Christendom College’s men’s rugby team will travel to New Orleans this Memorial Day Weekend to compete in the Collegiate Rugby Championship, aiming for their next National Title. The team, coming off a 15s National Championship in December, will play in a pool of 28 total teams for the Small College title — their fifth straight trip to the 7s Collegiate Rugby Championship.

Christendom is coming off a strong spring 7s season, which saw the team compete in four different 7s tournaments across the country. Across 20 games, Christendom went 14-6, including taking second place in the Frostbite 7s, third in the Moosman 7s, and second in the Wheeling 7s tournament. They also competed well in their first Collegiate Rugby Championship Premier Qualifier tournament at Notre Dame, playing against the biggest schools in the country as by far the smallest school in contention and defeating schools such as Wisconsin.

When they arrive in New Orleans at the end of May, Christendom will compete against the biggest Small College field in CRC history, facing off against powerhouses such as New Mexico Tech, who Christendom defeated in the 15s National Championship in December, Susquehanna University, Babson College, Loyola Maryland University, the Virginia Military Institute, and others. Christendom has previously competed in three Small College Championships and in one CRC Premier Championship, including winning the 2017 NSCRO National Championship in Philadelphia.

The tournament will start on May 28 with round robin play across seven groups, with sixteen teams proceeding to the quarterfinals on May 29. The semifinal and championship matches will be broadcast live on The Rugby Network and be played in the Shrine on Airline stadium on May 30.

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