The Claremont Colleges Men's Rugby Team is comprised of students from CMC, Pomona, Pitzer, and Harvey Mudd. The team competes in the Gold Coast Rugby Conference with teams such as USC, USD, Cal State Long Beach, and others. Men's rugby is one of the most successful athletic programs among the 5C's, consistently competing for or winning it's league and advancing to the national playoffs. The team won the USA Rugby Collegiate Division II National Championship in 2010.
The Men's Rugby Team plays home league matches on CMC's Parents Field, usually on Saturdays at 1:00 pm. The league season runs from mid-January winter camp, through late April or early May, with pre-season beginning in October. All players are welcome, and no rugby eperience is required. We will teach you!
Coach: Scott Bracken
Coach Bracken has been a rugby coach for 21 years, with his own rugby career spanning over 20 years. He was a three time Collegiate All American and played for the US National Team.
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2015-2016 Season Update:
The Lions' 15s traveled to Vallejo, CA for the Pacwest Regional Tournament. They prevailed as the Champions and will travel to Glendale, Colorado for the NSCRO National Championships on April 30-May 1.
The Lions beat the University of Denver 48-15, jumping out to a 17-10 lead at half and then absolutely dominating play in the 2nd half. In the Regional Final, the Lions faced up against the Vatos of New Mexico Highlands University. The first half saw the Lions and Vatos exchanging scores with the Lions entering halftime with a 20-12 lead. The Lions came out firing in the 2nd half to go ahead 27 to 12 but the Vatos fought back and made the score 27-22 with about 15 minutes to go. The Lions scored the last 10 points and won 37-22. Bobby Chiu was named the Pacwest Regional MVP.
The Lions' 7's traveled to Stockton, CA for the NSCRO National 7s Qualifier and prevailed by beating the University of Pacific 31-12. The Lions will travel to Philadelphia for the National 7s Championship June 4-5. The Lions are one of only two teams who have ever qualified for both a 15s and 7s National Championship and the first team ever to do it in the same year.