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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.

February 27, 2016 Penn Mutual Varsity Cup National Championship 2016 Varsity Cup Universities and United World Sports Release: February 26, 2016 2016 Varsity Cup Schedule Announcement “NEW YORK – The Varsity Cup Universities and United World Sports are pleased to announce the schedule for the fourth installment of the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup National Championship. With the addition of collegiate rugby programs, many of which are perennial conference championships and post-season stalwarts, the field now consists of 16 schools. Unlike prior years, no teams will receive a first round bye, with the schedule featuring eight matches on the weekend of…

February 25, 2016 Nicholas Clapinson Becomes University of Pennsylvania Men’s Rugby Head Coach Photo: Nicholas Clapinson & Penn Logo University of Pennsylvania Men’s Rugby Press Release: Feb.25, 2016 “University of Pennsylvania Men’s Rugby are pleased to announce that Nicholas Clapinson has been appointed Head Coach of the men’s rugby program. A Montreal native, Clapinson played for Canada through age-grade and Senior level and also played in England for the Leicester Tigers and Waterloo Rugby Club in Liverpool. Following his playing career Clapinson was Executive Director of Rugby Quebec, coached Town of Mount Royal Rugby Club, Concordia University, Quebec U18, and…

February 21, 2016 Cal Wins Against Air Force & Cal Maritime Photo: ABFlyer Photo Cal Bears Press Release: February 20, 2016 “BERKELEY – Competing in front of a national TV audience as well as seven different national championship teams who were back at Witter Rugby Field for their five-year through 35-year reunions, California beat Air Force, 65-12, following the Golden Bears’ 35-12 win over Cal Maritime on Saturday. Eight Bears scored a total of 10 tries against the Falcons, with fullback Evan Coleman and scrumhalf Nicklas Boyer contributing two apiece. Boyer finished with 25 points total against Air Force, adding…

 February 16, 2016 Cal Beats Arizona State To Share PAC Lead Photo: ABFlyer Photo Cal Bears Press Release: February 15, 2016 TEMPE, Ariz. – Eight California players scored a total of 13 tries and the Golden Bears held Arizona State scoreless in a 79-0 win for the Blue and Gold Monday on Sun Devil Field. The victory put the Bears (7-1, 2-0 PAC), who were clinical at times against ASU, into a three-way tie for the top spot in the PAC Rugby Conference while the Sun Devils (1-4, O-3 PAC) remain winless in conference play. “ASU was possibly a little…

February 14, 2016 Chesapeake Collegiate Rugby Conference To  Play D1AA Chesapeake Collegiate Rugby Conference Press Release: February 14, 2016 The newly formed Chesapeake Collegiate Rugby Conference has announced that it will begin conference play in September of 2016 with 9 member schools. Each of these schools went through a rigorous selection process where the members looked at school support, academic reputation, alumni support, and facilities to determine eligibility for the conference. Every team in this conference has enjoyed considerable success in their respective unions and is looking forward to the challenge of advancing the game in a true, D1 athletic…

February 14, 2016 Cal Captures Rugby Win Over Arizona Photo: ABFlyer Photo Cal Bears Press Release: February 13, 2016 “TUCSON, Ariz. – With nine players making their first meaningful starts of the season, the Golden Bears opened their PAC Rugby Conference account Saturday with a 61-12 win over Arizona on William David Sitton Field. California (6-1, 1-0 PAC) got 10 tries from a total of seven student-athletes, including a hat trick from flanker Nick Salaber and two from Jesse Milne, who wore the No. 11 jersey on the wing. The Wildcats (2-4, 0-2 PAC) scored twice against the Bears on…

February 9, 2016 Penn Mutual, United World Sports and NBC Sports Group Announce Landmark Sponsorship Extension of Collegiate Rugby Championship and Varsity Cup Rugby Championship Press Release: Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, United World Sports and NBC Sports Group The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, United World Sports and NBC Sports Group have today announced a landmark extension and expansion of their partnership for the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, the largest collegiate rugby event in the world, and The Penn Mutual Varsity Cup, the national collegiate championship of the 15-a-side rugby format. The CRC is played annually at Talen…

February 9, 2016 Cal Travels To Arizona To Play Arizona & Arizona State Photo: ABFlyerPhoto Cal Bears Press Release: Feb. 9, 2016 “BERKELEY – Aiming to open its PAC Rugby schedule with positive performances in the hunt for a fourth straight conference championship, California visits Arizona on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 2 p.m. MT, followed by Arizona State on Monday, Feb. 15, at 3 p.m. MT. Cal (5-1, 0-0 PAC) will take on the Wildcats (2-3, 0-1 PAC) Saturday at William David Sitton Field in Tucson, with a reserve-grade contest following the Starting XV. Monday, the Bears’ varsity faces ASU…

February 7, 2016 Cal Bears Fall To University of British Columbia  Photo: ABFlyerPhoto Cal Bears Press Release: Feb. 6, 2016 BERKELEY – California had a halftime lead over the undefeated Thunderbirds from the University of British Columbia and battled through four lead changes as fullback Harry Adolphus connected on five penalties and the Golden Bears rallied behind a raucous crowd on Pac-12 Networks but could not drive the ball over the try line as time expired, losing the opening leg of the “World Cup” series, 20-15, Saturday on Witter Rugby Field. “Taking nothing away from the ‘Birds, because I thought…

February 5, 2016 Cal Hosts University of British Columbia Feb. 6th Photo: GoldenBearsSports.com Cal Bears Press Release: February 2, 2106 BERKELEY – The Golden Bears’ home schedule kicks off with a scorcher Saturday, Feb. 6, at 11 a.m. as California (5-0) hosts British Columbia (10-0) in the “World Cup” series opener on Witter Rugby Field. Slated for an early kickoff at 11 a.m. on top of its early scheduling, which comes two weeks sooner than its traditional fixture date, Saturday’s “Cup” opener is an all-hands-on-deck affair for the Bears, who will need the utmost support from their fans. Cal students…

January 30, 2016 WellDog Brokers Wyoming Rugby Exchange In Australia Wyoming Rugby Release, January 28, 2016 Laramie, WY) WellDog Implements College Rugby Exchange with Australia New Queensland-Wyoming program builds on existing University Wyoming student exchange programs to expand Wyoming-Queensland ties and increase competitiveness of participating rugby clubs 28 January 2016 (Laramie, WY) – WellDog announced today that it has established a rugby student athlete exchange program between the University of Wyoming and universities in Brisbane, Australia. The exchange program, developed in partnership with the nascent Wyoming Rugby Organization, will allow Australian and Wyoming students to study and play at the…

January 17, 2017 Cal Bears Beat UCLA To Win Dennis Storer Rugby Classic Photo:ABFlyer Photo Cal Bears Athletics Press Releases: Anton Malko, Jan. 16-17, 2016 Day Two LOS ANGELES – The Golden Bears beat UCLA, 38-0, Sunday for their fourth win of the weekend to end the Dennis Storer Classic on North Athletic Field at UCLA. Center Jesse Milne had a hat trick, fullback Harry Adolphus scored a try and kicked two conversions (2-for-3) and three penalties (3-of-3), and flyhalf Russell Webb kicked a penalty as California exited the two-day event with a grand total of 29 tries and none…

January 13, 2016 Cal Starts Spring Rugby 15s at UCLA Photo: ABFlyer Photo of George Vrame Cal Athletics Press Release January 13, 2016 BERKELEY – Having turned to the 15-a-side game for its 134th year as the longest-tenured intercollegiate sport at the University of California, the Cal rugby program is in the homestretch of two weeks of double-day training sessions prior to the start of the spring semester and will soon break camp to begin its competition schedule Saturday and Sunday, January 16-17, in Los Angeles. “Camp has gone well. We’ve battled some wet weather and a flu bug while…

January 12, 2016 Monroe College Seeks Men’s Head Rugby Coach For New Program Logo: Monroe College Athletics Doug Coil Monroe College is seeking a men’s rugby coach to build a new rugby program (Academy) at their college which is located in the Bronx, NY with a sports campus up in New Rochelle. Mark Griffin, CEO and Founder of Play Rugby USA is assisting in this effort to identify a new head rugby coach. This new program is likely to receive participants from the newly designated Community Olympic Development Program to continue playing rugby at the College level. Play Rugby USA…

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