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Preview of the NSCRO Men's 7s National Championship

By Brett Anker,, 05/30/17, 9:30PM EDT


Photo by Contrast Photography, Used with Permission.

For the fifth consecutive year, the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship will host the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) Men’s 7s National Championship. Eight teams will descend upon Philadelphia to crown one of the only true national champions in collegiate rugby.

The NSCRO division, which features schools with full-time male enrollment of under 4500 students, contains hundreds of small colleges across the country. The field has winnowed down to eight schools, with each of the eight competing teams having won a national qualifying tournament (QT) in order to make their way to Philly. Overall, 74 NSCRO teams completed in the 8 QTs, the largest number of teams to participate in the NSCRO qualifiers to date.

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