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Men’s College Rugby has four levels, D1A, D1-AA, DII and NSCRO. Championships are held in each of these divisions in rugby 15s and in the later 3 divisions in sevens.

National Collegiate Rugby Release NCR is pleased to announce that the Rocky Mountain Rugby Conference has committed its D2 Men’s competition to National Collegiate Rugby for the coming year. Founded in 2014, the RMRC is currently comprised of 21 collegiate men’s teams across Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming – the Division 2 sides joining NCR are: – Colorado Mesa University – Montana State University – University of Northern Colorado – Western Colorado University RMRC already has 6 Small Colleges as members of the NCR. They are the University of Denver, Regis University, Colorado College, Colorado School of…

National Collegiate Rugby Release NCR is working hard to make sure everything’s ready when play returns, including having insurance for players, coaches, and referees, competitions ready to go, and venues selected.  Remember: referees are covered for free under NCR’s insurance plan.  Like you, NCR is monitoring decisions from the state and federal government on reopening.  Once reopening occurs NCR will be putting together a best practice summary specific to the sport of rugby and reporting on decisions from its member institutions. For collegiate rugby, the primary source of what will be permitted along with related safety/health protocols will be driven…

NCR Release The Great Lakes Women’s Conference is proud to announce they are joining National Collegiate Rugby in the fall. Their eight conference members will be competing in both the women’s open division and the small college division. The eight teams joining NCR this fall. Bowling Green State University Calvin College Central Michigan University Grand Valley State University Ferris State University Saginaw Valley State University Oakland University Western Michigan University Other Articles DJCoil Rugby articles by Doug Coil are also available on Facebook. Other Social Media sites to follow or subscribe include Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for interviews.

Collegiate Rugby Association of America Release Santa Barbara, CA – The College Rugby Association of America (CRAA) has committed to partnering with USA Rugby to help rebuild the National Governing Body (NGB) as it emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In conjunction with the soon to be formed College Council, CRAA will remain members of USA Rugby with representation in the new governance structure of the organization. Currently, the CRAA oversees Men’s D1A and is excited to work with Women’s D1 Elite and D1 divisions, the Women’s NCAA initiative, and are working with other divisions and competitions to provide an overarching…

NCR Release National Collegiate Rugby is pleased to announce its 2020-21 membership fees and planned insurance offering. Starting on August 1, all NCR clubs, players, and coaches will register and pay directly through the NCRmembership platform. Membership fees include appropriate liability and accident insurance. In establishing the fee structure, NCR strives to set affordable levels for our players while ensuring the organization provides exceptional services, safe environments, and high-quality competitions. For the first time, all membership fees will be invested directly in the support and growth of college rugby. NCR will offer two payment structures for our members. These options…

NCR Release The MARC Rugby Conference is pleased to announce their commitment to the NCR Open Division DIAA Competition beginning Fall 2020. The MARC Conference was created in 2012 The Mid Atlantic Rugby Conference—operates as a regional Collegiate competitive organization in conjunction with USA Rugby. MARC administers over 50 Collegiate and University rugby programs, and 2,000 student athletes, in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware. The MARC mission is to administer and promote competitive rugby, player and coach development, player safety, and community service. When asked about the MARC commitment to NCR, Commissioner John Gulden commented “After evaluating all options…

NSCRO Release NSCRO is proud to announce that Angela Smarto has been appointed as Commissioner of the new Women’s Open Division. Smarto recently completed her seventh season as head coach of the Robert Morris University Women’s Rugby Club. She is in her third year serving as the Allegheny Rugby Union Women’s Collegiate Coordinator, previously serving four years as the union’s secretary and webmaster. She founded the union’s women’s all-star program in 2017 which competes in various 15s and 7s events year-round including the NSCRO All-Star 7s Championship annually. Smarto began her rugby career in Happy Valley playing for Penn State…

NSCRO Release The six men’s collegiate division 2 rugby teams that make up the Tri-State Conference in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut area have affiliated with the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO). The teams are Marist College, William Paterson University, Monroe College, Seton Hall University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Kings Point. Conference Commissioner Tony Brown remarked that “NSCRO is solely focused on collegiate rugby and given NSCRO’s established track record of serving hundreds of teams in the country this is the best option for the Tri-State teams.” The Tri-State Conferences…

NSCRO Release by Bryn Chivers The Illinois Women’s Rugby Conference is proud to announce they are joining the NSCRO organization for the Fall 2020 season. The five current  D2 teams will compete in the newly formed Women’s Open Division this fall. Northern Illinois University Illinois State University Southern Illinois University University of Illinois University of Southern Indiana Western Illinois University For more information on the conference contact: Shawn McKinney MTRNews@gmail.com Other Articles DJCoil Rugby articles by Doug Coil are also available on Facebook. Other Social Media sites to follow or subscribe include Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for interviews.

NSCRO Release Following the commitment of ten D2 conferences, NSCRO is proud to announce a new Men’s Open Division that will introduce a new men’s D2 National Championship pathway starting in the Fall of 2020. Brad Dufek has been appointed as the Men’s Open Division Commissioner. Many of these conferences are already participating in NSCRO’s small college competition with just the Gateway and Great Midwest Conferences joining for the first time as well as the newly formed Allegheny Rugby Union’s DII league. With 75 men’s D2 teams from across the country, the DII conferences joining NSCRO at this time are:…

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