Temple – Collegiate Rugby Championship

Temple

Temple University Men‰’s Rugby has experienced tremendous success since the club was founded in 1982, yet the past few years have been particularly special. In 2010, Temple was a finalist in the Division II National Championship, which earned them a promotion to Division I. In just their first season, they advanced to the Division I Sweet Sixteen tournament, eventually finishing as the 14th ranked team in the country. Although the Owls took home the Shield in the 2014 and 2015 Collegiate Rugby Championships, they are still relishing an underdog role they are no strangers to. The strength of Temple Rugby lies in the commitment and solidarity of the players, traits that are also embodied by their coaches. This team prides itself on the toughness and resiliency that has been a distinguishable and consistent quality of every Temple team for 30 years. As a glorified club team at the university, Temple rugby is all-too-familiar with the challenges and adversity that the sport elicits. This atmosphere is something that has rubbed off on the players both on and off the field. The Owls will play a strong brand of team rugby led by the speed of Peter Mullville and the cunning talent of Anthony Sciarra. Both are playing in what will be their fifth CRC showing; experience that they hope will guide their team to future success. Temple looks to field the most talented team they have put together yet, which should give their fans (who are as loyal as they are loud) something to cheer about.

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