National Small College Rugby Organization LLC: NSCRO 7s: NSCRO National 7s Championship - Occidental Tigers Roar the Loudest!

Occidental College 2013 NSCRO 7s Champ
Occidental College - 2013 National 7s Champion. Photo by Steve Cohen
Monday, June 3
NSCRO National 7s Championship - Occidental Tigers Roar the Loudest!

Led by MVP Barnsby Audsley, the Occidental College Tigers bounced back from an opening pool play loss to Western New England University and won the inaugural NSCRO National 7s Championship by defeating the University of North Florida 28-15 at PPL Park on Sunday June 2 in front of more than 6,000 rugby fans. Coach Dallen Stanford, a former Eagle 7s player, could not have been happier.

8 men's Small College rugby teams qualified for Nationals at tournaments held throughout the country as follows:
Grove City College (GCC), Grove City, PA
New England College (NEC), Henniker, NH
University of North Florida (UNF), Jacksonville, FL
Occidental College (OC), Los Angeles, CA
Roger Williams University (RWU), Bristol, RI
Simpson College (SC), Indianola, Iowa
Susquehanna University (SU), Selinsgrove, PA
Western New England University (WNE), Springfield, MA

NSCRO's free live web streaming saw nearly 5,000 connections over both days. Fair assumption is that at least 10 persons are watching at each connection, then 50,000 or so fans were able to view this great event. 

NSCRO thanks George Hook of Irish Rugby Tours for their support. Ireland’s largest Sports Tour Operator. Visit www.IrishRugbyTours.com

NSCRO thanks Brad Kilpatrick and World Rugby Shop for their continued support of NSCRO. World Rugby Shop is proud to be an official partner of the National Small College Rugby Organization. Visit WorldRugbyShop.com today for all of your team wear, replica, and player gear needs. If you support Small College Rugby – then show it with NSCRO apparel found at www.worldrugbyshop.com/NSCRO. A portion of each sales purchase goes to NSCRO and supports small college rugby.

NSCRO thanks Joe Rosen and Donal Walsh and USA Sevens LLC for bringing NSCRO 7s to the CRC 7s event in Philadelphia.

NSCRO thanks Tony Pacheco, USA Rugby Collegiate All-American 7s Head Coach, for watching NSCRO teams and evaluating our players for consideration for All-American 7s participation. 

Results from Day 1, June 1 from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
8:00AM - NEC 27 - RWU 10
8:20AM - GCC 12 - SC 29
8:40AM - SU 12 - UNF 26
9:00AM - OC 7 - WNE 17
9:40AM - NEC 34 - SC 0
10:00AM - GCC 26 - RWU 12
10:20AM - SU 19 - WNE 10
10:40AM - OC 14 - UNF 5 Break
11:20AM - RWU 5 - SC 38
11:40AM - GCC 19 - NEC 22
12:00PM - UNF 26 - WNE 5
12:20PM - OC 33 - SU 10

Results from Day 2, June 2 from PPL Park, Chester, PA
9:00AM - Semifinal : Simpson College vs Occidental College 29 - Simpson College 0
9:20AM - Semifinal : University of North Florida 15 - New England College 14
4:37PM - Championship Final: Occidental 28 - North Florida 15

To order a DVD of all 15 NSCRO 7s matches, complete and submit the handout below by June 21.


Handout: NSCRO 7s DVD Order Form