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National Small College Rugby 7s Championship

2018 NSCRO Championship

About NSCRO

* A non-profit educational and athletic organization with 501(c)3 status that is managed by a group of ardent and experienced professionals, some are compensated and others voluntarily give of their time and energy without recompense. NSCRO is committed to the growth and development of the rugby student-athlete and college rugby team. * Provides a wide range of programs and services to nearly 400 men’s and women’s small college rugby teams, representing more than 11,000 student-athletes and certified coaches. This represents a 12% annual increase in membership since their inception in 2007. * Services include Leadership Development, Rugby Development (providing coaching support and opportunities in player advancement), Strength and Conditioning, Event Planning, Eligibility Guidance and Competition Management for leagues. All programs are administered and delivered by dedicated professionals. * Partner with USA Rugby sharing similar goals for improving the collegiate rugby experience for the student-athlete in a positive way. * Collaborates with our top sponsor – The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company – to foster excellence for rugby student-athlete in all aspects of their lives. * Recognizes the achievements of our rugby student-athletes on field and off field contributions through our Player of the Month, Student-Leader of the Month and Heart & Soul Award to inspire and encourage rugby student-athletes in becoming tomorrow’s business and community leaders and keep rugby in their lives after graduation. * Recognizes and promotes the off-field accomplishments of all its members-both individuals and teams involved in community service and charitable organization projects. * Organizes and administers five NSCRO National Championships annually that include Women’s 7s, Women’s 15s, Men’s 7s, Men’s 15s Champion Cup and the Men’s 15s Challenge Cup. There are no additional fees to NSCRO to compete and participate at the Regional or National levels. * Broadcasts the National Championships via live stream for free to the viewers. * Honors the nation’s best small college rugby players with an annual selection of the NSCRO All-American Recognition Program. * Administers and organizes an annual Women’s 7s and Men’s 15s National All-Star Championship. * NSCRO National Championships take place at some of the premier rugby facilities in the United States including Life University in Marietta, GA and Founders Field in Pittsburgh, PA. * The NSCRO Men’s 7s National Championship is held at Talon Energy Stadium in Philadelphia, PA, where international teams such as the USA Eagles and Maori All Blacks have played, in conjunction with the nationally televised Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC). NSCRO semifinals and final are played in the stadium in front of thousands of fans. * Provides a Women’s All-Star Program with a team competes in the women’s division at both the highly competitive Las Vegas Invitational and CRC. * Sponsors, such as Impact Mouthguards and GoPlay Sports Tours, provide quality products and services at a savings to NSCRO teams. * Through our partnership with Rhino Rugby, NSCRO is able to provide tens of thousands of dollars worth of custom match balls, shirts, jerseys and ruck sacks along with thousands of dollars in Gift Certificates for the top 4 teams at Nationals.

DateJune 2nd & 3rd, 2018 (Saturday – Sunday)
VenueTalen Energy Stadium
OrganizerNational Small College Rugby Organization
PrizeNSCRO 7s National Championship

2013 Winner - Occidental College
2014 Winner - New England College
2015 Winner - New Mexico Highlands University
2016 Winner - New Mexico Highlands University
2017 Winner - Christendom College
Competing TeamsThe field of eight has been determined in eight qualifier tournaments leading to the 2018 National Small College Rugby 7s Championship.

2018 NSCRO Teams Include:

The Claremont Colleges
Cal Maritime (California State University Maritime Academy)
Endicott College
Iowa Central Community College
New Mexico Highlands University
Susquehanna University
Christendom College
Salve Regina University
Tournament BracketRound Robin: 2 pools of 4 will play 3 matches each on Saturday . 3 points for win, 2 point for draw, 1 points for loss

Championship: Top 2 from each pool in pool play compete in Championship bracket on Sunday at Talen Energy Stadium

Consolation: Bottom 4 will compete in consolation bracket on Saturday and Sunday
About NSCROSince 2007, the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) has been at the forefront of fostering and developing small college rugby programs in the United States. NSCRO is comprised of more than 240 men’s and 135 women’s colleges and universities who participate in more than 30 leagues for an opportunity compete on a national level and showcase their abilities to a broader and larger audience. By focusing on small colleges and universities, we help bring these schools, their teams and players exposure outside of their conference/union while also giving them a chance at a national title and ranking. NSCRO provides a responsive national organization dedicated to small colleges and universities which has helped legitimize rugby in the eyes of school administrators. The increased visibility and recognition from NSCRO has led to better school support, greater on-campus interest in rugby and more alumni involvement.
NSCRO is the Home of Small College Rugby in America!
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