College 7s News
National Collegiate Rugby (NCR) has announced that is has vacated the 2019 NSCRO 7s men's championship won by New Mexico Highlands.
The shuttering of the collegiate season offers an opportunity for USA Rugby to fix a broken sevens system.
For years now, we've been chasing the game when it comes to the collegiate sevens landscape. We're not talking entirely about how the CRC beat USA Rugby to the punch back in 2010 (although it did); what we are talking about it planning.
Call it coronavirus, call it Covid-19, call it something else, the virus that's been in the news is having an effect on rugby around the country.
As some major sporting events are being canceled to changed or held without fans, even the relatively small fishbowl of American college rugby is being affected.
We all know that the college 7s spring is a bit in flux, but it's still the central competitive form for many teams, especially in the Northeast and Midwest.
With everything in flux in USA Rugby there are still a lot of questions about how the national governing body of the sport will handle regular yearly activities ... such as the collegiate sevens national championships.
With the CRC no more now that United World Sports has essentially ceased operations, USA Rugby's championship seems to be the only option.