The Men's bracket in the CRC 7s provided several good performances and didn't look anywhere near as rusty as observers expect.
With the top four seeds, Lindenwood, Life, Army, and Davenport, all getting a bye, it was to everyone else to impress, and many did.
The CRC college tournament is set to kick off at 9AM Saturday morning in New Orleans.
The first half of the women's tournament will be held with the 1st Round and the quarterfinals being played. In addition, the first round of the men's games will be played.
There's also a college alumni 10s tournament with a round-robin series going on there.
The Men’s CRC 7s tournament has to have Lindenwood and Life as their favorites.
Both of these programs have performed very well on the national stage in 7s; Life was runner-up in the old CRC three times and the USA Rugby 7s championships once. They also won USA Rugby’s 7s championship in 2011.
The Collegiate Rugby Championship tournament has set its bracket, and there's a new wrinkle to involved fans with a May Madness Rugby 7s Bracket Challenge.
The Bracket Challenge is basically a chance for fans to predict how the competitions, men and women, will pan out. You can win four VIP tickets to next year's CRC.
Lindenwood University lock Emmanuel Albert has won the 2021 Rugby Scholz Award as the nation's best Men's Collegiate rugby player.