2015 Central Region Playoffs - Wisconsin-River Falls vs Wayne State
The 2016-2017 NSCRO Playoffs begin on Nov. 5. There are more than 200 men's and 100 women's teams in the hunt for the Small College National Championship. The Women's National Championship is thrilled to announce that its National Championship will be hosted by the Life University Women's Rugby Club at their brand new rugby facility in Marietta, Georgia on Dec. 3-4
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About the Playoffs
NSCRO provides 5 different national playoff systems, complete with Qualifying and Regional Championship events, which lead to the Small College National Championships for both men and women that help inspire players to achieve greatness.
The men's Challenge Cup National Championship - now in its 3rd year - continues to be a major success. Salem State University defeated Point Loma Nazarene University 45-17. With the impetus from this major accomplishment. Salem State is now competing in the NERFU Champions Cup Division this Fall. For 2016-17, participation in the Challenge Cup continues to increase with more than 110 small colleges participating. The Challenge Cup gives teams that may not have yet been able to successfully move into the Champions Cup another avenue to compete in a national playoff series leading to a National Championship. Read more about the Challenge Cup here.
For 15s, NSCRO holds the Men's Champions Cup as well as the Challenge Cup along with the Women's National Championships. For 7s, NSCRO holds both the Men's and Women's National Championship.
The NSCRO playoffs have been described by many coaches, players and fans as the "best organized and best run collegiate event they've ever attended". These playoffs, along with NSCRO's leadership, have given collegiate club rugby credibility in the eyes of school administrators, club alumni and parents where there was little if any previously. As a result NSCRO has helped collegiate rugby clubs gain increased school and alumni support, as well as popularity and interest among students who want to give rugby a try.
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