The first 15 teams for the 10th Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship May 31-June 2 at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia have been named. Nine more spots remain on offer for the crown jewel of college rugby, including automatic qualifiers at the Las Vegas Invitational Feb. 28 - March 2nd, the Heart of America in Kansas City March 30-31, and the Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference... Read More
The RUGBY PatCast is a regular podcast hosted by Rugby Today head writer Pat Clifton. This episode is a tribute to the late A. Jon Prusmack, pioneer. Jon, a grassroots, volunteer rugby man who found success in business, founded RUGBY Magazine, built the USA Sevens, invented the CRC and became the greatest catalyst for growth American rugby has ever known. Hear anecdotes from former USA 7s head... Read More
The New England Patriots named former Eagle Nate Ebner the recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award Thursday. The honor is bestowed annually upon an inspirational player from each team who best exemplifies the principles of courage and sportsmanship. He and the other 31 recipients will receive their award at a ceremony in March in Baltimore, where the namesake of the trophy worked as an athletic... Read More
They all have it. Like a class openside flanker launches a shoulder into a meaty hip, grappling the ball carrier to the ground only to spring up instantly, readying for another go with no regard for oxygen supply, trailblazers, pioneers and people compelled to do what no one has before, are driven by a supernatural tenacity.
Phil Knight struggled to secure loans and flirted with going out of... Read More
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