This coming weekend (Saturday, November 10th) the USA Rugby national tournaments will begin, and the New England Collegiate Cup will be held at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island. NEWCRC is well represented in each competition;
Men's National Championship
Vermont has secured the 6th overall seed, and a bye into the Round of 16. They will face the winner of the Bloomsburg vs. Virginia play-in game set for this weekend.
Sacred Heart is NEWCRC's 2nd seed, and will travel to William Paterson University for a play-in game this weekend (November 11th).
Winners of the men's play-in games, and teams on bye will travel to Greenville, NC next weekend (November 17-18) for the Rounds of 16 and 8, held Saturday & Sunday, respectively.
Women's National Championship
Coast Guard has secured a 2nd seed, and hosts Syracuse this coming weekend (November 10th/11th).
Maine (8th seed) will host SUNY Cortland in a match of conference runner-ups (November 10th/11th).
Vermont (14th seed) was set to travel to Bryant to face the Rugby Northeast conference champions, but unfortunately has forfeited due to travel restrictions.
Winners of the women's games will travel to Vassar College next weekend (November 17-18) for the Rounds of 16 and 8, held Saturday & Sunday, respectively.
New England Collegiate Cup
Cross-conference bowl games, hosted at Fort Adams State Park, Newport Rhode Island - November 10th.
Tufts Women vs. Bentley University.
WPI Women vs. UMass Dartmouth
Smith Women vs. Endicott
Westfield State Men vs. Wentworth
UNH Women vs. URI
Boston University Men vs. Plymouth State
Congratulations to our men's and women's clubs who have reached the post-season! While not official yet, we are expecting 2 men's bids, and 3 women's bids into USA Rugby's D2 National Tournaments.
NEWCRC will also be sending multiple men's and women's clubs to play in the New England Collegiate Cup, on Saturday November 10th, at Fort Adams State Park, Newport Rhode Island.
Our Tier 1 playoffs began last weekend, with the results listed below;
#1 - UVM (68) over #4 - New Blue (15)
#2 - Sacred Heart (17) over #3 - Coast Guard (10)
#1 - Coast Guard (n/a) over #4 - UNH (forfeit)
#3 - Maine (80) over #2 - UVM (10)
This coming weekend features our league championship match-ups;
#1 - UVM vs. #2 - Sacred Heart
Saturday, October 27th - 1pm Kickoff
#1 - Coast Guard vs. #3 - Maine
Saturday, October 27th - 9am Kickoff
New London, CT
Women's Consolation Final
#2 - UVM vs. #4 - UNH
Saturday, October 27th - 10:30am Kickoff
Our Tier 2 season ended this past weekend, with the tier champions listed below;
Boston University (5-0, 23 Conference Points)
Smith College (4-1, 22 Conference Points)
New England Collegiate Cup
The NECC features 6 matches, pitting NEWCRC clubs against teams of equal standing from Rugby Northeast Conference (RNE) and Colonial Coast Rugby Conference (CCRC). Opponents and kickoff times TBD.
The following NEWCRC clubs have been awarded games in the Cup;
Boston University (Tier 2, Champion)
Westfield State (Tier 2, Runner-up)
Team TBD (Tier 1, fourth place)
Smith College (Tier 2, Champion)
Tufts University (Tier 2, Runner-up)
WPI (Tier 2, third place)
Welcome to the 2018 Fall Season! There are several important changes this year, so please take a moment to review this post.
Schedules have been emailed to all clubs, and posted under the Competitions tab above. If there are any scheduling issues, PLEASE email the competition director ASAP (Competition@NEWCRC.org).
New this year;
We have added 8 new clubs!