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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.

March 21, 2017 Washington State Women’s Rugby England Tour Photo: Blackheath Women’s Rugby Club of Washington State Cougars Doug Coil Washington State University Women’s Rugby Club spent Spring Break in London, England. They left on March 9 from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and returned on March 17. On Saturday, March 11 they had the opportunity to watch the Women’s England vs. Scotland game along with some photo opportunities with some of the players. On Sunday, March 12th Washington State faced Blackheath at Rectory Field and the host club came away with a 47-21 victory. Photo: Blackheath Women’s Rugby Club On…

March 22, 2017 Boston College & Utah Valley Join Varsity Cup Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship Release: March 22, 2017 NEW YORK – A final updated 2017 Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship has been announced, that will include Boston College and Utah Valley into the pool of 14 teams, replacing Utah and Arizona State. Boston College joins the 2017 Varsity Cup having completed one of their strongest seasons in recent history this past fall, finishing in a standings tie atop the East Coast Rugby Conference.  Utah Valley, no stranger to the Varsity Cup having won the 2015 D1AA…

March 20, 2017 University of Arizona Rugby Partners with Nike Arizona Rugby Release: March 15 Arizona Rugby is pleased to announce their newest team member, coming to an agreement with Nike on a partnership starting in April 2017. The deal comes on the heels of The University of Arizona’s ten-year extension with Nike signed in August of 2015, with Men’s Rugby now falling in line with intercollegiate athletics in choosing the brand for their on and off field kit. “We’re thrilled and honored to come to this agreement with the world’s best in Nike, and our thanks to both Nike…

March 20, 2017 Lindenwood Women’s Rugby Edged by Highfield in Limerick   Photo: Highfield RFC v Lindenwood Women’s Rugby Doug Coil Lindenwood Lions completed their Ireland tour vs Highfield RFC on Sunday, March 19. The Lions saw all 28 touring members in during the 80 minute match and finished very strong to end the match with a 19-5 fourth quarter, but it was not enough to get past the physical Highfield, as they won 32-29. Recap Highfield jumped out to a 10-0 lead after the 20th minute and at the break the score was 17-10 to Highfield. Highfield increased their…

March 17, 2017 CBS Sports Network to Broadcast D1A Rugby National Championship Photo: Karen Drinkwater Doug Coil This article is based on a USA Rugby Release by Alex Solomon on March 17, 2017. The USA Rugby announced that the CBS Sports Network will be broadcasting the D1A Rugby National Championship that will be played at Saint Mary’s Stadium in Moraga, California.The May 6 broadcast of the D1A Rugby National Championship will air live on CBS Sports Network starting at 7 p.m. ET. CBS Sports Network has broadcast men’s and women’s college sports since its launch in 2002. “As the 24-hour…

March 16, 2017 Vassar Women’s Rugby Lose to Instituto Nacional de Educacion Fisica Photo: Vassar Athletics Doug Coil The Vassar Women’s team brought 32 athletes on the tour of Spain and won 29-12 against Unió Esportiva Santboiana (UES) in their first match on March 14th. and then end their tour on Tuesday, March 21 against the Manresa Women at 8:30 pm. On March 15th they had the formidable task of facing the Instituto Nacional de Educacion Fisica (INEF), which is the physical education department of the University of Barcelona, and an open club. Their team included four international players, with Maria…

March 15, 2017 Princeton University Women’s Rugby to Train With Life University  Life University Release: March 15, 2017 Princeton to Train with Running Eagles as Part of Spring Break Tour MARIETTA, Ga. – Princeton University women’s rugby will spend the week of March 20-24 training with Life University as a part of their yearly spring break tour. Last year, the Tigers travel and trained in Hong Kong. “We chose Life for several reasons,” said Princeton head coach Chris Ryan. “One, it gives us a great environment to concentrate on rugby and to experience the wonderful city of Atlanta. Two, it…

March 15, 2017 Lindenwood Women’s Rugby Beats Old Belvedere to begin Ireland Tour Photo: Lindenwoood University Women’s Rugby Doug Coil Lindenwood University Women’s Rugby Club left for their Spring rugby tour of Ireland on March 12th from St. Louis Lambert International Airport and after a stop at Newark Liberty International Airport they arrived in Dublin, Ireland on March 13. The tour was organized by Irish Rugby Tours and featured two rugby matches against Old Belvedere Women’s RFC in Dublin on March 14th and against the Highfield Women’s RFC  in Limerick on March 19th at 1pm local time. The Highfield RFC…

March 14, 2017 Ohio Colleges Representative Rugby Trials Photo: Jack Hurley Doug Coil There has been a resurgence of select side competitions in the United States. Tiger Rugby and their Academy have been at the forefront of developing players as they move through the high performance pathway that has been created by USA Rugby. Tiger Rugby Coaches, such as Taylor Howden and Roland Suniula, along with the Columbus Rugby Club (Scioto Valley), will lead the Ohio Colleges Representative Rugby Trials that will be held on April 23 from 3-5pm  at 7860 Bevelhymer Rd, New Albany, OH 43054. Both Taylor and Roland…

March 14, 2017 Vassar College Women’s Rugby Beats Unió Esportiva Santboiana to Open Spain Tour Photo: Vassar College Rugby Doug Coil The Vassar Men’s and Women’s Rugby teams left on March 11th for Barcelona, Spain and the opportunity to play against area rugby Clubs. The Vassar Women’s team brought 32 athletes on the tour of Spain and began their first match today (March 14) with a 29-12 win against Unió Esportiva Santboiana (UES). On Thursday, March 16 they will play the Carboners Women at 7:30 pm local time and then end their tour on Tuesday, March 21 against the Manresa…

March 12, 2017 Cal Bears Rugby Beats UCLA & USC  Photo: AB Flyer Cal Athletics: March 11, 2017 LOS ANGELES – Thirty Golden Bears got starting minutes in PAC Rugby Conference play and California swept its second doubleheader of the season Saturday on UCLA’s North Athletic Field, where Cal beat the Bruins, 88-7, then knocked off Southern California, 91-7. “We were really good in patches of play,” said head coach Jack Clark, “but our best rugby is still inside us.” The Bears (13-2, 5-0 PAC) got three of their 13 tries against the Bruins (4-4, 2-3 PAC) from Jake Goena,…

March 11, 2017 NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7s Select Side Team Makes a Strong Showing at the 2017 Las Vegas Invitational Photo: NSCRO/Penn Mutual’s Ciara Pettinos, Hailey Thompson and Shae Ferguson at the 2017 Las Vegas Invitational. National Small College Rugby Organization Release: Medford, NJ 10 March 2017 Last week, the NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7’s Select Side competed in their first Las Vegas Invitational (LVI) tournament. The team assembled on the evening of 28 February 2017, had two practices together on Wednesday, and competed on Thursday and Friday. Sixteen collegiate women’s 7s teams competed at the LVI with the NSCRO/Penn Mutual…

March 5, 2017 Cal Rugby Loses to UBC Photo: Cal Athletics Cal Athletics Release, Anton Malko VANCOUVER, Canada – California faced British Columbia Sunday at Thunderbird Stadium, where the Golden Bears boxed above their weight through the first half and into the second stanza before UBC ran away with a 50-6 win to end the 2017 “World Cup” series. “I thought we did pretty damn well in the first half and continued that performance for 10 to 15 minutes of the second half, but thereafter we lost touch,” said Cal head coach Jack Clark. “It was a good battle for…

February 24, 2017 Penn Mutual Varsity Cup 2017 Bracket Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Release NEW YORK – The draw for the 2017 Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship has been announced, laying out pathways for the national postseason’s 14 collegiate rugby programs to reach the final of the single-elimination championship tournament. Round One kicks off April 8 at six different universities across the nation, followed by the April 15 quarterfinals and April 22 semifinals before the May 6 Varsity Cup national championship final. For Round One on April 8, No. 1 California and No. 2 seed Central Washington receive a…

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