River Hawks Head to Philly for Rugby National Championship

River Hawks Head to Philly for Rugby Nationals

May 21, 2019

Susquehanna University’s men's club rugby team heads to Philadelphia June 1-2 to play for the 7s National Championship.

The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, June 1

8:20 a.m. Susquehanna University vs. Thomas More University, Field # 1
11 a.m. Susquehanna University vs Loyola University of Maryland, Field # 1
1 p.m. Susquehanna University vs. New Mexico Highlands University, Field # 1

Sunday, June 2

8 a.m. Semifinal: #2 Pool A v #1 Pool B, Talen Energy Stadium
8:20 a.m. Semifinal: #2 Pool B v #1 Pool A, Talen Energy Stadium
11:20 a.m. 7th Place: #4 Pool A v #4 Pool B, Field # 1
11:40 a.m. 5th Place: #3 Pool A v #3 Pool B, Field # 1
12 p.m. 3rd Place: Semifinal losers, Field # 1
3:29 p.m. Championship: Semifinal winners, Talen Energy Stadium

Pool A:

Christendom College, Front Royal, Virginia
Claremont Colleges, Claremont, California
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
University of Denver, Denver, Colorado

Pool B:

Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico
Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
Thomas More University, Crestview Hills, Kentucky

To qualify for national championships, the River Hawks beat No. 2 nationally ranked Endicott College, Beverly, Massachusetts. The automatic qualifying event, held in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was one of the eight nationwide automatic qualifiers for the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) 7s National Championship.

This is Susquehanna’s sixth trip to the NSCRO 7s National championships in the last seven years, having finished fifth in 2018 and third in 2016.

The NSCRO 7s National Championship will be held June 1-2 in conjunction with the Collegiate Rugby 7s Championships at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia. Last year, over 30,000 fans attended the event. Event information can be found here. Fans can purchase tickets by emailing Coach Jonathan Niles at niles@susqu.edu.

Matches featured in-stadium will be covered live on ESPN+.

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