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The 2019-20 bid process for hosting an NSCRO 7s Open Qualifying Tournaments and awarding Automatic Qualification to Conference Champions is nearly complete.

See below for the details for Open QT and Conference QTs. More are in process of being approved.

The NSCRO 7s National Championship will consist of 16 teams and be held on May 23-24, 2020 (Memorial Day weekend). It will be hosted by the Clayton Bootleggers RFC at the East Clayton Community Park located at 1774 Glen Laurel Road in Clayton, NC.

Click here for all of the event details.

Contact Ron Ziegler, NSCRO Men's 7s Commissioner at for further information.

2020 NSCRO 7s Conference Qualifying Tournaments

Feb. 29, March 21 and April 4 - Southern RC. Contact: Ryan Bays,

March 28 - Colonial Coast CRC. Contact: Andrew Gottlieb

March 21 to April 4 - Mid-Atlantic RC. Contact: Jon Niles,

April 4 - Cardinals CRC. Contact: Tom Trumps,

April 5 (Sunday) - Upstate (NY) Small CRC. Contacts: Sean Morgan, and Bill Mitchell,

April 18 - Northern Lights. Contact: Greg White,

April 18 - Northwest CRC. Contact: Andy Main,

April 18 - Three Rivers CRC. Contact: Shawn Crago,

April 25-26 - New England RFU. Contact: Dale Russell,

2019-20 NSCRO 7s Open Qualifying Tournaments

Oct. 26 - San Diego 7s - Hosted by the University of San Diego.
Contact: Kevin Eaton,
FINAL: Claremont Colleges 31 - MiraCosta College 5

Feb. 14-15 - Vegas 7s - Hosted by Cal Maritime
Contact: Steve Hiatt,

FINAL: University of Denver 21 - MiraCosta College 0

April 5 (Sunday) - Queen's Cup 7s - Hosted by Queens University of Charlotte. Contact: Katie Wurst,

April 18 - Crossroads 7s - Hosted by the Des Moines RFC, Des Moines, IA. Contact: Bryant Reynolds,

April 18-19 - Rugby by the River - Hosted by St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City, MD. Contact: James Blakeney,

April 18-19 - Dip Classic 7s - Hosted by Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA.  Contact: Alex Romano,


2019 San Diego 7s Champion - The Claremont Colleges. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Ognall.

2020 Las Vegas 7s Champion - University of Denver

NSCRO Does It Right

As the dust settled after a hot weekend of 7s rugby action at the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championships held last weekend at Talen Energy Stadium near Philadelphia, PA, the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) can look back at the weekend with pride.

The on-field standard of play was very high throughout the weekend. Three of the four teams who made the semifinals—The Claremont Colleges, Christendom College, and New Mexico Highlands University—were one of the National Champions for the past four years. Loyola University Maryland, the newcomer to the semis, had a great showing all weekend and finished in third place, edging out Christendom. In the final, defending 7s champion and current NSCRO 15s National Champion, Claremont, faced off against the NMHU Vatos in a match not only played in the stadium in front of thousands of fans but also broadcasted live on national television by ESPN. The match was simply outstanding with the Vatos winning in the final seconds after numerous phases of ball control by a score of 17 to 12.

While the CRCs had several different divisions filled with invitational teams, NSCRO stood alone as the only National Championship. None of the eight men's teams that participated were invited to the Championship. All earned their place by competing in a qualifying tournament held either last Fall or this Spring. Nearly 60 different NSCRO member schools competed in the various qualifiers for a chance to play for our National Championship.

NSCRO has established a 7s Bracketing Standards that set its pool play scheduling based on strength of competition (seeding), recovery time between matches, and a limit on the number of matches per day.

Recognizing that the significant cost to attend this event, NSCRO provided over $6000 total in travel grants to its teams. In addition, a total of $1000 in gift certificates from our partner, Rhino Rugby, were awarded as well as team trophies for the top four finishers and gold, silver and bronze medals to the top the finishers.

NSCRO further recognized the on-field accomplishments of the players by selecting an All-Championship team along with Honorable Mentions as well as the MVP, Voshon Jackson from New Mexico Highlands University.  

There were 19 nominations for the 2019 Penn Mutual Life of Significance Award which recognized individuals whose off-the-field accomplishments consistently upheld the values of the rugby community and The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company. Of note, eight of the 19 nominations were players from the NSCRO teams at the CRCs. The full article is available on Penn Mutual’s website.  Such accomplishments by NSCRO players as well as teams serving their community and the greater good are nothing new. NSCRO encourages and recognizes that there is more to rugby than on-field accomplishments.

NSCRO does it right!

Download the 2019 Men's 7s All-Championship Team list here.

Download the 2019 Men's 7s National Championship schedule and final scores here.

2018-19 Qualfying Tournaments Champions

2018 NorCal 7s Champion - The Claremont Colleges

2019 Las Vegas Invitational 7s Champion - University of Denver

2019 General 7s Champion - Christendom College

2019 Dip 7s Champion - Susquehanna University

2019 Oak Leaf 7s Champion - Thomas More University

2019 Rugby Athletic 7s Champion - Loyola University Maryland

2019 Crossroads 7s Champion - New Mexico Higlands University

2018-19 NSCRO 7s At Large Selection

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Photo Gallery of Previous National and QT Champions

New Mexico Highlands University - 2018 Oak Leaf 7s Champions

Iowa Central Community College - 2018 Crossroad 7s Champions

Salve Regina University - 2018 Lighthouse 7s Champions. Photo by Lori Staples.

Duke University - 2017 Elon 7s Champion

Banson College - 2017 Central Region 7s Champion

Franklin & Marshall College - 2016 East Penn 7s Champion

New Mexico Highlands University - 2016 Wayne 7s Champion

Babson College - 2016 Mitchell 7s Champion

The Claremont Colleges - 2018 Southeastern 7s Champions

Christendom College - 2018 Central East 7s Champions

California Maritime Academy - 2017 PacWest 7s Champions

Christendom College - 2017 St. Mary's 7s Champion

St. Mary's College of Maryland - 2017 East Penn 7s Champion

Colby College - 2017 Food Bank 7s Champion

Susquehanna University - 2016 Lord Fairfax 7s Champion

Ithaca College - 2016 Grove City 7s Champions

Endciott College - 2018 Rugby by the River 7s Champions

Susquehanna University - 2018 DIP Classic 7s Champions

Christendom College - 2017 NSCRO 7s National Champion

New Mexico Highlands University - 2017 Tulane 7s Champions

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point - 2017 Winona 7s Champion

Solano Community College - 2016 Santa Rosa 7s Champion

The Claremont Colleges - 2016 Pacific 7s Champion

LSU Alexandria - 2016 Lee 7s Champion

St. Mary's College - At Large Selection