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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.

October 19, 2015 Army & Penn State Join Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Photo: Penn Mutual Varsity Cup, United World Sports, Inc. Doug Coil Varsity Cup Press Release: Oct. 19, 2015 “NEW YORK – United World Sports and the Varsity Cup universities announced Monday that the United States Military Academy at West Point and Penn State University have committed to the Penn Mutual Varsity Cup Rugby Championship as the final 15th and 16th teams in the competition. Army and Penn State bring their considerable rugby histories and success to the Varsity Cup, which is widely recognized as the most prestigious postseason championship…

September 12, 2105 Delaware Men’s Rugby Resumes With Success Against St. Joe’s Doug Coil Excitement was felt in anticipation of Delaware’s Men’s Rugby club taking the pitch for the first time in two years against St Joe’s. Crowds of alumni, parents and fans lined the one sideline. There were tents for both, with parents and alumni manning them. The rain that started prior to the match did not deter anyone from leaving, even in the later monsoon conditions. This match between the Colleges has traditionally been played early in the season. In fact, Delaware’s last match two year’s ago was…

September 11, 2015 University of Delaware Rugby Returns Doug Coil The University of Delaware returns to action this Saturday at 5pm at Frazier Field, Newark, Delaware against Saint Joseph University. After a hiatus of two years, Delaware has had 60 players to practice and is heavily a Sophomore-Junior laden team. They do have several very experienced players in Chris Mattina, who has recently played in the American Rugby Premiership with New York Athletic Club. Joey Roberts, Will Baker, Jack Finegan, Tom Abrams, Mike Gorman and Justin Elliott are also experienced College and Club players. Look for forwards Ricky Comis, Matt…

Key D1A Rugby East Match as Penn State Visits Kutztown Doug Coil, Real-time Sports Oct 18, 2014 Pre-Match: The last meeting between Kutztown and Penn State ended with Kutztown winning the ACRC title last December. Since then, when the D1A Rugby East schedule was released, this date has been circled by both teams as being critical toward winning the league. Both teams are highly ranked in all polls and no extra motivation is needed to play well. A large crowd is expected, as it is Homecoming and also the 30th anniversary as a club for Kutztown. Both teams have excellent…

West Chester University Men’s Rugby On The Rise With Haglid’s Arrival Sept 24, 2014 Q & A with Bjorn Haglid Bjorn Haglid Bio: Player – U Delaware, U Arkansas, Wilmington RFC, Schuylkill River RFC Head Coach: Wilmington Colts, Wilmington RFC, U Delaware, EPRU Collegiate All-stars HC, Villanova and Current HC West Chester U (D1-AA Keystone Rugby Conference) RTR: Every program you have coached has significantly improved. You are in a unique situation recently having been the Head Men’s College Coach of D1A, D2 and now D1-AA programs. What similarities & differences exist with developing these programs? BH: Firstly, my experience…

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