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NCCR7s Debuts in Mid-May @ Atlanta

  • 16 Dec 2021
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ATLANTA, GA – Sanctioned by USA Rugby and the USA Rugby Collegiate Council, National Collegiate Championships Rugby 7s (NCCR7s) will serve as the official national championship tournament event for both men’s and women’s collegiate 7s. NCCR7s will be broadcast live on NBC and CNBC, with additional coverage streamed on Peacock.

Group ticket and team package presales for NCCR7s are now live. For ticket inquiries please email info@nccrugby.com or call (404) 389-9106. Individual tickets will be available to the public starting in January 2022.

Participation and qualification details will be shared with eligible teams in due time.

“We are thrilled to add to our Rugby programming with the National Collegiate Championships tournament, an expansion on our past successful collegiate events that we built at NBC,” said Jon Miller, President, Programming, NBC Sports Group. “NCCR7s will showcase the excitement around what is one of the fastest growing youth participant sports in the U.S. We are honored to play a crucial role in satiating the rabid Rugby 7s fan base in the United States while also introducing this exhilarating sport to a whole new generation of fans and players.”

The inaugural NCCR7s tournament will be hosted at Kennesaw State University’s (KSU) Fifth Third Bank Stadium from May 14-15, 2022 and feature the top teams in the country, both men’s and women’s teams, across 3 divisions each, as well as varsity women’s teams that are members of the National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) NCAA initiative.

“Collegiate sports are a primary resource and crucial pathway for both the Men’s and Women’s USA Olympic rugby teams,” mentioned Ross Young, USA Rugby CEO. “Amplifying and developing the collegiate sports structure is quintessential and we’re thrilled for this event to drive the growth of rugby sevens. Building this event and ensuring the quality and scope of NCCR7s will make sure American student-athletes continue to enjoy the rugby experience and have a platform to begin their journey to the biggest stage of all.”

NCCR7s will follow the Olympic format of seven players per side and seven minutes per half, showcasing the high scoring and fast-paced nature of the sport. Men’s and women’s teams will make up the tournament fields, whose champions will be crowned following an electrifying slate of more than 100 matches over two days.

“The fanfare around collegiate sport is uniquely American, and NCCR7s will take advantage of this to deliver an unforgettable experience for guests and players alike,” stated Dan Lyle, Director of AEG Rugby. “NCCR7s will be the premier domestic event of the rugby season, inspiring youth and high school players, setting an aspirational target for collegiate student-athletes, and strengthening U.S. national teams on their journey to Paris 2024 and back home for LA28.”

Group ticket and team package presales for NCCR7s are now live. For ticket inquiries please email info@nccrugby.com or call (404) 389-9106. Individual tickets will be available to the public starting in January 2022.

More details on the NCCR7s tournament to follow in a virtual up front information session hosted by the event organizers. For more information, please follow us on social media @NCCRugby7s.

AEG, National Rugby 7s LLC (NR7s), and The Aspire Group (Aspire), partnered to create NCCR7s.

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