NERFU Cheers Collegiate Teams to Victory at National 7’s Rugby Championships



NERFU (New England Rugby Football Union) extends heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to its three collegiate 7’s teams as they prepare to compete in the prestigious Collegiate Rugby Championships in Washington, D.C. this weekend. For event details, please visit Collegiate Rugby Championship Event Information.

Providence College and Wesleyan University will compete in the Small College Championships. Despite being part of Small College Rugby based on enrollment, Babson College has achieved the remarkable feat of qualifying for the Premier Division, showcasing the extraordinary talent and resilience within our ranks.

Providence College Black Pack has shown exceptional growth and adaptability, transitioning from a challenging Fall XV’s season to excel in the 7’s format. They secured their championship berth at the Nor’easter 7’s, overcoming Endicott College, a formidable opponent and also a national qualifier.

Wesleyan University has been strengthening its team dynamics and expanding its roster over recent years. Their impressive performance at the Lighthouse 7’s, where they triumphed over top-tier teams, underscored their readiness and determination.

Babson College, not only the defending Small College 7’s National Champions but also XV’s Small College National Champions, has outdone themselves by qualifying for the 7’s Premier division. Their record of 15-1 in premier-quality tournaments during the regular season is a testament to their prowess and strategic excellence.

NERFU is immensely proud of these teams, whose commitment to enhancing their skills, fitness, and strategic understanding of rugby has led them to this national stage. We believe their tenacity and dedication will be key assets in the upcoming championship.

We send our best wishes to all the teams representing NERFU at the nationals. Good luck, and bring the championship home!

The New England Rugby Football Union (NERFU) is a governing body for rugby union teams in the New England region, encompassing all levels of play from collegiate to club. NERFU is committed to promoting and facilitating rugby in the area through leadership, organization, and education. Learn more at

About the Collegiate Rugby Championship
The Collegiate Rugby Championship is a premier rugby event that features the best college teams from across the United States competing in 7’s rugby. The tournament is known for its high level of competition and serves as a national qualifier for college teams aspiring to make their mark on the sport. For more information, please visit Collegiate Rugby Championship Event Information.