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Tickets Now on Sale for the Collegiate Rugby Championship, June 2-3

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship, the largest annual collegiate rugby sevens event in the world, Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd at Talen Energy Stadium in suburban Philadelphia.   
The strong field this June will feature men’s rugby sevens squads including five-time defending champion University of California, University of Arizona, Arkansas State, Army, Boston College, Dartmouth, Iona, Kutztown, Life, Lindenwood, Navy, Notre Dame, Penn State and UCLA, as well as Philadelphia-area favorites including Delaware, Saint Joseph’s and Temple.  The remaining nine teams will be determined through a process of selection and qualifiers, with additional field announcements pending. 
Reserved and Field Level tickets to the World’s Largest Collegiate Rugby Festival are available online at
Before May 1st single day reserved tickets are $65, while field level tickets are $41. Full weekend reserved tickets are $109 and field level tickets are $68 for the full weekend.
After May 1st single day reserved tickets are $90 and field level tickets are $63, and full weekend reserved tickets are $132 and field level tickets are $79.
The 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship will mark the eighth consecutive year that the event has been held in Philadelphia and at Talen Energy Stadium, bringing national and International attention to the region through the live broadcasts on the networks of ESPN.
The two-day rugby event is one of the largest gatherings of collegiate and high school rugby teams in the world. Penn Mutual is in the fourth year of a title sponsorship for the event. Over 30,000 fans are expected for the two-day event.
This will be the third consecutive year that the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship will feature a 24-team field competing for the Pete Dawkins Trophy, named after the All-American football standout at West Point 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 annual event also includes a 16-team collegiate women’s rugby championship bracket; a Philadelphia College Challenge with a six-team field vying for a spot in next year’s main bracket; the National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO) national championship; as well as a national high school tournament with both boys’ and girls’ teams. Fields for each of those events will be announced in the coming weeks. 
The interest in Rugby Sevens (also known as Rugby 7s) continues to grow following the sports return to the Olympic Games in 2016, following a 92-year hiatus.  The Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship is part of a nationwide effort to build American rugby talent for competition on the International stage. In the past four years, the event has produced over a dozen players who have gone on to play for the U.S. National teams. 

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