May 16, 2017
Navy & Saint Joseph’s Men & Temple & Bloomsburg Women Rugby 7s, Meet at Battleship New Jersey, Prior to 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship
Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Release
WHO: Men’s College Rugby 7s Teams from Navy and Saint Joseph’s
Women’s College Rugby 7s Teams from Temple and Bloomsburg
WHAT: Free Demonstration & Exhibition Contest
WHERE: Battleship New Jersey, Camden, New Jersey
WHEN: Thursday, May 18, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
WHY: In advance of the 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th at Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
Meet the players and coaches of the Navy and Saint Joseph’s Men’s Rugby teams and the Temple and Bloomsburg Women’s Rugby teams, who will be greeting guests and running drills on the pier of the Battleship New Jersey, beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 18th. Also on hand will be the Penn Mutual Lion and the Rugby Rhino mascots. The meet-and-greet on the pier is free to experience.
The 2017 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship returns to Philadelphia and Talen Energy Stadium for the seventh consecutive year, on Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th, bringing national and International attention to the Philadelphia region through the live broadcasts on the networks of NBC Sports. The two-day rugby festival is one of the largest gatherings of collegiate and high school rugby teams in the world, with over 30,000 fans anticipated to be in attendance. The main event features 24 of the nation’s top men’s collegiate Rugby 7s teams competing for the coveted Pete Dawkins Trophy. Also featured are 16 of the nation’s top women’s college rugby squads, as well as the small college men’s rugby national championship and a boys and girls high school competition.