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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.

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.

Collegiate Rugby Association of America Release Santa Barbara, CA – The College Rugby Association of America (CRAA) has committed to partnering with USA Rugby to help rebuild the National Governing Body (NGB) as it emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In conjunction with the soon to be formed College Council, CRAA will remain members of USA Rugby with representation in the new governance structure of the organization. Currently, the CRAA oversees Men’s D1A and is excited to work with Women’s D1 Elite and D1 divisions, the Women’s NCAA initiative, and are working with other divisions and competitions to provide an overarching…

NCR Release National Collegiate Rugby is pleased to announce its 2020-21 membership fees and planned insurance offering. Starting on August 1, all NCR clubs, players, and coaches will register and pay directly through the NCRmembership platform. Membership fees include appropriate liability and accident insurance. In establishing the fee structure, NCR strives to set affordable levels for our players while ensuring the organization provides exceptional services, safe environments, and high-quality competitions. For the first time, all membership fees will be invested directly in the support and growth of college rugby. NCR will offer two payment structures for our members. These options…

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