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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.

NSCRO Release The Gateway Rugby Conference is pleased to announce their commitment to the NSCRO Open Division D2 Competition beginning Fall 2020. The Gateway Rugby Conference was created in 2012 as USA Rugby reorganized various aspects of community rugby. The initial teams joining the Gateway Conference came from the Missouri Rugby Football Union, the Heart of America Union, and the WI-IL Union. Most teams in the conference operate independent of any current geographic union. The conference has expanded from an initial seven D2 teams to it’s current ten squads over the past several years. This expansion has seen not only…

NSCRO Release The Cardinals Collegiate Rugby Conference (CCRC) is pleased to announce their commitment to the NSCRO Open Division D2 Competition beginning in Fall 2020.  The Cardinals Collegiate Rugby Conference was created in 2013 when the Virginia Rugby Union dissolved.  The conference quickly grew to 23 teams and expanded its footprint to North Carolina (NC State; Queens and Duke) and Maryland (UMBC and Naval Academy developmental sides) as it adopted an “inclusive” philosophy and Hybrid scheduling system.  The Hybrid fall schedule included competition amongst D2 and Small College teams with the aim of limiting travel requirements while increasing more competitive…

National Small College Rugby Organization & New England Free Jacks Partner to Host All-Star Championship February 24, 2020— The National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) today announced a partnership with Major League Rugby’s New England Free Jacks to host its third annual All-Star Championship. The Championship will take place from May 28 – 30, and will be held at Free Jacks Union Point Stadium in Weymouth, MA. The tournament will consist of eight men’s regional teams from across the US made up entirely of NSCRO student-athletes. The championship final will be held on Saturday May 30 as a curtain raiser for the…

The 2020 Texas Rattlesnakes have changed their tour plans and will now be touring Jamaica from May 29th-June 7th. Previously the team had planned to tour China. The Rattlesnakes will play the Jamaica National Men’s Team, as well as their National U23 Team. Head Coach Lachlan Ferguson has selected a squad of 30 players from nine different Texas Colleges following a two-day camp held in Huntsville, Texas hosted by Sam Houston State University.  Seven alternates have also been named as emergency reserves. The team’s captain is fly-half Cesar Escajeda, who is from Angelo State University. The vice-captain is blindside flanker…

Texas Rattlesnakes China 2020 Tour – Lachlan Ferguson The 2020 LoneStar Conference All-Stars Rugby Representative Team will be touring China from May 27th – June 6th, 2020. Games are being finalized against the Chinese Men’s National Team and the Beijing All-Stars Select XV. The Rattlesnakes have also been invited to compete in the Beijing 10s Rugby Tournament Sat May 30th and the Shanghai 10s Sat June 6th. A squad of 30 players will be selected and announced after the February 1-2 Selection Camp, hosted by Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Seventy players from fifteen different Texas colleges have…

Marian University Release INDIANAPOLIS – The Marian Athletic Department has announced that the school will introduce rugby as the school’s 27th sport, effective at the start of the 2020-21 school year. John Harley has been tabbed as the program’s first head coach. “Rugby is a fast-growing sport, especially in Indiana,” said Marian athletic director Steve Downing. “We’re excited to open up this opportunity for student-athletes to compete at a high level in the sport of rugby, while receiving an outstanding education at Marian University. John Harley has proven himself as a great coach and he is well-known throughout the Indianapolis area. We’re excited…

Belmont Abbey Release BELMONT, N.C. — Belmont Abbey College is adding Men’s Rugby as its 41st intercollegiate sports, Director of Athletics Stephen Miss announced today. In addition, Miss announced that Nick Whitrow, the head coach at Charlotte Catholic High School has been named as the program’s first head coach. “After having conducted extensive analysis and an extended search, we are excited to announce the addition of Men’s Rugby as a program and of Nick Whitrow as our Head Coach,” Miss said. “Ideally suited to mentor, teach, form, develop, and, thus, coach our students, Coach Whitrow’s persistent pursuit of our head coaching…

D1A Rugby Release Unprecedented three-year deal struck to bring Division 1 College Rugby to television, digital audiences SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The Collegiate Rugby Association of America and Lax United Marketing, LLC (LUM) have agreed on a three-year deal to bring D1A College Rugby to a massive television and digital audience. Lax United Marketing, via the brand FTF – For the Fans will broadcast a minimum of 50 D1A rugby games per season over the course of the deal between the 2019-2022 seasons. FTF salutes the drivers of the sports industry – the passionate, rabid fans seeking a unique sports…

Yale Rugby Release Yale Rugby is delighted to announce that Craig Wilson will become the Men’s Head Coach whilst continuing in his role as Women’s Head Coach. For the last four years, former head coach and Director of Yale Rugby, Greg McWilliams has worked closely with Wilson. McWilliams has accepted the role of Head Coach for the Major League Rugby team, Rugby United New York (RUNY) but will continue his involvement with Yale Rugby as Technical Advisor. Wilson, who has a Masters in Performance Coaching and is a World Rugby Level Three Coach, joined Yale Rugby in 2015 as Women’s…

Princeton Women’s Rugby Release Princeton Women’s Rugby announced the hiring of Josie Ziluca as the team’s head coach starting this fall season. Ziluca has recently coached various USA Rugby High School All-American programs and the Atlantis U18 Elite Girls Team. This past September, she coached the North American Lions tour in France. Ziluca brings experience from an extensive athletic repertoire. After playing Division I lacrosse and tennis at Longwood University, she picked up her first rugby ball in 2011 and joined the Longwood University Women’s Rugby Club. From there, she went on to play at the Northern Virginia Women’s Rugby…

USA Rugby Release Mecklenburg County Sportsplex @ Matthews in Charlotte, NC to host 2019 Championship Weekend; December 7-8. Vassar College (NY), Scott Boulevard Fields (MO) & Furman College (SC) are set to host opening rounds of the fall regional playoffs; November 23-24 The Fall 2019 Men’s and Women’s Championship Series, along with the Men’s D2 National Championship, will commence December 7th-8th at The Mecklenburg County Sportsplex @ Matthews in Charlotte, NC. Not only is it a first-class facility and continuing to establish itself as the home of rugby in North Carolina, but has hosted the High School State Football Championships…

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