Weeks put the final touches on the series with a dot down in the tryzone for the game’s first points. It... Read More
Defense was paramount in the cup semifinals for the 2018 Penn Mutual Women’s College Rugby Championship. After NSCRO scored the first try, Penn State reeled off 33 straight points for the win. In the Life versus Lindenwood semifinal, the teams traded scores and the Lions held a 17-14 lead late. Life had one last chance to grab the victory but the Lindenwood defense at the goal line prevented the... Read More
The Men's Penn Mutual College Rugby Championship began on Sunday with a bang as all top seeds advanced to the Cup Semifinals. There was drama with UCLA coming from behind to win in overtime versus Dartmouth and Life only winning by seven against Penn State.
The Cup Semifinals are set to begin at 2:04 pm on ESPNEWS between Arizona and UCLA followed by Life versus Lindenwood.
Arizona vs Iona
The... Read More
Advancement to the cup quarterfinals came down to the final pool play matches at the 2018 Penn Mutual College Rugby Championships at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa. With scoring system in place giving three points to a win, two points for a tie, and a point for a loss and the pool winners automatically advancing, only two at large teams moved to the cup rounds. The three ties in the early... Read More
For the cup quarterfinals in the Penn Mutual Women’s CRC, the top seeds advanced with relative ease. Each squad didn’t yield a single point to their opponents as Penn State beat Boston, 41-0, Life cracked Navy, 34-0, NSCRO outraced Notre Dame, 33-0, and Lindenwood finished off Virginia Tech, 29-0.
In the cup semifinals, Penn State will play the NSCRO select side and Life matches up against... Read More