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
Cal defeated UCLA 31-7 to capture the Penn Mutual CRC title. The Bears used a strong second half to run away from the Bruins and take home their fourth consecutive CRC crown.
Cal turned over UCLA at a ruck around midfield, creating the first scoring chance of the game. Like he has so well all weekend, Russell Webb counter attacked and the ball worked its way wide right. Thomas Robles beat his... Read More
UCLA edged Kutztown in an instant classic and Cal drubbed Arizona to make it an all-California final at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. The Bruins and Bears played in back-to-back semifinals in 2013 and 2014, both competitive games won by Cal.
Cal 38-5 Arizona
The opening restart wasn’t taken cleanly, but Cal secured possession eventually, and Anthony Salaber crossed the whitewash... Read More
The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship semifinals are set, and three of last year's final four teams are back. Arizona and Cal will meet in an All-Pac-12 semifinal, and Kutztown will duel UCLA in the other semifinal.
UCLA 19-12 Penn State
The teams got off to a slow start with a number of knock-ons and penalties at the breakdown ending attacking opportunities. Seb Sharpe broke the game... Read More
The Cup Quarterfinals of the Penn Mutual CRC are set after a grueling day of pool play. UCLA took the spot with a +88 point differential, beating Cal by three points. Arizona, Kutztown, Dartmouth and Life all won their groups and finished 3rd through 6th, respectively. Arkansas State and Penn State nabbed the final two spots setting up an incredibly tough final eight.
1) UCLA VS 8) Penn State... Read More