College rugby has a long and storied history. Over the last 40 years, the game has evolved into a competitive sport on college campuses played by thousands of young men and women across the country. Since 2007, NSCRO has accelerated the on and off-field growth and development of 350 small college rugby teams, student-athletes and coaches.
Today, we are announcing the next evolution of college rugby.
We are excited to introduce National Collegiate Rugby (NCR), a new brand that will encompass a broad constituency of collegiate programs. The brand will be guided by the values inherent in rugby – teamwork, respect, and sportsmanship. Through the passion of our staff and the rugby community, NCR will continue to grow the game and create an unforgettable student-athlete experience.
We will continue to provide the same exceptional services to our small college teams as we welcome both new small and larger schools to the NCR family. The organization will expand to include additional services, including registration, insurance, a competition management system and much more. We are proud to have the continued long-term support of our top sponsor, The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, as we work together to create a brighter future for collegiate rugby.
Under the NCR umbrella, the organization remains committed to positively impacting the lives of young adults and growing collegiate rugby.
We look forward to seeing everyone back on the pitch this fall.