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

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

Headlined by the Girls’s D1 Elite and Girls’s D1 and D2 Fall Championships, the action-packed rugby weekend can even showcase two Males’s D1A Bowl Championships. All matches might be streamed LIVE totally free on The Rugby Community.

CRAA has partnered with The Rugby Community (TRN) to supply 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 worked up to develop the rugby providing and produce the collegiate sport to the forefront.

“Final yr’s championship occasion was an unimaginable expertise for CRAA and the competing groups, an expertise we’re thrilled to develop on this December. Our purpose is to supply the student-athletes with knowledgeable expertise and ship broadcast to all followers, alumni and spectators of the taking part establishments,” mentioned Paul Keeler, CRAA Chairperson. “Partnering with The Rugby Community for our championships and upcoming match of the week is delivering the most effective of school rugby to alumni and followers each close to and overseas.”


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

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

December 3, 2022

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

3:00pm | Division 1 Girls’s Fall Championship | Navy vs. Utah State

5:00pm | Division 1A Males’s Mint Metropolis Bowl Championship | Colorado State vs. Kentucky

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

December 4, 2022

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


The Girls’s brackets characteristic a number of the finest that school rugby has on show. Shifting from spring to fall, the Girls’s D1 Elite Nationwide Championship will characteristic 2021 Champion Lindenwood College vs. Life College, a fifth straight yr the Lions will face the Operating Eagles within the last sport of the yr. The Girls’s D1 Fall Championship will embody the 2021 Champion U.S. Naval Academy vs. Utah Statewhereas the Girls’s D2 Fall Championship will see winners of Temple vs 2021 Champions Vassar tackle the winner of the second semifinal between Colorado Faculty of Mines and U.S. Coast Guard. The D2 semifinal matches is not going to be streamed by The Rugby Community, nonetheless the Championship Remaining might be on Sunday.

“We’re persevering with to raise the skilled atmosphere for these championship matches that create a incredible student-athlete and fan expertise for faculty rugby,” mentioned Olivia Benzan-Daniel, CRAA Girls’s Rugby President. “Seeing ladies’s and males’s rugby on the highest ranges compete within the Fall Traditional 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 dealing with 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 pit towards the Nineteenth-ranked Rams on the Fall Traditional.

The Hornet’s Nest Bowl see two premier D1A groups dealing with off at 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 Traditional.

Mecklenburg Sportsplex is a big sports activities complicated and park in Matthews, North Carolina and has performed host to the CRAA Fall Traditional prior to now. The ability 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 obtainable for the occasion.

The School Rugby Affiliation of America (CRAA) is a USA Rugby sanctioned competitors that features premier divisions inside Males’s and Girls’s Collegiate rugby. The competitors consists of Males’s D1A, Girls’s D1 Elite, Girls’s D1 and Girls’s D2. CRAA is dedicated to creating the absolute best expertise for scholar athletes, preserving industrial sources within the collegiate sport, and creating experiences for our members to have interaction their tutorial establishments and alumni.

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