The Christendom College Crusaders will compete for their second National Championship title at the 2021 Collegiate Rugby Championship, which will be played Memorial Day Weekend, May 29-31, in New Orleans. The “CRC May Madness 7s” weekend will feature 32 men’s teams competing in rugby 7s matches for the National Championship.

For the men’s rugby team, which just wrapped their abbreviated spring season this past weekend, this will be their fourth trip to the Collegiate Rugby Championship (previously called the NRSCO 7s National Championship). This year’s National Championship will take on a far different format from previous years, however, due to COVID-19 abbreviated seasons across the nation. 32 teams will compete in a “March Madness” bracket format during the weekend, with the best two teams playing in the title game on Memorial Day, May 31.

All matches will take place at the Gold Mine, also known as the Shrine on Airline Stadium — home of Major League Rugby’s NOLA Gold. The event will also follow all local and state COVID guidelines, which currently permit 50-percent capacity at the 10,000-seat venue, and all participant teams will have to follow event-specific COVID protocols put in place by National Collegiate Rugby.

Christendom’s rugby team has found great success over the years, both in Rugby 15s and 7s, making National Championship runs in both formats — including the 7s National Championship-winning team in 2017. The team also earned the #1 ranking in the nation in 2018, in addition to a variety of other awards over the years.

Tickets for the championship will be on sale at a later date.

Help Christendom make its way to the National Championship by donating today at https://www.christendom.edu/gift/donation-page-athletics/. Please select “rugby” from the drop-down menu.


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