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NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women's 7s Select Side Returns to LVI 7s Tournament & the CRCs

By Bryn Chivers, NSCRO, 01/17/18, 1:30PM EST


NSCRO-Penn-Mutual-Womens-7s-Select-Side-LVI-2017NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women's 7s Select Side team at the 2017 Las Vegas 7s Invitational in Las Vegas, NV. © 2017 National Small College Rugby Organization

We are proud to announce that the NSCRO/Penn Mutual Women’s 7’s Select Side will return to the Las Vegas Invitational (LVI) 7’s tournament and the Collegiate Rugby Championships (CRCs). The Las Vegas Invitational will be held on March 1 – 3, 2018 and the CRCs will be held in Philadelphia, PA on June 1 – 3, 2018.

The Select Side program is entering its third year with a core of experienced players, a solid depth chart, and a pathway that allows for all players on NSCRO teams to be considered for selection. 

Players for the program are viewed at the NSCRO Women’s 15’s Championship, Women’s 7’s National Championship, and the 2018 NSCRO Women’s 7’s All Star Championships. While these events provide an opportunity to view players in person, the most important piece of the selection process is the online Player Recommendation Form. This creates a pathway for the players whose team may not be as successful at the National level, and who otherwise may not get recognized by the NSCRO coaching staff. The success of this pathway and the success of the program lies in the hands of the team coaches who have the opportunity to advocate for their players’ selection.  

Recommendations are accepted throughout the year. Final selections for the squad participating in Las Vegas will be made on Wednesday, January 24th.

The program is made possible by Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company and their continued support in the growth of women’s rugby. Contact Bryn Chivers ( or via cell 773-308-4540) if you have questions about the program or would like to discuss a player in more detail.