Collegiate Rugby Championship

Event Guide

Date May 30th & 31st, 2015 (Saturday – Sunday)
Venue PPL Park Philadelphia Home of the Philadelphia Union (MLS Team)

  • One Stadium Drive
  • Chester, PA 19013
  • 610.859.3100
Time May 30th (Saturday) 10:40 am – 8:00 pm (Gates open at 10:00 am) May 31st (Sunday) 10:20 am – 6:00 pm (Gates open at 10:00 am)
Organizer USA Sevens / NBC Sports
Stadium Capacity 18,500
Tournament Prize CRC Cup | Pete Dawkins Trophy
Competing Teams
Arizona California Dartmouth Drexel Kutztown
Life Maryland Michigan Navy Northeastern
Notre Dame Penn Penn State St. Joseph’s South Carolina
Temple Texas UCLA Virginia Tech Ohio State
Previous Champions
2014 – University of California
2013 – University of California
2012 – Dartmouth College
2011 – Dartmouth College
2010 – University of Utah
Tournament Bracket
Round Robin: 5 pools of 4 will play 1 match on Friday and 2 matches on Saturday: 3 points for win, 1 point for draw, 0 points for loss.
Championship: Top 8 from pool play compete in Championship bracket on Sunday.
Plate: Next best 4 from pool play (9 – 12) compete in Plate bracket on Sunday
Bowl: Following best 4 from pool play (13 – 16) compete in Bowl bracket on Sunday
Shield: Bottom 4 from pool play (17 – 20) compete in Shield bracket on Sunday
Official Draw May 2015
Match Duration Seven minutes each way with two-minute intervals for pool, knock-out matches. Tournament Challenger final will be seven minutes each way with two-minute intervals; 10 minutes each way for the Championship final
Sevens Rugby With only seven players per team playing on the same size pitch as a 15’s rugby match, sevens rugby offers non-stop action where speed, high scoring & athleticism rule the day. Rugby Sevens will be an Olympic sport starting in 2016 and the USA Sevens Rugby Collegiate Championship Invitational offers fans a preview of the talent pool available for the U.S. Olympic team.
Television/Broadcast NBC Sports (national), NBC 10 (local), NBC Sportsnet, NBC Universal, Comcast Sportsnet (local and regionally for event showcase and promotions)