The above photo features (from L to R): Leanne Action, Penn Mutual Assistant VP; Nathan "Gator" Adams (The Claremont Colleges), Ivan Messi (St. Mary's College of Maryland), Ke'Von Williams (New Mexico Highlands University), Chris Warden (Susquehanna University), Steve Cohen, NSCRO President
Susquehanna University - 2016 Lord Fairfax 7s Champion
The Claremont Colleges - 2016 Pacific 7s Champion
Franklin & Marshall College - 2016 East Penn 7s Champion
Ithaca College - 2016 Grove City 7s Champions
LSU Alexandria - 2016 Lee 7s Champion
New Mexico Highlands University - 2016 Wayne 7s Champion
Babson College - 2016 Mitchell 7s Champion
St. Mary's College
Lord Fairfax 7s - Middletown, VA
Final: Susquehanna University 20 - Lafayette College 19
Susquehanna (Selinsgrove, PA) qualifies for National 7s Championship
Pacific 7s - Stockton, CA
Final: The Claremont Colleges 31- University of the Pacific 12
Claremont (Claremont, CA) qualifies for National 7s Championship
East Penn 7s - Lancaster, PA
Franklin & Marshall College 14 - St. Mary's College 5
F&M qualifies for National 7s Championship
Grove City 7s - Founders Field, Cheswick, PA
Ithaca College 36 - SUNY Plattsburgh 29
Ithaca qualifies for National 7s Championship
Lee 7s - Chattanooga, TN
LSU Alexandria 17 - North Alabama 12
LSUA qualifies for National 7s Championship
Wayne 7s - Wayne, NE
New Mexico Highlands 38 - Wisconsin-Parkside 12
NMHU qualifies for National 7s Championship
Mitchell 7s - New London, CT
Babson 31 - Lafayette 22
Babson qualifies for National 7s Championship
Click here for the current 7s rules, regs and forms.
The 2016 NSCRO 7s National Championship was a fantastic success. It was held in conjunction with the CRC 7s at Talen Energy Stadium (formerly PPL Park) as part of the festival of collegiate rugby that over 20,000 rugby enthusiasts attended.
Planning for the 2017 NSCRO 7s Championship is underway. The National Championship will be on June 3-4 n conjunction with the CRC 7s at Talen Energy (formerly PPL) Park in Philadelphia. There are 8 Qualifier 7s tournaments leading to the 2017 National Small College Rugby 7s Championship.
NSCRO prefers that 8 or more NSCRO teams enter the Qualifier Bracket with 6 teams being the minimum requirement in order for the winner to qualify for the NSCRO National 7s Championship.
We expect all regions to host at least one NSCRO 7s Qualifier.
If possible it would be good if each region could host two 7s events. One could be for preparation and another could be for qualification These could be split Autumn / Spring or both be in the same season.
The NSCRO 7s Tournaments can also be part of others 7s events as their own bracket within that event.
Play in or Host a NSCRO 7s Qualifier, you will be glad you did. Teams can enter more than one QT in an attempt to qualify for Nationals.
Click here and go to the NSCRO 7s Resources tab to get all of the information you need to host a QT.
Please email Howard Kent - NSCRO 7s Commissioner - by clicking here for more information as needed.
Approved 2016-17 NSCRO 7s QTs (as of October 1, 2016)
Santa Rosa JC in Santa Rosa, CA. Contact is Steve Wren
2016 Recap - see NEWS section on this page
In a repeat of the 2014 the final the New England College Lions played New Mexico Highlands Vatos. NEC was victorious in 2014. Both of these schools have less than 800 full-time male undergraduate students. It was an outstanding display of athleticism and 7s rugby skills by both teams for the full 14 minutes of play. Late in the match NEC scored to take a commanding 19 -10 lead. NEC kicked off with 1:09 left to play in the match. The Vatos took the ball into contact, re-won the rock, then scored under the posts and converted to close the gap to 19-17. With time about to expire the Vatos kicked short and high with Jeremy Misailegalu going up over two Lions players to reclaim the ball, one ruck later the ball went wide to Kevon Williams who scored in the corner after the hooter had sounded, making the final score 22-19 in favor of the Vatos and earning them the title of the 2015 NSCRO 7s National Champion. The crowd erupted as 10,000 fans at PPL Park were treated to some of the finest and most exciting 7s played on the weekend. Williams was named MVP as he had a fine weekend and two other tries in the match including a 107-meter run in the first half of the final.
Click here for a full wrap up of the matches from the 2015 NSCRO Men's 7s National Championship.
Click on the appropriate link below for the full results and the All-Championship Team selections: