April 8th, 2017
Pittsburgh Harlequins Vs. Potomac Exiles Division 1 Rugby, 1pm
April 22 & 23
National Small College Rugby Organization Challenge Cup
The men’s Challenge Cup National Championship – now in its 3rd year – continues to be a major success. Participation in the Challenge Cup continues to increase with more than 110 small colleges participating. The Challenge Cup gives teams that may not have yet been able to successfully move into the Champions Cup another avenue to compete in a national playoff series leading to a National Championship. Read more about the Challenge Cup here.
The 2017 NSCRO 7s Qualifier will take place during day 1 of the NSCRO Challenge Cup in Pittsburgh, PA. The third year of this event will draw schools from throughout the Northeast, with the top team gaining an invite to the National Championship.
The 2017 NSCRO 7s National Championship will be held in conjunction with the CRC 7s at Talen Energy Stadium (formerly PPL Park) as part of the festival of collegiate rugby that will welcome over 20,000 rugby enthusiasts. Pool play will be held alongside the stadium on a world-class grass field.
Women’s 7s National Championship – The Pittsburgh Harlequins are proud to welcome the 2017 NSCRO Women’s National 7’s Rugby Championship to Founders Field. The top 16 teams from throughout the United States will compete over two days to determine a National Champion.
Forty teams across five divisions of senior club rugby will be competing for National Championship berths when knockout rugby returns to Tucson, Ariz., and Pittsburgh May 20-21. The divisions will see two quarterfinal matchups and a semifinal matchup played at each location prior to the weekend winners advancing to the National Championship event in Glendale June 3-4.
“USA Rugby is thrilled to return to these playoff locations, each of which will treat participants and spectators alike to a memorable championship environment,” USA Rugby National Championship Series & Competitions Manager James Wilber said. “These venues have the full support of their local rugby communities and will continue to showcase the pinnacle of domestic rugby competition.”
With 12 acres of rugby-ready surface, Founders Field has become a home of USA Rugby National Championship Series events throughout the past two decades. A first-class clubhouse for players and fans, well-groomed fields maintained throughout the year, and physical amenities not found at city parks are just a few of the highlights of the Pittsburgh venue. A quality scoreboard and bleachers make for a supporter-friendly atmosphere to complement the playoff rugby set to be on display.
June 3, 2017
Pittsburgh Harlequins Youth Mentoring Rugby Championship
The 21st annual culminating event for the Harlequins inner-city youth mentoring programs will take place at Founders Field from 10am-noon. Featuring programs from throughout the Pittsburgh Region, this is the largest and longest standing youth rugby program of it’s kind in the United States.
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