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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.

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…

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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!

National Collegiate Rugby Release National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) has announced a partnership with Major League Rugby (MLR). This partnership will allow NCR and MLR to work together to build a strong collegiate to professional rugby pathway for current and future members. This announcement comes in tandem with The Rugby Network partnership as a streaming service for many NCR matches including the 2021 Collegiate Rugby Championship in New Orleans, LA taking place May 29-31. NCR CEO Jeremy Treece said, “Major League Rugby is one of the ultimate goals of collegiate rugby players in the United States. The League gives our players the domestic competition to keep rugby growing…

Rio Grande Sports Information Release RIO GRANDE, Ohio – University of Rio Grande athletic director Jeff Lanham has announced the addition of men’s and women’s rugby as varsity sports beginning in the Fall of 2021. “With no previous varsity rugby program in southeast Ohio, Rio athletics is very happy to set the foundation with our program,” Lanham said. “Our teams will operate like any other athletic program and will receive full university support.” Lanham said that rugby is a fast-growing sport, especially in Ohio, where programs already exist at schools such as Xavier University, Denison University, and Franciscan University. “We’re…

NCR Release NCR is happy to announce Jessie Blitz as the Small College Commissioner for the NCR Women’s programs. Jessie began her career with rugby as a child being a part of the sideline support for her father’s team at Occidental College and the Denver Harlequins Old Boys team. She never really found her passion for the game until she started playing in College at Western Colorado University in Gunnison. Jessie played and served as the team president her senior year and was selected as an NSCRO All-American in 2018. In college, Jessie needed an internship so she cold-called the…

Adrian College Release ADRIAN, Mich.—Adrian College director of athletics Michael Duffy on Monday has named former Michigan State University club coach Benny Mateialona as the first head coach of the Bulldogs new men’s rugby varsity program that is scheduled to debut in Fall 2021. “I’m truly honored with the responsibility of leading the first men’s varsity rugby program and the commitment Adrian College is making to the program. I’m excited to get started and expand the game of rugby in an institution of tradition and leadership,” Mateialona stated. “Our goal is to recruit student-athletes that acquire good character and purpose…

NCR Release National Collegiate Rugby has tabbed Pat Clifton as 7s Commissioner. He will be charged with overseeing NCR’s various 7s championships. Clifton comes to NCR having spent a decade with United World Sports, the owner, and operator of the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship. He also brings more than a dozen years of administrative experience in grassroots rugby, including founding the Gateway Collegiate Rugby Conference, and running numerous 7s events and competitions, such as the Heart of America Classic, Fountain City 7s, and Midnight Madness Indoor 7s. “College rugby, and in particular 7s, is very near and dear to…

Adrian College Release shared by National Collegiate Rugby ADRIAN, Mich.—Adrian College director of athletics Michael Duffy has announced that men’s rugby will be a varsity program that will be added next fall to the Bulldogs’ intercollegiate lineup, which is nearing the 50 sports. “We are extremely excited to bring another great opportunity to our students in the sport of rugby,” stated Duffy. “Rugby has such great tradition. This new program will be an outstanding addition to our lineup of sports here at Adrian College.” A national search is currently under way for a head coach to lead the new Bulldogs…

The Ivy Rugby Conference has joined National Collegiate Rugby ahead of the Spring 2021 season. Ivy Rugby Conference Commissioner Amelia Luciano stated, “NCR has a top-notch reputation for putting the player experience at the forefront and promoting a professional and positive collegiate rugby experience for all. Ivy Rugby, one of the oldest rugby conferences in the country, is excited for its teams to compete under the NCR umbrella starting as soon as Spring 2021. Ivy Rugby feels that NCR is the best fit for the majority of our teams, and we are looking forward to playing against one another and…

CSULB Rugby Release Long Beach State is proud to announce the addition of Former US Eagle, Peter Sio, to the Rugby coaching staff. Peter will be taking the lead role of the 49ers 7’s program and is set to become a backs coach during the 15’s season. Peter had developed and run a very successful UCLA 7’s program which saw the Bruins to the CRC Tournament Championship game in 2018. This was the same year that he coached the Belmont Shore men’s team to the D1 National Club Championship. “Southern California’s Gold Coast Conference is moving forward with developing its…

National Collegiate Rugby has appointed Gift Egbelu as the Men’s Growth & Development Coordinator effective October 1. In this new position, Gift will assist new and emerging clubs, build the profile of rugby with collegiate communities, and grow the number of men’s teams across all divisions. Gift reports to Men’s Director Steve Hiatt. Commenting on Gift’s appointment, CEO Jeremy Treece said “The sport of rugby has tremendous growth potential and we will be increasing our focus on development for both men and women. Gift will play an important role in accelerating the growth of men’s collegiate rugby and helping our teams reach…

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