Pool E is one of the more balanced pools in the Penn Mutual CRC. UCLA, Arkansas State, Virginia Tech and Delaware make up this group.
Ever since UCLA joined the tournament in 2013, the Bruins have been a top contender. UCLA finished third in 2013 and 2014 and made its way to the finals in 2016 before falling to Cal.
The Bruins made the cup quarterfinals last year but fell to Indiana in the first... Read More
Pool D at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship features last year’s runner-up Life University, Air Force, Penn State, and Notre Dame. Life is still the team to beat but all three of the other teams have been formidable in years past.
Fresh off their 15s title, Life is looking to finally capture its first 7s CRC title. After winning the Las Vegas Invitational in 2012, Life University has... Read More
Pool B features four brand named schools. Arizona, Indiana, South Carolina and Boston College make up this foursome.
Based on the history of the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, Indiana and Arizona would likely be the pool favorites. The Hoosiers and Wildcats have both made the Cup rounds in recent years and will be gunning for that again.
Indiana became a mainstay at the event starting... Read More
Pool A may turn out to be the pool of death at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. All four teams are going to be competitive and in many people’s eyes contains the tournament favorite.
With Cal out of the tournament, Lindenwood is now the team to beat. Even with Cal, the Lions may have been the team to beat as they bested the Golden Bears 26-12 at the USA Rugby Championship last week... Read More
Not only are rugby players impressive on the field, so many of them demonstrate respect, integrity, and leave a lasting impact on their community. In anticipation of the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) on June 2-3, 21 outstanding individuals have been nominated for the Penn Mutual Life of Significance Award for the impact they have had on their program, their communities and the... Read More
Two undefeated teams remain in the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Qualifier Division – Kutztown and Lindenwood-Belleville. The Golden Bears and Lynx will meet in the final Saturday at 3:21 p.m. inside Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. If the Lynx win, they’ll punch their ticket to the CRC in June. Kutztown’s just playing for pride, as the Golden Bears already have an at-large bid in hand... Read More
As is the case every year, 24 college teams have converged on Las Vegas this week to decide one of only two open qualification spots for the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, June 2-4 at Talen Energy Stadium in suburban Philadelphia.
After pool play, eight teams remain in the hunt. All six pools saw their winners go undefeated. They, along with the two best second-place teams have... Read More
For the second-straight year, there will be two open qualifiers for the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. The granddaddy of them all, the Las Vegas Invitational, will be competed March 1-3 in the shadows of Sam Boyd Stadium, home of the USA Sevens, in Las Vegas.
Returning for its sophomore campaign as a qualifier is the Heart of America Classic, which runs April 14-15 in suburban Kansas... Read More
Central Washington claimed the inaugural Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Fall Classic title Sunday at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. The Wildcats went 4-0 over two days to win the eight-team tournament. With a unique double elimination bracket in play, CWU had to dispatch Arizona twice along the way, the first time 15-0 and then again in the final, 15-14.
Setting the pace physically for Central... Read More
ANNAPOLIS, Md.— Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk announced today that Gavin Hickie has been named the Director of Club Rugby and the Head Men’s Rugby Coach. Hickie comes to Navy from Dartmouth, where he was the head coach for the past five years.
“Gavin is universally known as one of the top coaches in the sport,” said Gladchuk. “We are very fortunate to have him join the Naval... Read More