NOLA Gold Hosts the Collegiate Rugby 7's Championship
As a fan of the game of rugby, we know you'll want to know about an exciting event coming to the Gold Mine on Airline! NOLA Gold Rugby is excited to host the Collegiate Rugby Championship (CRC) 7's Tournament Memorial Day weekend.
About the CRC: The CRC provides a great recruitment opportunity for NOLA Gold and other major league rugby teams to identify collegiate rugby talent.
The CRC is the crown jewel of collegiate rugby. 7-a-side rugby was announced as an Olympic sport in 2009, and the CRC was birthed the next year, putting college rugby on national television, serving as the brightest stage in the game and the premier breeding ground for future Olympians.
Three-time Patriots Super Bowl champion Nate Ebner (Ohio State) and Olympic teammates Danny Barrett (Cal) and Madison Hughes (Dartmouth) are all CRC alums. So are NOLA Gold standouts Cam Dolan (Life), Nick Feakes (Lindenwood), Ross Depperschmidt (Alabama), Malcolm May (Penn State) and Cian Barry (UCLA).
New to the 2021 CRC is the "May Madness" bracket, featuring 32 men's and 16 women's teams playing in a single-elimination format. They'll be vying for the Pete Dawkins Trophy, named after the 1958 Heisman Trophy winner, who invented the overhand lineout throw while playing rugby for Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.
The three day tournament will take place at the Gold Mine on Airline Memorial Day weekend: Saturday, May 29th, Sunday, May 30th, and Monday, May 31st.
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