The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. This episode features Notre Dame head coach Justin Hickey, who talks about creating a winning program at a unique institution. He also dives into Notre Dame's partnership with the Ireland Rugby Football Union, the advent of varsity programs and what it means for traditional clubs like his, and the dirty secret... 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
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
Pool F at the Penn Mutual College Rugby Championships is the Army vs Navy group with Central Washington and Maryland joining the service academies. The traditional rivalry of Army vs Navy will be on display once again on Saturday with the West Pointers holding the 3-1 CRC advantage. CWU enters the tournament for the first time since 2011 and Maryland makes its fourth appearance in Philadelphia.... Read More