The University of Central Florida will defend its Men’s Division I-AA College National Championship crown Sunday thanks to a 43-5 win against University of San Diego in the Semifinal Saturday at Steuber Rugby Stadium.
The Matadors of Cal State University, Northridge, booked a ticket to the Women’s Division II College Final with a narrow, 15-10 defeat of Indiana University of Pennsylvania Saturday at Steuber Rugby Stadium.
American International College put a scare into Stanford University with a third-minute try in the Women’s Division I College Semifinal Friday, but the Cardinal were buoyed by the home crowd at Steuber Rugby Stadium to advance to Saturday’s Final with a 29-15 win.
Fourteen of the nation’s top rugby schools will descend upon Stanford, Calif., this weekend, May 9-11, to contest four national championships at the 2014 Emirates Airline USA Rugby College National Championships.
Reigning National Champion Central Florida and three other well-deserving rugby programs will be on the pitch from May 10 – 11 at Stanford University’s Steuber Rugby Stadium to play for the 2014 Division I-AA National Championship.
With 500 days to go until Rugby World Cup 2015 in England kicks off, Rugby World Cup Limited Chairman Bernard Lapasset is confident that preparations are on track to deliver "an unforgettable and special" record-breaking event that will further the growth of the sport worldwide.