Men's Pool Assignments Released for the 24-Team Men's Rugby 7s Field for the 2019 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, May 31 to June 2 at Talen Energy Stadium in Suburban Philadelphia

​​​In advance of the upcoming Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, the men’s pool assignments for the 24-team men’s rugby sevens tournament field has been announced.

The 2019 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship is set for Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2 at Talen Energy Stadium in suburban Philadelphia. Reserved and field level tickets to the “World’s Largest Collegiate Rugby Festival” are available online at

Pool assignments for the men’s field are as follows:

-Pool A:  Clemson, Lindenwood, Temple, Virginia Tech

-Pool B:  Notre Dame, Penn State, St. Bonaventure, UCLA

-Pool C:  California, Colorado, Indiana, Life

-Pool D:  Boston College, Iona, Kutztown, Wisconsin

-Pool E:  Arizona, Fordham, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Mary’s

-Pool F:  Army, Dartmouth, Navy, South Carolina.

The 2019 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship men’s winner will, once again, receive the Pete Dawkins Trophy, named after the All-American football standout at West Point who won the Heisman Trophy in 1958. Dawkins was a Rhodes Scholar and attended Oxford, where he used his outstanding football skills to make him a star on the Oxford Varsity rugby team, revolutionizing the game in the process. The men’s most valuable player will receive the Mark Dombroski Most Valuable Player Trophy, named in honor of the late Saint Joseph’s rugby player who passed away in March 2018.

The 2019 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship will be televised live by the ESPN family of networks and will feature the most television and digital coverage in the tournament’s history.

This year marks the ninth consecutive year that the event has been held in Philadelphia and at Talen Energy Stadium. The annual event features not only the nation’s top 24 men’s collegiate rugby 7s teams but also the top 16 women’s teams, as well as the Freedom Cup regional competition, with a six-team field vying for a spot in next year’s main bracket. The action also includes the National Small College Rugby Organization national championship and a national high school tournament with both boys’ and girls’ teams.

About United World Sports:

United World Sports (UWS) is the largest commercial rugby entity in the United States, and the owner and operator of a growing portfolio of dynamic sports, media and apparel brands including the USA Sevens Rugby international tournament, the largest professional rugby event in North America; the Las Vegas Invitational, the largest amateur rugby event in the western hemisphere; the International Silicon Valley 7s; and the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, the premier college 7s rugby championship. Through its apparel division, UWS owns the exclusive North and South American license for Rhino Rugby, one of the world’s leading rugby apparel and equipment brands. UWS also owns and operates, the largest and most widely read media destination dedicated to American rugby.

About the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company:

Since 1847, Penn Mutual has been committed to helping people live life with confidence. At the heart of this purpose is the belief that life insurance is central to a sound financial plan. Through our network of trusted advisers, we are dedicated to helping individuals, families and businesses achieve their dreams. Penn Mutual supports its advisers with retirement and investment services through Hornor, Townsend & Kent, Inc. Registered Investment Advisor and wholly owned subsidiary. Member FINRA/SIPC. We are proud to work together in a values-driven and relationship-based culture. Visit Penn Mutual at

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Source: Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship


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