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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.

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…

NCR Release National Collegiate Rugby is pleased to announce new officers on the board of directors: President: Rafael Zahralddin Vice President: Jayme Pendergast Treasurer:  Kyle Smith Secretary: Brett Anker   With the exception of Kyle Smith, who will continue in the role of Treasurer, each of the appointees is a first-term officer on the NCR board.Full board bios are available on ncr.rugby.“I am honored to be appointed President of the NCR Board. Steve Cohen is a very tough act to follow, but I am surrounded by committed board members, officers, and a high-quality executive team. I am especially looking forward to…

National Collegiate Rugby Release The National Collegiate Rugby Organization has recently appointed four new members to its Board of Directors: Jenn Stratton, Bill Kelly, Kevin Houseknecht, and Anton Forbes-Roberts. A Nominating Committee reviewed multiple candidates from an open application process and these four were approved by the current Board of Directors. NCR Board President and CEO, Steve Cohen, remarked that “I am very pleased that these outstanding individuals with diverse backgrounds will be joining our Organization. They are all accomplished professionals bringing different skill sets with a strong desire to improve college rugby in this country.” Jenn StrattonJenn is a versatile and strategic…

National Collegiate Rugby Release National Collegiate Rugby is postponing the NCR 15s Championships for 2020 at this time with the hope for alternatives if conditions improve later in the year.  NCR will make adjustments based on any progress in this challenging environment. It is completely within the discretion of individual NCR conferences and institutions to decide how to pursue fall competition and training depending on their geographic footprint and collective best interest. NCR will be closely monitoring any applicable state and local Covid-19 restrictions that would impact any potential events. NCR will also be working with our member conferences and…

Steve Cohen has been a legend in promoting college rugby. Glad to see that he will continue his involvement in the NCR organization. Good luck Steve! Wish you well in the challenges ahead. National Collegiate Rugby Release National Collegiate Rugby is pleased to announce the appointment of Vice President Steve Hiatt as its Interim Director of Men’s Rugby. NCR CEO Steve Cohen who has been the long term NSCRO/NCR Men’s Director will be stepping down from his role as Men’s Director to focus more of his time on strategic programming for the organization. Hiatt started serving NSCRO in 2014 as…

Major League Rugby is holding its first Collegiate Rugby Draft on June 13 and the draft will be broadcast live on the Major League Rugby Facebook page at 7 pm ET. The Goff Rugby Report and DJCoil Rugby have collaborated in a four-part series on the MLR drafts. The final part includes a four-part video presentation with Alex Goff, Doug Coil, Mike Tolkin, and Tim Brown looking at the inaugural season of the Major League Rugby College Draft. Episode 1 breaks down team and coach decision-making, and what the concerns are. Episode 2 will include the round 1 draft picks…

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.

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