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New England Wide Conference Joins NCR

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New England Wide Conference Joins NCR

Vermont was ranked #3 last season.

The expanded New England Wide Collegiate Rugby Conference (NEWCRC) has announced that it will join other Men's D2 conferences as part of National Collegiate Rugby (NCR).

Founded in 2011, NEWCRC has seen membership grow significantly in recent years and currently serves 20 men's clubs from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Most recently, the NEWCRC saw four teams from the now-defunct Rugby Northeast join.

Four From Rugby Northeast Move To NEWCRC

Of the 20 teams in the conference, five were ranked in GRR's Men's D2 college rankings as they finished up at the end of the fall season. Vermont ended up #3, with Norwich, UMass-Lowell, Bentley, and Boston University all in the top 15. Coast Guard was also ranked, making six in total.

2020-2021 New England Wide Conference teams:

Bentley University
Boston University
Central Connecticut State
Coast Guard Academy
Norwich University
Post University
Providence College
Quinnipiac University
Sacred Heart University
Southern Connecticut State University
Springfield College
St. Michael's College
University of Hartford
University of Massachusetts - Lowell
University of New Hampshire (UNH)
University of Vermont (UVM)
Western Connecticut State University
Western New England University
Westfield State University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)