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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 National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) has announced the final playoff teams for the Men’s 2021 Collegiate Rugby Championship.The national championship tournament includes 64 teams across five divisions, including Division I, Division I-AA, Division II, Small College Cohen Cup, and Small College Challenge Cup. The regional championships will be played in six host locations with most matches occurring over the weekend of November 19-21.The full match schedule appears on the NCR website. Division IIn a highly competitive Elite 8, St. Bonaventure comes in as the favorite after finishing the regular season as the #1 team in the coaches…

National Collegiate Rugby Release National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) has announced the final teams for both it’s Division I and Small College national playoffs.The national playoffs feature 16 Division I teams including ten conference champions and six at-large bids.● IntheWestRegion,UniversityofNorthDakotawillmakeitsfirstever playoff appearance against undefeated University of Northern Iowa. Both University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and Bowling Green University qualify as the #2 seeds from their conferences.● TheMidwestRegionincludestwoteamswithperfectrecords-GrandValleyStateUniversity and Marquette University. Purdue enters as the Illinois Conference winner, while Iowa State is looking to prove themselves as an at-large bid.● NotreDameCollegeenterstheNortheast Region as the highest ranked team following comfortable wins over the…

In their fifth meeting of the teams, St. Bonaventure University Men’s Rugby team traveled to Penn State and emerged with an 18-15 win. It was a historic first win over the Nittany Lions in a key National Collegiate Rugby match. Bonnies Head Coach Tui Osborne has won collegiate national championships and has developed talent at the collegian, academy, and professional rugby level. The win against Penn State shows that with persistence, recruiting, and good coaching that a national-caliber program may be built. Players that want to play at the highest level have an outstanding option if they attend St. Bonaventure…

NCR Release National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) released the 2021 regional championship locations and dates for its men’s and women’s divisions.The road to the Women’s Collegiate Rugby Championship will travel through four cities over the weekend of November 13-14. With four teams per division, each region will name a Division I Champion and Small College Champion.The women’s regions and host locations include: Northeast RegionSyracuse Chargers Rugby ClubSyracuse, NY Midwest RegionMoose Rugby GroundsElkhart, IN South RegionAnglers Park Rugby ComplexDanville, VA West RegionIowa Falls Rugby ClubIowa Falls, IA The Women’s Collegiate Rugby Championship will be held at Life University in Atlanta on December 4-5.The Men’s Regional Championships will be…

NCR Release National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) has scheduled the 2022 Women’s All Star 7s National Cup on January 22-23 in Houston. The tournament will be held at the Houston Sabercats’ facility.The All Stars tournament features the best NCR women rugby players from across the country. The conference-based competition will include separate divisions for Division I and Small College, and include up to ten teams per division. Held over two days, the teams will compete in a standard 7s-style tournament structure. The 2022 All Stars tournament will be the fourth edition of the event with the previous three tournaments held in…

NCR Release National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) has formed seven state-based regions that will compete in its January 15-17 All Star tournament.Referred to as the Shield Challenge, the national tournament features the best NCR rugby players from across the country. The three-day event will be held over Martin Luther King weekend at the Houston Sabercats’ AVEVA Stadium. Each All Star team will be formed over the next three months and include players from diverse schools and all divisions. In addition to the All Star teams, each region may also form a Rising Stars team that includes emerging all star-calibre players.The regions…

NCR Release Next Phase Rugby and National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) commenced a partnership to help NCR colleges expand their student athlete recruiting.Next Phase Rugby is an online platform that connects college rugby programs with high school rugby players. The app launched in May, and has quickly become the largest online rugby recruiting platform in the country with hundreds of high school players from over ten countries.Through the partnership, NCR will encourage its member colleges to establish free recruiting profiles to extend their recruiting reach. Next Phase Rugby will provide a discount to NCR colleges that choose premium membership and promote…

NCR Release National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) will rename the Men’s Small College Championship the Cohen Cup in honor of the competition’s founder and former President, Steve Cohen.Steve Cohen founded NCR’s predecessor organization, National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO), nearly 20 years ago to support and grow small college rugby in the United States.Cohen planted NSCRO’s roots when he launched the 2002 East Coast D3 Championships, the first-ever small college men’s and women’s rugby national playoff system. Following several successful national tournaments, NSCRO was formally established in 2007 by Cohen and Chip Auscavitch.During his tenure as President, Cohen grew NSCRO from…

Release Washington, DC (September 23, 2012) – One of the country’s most spirited and respected rivalries will take center stage when the Army Black Knights of West Point face the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen in men’s collegiate rugby at 1:00 pm EDT on Saturday, Oct. 23 at FedExField. Event promoter Left Field Live announced today that the interservice Army-Navy match will serve as a preliminary competition prior to the 1874 Cup featuring the Team USA Eagles vs. New Zealand All Blacks match set for 3:00 pm EDT. “We’re thrilled and grateful to be a part of this historic event in…

NCR Release National Collegiate Rugby Announces 2021 Championships and All Star Tournaments17 September—National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) released the dates and locations for its men’s and women’s 15s Collegiate Rugby Championships, as well as the men’s All Star event scheduled for early 2022.The men’s 15s Collegiate Rugby Championship will be held on December 10-12 in Houston and crown national champions in D-IA, D-IAA, D-II, and Small College. With four teams from each division, the tournament includes semifinal matches, a third place match and a Championship game. Major League Rugby’s Houston Sabercats will host the tournament with the matches played in AVEVA…

Cal Bears Release 20 years ago, the nation collectively stood still in horror as it watched the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. But as the chaos unfolded, it became clear that a fourth plane had been hijacked and was aimed at the U.S. Capitol Building. After a struggle unfolded with the terrorists in the cockpit, four American heroes managed to divert the plane which crashed into an open field in Pennsylvania, ultimately saving countless lives in the process. One of those heroes was Mark Bingham, a member of…

National Collegiate Rugby Release 9 August — National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) named 107 student athletes as 2020-21 Scholastic All Americans. The 2020-21 group represents NCR’s inaugural naming of Scholastic All Americans. The program will become an annual recognition of NCR’s high performing student athletes, and is expected to grow as rugby clubs return to a normal schedule in 2021-22. The Scholastic All American list includes 41 women and 66 men across all NCR divisions. To qualify as a Scholastic All American, each student athlete must have maintained a 3.5 GPA or higher for the academic year and actively participated in…

NCR Release National Collegiate Rugby opens registration for 2021-22 Season2 August — National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) opened registration for the 2021-22 season on August 2. Registration will be available for NCR clubs, players and coaches, as well as referees.NCR will provide championship pathways for men’s Division I, Division I-AA, Division II and Small College and women’s Open Division and Small College. All 15s National Championships will be held in the Fall with the Spring featuring the Collegiate Rugby Championships for 7s. Over 600 men’s and women’s clubs have committed to NCR for the upcoming season. Despite the COVID impact and…

University of Utah has named Don Pati as the Men’s Team Head Sevens Coach. Don is an alumni of the University of Utah where he was a 4-time All American athlete and led the team to the first 7s National Championship. Don recently played for the Park City Haggis, for the USA National Sevens Team as well as the Utah Warriors professional rugby team. The Utes are excited to have him as the sevens head coach this coming season!

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