Former Dartmouth assistant coach and current All-American assistant James Willocks will succeed Blake Burdette as the head coach at Penn State. After leading the Nittany Lions to an undefeated fall campaign, Burdette was let go for unstated reasons. The program has undergone several coaching changes over the last few years, as Willocks will be the fourth man to lead the program in that time. ... Read More
With the addition of Arkansas State, Arizona State, St. Mary's, Tennessee and Wisconsin, there are now only three spots left to be filled for the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship June 3-4, 2017 at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia. These additions, announced Monday, put the tournament on a path to having its most competitive field to date.
The Red Wolves, Sun Devils, Vols and Badgers... Read More
The first 16 teams for the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, June 3-4 in Philadelphia, are set. Invitations to the first group have been sent out, seeing several of the country’s top programs return for a shot at the Pete Dawkins Trophy.
King among them is defending champion Cal. The Golden Bears have won the last four CRC titles, and they’ll be back in search of another. So will... Read More
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
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
With so many players displaying most valuable player qualities and stats, it is hard to narrow down an All-CRC squad to just seven players. Rugby Today decided on the top 12 guys that had the most impact on the tournament. Either they were integral parts of their team’s plan or led the tournament in stats, all deserve praise for exemplary play.
Niall Barry – The UCLA back was the CRC try leader... 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
Two glorious days at the Penn Mutual CRC at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, Pa. saw 90 teams compete in seven divisions for tournament titles. A new two day record of 27,224 fans joined the rugby nation to cheer on their squads. Here are just some of the images taken by Rugby Today to document the Penn Mutual CRC.
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