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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.

James Willocks Named Dartmouth Men’s Rugby Head Coach Dartmouth Rugby Release HANOVER, NH; August 11, 2017—Dartmouth announced today that former 4-year DRFC assistant coach, James Willocks, will return to the Big Green coaching ranks to lead the men’s rugby program. Senior Associate Athletic Director Joann Brislin is eager to welcome Willocks aboard. “James is a great collegiate coach and we are thrilled to have him return to Dartmouth. He is first and foremost an educator and understands the needs of our team members as Dartmouth students and rugby players. James is a hard worker and I look forward to working…

Justin Hundley Named Penn State Men’s Rugby Head Coach Penn State Release UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.– Penn State has selected Justin Hundley as head coach of the men’s rugby program. A Penn State graduate, he will begin his duties in late August. Hundley brings 10 years of high school and collegiate coaching and administrative experience to the Nittany Lions’ men’s rugby program. “Justin Hundley is well versed in the rich history of Penn State Rugby from his playing days with the Nittany Lions,” said Assistant Athletic Director Michael Cross. “His energy and passion for the sport are obvious and his standards…

August 11, 2017 Texas All-Stars Defeat Liberty Conference in Collegiate Cup in Bermuda Photo: URugby Doug Coil The Republic of Texas All-Stars defeated the the Liberty Rugby Conference All-Stars 33-12 in the Collegiate Cup at the National Rugby Sports Centre prior to the Saracens taking on the USA Islanders on Thursday, August 10. The match ended in the 71st minute due to the scheduled start of the Saracens vs. USA Islanders match. The Republic of Texas All-Stars opened the scoring in the 18th win with a converted try for a 7-0 lead. Liberty’s Jimmy Wolfer then cut the lead to…

July 26, 2017 Bermuda Hosts Collegiate All-Star Rugby Cup: Liberty Rugby Conference vs. Republic of Texas All-Stars Photo: URugby Doug Coil On August 10 the Collegiate All-Star Rugby Cup featuring a match between the Liberty Rugby Conference and the Republic of Texas All-Stars will be held at 5:30pm local time at the Bermuda National Sports Centre in Hamilton, Bermuda. This match precedes the USA Islands match against the Saracens and both matches will be streamed on FloRugby. The event is one of many promotions by URugby by Stephen Siano. URugby has developed strong ties with Bermuda Rugby and ran a…

July 25, 2017 TEXAS A&M RUGBY ANNOUNCES THE RECRUITING CLASS OF 2017 Texas A&M Rugby Release: Grant Cole, July 25, 2017 Introducing incoming Freshmen committed to play Rugby at Texas A&M College Station, TX, July 23, 2017– The Texas A&M University Men’s Rugby Club announces a recruiting class of 22 athletes for the 2017-2018 academic year. During a 2016-2017 season which saw the Aggies finish 4th in the Red River XVs competition, 2nd in the Red River 7s, and qualifying for a berth at College 7s, A&M Rugby’s recruiting officers and coaches attended several high school matches and tournaments discover…

June 22, 2017 South Independent Rugby Conference Men’s 2017-18 Schedule Doug Coil The South Independent Rugby Conference (SIRC) has announced its 2017 Fall and 2018 Spring Men’s rugby schedule. The conference consists of eleven colleges in two divisions, North and South. SIRC North Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) Kennesaw State University (KSU) University of Memphis (UM) Georgia Tech University (GT) Georgia Southern University (GSU) SIRC South Florida International University (FIU) Florida State University (FSU) University of South Florida (USF) University of Central Florida (UCF) University of North Florida (UNF) Florida Atlantic University (FAU) https://djcoilrugby.com

June 20, 2017 Texas A&M Men’s Rugby Welcomes James Stewart as Assistant Fowards Coach Texas A&M Men’s Rugby Club Release: Grant A Cole, College Station, TX, June 14, 2017 The Texas A&M Men’s Rugby Club welcomes Jeremy Stewart as an Assistant Forwards Coach for the 2017-2018 rugby season. Coach Stewart returns as a coach to the Aggie Rugby family after taking a few years off to start a family. Aggie Rugby Forwards Coach Johnny Smith says this about the addition to the coaching staff: “We’re excited to have someone with Jeremy’s credentials as a player, coach and educator join the club.…

June 8, 2017 Stand and Applaud #TryForPaylor Saturday at USA v Ireland Photo: ABFlyer Photo USA Rugby Release: June 8, 2017 University of California’s Robert Paylor is currently at Colorado’s Craig Hospital, where he is undergoing rehab for an injury sustained on the field of play May 6. Over the past month, Robert and his family have received the generous offerings of support from the American rugby community in multiple forms. This Saturday, at the USA Men’s Eagles vs. Ireland match at Red Bull Arena, USA Rugby would like Robert to feel the energy, support, and recognition of his inspiring efforts from…

June 1, 2017 NSCRO Appoints Its First Medical Director, Dr. Ali El-Kerdi National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Release Medford, NJ 01 June 2017 – The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has appointed its first Medical Director, Dr. Ali El-Kerdi. El-Kerdi’s background is in athletic training, biomechanics and exercise science. He is a licensed physical therapist, licensed athletic trainer (USA and Canada) and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He has extensive sports medicine, orthopedic and manual therapy experience having worked with athletes at all levels – from youth sports clubs to professional teams to the Olympics. El-Kerdi holds…

May 22, 2017 Texas A&M Names Ryan Marshall Backs Coach Ryan Marshall ’12 announced as Backs Coach for TAMU Men’s Rugby Texas A&M Men’s Rugby Club Release: Grant Cole, Media Director, May 22, 2017 The Texas A&M Men’s Rugby Club welcomes former Aggie Rugby halfback Ryan Marshall as their Backs Coach for the 2017-2018 rugby season. Coach Marshall returns to the Aggie Rugby family after coaching the Katy Barbarians RFC high school squad for four years. Head Coach James Lowrey says this about the addition to his staff: “I met Ryan at my first Old Maroon (Aggie Rugby Former Students)…

May 18, 2017 Quill Yates and Derek Casey: 2017 NSCRO Men’s Best Tackles of the Year National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Release: May 18, 2018 Congratulations to Quill Yates of Colby College, winner of the 2017 National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Men’s Best Tackle of the Year and runner-up, Derek Casey of Christendom College. In shortlisting the final tackles, emphasis was placed on technique, situation, and outcome. This eliminated “big hits” where the tackler may have resorted to mass over technique, “Judo-Style” tackles (where the tackler grabbed the ball carrier with their hands and then dropped their body…

May 17, 2017 NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7’s Select Side Photo: Todd Bauders, Contrast Photography (Mary Kate McNulty, captain – center) National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Release: Medford, NJ 17 May 2017 The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) is proud to announce the NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7’s Select Side team that will compete in the Collegiate Rugby Championships to be held at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia, PA on 02 – 04 June 2017. This is the third outing for the program. The team competed in the 2016 CRC where they were seeded 16th and finished in 5th place followed by…

May 10, 2017 Clayton To – The Claremont Colleges: MVP 2017 NSCRO Champions Cup Photo: Steve Oathout – (L) 2017 NSCRO Men’s 15s Champions Cup MVP, Clayton To of The Claremont Colleges with USA Rugby CEO, Dan Payne (Top Left) 2017 Champions Cup Heart & Soul Winners (LSUA not pictured) (Top Right) 2017 Champions Cup Most Impressive Tackler Winners (LSUA not pictured) (Bottom Right) All Championship XV Team (LSUA not pictured)  National Small College Rugby Organization Release: May 10, 2017 Medford, NJ  10 May 2017 – Following the 2017 NSCRO Champions Cup National Championship at Infinity Park in Glendale, CO on 30…

May 10, 2017 Ohio College Selects Play Legacy Rugby Academy College All-Stars Photo: Legacy Rugby Academy Doug Coil On Saturday, May 13, 2017, the Ohio College All-Stars will play the Michigan All-Stars at 2:30pm at Fred Beekman Park on the Ohio State University Campus in Columbus, Ohio.  This is the first of two matches between these two sides and will showcase the College rugby talent in both Ohio and Michigan. It is a further example of how representative rugby is helping to provide High Performance opportunities to athletes to develop. The Ohio and Michigan squads are listed below. Ohio College…

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