Teams confirmed for 2022 College Rugby Association of America’s Fall Classic in Charlotte, December 3-4 | Latest Rugby News

The College Rugby Association of America (CRAA) has confirmed that it will compete in the 2022 Fall Classic, Dec. 3-4 at the Mecklenberg Sportplex in Matthews, NC.

Headlined by the Women’s D1 Elite and the Women’s D1 and D2 Fall Championships, the action-packed weekend of rugby will also feature two Men’s D1A Bowl Championships. All matches will be broadcast live for free on The Rugby Network.

The CRAA has partnered with The Rugby Network (TRN) to provide free online streaming of the Championship weekend, the CRAA “Match of the Week” in 2023. TRN is keen to expand its coverage of Major League Rugby. Offer rugby and bring the collegiate game to the fore.

“Last year’s championship event was an incredible experience for CRAA and the competing teams, and we are excited to expand on this experience this December. Our goal is to provide student-athletes with a professional experience and broadcast to all fans, alumni and spectators at participating institutions,” said CRAA President Paul Keeler. “Partnering with Rugby Network for our championships and upcoming match of the week is about bringing the best of college rugby to alumni and fans around and abroad.”

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America’s College Rugby Union Fall Classic | 3-4 December 2022

Mecklenburg Sportsplex – Matthews, NC | *All Timings and*

December 3, 2022

at 1 p.m. 1.00 | Division 1 Elite Women’s National Championship | Lindenwood vs Life

at 1 p.m. 3.00 | Division 1A Men’s Mint City Bowl Championship | Colorado State vs. Kentucky

at 1 p.m. 5.00 | Division 1 Women’s Fall Championship | Navy v. State of Utah

7.00 pm | Division 1A Men’s Hornet Nest Bowl Championship | Ohio State vs. Penn State

December 4, 2022

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

The women’s bracket features some of the best college rugby has ever seen. Running from spring to fall, the Women’s D1 Elite National Championship features the 2021 Championship. Lindenwood University Vs Life University, for the fifth year in a row the Lions will face the running Eagles in the final game of the year. The Women’s D1 Fall Championship includes the 2021 champion United States Naval Academy Vs Utah StateWhile the Women’s D2 Fall Championship sees the winners the temple vs 2021 Champions Vassar Take with the winner of the second semi-final between Colorado School of Mines and US Coast Guard. The D2 semi-finals will not be streamed by The Rugby Network, however the championship final will be played on Sunday.

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“We continue to elevate the professional environment for these championship matches, which creates a fantastic student-athlete and fan experience for college rugby,” said CRAA Women’s Rugby President Olivia Benson-Daniel. The Fall Classic championship weekend is a highlight of the autumn rugby season.

The Mint City Bowl pits the Colorado State University Rams against D1A’s Rocky Mountain Conference opener, the Kentucky Wildcats. The Wildcats went undefeated in the SCRC D1AA this fall in the 2022 season and finished their schedule against Big10 runner-up Ohio State. Following the Ohio State game, the Wildcats were invited to test their mettle against the 19th-ranked Rams in the Fall Classic.

The Hornet’s Nest Bowl sees two of the top D1A teams face off in Ohio State University and Penn State University. The Buckeye’s finished 2nd in the Big10 Championship (ranked #17) and the Nittany Lions played in the Rugby East Conference this fall. The two teams will meet for the first time this season in the Fall Classic.

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The Mecklenburg Sportsplex is a large sports complex and park in Matthews, North Carolina and has hosted the CRAA Fall Classic in the past. The facility is located southeast of Charlotte and features 12 full-size soccer fields anchored by a 5,000-seat stadium.

American rugby apparel company 8×8 Sports is the “naming partner” of the overall event and has sponsored the CRAA Spring Championships in Houston, TX. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for the event.

The College Rugby Association of America (CRAA) is a rugby-sanctioned competition in the United States that includes the premier divisions in men’s and women’s collegiate rugby. Competition includes Men’s D1A, Women’s D1 Elite, Women’s D1 and Women’s D2. CRAA is committed to creating the best experience for student-athletes, keeping commercial resources in collegiate sports, and creating experiences for our members to connect with their academic institutions and alumni.


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