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Championships

2015 Central Region Playoffs - Wisconsin-River Falls vs Wayne State

2015 Central Region Playoffs - Wisconsin-River Falls vs Wayne State

Club Championships
The 2018-19 NSCRO 15s Club Playoffs begin on Nov. 3. There are more than 200 men's and 125 women's teams in the hunt for the Small College National Championship. The Women's National Championship continues to be hosted by the Life University Women's Rugby Club at their outstanding rugby facility in Marietta, Georgia on Dec.1-2.

Continue to check back at our website for the latest scores, stats and news for all playoff action.  We will also post any videos on our YouTube site, as well as images in our photo gallery.  If you have any video or images of any NSCRO games that you'd like to share, please click here to submit.  

NSCRO reserves the right to reject and remove any images or video that is deemed as "not appropriate" or offensive.  

All-Star Championships
Introduced in 2018 to great success, the Women's 7s All-Star Championship was held in mid-January at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida with 8 Conference-based teams competing. On January 19-20, Eckerd College will again host this event but with 12 All-Star teams competing. We are told...if you build it, they will come. That is true for NSCRO!

Similarly we began a Men's 15s All-Star Championship. It was held in late June at the outstanding Round Rock Complex, the home of the Austin Elite MLR team. 5 Region-based teams competed with the Pacific Coast taking home the Championship trophy. For 2019, the teams has selected Memorial Day weekend for the event. Negotiations are underway for a suitable host. Stay tuned!

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About the Playoffs

NSCRO provides 5 different national club 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 5th year - continues to be a major success. With the impetus from this major accomplishment. Salem State is now competing in the NERFU Champions Cup Division this Fall. For 2018-19, participation in the Challenge Cup continues to be strong 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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Playoff Brackets

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Men's Champions Cup Playoff Bracket
(04 December 2018)

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Men's Challenge Cup Playoff Bracket
(20 November 2018)

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Women's National Championship Playoff Bracket  
(04 December 2018)

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