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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 Small College Rugby Organization & New England Free Jacks Partner to Host All-Star Championship February 24, 2020— The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) today announced a partnership with Major League Rugby’s New England Free Jacks to host its third annual All-Star Championship. The Championship will take place from May 28 – 30, and will be held at Free Jacks Union Point Stadium in Weymouth, MA. The tournament will consist of eight men’s regional teams from across the US made up entirely of NSCRO student-athletes. The championship final will be held on Saturday May 30 as a curtain raiser for the…

The 2020 Texas Rattlesnakes have changed their tour plans and will now be touring Jamaica from May 29th-June 7th. Previously the team had planned to tour China. The Rattlesnakes will play the Jamaica National Men’s Team, as well as their National U23 Team. Head Coach Lachlan Ferguson has selected a squad of 30 players from nine different Texas Colleges following a two-day camp held in Huntsville, Texas hosted by Sam Houston State University.  Seven alternates have also been named as emergency reserves. The team’s captain is fly-half Cesar Escajeda, who is from Angelo State University. The vice-captain is blindside flanker…

Texas Rattlesnakes China 2020 Tour – Lachlan Ferguson The 2020 LoneStar Conference All-Stars Rugby Representative Team will be touring China from May 27th – June 6th, 2020. Games are being finalized against the Chinese Men’s National Team and the Beijing All-Stars Select XV. The Rattlesnakes have also been invited to compete in the Beijing 10s Rugby Tournament Sat May 30th and the Shanghai 10s Sat June 6th. A squad of 30 players will be selected and announced after the February 1-2 Selection Camp, hosted by Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Seventy players from fifteen different Texas colleges have…

Marian University Release INDIANAPOLIS – The Marian Athletic Department has announced that the school will introduce rugby as the school’s 27th sport, effective at the start of the 2020-21 school year. John Harley has been tabbed as the program’s first head coach. “Rugby is a fast-growing sport, especially in Indiana,” said Marian athletic director Steve Downing. “We’re excited to open up this opportunity for student-athletes to compete at a high level in the sport of rugby, while receiving an outstanding education at Marian University. John Harley has proven himself as a great coach and he is well-known throughout the Indianapolis area. We’re excited…

Belmont Abbey Release BELMONT, N.C. — Belmont Abbey College is adding Men’s Rugby as its 41st intercollegiate sports, Director of Athletics Stephen Miss announced today. In addition, Miss announced that Nick Whitrow, the head coach at Charlotte Catholic High School has been named as the program’s first head coach. “After having conducted extensive analysis and an extended search, we are excited to announce the addition of Men’s Rugby as a program and of Nick Whitrow as our Head Coach,” Miss said. “Ideally suited to mentor, teach, form, develop, and, thus, coach our students, Coach Whitrow’s persistent pursuit of our head coaching…

D1A Rugby Release Unprecedented three-year deal struck to bring Division 1 College Rugby to television, digital audiences SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The Collegiate Rugby Association of America and Lax United Marketing, LLC (LUM) have agreed on a three-year deal to bring D1A College Rugby to a massive television and digital audience. Lax United Marketing, via the brand FTF – For the Fans will broadcast a minimum of 50 D1A rugby games per season over the course of the deal between the 2019-2022 seasons. FTF salutes the drivers of the sports industry – the passionate, rabid fans seeking a unique sports…

Yale Rugby Release Yale Rugby is delighted to announce that Craig Wilson will become the Men’s Head Coach whilst continuing in his role as Women’s Head Coach. For the last four years, former head coach and Director of Yale Rugby, Greg McWilliams has worked closely with Wilson. McWilliams has accepted the role of Head Coach for the Major League Rugby team, Rugby United New York (RUNY) but will continue his involvement with Yale Rugby as Technical Advisor. Wilson, who has a Masters in Performance Coaching and is a World Rugby Level Three Coach, joined Yale Rugby in 2015 as Women’s…

Princeton Women’s Rugby Release Princeton Women’s Rugby announced the hiring of Josie Ziluca as the team’s head coach starting this fall season. Ziluca has recently coached various USA Rugby High School All-American programs and the Atlantis U18 Elite Girls Team. This past September, she coached the North American Lions tour in France. Ziluca brings experience from an extensive athletic repertoire. After playing Division I lacrosse and tennis at Longwood University, she picked up her first rugby ball in 2011 and joined the Longwood University Women’s Rugby Club. From there, she went on to play at the Northern Virginia Women’s Rugby…

USA Rugby Release Mecklenburg County Sportsplex @ Matthews in Charlotte, NC to host 2019 Championship Weekend; December 7-8. Vassar College (NY), Scott Boulevard Fields (MO) & Furman College (SC) are set to host opening rounds of the fall regional playoffs; November 23-24 The Fall 2019 Men’s and Women’s Championship Series, along with the Men’s D2 National Championship, will commence December 7th-8th at The Mecklenburg County Sportsplex @ Matthews in Charlotte, NC. Not only is it a first-class facility and continuing to establish itself as the home of rugby in North Carolina, but has hosted the High School State Football Championships…

Trinity College tour to the U.S. concluded Saturday after wins against D1A Rugby teams Navy, Penn State, Army, and Iona. Trinity College opened their tour against at the USNA with an estimated 56-14 win (Twitter 6 minutes left) against the 1st XV and a 57-14 win against the 2nd XV. On September 3, the team traveled to State College and beat Penn State 69-17. They then travel to West Point and beat Army on September 6 and concluded their tour with a win against Iona College the following day 61-12. In the final match, Naudipha Dube and Cam DiGiorgio scored…

The 18th D1A Rugby ranked St. Bonaventure Men’s Rugby Club hosted the 5th ranked USNA Men’s Rugby Club on September 7 in a pre-season meeting between top D1A clubs at the Marra Athletic Complex. The Bonnies took a 17-8 advantage into the break with Navy coming back to win 34-24. In the second XV match, Navy beat the Bonnies 24-5. Match RecapThe Bonnies struck first in the match with a penalty goal by Wesley Chiromo in the 5th minute. Navy then leveled the match a minute later after a kick by Lewis Gray. St. Bonaventure took the lead again in…

Cal Athletics Release Assistant Director Of Athletics Communications To Continue As Volunteer BERKELEY – The California rugby program will have a new sports information director for the 2019-20 academic year following the exit this week of longtime assistant director of athletics communications Anton Malko, who notified Intercollegiate Athletics of his intent this summer. “We’re truly sorry to lose Anton on a full-time basis. He has been an important part of our staff,” said Golden Bears head coach Jack Clark. “His work has been extremely professional and crucial to building our rugby brand and stakeholder community. We owe him a great debt of…

Queens University of Charlotte Athletics Release CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Queens University of Charlotte’s Director of Rugby and Head Women’s Rugby Coach Katie Wurst is pleased to announce the addition of Dana Meschisi to her staff as her new assistant coach for the 2019-20 season. Prior to joining the Royals family, Meschisi has been an athlete/strength and conditioning coach at Scion Rugby – Olympic Development Academy in Washington, D.C. since 2017. There she developed Scion’s strength and conditioning program for its last three seasons. She has also served in youth rugby coaching roles while traveling abroad with Scion, and also in…

Bowdoin College Athletics Release BRUNSWICK, Maine – Bowdoin College has announced the hiring of Jake Fautley as head coach of the men’s rugby program. Most recently the head coach of men’s rugby at Wheeling Jesuit University for the past two seasons, Fautley hails from England, where he began playing rugby at an early age and completed his college degree in Sports Coaching and Sports Education at the University of Gloucestershire. Jake gained further rugby experience through his time with Old Patesians, a National League side in England, for which he played and served as an assistant coach. After graduating from…

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