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Groups confirmed for 2022 School Rugby Affiliation of America’s Fall Basic in Charlotte, December 3-4 | Newest Rugby Information

The School Rugby Affiliation of America (CRAA) has confirmed it is matchups for the 2022 Fall Basic, December 3-4 at Mecklenberg Sportsplex at Mathews, NC.

Headlined by the Ladies’s D1 Elite and Ladies’s D1 and D2 Fall Championships, the action-packed rugby weekend will even showcase two Males’s D1A Bowl Championships. All matches will probably be streamed LIVE without spending a dime on The Rugby Community.

CRAA has partnered with The Rugby Community (TRN) to offer free on-line streaming of the championship weekend, and CRAA “Match of the Week” in 2023. Complementing its end-to-end protection of Main League Rugby, TRN is happy to develop the rugby providing and bringing the collegiate recreation to the forefront.

“Final yr’s championship occasion was an unbelievable expertise for CRAA and the competing groups, an expertise we’re thrilled to develop on this December. Our aim is to offer the student-athletes with an expert expertise and ship broadcast to all followers, alumni and spectators of the collaborating establishments,” mentioned Paul Keeler, CRAA Chairperson. “Partnering with The Rugby Community for our championships and upcoming match of the week is delivering the perfect of faculty rugby to alumni and followers each close to and overseas.”


School Rugby Affiliation of America Fall Basic | December 3-4, 2022

Mecklenberg Sportsplex – Matthews, NC | *ALL TIMES AND*

December 3, 2022

1:00pm | Division 1 Elite Ladies’s Nationwide Championship | Lindenwood vs Life

3:00pm | Division 1A Males’s Mint Metropolis Bowl Championship | Colorado State vs. Kentucky

5:00pm | Division 1 Ladies’s Fall Championship | Navy vs. Utah State

7:00pm | Division 1A Males’s Hornet’s Nest Bowl Championship | Ohio State vs. Penn State

December 4, 2022

12:00pm | Division 2 Ladies’s Fall Championship


The Ladies’s brackets characteristic a number of the greatest that school rugby has on show. Transferring from spring to fall, the Ladies’s D1 Elite Nationwide Championship will characteristic 2021 Champion Lindenwood College vs. Life College, a fifth straight yr the Lions will face the Working Eagles within the last recreation of the yr. The Ladies’s D1 Fall Championship will embrace the 2021 Champion U.S. Naval Academy vs. utah statewhereas the Ladies’s D2 Fall Championship will see winners of Temple vs. 2021 Champions Vassar tackle the winner of the second semifinal between Colorado College of Mines and U.S. Coast Guard. The D2 semifinal matches won’t be streamed by The Rugby Community, nonetheless the Championship Ultimate will on Sunday.

“We’re persevering with to raise the skilled atmosphere for these championship matches that create a implausible student-athlete and fan expertise for faculty rugby,” mentioned Olivia Benzan-Daniel, CRAA Ladies’s Rugby President. “Seeing girls’s and males’s rugby on the highest ranges compete within the Fall Basic Championship Weekend is a spotlight to the Fall rugby season.”

The Mint Metropolis Bowl options the Colorado State College Rams from D1A’s Rocky Mountain Convention going through off towards D1A debutant, College of Kentucky Wildcats. The Wildcats had been undefeated in SCRC D1AA throughout this Fall 2022 season and concluded their schedule with a tie towards Big10 runner-up, Ohio State. On the conclusion of the Ohio State match, the Wildcats had been invited to check their mettle towards the nineteenth ranked Rams on the Fall Basic.

The Hornet’s Nest Bowl see two premier D1A groups going through off in Ohio State College and Penn State College. The Buckeye’s completed 2nd within the Big10 Championship (ranked #17) whereas the Nittany Lions performed within the Rugby East Convention this fall. These two groups will meet up for the primary time this season on the Fall Basic.

Mecklenburg Sportsplex is a big sports activities advanced and park in Matthews, North Carolina and has performed host to the CRAA Fall Basic prior to now. The power sits southeast of Charlotte, that includes 12 full-sized soccer fields anchored by a 5,000-seat stadium.

8×8 Sports activities, an American rugby attire firm, is the “naming associate” of the general occasion and has additionally sponsored the CRAA Spring Championships in Houston, TX. Sponsorship alternatives are nonetheless out there for the occasion.

The School Rugby Affiliation of America (CRAA) is a USA Rugby sanctioned competitors that features premier divisions inside Males’s and Ladies’s Collegiate rugby. The competitors consists of Males’s D1A, Ladies’s D1 Elite, Ladies’s D1 and Ladies’s D2. CRAA is dedicated to creating the absolute best expertise for pupil athletes, protecting business assets within the collegiate recreation, and creating experiences for our members to interact their tutorial establishments and alumni.

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