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life Founded in 1974, Life University is a health sciences institution most known for its chiropractic program, the largest in the world. With 12 undergraduate degrees and 4 Master‰’s degrees, each rooted in the philosophy of vitalistic health and wellness, Life University is at the forefront of the worldwide healthcare evolution. The 110-acre campus in suburban Atlanta contains state-of-the-art facilities, an idyllic setting, and convenient proximity to a top-ten metropolitan area. Life U Rugby was founded in 1980 and has since grown to include undergraduate men‰’s and women‰’s teams that compete in both 15s and 7s: The men‰’s 15s team won the D1A National Championship in 2013, and were runners-up in 2014 and 2015. The 7s team won the inaugural USA Rugby 7s National Championship in 2011, and have participated in the Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) every year since 2012, and reached the finals in 2013. They have been semifinalists every year, and will look to make a return trip to the finals in 2016! The men‰’s program is coached by Scott Lawrence, a former US Eagle player and coach. The 7s team coach is Colton Cariaga, a former collegiate All-American and US Falcons player. The women‰’s 15s team, in it‰’s first season of competition finished 3rd in the spring championship in 2015. They currently play in the Women‰’s D1 Elite competition. The 7s team played its first-ever competition at the 2015 Collegiate Rugby Championship, winning the Challenge Cup. They are looking forward to the 2016 CRC! The women‰’s program is coached by Rosalind Chou, an elite-level player and coach with the Atlanta Harlequins. Life U has rugby-dedicated facilities, and has been the site of regional training camps for both the men‰’s and women‰’s US National Teams. Life U is also designated by USA Rugby as one of four regional Olympic Development Academies (ODAs).

2015 Highlights

2016 Schedule

DateLocationEventTeam 1ScoreTeam 2Score
6-FebHomeClemsonLife
13-FebHomeAir ForceLife
14-FebHomeNavyLife
20-FebAwayCharlotte RCLife
27-FebHomeLindenwoodLife
27-FebAwayOld WhiteLife
5-MarHomeDavenportLife
5-MarHomeGreenville RCLife
12-MarAwayArk StLife
15-MarHomeOld WhiteLife
19-MarAwayLindenwoodLife
2-AprAwayDavenportLife
2-AprAwayRenegades RCLife
23-AprTBDLife

Results

Roster

TOURNAMENT/
JERSEY NUMBER
SURNAMEFIRST NAMESPOSITION
1WheelerHarleyProp
2van SchalkwykZanderHooker
3NorphletDonovanProp
4van SchalkwykDuncanScrumhalf
5MelphyCodyFlyhalf
6MooneyhamConnerCenter
7DavidsonHarleyWing
8IslavaMichaelProp
9WalshMarcusScrumhalf
10WilsonMitchellFlyhalf
11CowleySamHooker
12KoroiMaciuProp
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Support Life Rugby

  • Step 1: Download the Ads
  • Step 2: Post to your website or to Facebook
  • Step 3: Link to www.usasevenscrc.com
  • Step 4:Buy tickets to the CRC
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